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Diego Riccardi

Diego Riccardi
Bachelors Degree

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WALL STREET MOOC: Understanding Financial Markets

Written 4 years ago
This course has been interesting. You can gain some knowledge about financial instruments. it has very good synthesized reading and it gives mozilla badges.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

China (Part 4): Literati China: Examinations and Neo-Confucianism

Written 4 years ago
It's been a very fascinating course. I couldn't get the certificate because I didn't partecipate a lot in the discussions but it's still recommended.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Fundamentals of Global Energy Business

Written 4 years ago
I think it was too much fast paced and there isn't enough time for completing assessment especially for the peer assessment ones.

Contents are good but they need to be distributed in more lectures and weeks.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

China (Part 5): From a Global Empire under the Mongols to a Global Economy under the Ming Dynasty

Written 4 years ago
Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting. Tremendously interesting.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part I

Written 4 years ago
Has been very interesting. Middle East's history is very puzzled but still worth of attention considering the recent wars there and the so-called Arab Spring. I hope to attend a similar course led by an Arab staff in the future.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Understanding economic policymaking

Written 4 years ago
The course has provided a good overview of economic policymaking and of the existent debates around it.

The staff feedback has been good and enough references to external articles has been delivered. Trying the economic simulator has been very enjoyable too.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

International Human Rights Law: Prospects and Challenges

Written 4 years ago
This course is recommended to all of you even if it's quite technical in exploring the legal issues about the human rights.

HR are an important issue and Prof. Helfer also encourages the discussion about it in the forums.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Causes of War

Written 4 years ago
I recommend this course because it deals with tremendously important topics and gives an important overview of the state-of-art regarding the studies on war. Staff's feedback has been very considerable and they give you continuously lot of additional resources and further readings.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Technology and Ethics

Written 3 years ago
A thread in the course forum started so: "Every single person whose ethics were talked about or were interviewed in this week's lectures were white, male Christians. The professor also talks about Christian doctrine as fact, not belief. As this is a Technology and Ethics class, not a Technology and Religion class, would it be possible to be a little more diverse, and maybe tone down the religious bias? Coursera courses are available all over the world, to people of different backgrounds, religions, and experiences. So far, everything has been incredibly US-centric, and it seems like no attempts are being made at all to tone down the white male Christian biases".

Not a single response from the course staff to this or to similar complaints in the forum.

My rating
Diego Riccardi partially completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

Introduction to Complexity

Written 3 years ago
Tremendous course, very well organized by Prof. Mitchell.

I agree with the other reviewers that

- freedom to manage time at your own pace has been the super plus on this MOOC for me.

-Level of math is basic and the end of the course fieldtrip (yes!) is delicious.

-NetLogo simulations are another plus

-you'll cope with interesting interconnections within this highly interdisciplinary and (I hope) promising field.

- great support on the course forum by Prof. Mitchell

- there is lot of great suggested materials/further reading & practice
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society

Written 3 years ago
Has been a very good course on this extremely important topic. I strongly recommend to enroll to it. But no replies by the staff in the discussions forum.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Cooperation in the Contemporary World: Unlocking International Politics

Written 3 years ago
has been an excellent course because there is lot of free further reading available and the staff feedback is also excellent.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Justice

Written 3 years ago
Very recommended if you care about this topic (who shouldn't care about that?). I'm posting part of the conclusion here, get an idea if you want:

"We consider the arguments that are provoked by particular cases.

We try to develop the reasons that lead us to go one

way rather than another.

And then we listen to the reasons of other people.

And sometimes we're persuaded to revise our view.

Other times we're challenged, at least, to shore up and

strengthen our view.

But this is how moral argument proceeds, with justice, and so it

seems to me, also with questions of the good life.

Now, there remains a further worry, and it's a liberal worry.

What about--

if we're going to think of our disagreements about morality and

religion, as bound up with our disagreements about justice, how are

we ever going to find our way to a society that accords respect to fellow

citizens with whom we disagree?

It depends, I think, on which conception of respect one accepts.

On the liberal conception, to respect our fellow citizen's moral and

religious convictions is, so to speak, to ignore them

for political purposes--

To rise above, or abstract from, or to set aside those moral and religious

convictions, to leave them disturbed, to carry out our political debate

without reference to them.

But that isn't the only way, or perhaps even the most plausible way,

of understanding the mutual respect on which democratic life depends.

There is a different conception of respect, according to which we respect

our fellow citizen's moral and religious convictions not by ignoring,

but by engaging them, by attending to them, sometimes by challenging and

contesting them, sometimes by listening and learning from them.

Now, there's no guarantee that a politics of moral and religious

tension and engagement will lead, in any given case, to agreement.

