(b) Based on the lessons learned, best practices and any additional steps you came up with in part (a), what if project manager X then got a job at Bank of America. Would it be possible for him/her to implement lean in the banking industry based on experience from the previous positions held at the automotive plant and the pharmaceutical company? Please state yes or no and explain the logic clearly for the same. Also, explain the steps that project manager X could take to implement lean at Bank of America (in the service industry) [10 points] You can refer to your class notes and will also have to do research online for both parts (a) and (b). Please state all the references used for each question.

(b) Based on the lessons learned, best practices and any additional steps you came up with in part (a), what if project manager X then got a job at Bank of America. Would it be possible for him/her to implement lean in the banking industry based on experience from the previous positions held at the automotive plant and the pharmaceutical company? Please state yes or no and explain the logic clearly for the same. Also, explain the steps that project manager X could take to implement lean at Bank of America (in the service industry) [10 points] You can refer to your class notes and will also have to do research online for both parts (a) and (b). Please state all the references used for each question.

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ePortfolio Reflection Questions: Final Entry Please add answers to the following questions in your “ePortfolio Part 2” Google document. 1. What skills do you feel you acquired throughout the process of building your power plant that you would feel comfortable adding to a resume (remember back to your checklist if you need help)? 2. What type of a team member do you feel you became during the building process; for example: equal member, leader, machinist, reporter? Why do you feel you had to take on this role? 3. How well did your team follow their team contract written at the beginning of the semester? 4. Based on the complexity and efficiency of renewable energy you learned after this semester, what are your feelings towards pursuing a career in the energy field? Would you prefer to work with renewable energy, or other types of established energies? 5. Looking back over your build process, what do you feel you would have done differently if given a second chance? 6. Explain several pitfalls you encountered during the build process where you had to change your project from the proposal? 7. Do you feel you had all the necessary knowledge prior to beginning the energy project to build a powerful plant? If not, what other information could have been provided earlier to help? 8. Out of all the labs and the project, which activity do you feel you learned the most that will help you with your student success at ASU? Why? 9. Overall, explain your experience with FSE 100; for example, was it positive, negative, helpful in deciding your major, frustrating, too easy, too hard? 10. Provide a picture of you and your team working together.

ePortfolio Reflection Questions: Final Entry Please add answers to the following questions in your “ePortfolio Part 2” Google document. 1. What skills do you feel you acquired throughout the process of building your power plant that you would feel comfortable adding to a resume (remember back to your checklist if you need help)? 2. What type of a team member do you feel you became during the building process; for example: equal member, leader, machinist, reporter? Why do you feel you had to take on this role? 3. How well did your team follow their team contract written at the beginning of the semester? 4. Based on the complexity and efficiency of renewable energy you learned after this semester, what are your feelings towards pursuing a career in the energy field? Would you prefer to work with renewable energy, or other types of established energies? 5. Looking back over your build process, what do you feel you would have done differently if given a second chance? 6. Explain several pitfalls you encountered during the build process where you had to change your project from the proposal? 7. Do you feel you had all the necessary knowledge prior to beginning the energy project to build a powerful plant? If not, what other information could have been provided earlier to help? 8. Out of all the labs and the project, which activity do you feel you learned the most that will help you with your student success at ASU? Why? 9. Overall, explain your experience with FSE 100; for example, was it positive, negative, helpful in deciding your major, frustrating, too easy, too hard? 10. Provide a picture of you and your team working together.

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The 1998 Rome Charter was drafted and negotiated and at critical time in the history of international politics. In addition to numerous crimes by states, organizations, and individuals; the national political interests and sovereignty of powerful nation-states was challenged. What role did UN politics play in drafting and the Charter? According to Cassese, what crimes fall within the jurisdiction of the ICC and under what conditions can the court take action? Use the terms, Articles, and Conventions below to discuss this question. The U.N. Charter The Assembly of States The ILC The Preparatory Commission The Security Council The Vienna Conventions UN Security Council Resolution 1593 Article 18 SOFA Agreements Rome Statute Articles 1-5 Propio Motu Mens Rea Nullum Crimen Sine Lege The Nuremberg Trials

