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Research guide: International Studies
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  • International law: a dictionary
    KZ1161 .B63 2005
  • Handbook of social problems: a comparative international perspective
    HN28 .H29 2004
  • Historical dictionary of multinational peacekeeping
    JZ6374 .M38 2004
  • Global terrorism
    HV6431 .H43 2004
  • Encyclopedia of the United Nations and international agreements
    KZ4968 .O84 2003
  • Handbook of international relations
    JZ1242 .H365 2002
  • Legal systems of the world: a political, social, and cultural encyclopedia
    K48 .L44 2002
  • Encyclopedia of the United Nations
    KZ4968 .M66 2002
  • International relations: the key concepts
    JZ1160 .G75 2002
  • Routledge encyclopedia of international political economy
    HF1359 .R68 2001
  • The major international treaties of the twentieth century: a history and guide with texts
    KZ64 .M35 2001
  • International organizations: a dictionary and directory
    JZ4838 .S344 2001
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  • Project Muse
    Full text articles from 300 humanities, arts, and social sciences journals.
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Audio Visual Materials
  • In search of international justice (DVD)
    KZ6250 .I5 2006
    Discusses the evolution of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world's first, permanent, international judicial body capable of prosecuting individuals accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. The film travels to Kosovo, northern Uganda, Iraq, Rwanda and Darfur, focusing on offenses that have or could have fallen under the ICC's jurisdiction. The film also discusses the United States' current opposition to the ICC.
  • Peace one day (DVD)
    JZ5537 .P43 2006
    A story of one man's attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to officially sanction a global ceasefire day; a day of non-violence; a day of Peace.
  • Fourth world war (DVD)
    U21.2 .F68 2004
    The untold human story of men and women who resist being annihilated in the current global conflict ... weaves together the images and voices of the war on the ground - from the front lines of struggles in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, 'the North' from Seattle to Genova, and the 'War on Terror' in New York and Iraq
  • World in the balance (DVD)
    HB849.4 .W67 2004
    In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions.
  • A Quiet revolution (VHS)
    HD75.6 .Q84 2002
    The half-hour program explores the role of ordinary people in tackling global problems that threaten human and ecological security. It portrays the interdependence of all nations when it comes to the most serious threats facing humanity and how issues of human and ecological security are interlinked. It looks at three case studies where ordinary people are having a global impact by effectively taking action at the local level.
  • Black gold (DVD)
    HD9199.A2 B53 2006
    After oil, coffee is the most actively traded commodity in the world with $80 billion in retail sales. But for every $3 cup of coffee, a coffee farmer receives only 3 cents. Most of the money goes to the middlemen, especially the four giant conglomerates which control the coffee market. Tracing the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, Black Gold asks us to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it.
  • The age of AIDS (DVD)
    RA643.8 .A34 2006
    Part one follows the trail of a medical mystery which began in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a deadly new disease. Traces the international response in the first years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. Reveals the astounding spread of the infection to over 70 million infections in 2006. Part two explores the chasm that emerged between rich and poor following the development of the miraculous "triple cocktail" HIV treatment. While the discovery seemed to signal a new era in which AIDS was no longer a fatal disease, the high price of the drugs meant they were unaffordable to patients in developing nations. Also examines the next wave of the AIDS epidemic in some of the most populous and strategically important nations in the world, including Russia, India and China, and tracks the same pattern of official denial and political indifference that characterized the epidemic in so many other countries.
  • Great negotiator 2002: Lakhdar Brahimi (DVD)
    KF9084 .G74 2004
    Features excerpts from a discussion with Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi regarding his international experiences, including negotiating a new government for Afghanistan in 2002.
  • "Good offices" in a war-weary world (VHS)
    JZ6045 .G66 2004
    Explores the nature, functions, benefits and potential of the "good office" provider which is a person or organization that provides a physically and psychologically safe setting for the facilitation of negotiation and tries to help the parties "get to readiness" to negotiate by correcting misperceptions, clarifying issues, and facilitating communication.
  • The legacy of Nuremberg (DVD)
    D804.G42 H4 2003
    Shows excerpts from the Nuremberg trials and then a panel discusses their influence on contemporary wars and genocide by looking at war crimes in Bosnia and the process of reconciliation in the new South Africa today. Desmond Tutu, Jacques Verges, Christian Tomuschat, and David Cesarani examine moral and ethical issues involved.
  • Commanding heights: the battle for the world economy (DVD)
    HD87 .C66 2002
    This series explores our changing world: the new rules of the game, the winners and losers in the clash between government and the marketplace, the great debate over the impact of globalization, and the powerful forces shaping our economy and the future of society.
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