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On the heels of a silent march this coming Sunday, The New York Times has published a short documentary film on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policing program.

In this film, Professor Devine talks about the current debate on Scottish independence and reveals which topic he plans to investigate, as his academic career draws to a close.

LSE Review of Books podcast on gender and feminism: Archivist Lesley Hall, talks to us about her book on the early 20th century reproductive rights campaigner Stella Browne. Melanie Williams, Lecturer in Film and Television Studies,, tells us how film and gender studies make natural companions. We also hear from LSE Centennial Professor Mary Evans on the books that inspired her into social theory and gender studies. Click here to listen: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/podcasts/#

Confused by UK copyright law? - The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) has created a series of short videos to help users and members of the public understand possible changes to UK copyright law. The videos focus on areas of concern to private users: copying, parody, remix, archiving and digital rights management (DRM).

A child carrying a Bahrain flag and showing the victory sign during a pro-democracy rally. [click on this image for an award winning, short documentary and analysis of the recent uprising in Bahrain] via The Sociological Cinema

Working through the Rwanda Women Parliamentary Forum, where female parliamentarians collaborate across party lines, UNDP has been training new female legislators on how the political process works. It is also working with the government to integrate gender dimensions into laws, policies, and budgets via UNDP

Another stimulating YouTube video. Soomo Publishing's "Animated Introduction to Social Science" defines the broad-spectrum discipline of social science. Social Science is made up of anthropology, geography, sociology, political science and psychology. Soomo's video explains the questions each academic discipline seeks to answer and how each comes together within our society. See more of Soomo Publishing's videos by visiting www.soomo.tv. Learned about this publisher from @Joycevalenza

On May 5, Bernard Harcourt participated in a discussion on “Political Disobedience vs. Revolution” at the New School in New York City.