The 1998 Rome Charter was drafted and negotiated and at critical time in the history of international politics. In addition to numerous crimes by states, organizations, and individuals; the national political interests and sovereignty of powerful nation-states was challenged. What role did UN politics play in drafting and the Charter? According to Cassese, what crimes fall within the jurisdiction of the ICC and under what conditions can the court take action? Use the terms, Articles, and Conventions below to discuss this question. The U.N. Charter The Assembly of States The ILC The Preparatory Commission The Security Council The Vienna Conventions UN Security Council Resolution 1593 Article 18 SOFA Agreements Rome Statute Articles 1-5 Propio Motu Mens Rea Nullum Crimen Sine Lege The Nuremberg Trials

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An individual who experiences powerful feelings of both joy and sadness would score high on what personality dimension? neuroticism affect variability affect intensity affect instability

An individual who experiences powerful feelings of both joy and sadness would score high on what personality dimension? neuroticism affect variability affect intensity affect instability

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Watch the video below, and then answer the questions below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZbDMUaqwE8 What does J.D. Bowen say is the problem with realism? A. Realism places too much emphasis on security, and thus its answers are all about conflict. B. Realism is too deterministic, ignoring the unpredictable human element in international relations. C. Realism discounts the possibility of progress and positive change. D. Realism can’t explain why a small country would fight a larger, more powerful one. E. Realism is like liberalism without a moral compass. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of liberal thought? A. There are important issues in international relations beyond security and conflict. B. International actors have opportunities for cooperation. C. There is no real conflict of interests in international politics. D. Businesses and other non-state organizations have power. E. Interdependence is a facet of the international system. According to liberal theory, which of the following would be a potential actor in the international political system? A. states B. businesses C. aid groups D. churches E. all of these options Bowen claims that the United Nations is based on a “clearly liberal logic.” What is that logic? A. preventing conflict through the efforts of non-state actors B. preventing conflict through collective security C. preventing conflict through nuclear deterrence D. promoting freedom and democracy E. holding Germany accountable for its aggression in World War II Which of the following would most likely be a research topic for liberal theorists? A. how cultures develop identities B. how states can measure their military power by counting equipment and personnel C. how the United Nations can be more effective at preventing war D. why security is a masculine concept E. all of these options ———————————————————————————————————————

Watch the video below, and then answer the questions below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZbDMUaqwE8 What does J.D. Bowen say is the problem with realism? A. Realism places too much emphasis on security, and thus its answers are all about conflict. B. Realism is too deterministic, ignoring the unpredictable human element in international relations. C. Realism discounts the possibility of progress and positive change. D. Realism can’t explain why a small country would fight a larger, more powerful one. E. Realism is like liberalism without a moral compass. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of liberal thought? A. There are important issues in international relations beyond security and conflict. B. International actors have opportunities for cooperation. C. There is no real conflict of interests in international politics. D. Businesses and other non-state organizations have power. E. Interdependence is a facet of the international system. According to liberal theory, which of the following would be a potential actor in the international political system? A. states B. businesses C. aid groups D. churches E. all of these options Bowen claims that the United Nations is based on a “clearly liberal logic.” What is that logic? A. preventing conflict through the efforts of non-state actors B. preventing conflict through collective security C. preventing conflict through nuclear deterrence D. promoting freedom and democracy E. holding Germany accountable for its aggression in World War II Which of the following would most likely be a research topic for liberal theorists? A. how cultures develop identities B. how states can measure their military power by counting equipment and personnel C. how the United Nations can be more effective at preventing war D. why security is a masculine concept E. all of these options ———————————————————————————————————————

