• How Powerful Is The Ivy League?
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    How Powerful Is The Ivy League?

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia, will begin studying at Harvard University in 2017. Malia will join a long line of Presidents’ children who have studied at the elite group of universities. So what is the appeal of an Ivy League education, and why are these schools so powerful? Well, the Ivy League is synonymous with elitism and prestige, and its schools are generally regarded as some of the best in the world. The origin of “Ivy League” is still a matter of debate, however one legend attributes the name to the Roman Numeral “IV”, which represented the original four institutions. Today, the official Ivy League encompasses eight private…

  • Kicked Out For Owning Guns | Leyla Pirnie
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    Kicked Out For Owning Guns | Leyla Pirnie

    reason number 561 to never move to Massachusetts as if you needed another one a harvard graduate student has been threatened with eviction from her Massachusetts apartment because her roommates found out she’s a legal gun owner and it made them anxious let it snow let it snow and snow after a confrontation with her roommates she was told she had to choose between her guns and her apartment but you see living in Somerville Massachusetts 24 year old Leyla Pirnie knew about the anti-gun climate and had chosen not to tell her roommates about her politics or her guns so how did they find out how silly of you…

  • Native Law and Legal Strategy | Native Peoples, Native Politics || Radcliffe Institute
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    Native Law and Legal Strategy | Native Peoples, Native Politics || Radcliffe Institute

    -Good morning, everyone. We’re going to start this morning with a blessing by Jonathan Perry. -[NON-ENGLISH SPEECH] Creator, we want to say thank you for the great minds that have gathered here today to share their knowledge and to help bring indigenous issues and indigenous people to the forefront and to a great future for all of our people, for opportunities for sharing and opening our hearts and our minds, for understanding and awareness and respect. We want to say thank you to all of the families and all of the people who sacrificed for us to be here today. We want to say thank you to our ancestors, thank…

  • It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 2
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    It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 2

    – Welcome back, everybody. I hope you had as interesting a conversation in your break as I did at mine. And we brought up a bunch of problems in the first half. And it’s up to this panel to bring us all the solutions. My name is Janet Rich-Edwards. I’m the Life Sciences Director here at Radcliffe. And it’s my pleasure to introduce Zirui Song, who’s going to be our moderator. Zirui is an Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy at Harvard Medical School, and also an internal medicine physician at MGH. He has worked in the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Social and Economic Dynamics…

  • POL316x: Civil Liberties from PrincetonX on edX.org.
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    POL316x: Civil Liberties from PrincetonX on edX.org.

    ROBERT P. GEORGE: All of us like to think of ourselves as true champions of civil rights and civil liberties. And yet, if we’re honest, we recognize that there are reasonable people of goodwill who disagree with us about some important rights and liberties issues. And they too, regard themselves as champions of civil rights and liberties. Most of us have had the experience of disagreeing, strongly, with a friend or a colleague or a relative on an issue like abortion or euthanasia or affirmative action. Yet, we recognize, or should recognize that someone can be a reasonable and honorable person, despite holding views that differ from our own, even…

  • Amanda Nguyen, Civil Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee | MAKERS
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    Amanda Nguyen, Civil Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee | MAKERS

    People ask me well why is the system so broken and the honest answer to that is that the law has a gender and that gender isn’t female when I was a kid I loved space I wanted to be an astronaut people would often joke that I’d run into things because I was too busy looking up at the sky my parents were refugees from Vietnam and so I grew up understanding quite viscerally the cost of freedom and what that means and to never take that for granted you I have never fully understood the definition of lonely as much as I did when I walked out of…

  • It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 1
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    It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 1

    [MUSIC PLAYING] – Good afternoon, everyone. I’m delighted that you’re here. I’m Liz Cohen. I’m Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and I am very delighted that you could join us for today’s conference on the Politics and the Policies of Health Care in the United States. As Harvard’s Institute for Advanced Study, Radcliffe is charged with a dual mission, to foster and to share transformative ideas across academic disciplines. We do this by convening and supporting scholars, scientists, artists, and professionals from around the world who work together on the forefront of their fields. And we share their work with a broad and interested public through a…