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Jenny Attiyeh, of Thoughtcast, interviews Harvard Extension School instructors about their research and areas of expertise.

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Jenny Attiyeh, of Thoughtcast, interviews Harvard Extension School instructors about their research and areas of expertise.

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    Tragedy and Vindication for Colonial Kenya

    Tragedy and Vindication for Colonial Kenya

    Ten years of work by Caroline Elkins, a professor of history at Harvard University, exposed a massive cover-up by the British Empire in colonial Kenya. What was billed as a rehabilitation program during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950's was in fact widespread torture and murder of the Kikuyu people.

    Elkins sits down with Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast to discuss her research and her role as an expert witness in the landmark court case of a group of elderly Kenyan's seeking reparations from the British government.

    In the 2012 spring term, Elkins taught the online course "Africa and Africans: The Making of a Continent in the Modern World" http://2011-12.extension.harvard.edu/courses/23612. She's also co-teaching a 2012 study abroad program in Mombasa, Kenya through Harvard Summer School, http://www.summer.harvard.edu/programs/abroad/mombasa/.

    Her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya," is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Imperial-Reckoning-Untold-Story-Britains/dp/0805076530.

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    New England Trees and Forests

    New England Trees and Forests

    In spring 2013, Pfister is teaching BIOS E-120 Trees and Forests of New England, http://www.extension.harvard.edu/courses/trees-forests-new-england.

    Faculty Insights are produced in partnership with ThoughtCast, http://www.thoughtcast.org/.

    • 10 min
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    Tissue Engineering for Clinical Applications

    Tissue Engineering for Clinical Applications

    Seetharam is developing new wound closure technology to mimic the feel and elasticity of real human skin.

    Dr. Bhatia is the assistant director of undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She also teaches the course "Tissue Engineering for Clinical Applications," http://www.extension.harvard.edu/courses/tissue-engineering-clinical-applicat..., at Harvard Extension School.

    Faculty Insights are produced in partnership with Jenny Attiyeh and ThoughtCast, http://thoughtcast.org/.

    • 7 min
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    Islamic Law

    Islamic Law

    Asani argues that it is the educational systems in both societies that fail to provide a corrective.

    At Harvard Extension School, Asani teaches the online and on-campus course RELI E-1550 Understanding Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies. Visit http://www.extension.harvard.edu/courses/understanding-islam-contemporary-mus... for more information.

    Faculty Insights are produced in partnership with Thoughtcast, www.thoughtcast.org.

    • 6 min
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    Freedom of the Press

    Freedom of the Press

    Now, everybody with a computer is a blogger, and the Supreme Court ruling a generation ago is more relevant than ever.

    Ryan discusses the implications of the 1st Amendment with Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast and highlights how the digital era has altered the interpretation of the amendment from the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks.

    In spring 2013, will be teaching JOUR E-110/W The Constitution and the Media, http://www.extension.harvard.edu/courses/constitution-media, at Harvard Extension School.

    • 6 min
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    Is Addiction a Choice?

    Is Addiction a Choice?

    Heyman is a lecturer on psychology at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Extension School.

    • 6 min

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