The course will concern European history from 1648 to 1945. The assigned readings include both standard historical texts and works of fiction, as well as films. Although the period in question encompasses many monumental events and "great men," attention will also be paid to the development of themes over the long term and the experiences of people and groups often excluded from official histories. Among the principle questions to be addre...more
In this lecture, Professor Freeman discusses the experiences of African Americans, women, and Native Americans during the Revolution, framing her discussion within a larger historical debate over whether or not the Revolution was "radical." Freeman ultimately concludes that while white American males improved their position in society as a result of the Revolution, women, African Americans, and Native Americans did not benefit in the same ways.
We can't legislate against historical trends in the global age, but we can look more closely at the well-networked superclass - those who have broad influence across international borders on a regular basis. The Superclass has money, power, and influence - but it's woefully short on ethics in the global interest. Author David Rothkopf describes this influential core of the global power structure and stresses that economic prosperity can't ...more
Equity Risk Premiums - What are they? - Historical Risk Premiums - Country Risk Premiums - Company Exposure to Country Risk - Implied Equity Risk Premiums
Speakers: Dave Arnold (Food Arts magazine's Contributing Editor for Equipment & Food Science), Harold McGee (author of On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen and columnist for The New York Times) and David Weitz (Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics at Harvard)
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246)Professor Wai Chee Dimock begins her discussion of Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls with an overview of the Spanish Civil War, the historical event at the heart of the novel. She introduces the notion of an "involuntary foreigner" to discuss the fate of Hemingway's American protagonist Robert Jordan, as well as the Spanish guerillas who are turned into "aliens" within their own country due to th...more
Prof. Douglas Rae, Richard S. Ely Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science explores historical factors in faith and globalization and explores the clash of civilizations thesis.
Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151)Adam Smith's ideas about self-interest should be understood as a precursor in some ways to John Stuart Mill's thinking on utilitarianism. Professor Szelenyi discusses, but does not resolve, the complexities of Adam Smith's moral and ethical positions staked out in The Theory of Moral Sentimentsâ€”including a focus on sympathyâ€”and the most widespread economic interpretation of Smith and The ...more
The New Testament and other texts provide us with many accounts of the Apostle Paul, some that contradict each other. Throughout the history of Christianity, Paul has assumed many different roles for different people. For the early Christians he was primarily a martyr. For St. Augustine, and later Martin Luther, he was a man interpreting the Gospel through his psychological struggle with guilt. The historical Paul seems to have been a man ...more
Professor Merriman lists the books on the syllabus, and offers a brief prÃ©cis of each of them. Three of the principal themes of the course will be national identity, linguistic identity, and the consequences of the two world wars. Although the course will consider some well-known historical figures, such as Hitler and de Gaulle, it will also examine the individual histories of ordinary people.
Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151)Today we cover the transition from the young Marx, with his emphasis on change and action, to the mature Marx who turns toward positivist science and determinism, arguing that capitalism will have to fail. Through a closer look at Marx's ''Theses on Feuerbach,'' we discuss different theories of truth with attention to the questions of where truth resides (in the subject, in the object, or some...more
Working Capital: Definition and Forecasting Cash flow to Equity: Dividends, Earnings and FCFE Expected growth - The problems with historical growth - Analyst and Management forecasts of growth - Fundamental Growth