• The Problem With Confederate Monuments
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    The Problem With Confederate Monuments

    The confederacy was on the wrong side of history. There was a Civil War, the south lost. They fought for a cause that was to deny the humanity to millions of our American citizens. What has changed though, is that the city of New Orleans is not longer revering that cause as though it was the just cause and the right cause. We have spent the last 12 years rebuilding our city and as we look forward to our 300th anniversary, the people in the city started thinking about building the city back, not necessarily the way it was, but they way it could have been if we would have…

  • Live Phobia Intervention – from the NLP Master Class Highlights reel
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    Live Phobia Intervention – from the NLP Master Class Highlights reel

    – Does anyone here have a phobia? Does anyone have a phobia they’d like to get rid of? Yeah, what have you got? – [Woman] When I go into an MRI, they had to put me asleep because I freak out when I go in. – Yeah, yeah, here we go, heart’s palpitating. Okay, so if you could rate it from one to 10, what would it be? – [Woman] 10 plus. – Here we go. Would you like to get rid of that? – Uh huh. – Great, would you like to come up front? (applause) This is how easy it is to get rid of a phobia for…

  • Early Childhood Intervention: James Heckman
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    Early Childhood Intervention: James Heckman

    [MUSIC PLAYING] Some people are very good at certain things, not so good at others. But those things that cause people to be good at one thing — and not so good — those can be shaped. But what we’ve come to understand is we have this large array of skills, a vector of skills, and those skills map in to different strengths that people have, and different tasks in life. Now there’s a biological proclivity there. There is a genetic predisposition, but there’s also a tremendous possibility of flexibility. Virtually all of the early programs, like Perry program, and like many of the other programs, were designed to combat…

  • (AV17911) How Has the Supreme court Reshaped American Law?
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    (AV17911) How Has the Supreme court Reshaped American Law?

    good evening justice down a little bit my name is Christa Johnson I’m studying political science and International Studies here at Iowa State and I’m also a member of the University Committee on lectures and the national affairs serious planning committee it’s my special honor to introduce tonight’s speaker who has argued 25 court cases before the Supreme Court on cases involving federal patent law class action practice labor and employment and disability law he is also the founder and publisher of SCOTUS blog which is devoted to coverage of the Supreme Court and is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier legal internet sites he’s currently with Goldstein…

  • U.S. Intervention in Somalia: Decision to Intervene
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    U.S. Intervention in Somalia: Decision to Intervene

    So I want to start with Act One which is the decision to intervene. So let me just give a little bit of background here. First to understand how we got involved in Somalia. So the problem came onto the world’s radar screen in January of 1991, when when the longtime president of Somalia, Siad Barre, was overthrown and the country descended into a civil war. So there was a power struggle among competing warlords as to who would succeed him. And the conflict that ensued was really quite damaging to the people of Somalia. There were large levels of internal displacement, as people fled the fighting. And most prominently…

  • Adolescent Mental Health: Early Intervention and the Youth Perspective
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    Adolescent Mental Health: Early Intervention and the Youth Perspective

    Hey everyone. Good evening. Thank you all for being here tonight. My name’s Steve Adelsheim. I’m a child psychiatrist in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. And I’m also lucky enough to be the director of our Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing. And tonight, we want to thank you all for coming out for this presentation really focused on early intervention in youth mental health. And we’ll be hearing tonight, actually, from most of the members of our center as well as some of the young people who are working with our youth advisory group on one of our programs. So what I want to do…

  • Museum Monday 5/7/12: Confederate Cartridge Box
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    Museum Monday 5/7/12: Confederate Cartridge Box

    Hi everyone, welcome to another Museum Monday, Greg Goodell here at Gettysburg National Military Park, pulling some things from the collection for you to see. What I have for you today is actually a Confederate manufactured cartridge box. There’s a few characteristics that distinguish it as Confederate. First, of course, it doesn’t have any sort of cartridge box plate on it. You can also look, it’s hard to see under here, and I won’t be able to lift it because the leather’s stiff, but there is a much more simplified lead keeper nub in place. Also, it’s a very simplistic browned leather cartridge sling. This is actually a remnant piece,…

  • ‘Divided by a common language: British and American perspectives on Constitutional Law’
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    ‘Divided by a common language: British and American perspectives on Constitutional Law’

    Good evening ladies and gentlement. I’m David Feldman. I am the Director of the Centre for Public Law in the University, and it is my great pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Public Law to this the seventeenth Sir David Williams Lecture. The Sir David Williams lectures were founded in 2001 to mark Sir David’s contribution to the field of public law. David was and remains an inspiration to generations of us academic lawyers and students. Loved equally for his wisdow, his humour, and his kindness to people, especially younger and less experienced people. He was of those people who always…

  • Evidence Based Practices and Interventions
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    Evidence Based Practices and Interventions

    On behalf of the State Department of Education and the Office of School Support and Improvement, I’d like to welcome you to this presentation of Evidence-Based Practices and Interventions: New Requirements for ESSA. I am Dr. Brook Meiller, the Executive Director of School Support and Improvement at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Selecting relevant evidence-based practices and interventions is the second step in an overall continuous improvement cycle. At the heart of that cycle is the belief that all students can grow and all schools can improve. The continuous improvement cycle has that guiding principle at the center of our work so that we are always focused on what…

  • Race Card Project: “Must we forget our Confederate ancestors?”
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    Race Card Project: “Must we forget our Confederate ancestors?”

    IFILL: Michele, I want to ask you about a couple more of the race – the six-word race cards on your Race Card Project because it takes us back to an interesting secondary debate we had this week about the Confederate flag and what should happen to it in South Carolina. One of them is from Pat Jones, who lives in South Carolina, and she wrote: “Why are African-Americans so hated?” Mmm. And the second one was from Jesse Dukes in Charlottesville, Virginia, and he wrote: “Must we forget our Confederate ancestors?” NORRIS: Jesse Dukes is actually a reporter, and he did a piece for Virginia Quarterly Review where he…