Politics & International Relations

This collection includes 132 hours and 314 videos that reinforce course fundamentals, introduce new perspectives and bring theory to life with in-practice examples. With content types designed to fit a variety of learning and research needs, interviews with renowned experts cover subjects including international migration, political philosophy and the international relations of China. Discover seminal documentaries from BBC Worldwide and footage of famous political speeches from Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy among others. View the title list here.

  • Science in Courts

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    Science in Courts

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    Professor Alison Dundes Renteln examines science in the courts, particularly focusing on eugenics. When eugenics was still considered a real science, many states permitted compulsory sterilization of people deemed to be a threat to the American genetic base. The Supreme Court upheld this policy, and even though eugenics has now been discredited, the precedent still stands.

  • Thad Kousser discusses California Politics

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    Thad Kousser discusses California Politics

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    Professor Thad Kousser examines the factors that changed California from a predominantly Republican state to a heavily Democratic state. After the Cold War, population and demographic distribution in the state shifted. But it was the anti-immigrant ballot measure endorsed by Republican Pete Wilson that swung the Latino voting bloc into the Democratic camp.

  • Civilian-Led Human Rights Monitoring

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    Civilian-Led Human Rights Monitoring

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    Director Mark Lattimer discusses the work of the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights. He describes the challenges of traditional human rights investigations and argues that the international community should listen to local civilians as they record and report violations in their home area.

  • Political Analysis in Broadcast Media

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    Political Analysis in Broadcast Media

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    Political analyst Paul Lisnek describes his work and how he found his way into broadcast journalism. He explains that he sees his role as a teacher, and the importance of maintaining neutrality. He also talks about the role of journalism in prodding government to act.

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