PhD English Literature (Distance Learning) – Selena Rathwell

PhD English Literature (Distance Learning) – Selena Rathwell

My name is Selena Rathwell and I’m a member of the PhD distance learning programme, my focus is English Literature, and right now I’m researching the work of expatriate novels written in the Middle East but in English. I chose to research in English because I’m incredibly passionate about the subject, I’ve been teaching English […]

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Cultural Protection Fund: Bettany Hughes meets young Syrian refugees learning traditional music

Cultural Protection Fund: Bettany Hughes meets young Syrian refugees learning traditional music

Over seven years, six million refugees have fled the devastation in Syria. Children make up more than a third of that number. Many have witnessed horrifying tragedies, but even in the grimmest of circumstances, there is hope. I’ve been invited to the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon to meet some extraordinary young refugee musicians who are […]

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Secretary Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry Sign Cultural Protection MOU

Secretary Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry Sign Cultural Protection MOU

(The memorandum was signed.) (Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry and Secretary Kerry stand, shake hands.) (Exchange documents.) (Applause) SECRETARY KERRY: My great pleasure to welcome the foreign minister of Egypt here today, and I think both of us would express our pleasure at signing this U.S.-Egypt cultural property agreement. This has been years in the making. […]

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Cultural Protection Fund: Bettany Hughes meets Syrian refugees becoming conservators of the future

Cultural Protection Fund: Bettany Hughes meets Syrian refugees becoming conservators of the future

Years of brutal civil war have ripped Syria apart, with horrific devastation to its historical and archaeological heritage. Hopeless. No…. No future. Nobody’s looking forward for a future. Your biggest hope is just finding food for your kids, whatever. But now, refugees from the war are coming together to learn an ancient craft, creating something […]

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Trump vs. Trump: Kurds Edition | The Daily Show

Trump vs. Trump: Kurds Edition | The Daily Show

– We do get along great with the Kurds, we’re trying to help them a lot. The Kurds are very well-protected, and by the way, they’re no angels. Don’t forget, that’s their territory. We have to help them, I want to help them. These two countries fight over land, that has nothing to do with […]

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Trump Thinks He Bought America | The Daily Show

Trump Thinks He Bought America | The Daily Show

Donald J. Trump has shaken Washington to its core by refusing to recognize the power of Congress to impeach him, which is amazing. ‘Cause they were like, “We’re subpoenaing.” And he was like, “No, I don’t care.” Donald Trump has the confidence of a white woman pulled over by the cops. Yeah. Just like, “Ma’am, […]

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The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age): Crash Course World History 211

The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age): Crash Course World History 211

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about the end of civilization. Mr Green, Mr Green! Everybody knows civilization is going to end with Y2K. We can’t survive the year 2000. Now, Me From the Past, turns out we get through that one all right. And […]

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Trump Withdraws Troops from Syria | The Daily Show

Over the last few days, the impeachment case against Donald Trump has seen a number of big developments. A second whistleblower stepped forward, damning text messages from American diplomats were released, and Rudy Giuliani was caught going through Joe Biden’s trash. Yeah. He wasn’t looking for dirt, he was just hungry. Now, if you were […]

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Protecting the Past: Towards a Better Future with Cultural Heritage

Protecting the Past: Towards a Better Future with Cultural Heritage

I am Qaiss Hussein Rashid the Deputy Tourism and Antiquities Minister and the director of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage We were asked by the Minister to attend today to represent the ministry of Tourism and Antiquities at this important symposium We had discussions on issues, challenges and threats that face Iraqi […]

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After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

thank you thanks for all of you came out it’s a great pleasure I spoke here a year ago almost exactly about this book as it was finishing up and I actually went back and watch the video that is being recorded today to both make sure i didn’t repeat myself and just to see […]

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