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Use the links provided to answer the questions below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tt6BQDVKu0 http://assets.soomopublishing.com/courses/AG/Fragile_Superpower.pdf NIE Report Why does the report suggest that China and India may or may not become dominant powers in the near future? A. Both countries have high economic and social hurdles to overcome. B. Both countries are only somewhat democratic. C. Both countries lack the military strength and nuclear weaponry to challenge even smaller states. D. Neither country is a member of the UN Security Council. E. Neither country is concerned about global warming and is therefore unfit to become a great power player. According to the U.S. intelligence report discussed in the video, why will the use of nuclear weapons grow more likely? A. Irresponsible powerful countries will want to strike the United States to take over its dominant role in the world. B. There will be a tendency to forget just how dangerous they are as we over-emphasize the importance of international trade. C. Rogue states and terrorist groups may be able to gain greater access to these weapons. D. Since the United States and the Soviet Union are rapidly increasing their weapons building programs, the chances of a nuclear incident becomes higher. E. China is likely to produce nuclear weapons to use against the United States and the Soviet Union. According to the video, is the United States likely to lose its position in the world soon? A. Yes, given the rapid rise of China, we will be seeing a challenge from China in the next 5-10 years. B. Yes, China, in conjunction with India, will rise up against the United States. C. Yes, the Russians are working to undermine the U.S. position actively. D. No, although there appears to be decline, the replacement of the United States as the world leader is not likely to come in the next 10 years. E. No, the United States will actually lose its position after its departure from Iraq in 2012. The Rise of a Fierce Yet Fragile Superpower Why does Susan Shirk say that China is fragile? A. China is fragile because it isn’t a democratic country and will have a difficult time managing relations with other states because of this. B. China is fragile because it has a shrinking economy, so despite its size, China is actually very weak. C. China is fragile because its leaders tend to exacerbate the tensions between states like the Soviet Union and the United States. D. China is fragile because it cannot develop a strong sense of human rights and so its people may try to revolt against it. E. China is fragile because its rate of expansion has created gaps between the wealthy and poor and it has a problem of control with decentralized local governing structures. According to scholars, is a war between the rising power and the current power leader inevitable? A. No, while some scholars believe this is true, others suggest that a “peaceful rise” is possible. B. No, history indicates that all great power transitions have been peaceful. C. Yes, scholars indicate that all of our historical examples of great power transition have been through war. D. Yes, although there are examples of peaceful rise, there is too much cultural difference for that to occur with China. E. Yes, since tension between the United States and China is so strong, scholars agree that a war is coming.

Use the links provided to answer the questions below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tt6BQDVKu0 http://assets.soomopublishing.com/courses/AG/Fragile_Superpower.pdf NIE Report Why does the report suggest that China and India may or may not become dominant powers in the near future? A. Both countries have high economic and social hurdles to overcome. B. Both countries are only somewhat democratic. C. Both countries lack the military strength and nuclear weaponry to challenge even smaller states. D. Neither country is a member of the UN Security Council. E. Neither country is concerned about global warming and is therefore unfit to become a great power player. According to the U.S. intelligence report discussed in the video, why will the use of nuclear weapons grow more likely? A. Irresponsible powerful countries will want to strike the United States to take over its dominant role in the world. B. There will be a tendency to forget just how dangerous they are as we over-emphasize the importance of international trade. C. Rogue states and terrorist groups may be able to gain greater access to these weapons. D. Since the United States and the Soviet Union are rapidly increasing their weapons building programs, the chances of a nuclear incident becomes higher. E. China is likely to produce nuclear weapons to use against the United States and the Soviet Union. According to the video, is the United States likely to lose its position in the world soon? A. Yes, given the rapid rise of China, we will be seeing a challenge from China in the next 5-10 years. B. Yes, China, in conjunction with India, will rise up against the United States. C. Yes, the Russians are working to undermine the U.S. position actively. D. No, although there appears to be decline, the replacement of the United States as the world leader is not likely to come in the next 10 years. E. No, the United States will actually lose its position after its departure from Iraq in 2012. The Rise of a Fierce Yet Fragile Superpower Why does Susan Shirk say that China is fragile? A. China is fragile because it isn’t a democratic country and will have a difficult time managing relations with other states because of this. B. China is fragile because it has a shrinking economy, so despite its size, China is actually very weak. C. China is fragile because its leaders tend to exacerbate the tensions between states like the Soviet Union and the United States. D. China is fragile because it cannot develop a strong sense of human rights and so its people may try to revolt against it. E. China is fragile because its rate of expansion has created gaps between the wealthy and poor and it has a problem of control with decentralized local governing structures. According to scholars, is a war between the rising power and the current power leader inevitable? A. No, while some scholars believe this is true, others suggest that a “peaceful rise” is possible. B. No, history indicates that all great power transitions have been peaceful. C. Yes, scholars indicate that all of our historical examples of great power transition have been through war. D. Yes, although there are examples of peaceful rise, there is too much cultural difference for that to occur with China. E. Yes, since tension between the United States and China is so strong, scholars agree that a war is coming.

