World-Changing Ideas on Demand: Princeton’s “University Channel”

If you want to know what the world’s lead­ing thinkers are say­ing, you’ll want to check out the Uni­ver­si­ty Chan­nel. Orga­nized by Prince­ton, but access­ing mate­ri­als from oth­er major aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions across the world, the Uni­ver­si­ty Chan­nel puts online impor­tant speech­es made by promi­nent fig­ures, often com­ing from the world of pub­lic and inter­na­tion­al affairs. In recent weeks, just to give a few exam­ples, the Chan­nel has fea­tured Noam Chom­sky talk­ing about the cur­rent cri­sis in Mid­dle East, Chris­tine Todd Whit­man offer­ing her views on pol­i­tics and the envi­ron­ment, Peter Singer dis­cussing the ethics of food, and Vaclav Hav­el and Bill Clin­ton talk­ing togeth­er about the chal­lenges fac­ing new democ­ra­cies. Con­ve­nient­ly, all talks are avail­able in audio and video for­mats, both on iTunes (audiovideo) and as feeds (audiovideo). The Uni­ver­si­ty Chan­nel offers a great way to pack your iPod with talks that deal with the press­ing issues of our time.

For more uni­ver­si­ty lec­tures and cours­es, see Open Cul­ture’s Uni­ver­si­ty Pod­cast col­lec­tion.

Also see Open Cul­ture’s oth­er col­lec­tion: Uni­ver­si­ty Online Cours­es & Online Media

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