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View Resource The Norman Lear Center: Studying Entertainment at USC

Located at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, the Norman Lear Center is a "multidisciplinary research and public policy center exploring implications of the convergence of entertainment, commerce, and society." Named for the celebrated television writer and director, the Center offers a broad range of programs including the sponsorship of visiting fellows,...

https://learcenter.org/
View Resource BBC: Civilisations

The rise and fall of civilizations over the history of humankind is a difficult thing to accurately depict in graphic form, but this BBC online presentation is a wholly engrossing way to look at the transformation and dissemination of religions and ideologies. Guided by the presence of a virtual ant that weaves its way across the introductory screen, the screen displays a metaphorical phrase from...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/tools/civilisations/
View Resource Demos: People Changing Politics

The number of independent think-tank groups around the U.K. continues to grow, but Demos is certainly one of the more compelling, and one that persons with an interest in public policy, governance, and other related topics will want to take a look at. The research at Demos is focused primarily around five themes: democracy, learning, enterprise, quality of life and global change. Along with its...

https://www.demos.co.uk/
View Resource The Kissinger Telcons

The National Security Archive at George Washington University has developed a fine reputation for its electronic briefing books and other publications, many of which have arisen from requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Released in late May 2004, this 123rd electronic briefing book in the ongoing series includes ten telcons (transcripts of telephone conversations) from the...

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB123/index.htm
View Resource Washington Week

Beginning with its first program on February 23, 1967, Washington Week has provided intelligent and provocative roundtable discussion of major news events. Featured on PBS, the public affairs program has seen a number of hosts since its inception, and is currently under the direction of moderator Gwen Ifill, who has been in that position since 1999. The show is broadcast once a week, and addresses...

https://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/
View Resource Harvard University Institute of Politics

Located within the Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard University Institute of Politics emerged out of the desire to create an organization that would reflect the late President John F. Kennedy's commitment to public service. As such, the Institute of Politics was created in the fall of 1966, and placed under the able direction of Professor Richard E. Neustadt. The Institute of Politics...

https://iop.harvard.edu/
View Resource The Internet and Civic Life

After the 2000 election, these two authors predicted that Internet usage would change the way campaigns are run (1). A report posted on this website provides some examples of how the Internet was used in 2004, particularly for posting videos (2). Another feature of this year's campaign is the use of the Internet to organize grassroots activism, as is discussed in this article from Wired (3). By...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2004/1105
View Resource Political situation in Nepal attracts attention of world leaders

This week the political climate in Nepal changed dramatically as King Gyanendra placed the prime minister and members of the cabinet under house arrest, and then proceeded to declare a state of emergency. Shortly after this action was taken, flights to the capital city of Kathmandu were cancelled, phone lines were cut, and Nepal's press was censored. The king faces a rather difficult battle, as...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/0204#1
View Resource Open Society Justice Initiative

With offices in Abuja, Budapest, and New York, the Open Society Justice Institute "performs law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies worldwide." To that end, the Institute offers a wide range of helpful resources on its website, including access to its in-house journal, _Justice Initiatives_,...

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/open-s...
View Resource C-SPAN: American Political Archive

Many people enjoy the wide array of programs offered by C-SPAN, and those with a penchant for American politics and related topics will enjoy this website immensely. The site contains a wide variety of unique audio programs culled from materials at the National Archives, presidential libraries, the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and other sources. One place to start is by listening to any...

https://www.c-span.org/search/?searchtype=Videos&sort=Most+R...
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