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Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

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Who are the actors in the dialogue and who is more powerful? A. The Lacedaemons and the Melians. The Melians are more powerful. B. The Athenians and the Melians. The Athenians are more powerful. C. The Lacedaemons, the Melians, and the Athenians. The Melians are most powerful. D. The Athenians and the Melians. The Melians are more powerful. E. The Lacedaemons and the Melians. They are equally powerful. The Athenian envoy was dispatched to address the Melians. Who did they end up talking to? A. The people of Lacedaemon. B. A group of Melian magistrates. C. The Melian magistrates and the population. D. Just the general Melian population. The magistrates did not show out of protest. E. The Lacedaemon population and the Melian population. What is the main point in question upon which both parties seem to agree? A. Whether to go to war against Athenian enemies. B. Whether to form an equal alliance with the Athenians. C. Whether there will be war between the Melians and the Athenians or whether the Melians will submit to Athenian power. D. How many ships and soldiers the Melians will give to the Athenian campaign. E. How many ships and soldiers the Athenians will give to the Melian movement for independence. What do the Athenians suggest about right and justice in terms of power? A. Questions about what is “right” only happen among equals in power. B. Justice and right come about when the powerful are wise. C. Power has no relation to right and justice. D. Questions about what is “right” only happen among equals in power AND justice and right come about when the powerful are wise. E. Justice and right come about when the powerful are wise AND power has no relation to right and justice. What is the necessary “law of their nature” that the Athenians are referring to? A. That states, both weak and strong, will seek peace. B. The law of chance and luck operates universally among men. C. The belief that, given the opportunity, men will seek to rule whenever they can. D. Whenever a treaty is created, states will settle those treaties with due consideration to the weaker side. E. That the nature of men is towards justice rather than power.

Who are the actors in the dialogue and who is more powerful? A. The Lacedaemons and the Melians. The Melians are more powerful. B. The Athenians and the Melians. The Athenians are more powerful. C. The Lacedaemons, the Melians, and the Athenians. The Melians are most powerful. D. The Athenians and the Melians. The Melians are more powerful. E. The Lacedaemons and the Melians. They are equally powerful. The Athenian envoy was dispatched to address the Melians. Who did they end up talking to? A. The people of Lacedaemon. B. A group of Melian magistrates. C. The Melian magistrates and the population. D. Just the general Melian population. The magistrates did not show out of protest. E. The Lacedaemon population and the Melian population. What is the main point in question upon which both parties seem to agree? A. Whether to go to war against Athenian enemies. B. Whether to form an equal alliance with the Athenians. C. Whether there will be war between the Melians and the Athenians or whether the Melians will submit to Athenian power. D. How many ships and soldiers the Melians will give to the Athenian campaign. E. How many ships and soldiers the Athenians will give to the Melian movement for independence. What do the Athenians suggest about right and justice in terms of power? A. Questions about what is “right” only happen among equals in power. B. Justice and right come about when the powerful are wise. C. Power has no relation to right and justice. D. Questions about what is “right” only happen among equals in power AND justice and right come about when the powerful are wise. E. Justice and right come about when the powerful are wise AND power has no relation to right and justice. What is the necessary “law of their nature” that the Athenians are referring to? A. That states, both weak and strong, will seek peace. B. The law of chance and luck operates universally among men. C. The belief that, given the opportunity, men will seek to rule whenever they can. D. Whenever a treaty is created, states will settle those treaties with due consideration to the weaker side. E. That the nature of men is towards justice rather than power.

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