What happens when governments default on their debts? In this video, Professor Garrett Jones of George Mason University uses the Greek government debt crisis to explain what happens when governments default on their debts and why it's not always a bad thing.
Italian Journalist Federico Rampini joins Conversations host Harry Kreisler for a discussion of Italian politics and the role of globalization in the movement toward the uniting of Europe. (49 min)
Host Harry Kreisler welcomes The Right Honorable Lord Patten of Barnes CH for a discussion of the European UnionŐs common foreign and defense policy, relations between Europe and the United States, and the challenges posed by the emergence of the economies of China and India. Lord Patten also offers his reflections on diplomacy, enlargement, and the power of ideas in politics. (53 min)
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. Their discussion focuses on the emerging world order characterized by 3 empires—the U.S., the European Union, and China—and a rising Second World which because of globalization has greater opportunity for self definition internally and influence externally. Parag Khanna elucidates the shape of this new world and its implications for U.S. foreign policy. (55 minutes)
The Center for European Studies at UNC-CH is proud to present the Teaching the EU Toolkits. CES has a 20-year history of providing outreach materials and professional development on contemporary Europe. During this time, we have discovered that although there is much interest in teaching Europe, most resources are historic in nature, and do not allow students to fully grasp the rich cultures, languages, people, and politics of today’s Europe, Europeans, and the European Union. This project was generously funded by a Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the US in Washington, DC.
This information sheet addresses the following information:
What is the European Union?
What do Europeans have in common?
How has the European Union developed? What does the EU do today?
What's the future of the European Union and the Euro? The Eurozone Crisis is one of the most important issues in the world today. In this three week mini-course, we will cover both the institutions that make up the European Union and the underlying economics that are behind the crisis. We cover what is considered "consensus" knowledge by economists while also adding our own speculations in the mix.
Trade issues occasionally dominate and are a continuing theme of the international scene: the global market, sweatshops, child labor, trade deficits, the euro, sanctions, tariffs, embargoes, and the EU, NAFTA, WTO, the seemingly endless alphabet of interest groups, treaties, organizations, and trade agreements. As a classroom topic, international trade has the great advantage of providing ready-made material for teachers wanting to engage student interest in current events. On the other hand, the complexity of the issues surrounding trade is daunting. While economic reasoning doesn't guarantee resolution of the issues, it is a powerful tool of critical thinking that brings clarity to the discussion of current events. The ability to determine comparative advantage through opportunity cost, the ability to identify incentives and predict resulting behavior, and the ability to use supply and demand analysis of particular labor and resource markets, help students to set aside the emotion of international trade issues and cut through the rhetoric of media reports.
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.Changes made in Principles of Macroeconomics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition.
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Explain the origin and role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
Discuss the significance and provide examples of regional trading agreements
Analyze trade policy at the national level
Evaluate long-term trends in barriers to trade
This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:
"The human microbiome is now known to play important roles in health and disease, but while microbiome research on European and North American populations has increased exponentially, African populations may be underrepresented. The relative lack of data could impair medical progress for Africans and obscure important treatment targets. To characterize the knowledge gaps, researchers recently searched the literature for next-generation sequencing studies published through April 1, 2020, that included African samples. Thirty-three out of 54 African countries were represented in the 168 studies found, primarily South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda. Only 26.8% of studies focused on diseases of significant public health concern in Africa. Among studies with intercontinental collaboration, the USA was the most common collaborator, and the first and last authors of most studies were not affiliated with African institutions. In addition, the primary funders were American or European institutions..."
The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.
This is Jean Monnet Module for postgraduate students doing the doctorate course in education. It is focused on introducing them to the European system of school education and European quality of educational research issues. Представлений матеріал є модулем Жана Моне для здобувачів ступеня "доктор філософії". Модуль має на меті ознайомити здобувачів докторського ступеня з європейською системою шкільної освіти та європейською якістю освітніх досліджень.