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MIT World

MIT World offers free streaming video lectures of speakers at events that occur at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lectures cover a wide range of topics, but most are in the area of technology, science, politics, business, and where these areas intersect. Frequent speakers include Noam Chomsky, Lester Thurow, Walter Lewin, along with single lectures from Thomas L. Friedman, Jack Welch, Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and many other leading thinkers and leaders in a variety of fields. All streaming video is of exceptional quality.


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by Barack Obama
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Barack Obama came to MIT not just to praise the Institute's leading edge energy research but to encourage all of America’s “heirs to a legacy of innovation” in their pursuit of discovery.

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by Robert Fisk
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In this talk, Robert Fisk takes on the American press for over reporting on the "what and where" of the events of September 11th, and its inability to broach the question "why"?

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by Jose Ramos-Horta
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At times humorous and other times defiant, José Ramos-Horta describes nurturing the 21st century’s first sovereign state through its formative years. The journey of East Timor from brutal Indonesian rule to fragile self-governance has involved Ramos-Horta in conflict and debate from the halls of the U.N. to the smallest villages of this tiny Southeast Asian island.

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by Noam Chomsky
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While he admits to no surprise about events in Gaza, Noam Chomsky does consider “the latest U.S.-Israeli attack on helpless Palestinians” a step beyond terrorism and aggression.

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by John W. Dower
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The Bush administration began its “great misuse of history” shortly after 9/11, says John Dower, when it seized upon Japan’s 1941 Pearl Harbor attack as a useful analogy, a way to promote its own invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation.

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by Noam Chomsky
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True to form, Noam Chomsky makes a sweeping and copiously detailed indictment of U.S. Middle East policy, brooking no contrary or alternate views.

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by Noam Chomsky
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U.S. actions in Iraq get a thorough thrashing in this final chapter of the Reconstructing Iraq series.

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by Lester Thurow
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Napoleon admonished the world to beware an awakened China. 200 years later, Lester Thurow traces the astonishing rise of this economic giant.

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by Muhammad Yunus
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Imagine a bank that loans money based on a borrower’s desperate circumstances -- where, as Muhammad Yunus says, “the less you have, the higher priority you have.”

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by Gary Schneeberger
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While many contemporary evangelical groups powerfully use all available means to get the Word out, these panelists firmly deny the existence of a monolithic evangelical movement, especially one that is motivated politically.

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