There's no guarantee it will lead even to appreciation for the moral and

religious convictions of others.

It's always possible, after all, that learning more about a religious or a

moral doctrine will lead us to like it less.

But the respect of deliberation and engagement, seems to me a more

adequate, more suitable ideal for a pluralist society.

And to the extent that our moral and religious disagreements reflect some

ultimate plurality of human goods, the politics of moral engagement will

better enable us, so it seems to me, to appreciate the distinctive goods

our different lives express.

When we first came together, some 13 weeks ago, I spoke of the exhilaration

of political philosophy, and also of its dangers.

But how philosophy works, and has always worked, by estranging us from

the familiar, by unsettling our settled assumptions.

And I tried to warn you that once the familiar turns strange, once we begin

to reflect on our circumstance, it's never quite the same again.

I hope you have, by now, experienced at least a little of this unease,

because this is the tension that animates critical reflection, and

political improvement, and maybe even the moral life as well.

And so our argument comes to an end in a sense, but in another sense goes on.

Why, we asked at the outset, why do these arguments keep going, even if

they raise questions that are impossible ever finally to resolve?

The reason is that we live some answer to these questions all the time.

In our public life and in our personal lives, philosophy is inescapable, even

if it sometimes seems impossible.

We began with the thought of Comte, that skepticism is a resting place for

human reason, where it can reflect upon its dogmatic wanderings, but it

is no dwelling place for permanent settlement.

To allow ourselves simply to acquiesce in skepticism or in complacence, Comte

wrote, can never suffice to overcome the restlessness of reason.

The aim of this course has been to awaken the restlessness of reason, and

to see where it might lead.

And if we have done at least that, and if the restlessness continues to

afflict you in the days and years to come, then we together have achieved

no small thing.

Thank you".
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

An Introduction to Credit Risk Management

Written 3 years ago
My advice is to skip mathematical and programming parts if you don't want to get into that and you will still find this course very useful in understanding at least partially the framework of credit risk management. And above all, thanks to the honesty of Dr. Cirillo you'll find very interesting resources about the flaws in the system during the recent crisis e.g. Taleb's BLACK SWAN audition :-D
My rating
Diego Riccardi partially completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

History of Rock, Part One

Written 3 years ago
I'm a huge fan of rock'n'roll and I found this course very well done and historically detailed. Maybe the only issue was with the quiz assessments where you had to choose between answers like:

* “The Sounds of Silence,” Simon and Garfunkel, Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m., 1965

* “The Sounds of Silence,” Simon and Garfunkel, Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m., 1966,

so I quit the assessments and the possibility of a certificate.

Anyway it's still recommended for all the rock fans.

Rock on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My rating
Diego Riccardi audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

How to Change the World

Written 3 years ago
Recommended course focused in very imprtant issues for all of us who think of ourselves as citizens of the world.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

China (Part 6): The Manchus and the Qing Dynasty

Written 3 years ago
Very interesting as the previous segments and also presented with amazing images and paintings in the video lectures. 5/5!

Very recommended.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

ANU-INDIA1x: Engaging India

Written 3 years ago
A very good introduction to understand the Indian world and they will also give you further resources for studying more about it if you wish so.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

The French Revolution

Written 3 years ago
Very well done course about a crucial event where you're also given some very good readings about it for free.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Globalization and You

Written 3 years ago
It's been a great course which I recommend even if you won't agree with some of the analyses presented but still worth of being learned and discussed (in the forums).
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy

Written 3 years ago
Prof. Murayama is a tremendous instructor and knows how to teach his discipline. Maybe the coursework had to be diluted in more weeks but it's still very recommended.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

MAT101 - Introduzione alla matematica per l'università: Pre-Calculus

Written 3 years ago
Utile per chi deve fare matematica a livello universitario e per chi come me voleva riprendere gli argomenti liceali.

Inoltre ci sono anche video che spiegano ricerca di base e applicazioni odierne e future della matematica. Ben fatto.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

GestConf101 - Gestire il conflitto

Written 3 years ago
Fornisce spunti interessanti per gestire i conflitti sul lavoro, ma applicabili anche ad altri ambiti della nostra vita.

Inoltre vengono forniti gratis approfondimenti relativi al corso in forma di test e approfondimenti testuali in pdf.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Introduction to Philosophy

Written 3 years ago
It's a very good introductory course on philosophy, giving also good insights in the main contemporary philosophical issues and further readings.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

War for the Greater Middle East

Written 3 years ago
I would thank Prof. Bacevich and his staff for their courage to say in a straight way their opinions about these delicate and important issues, even if some of these can be very unpopular and not considered not 'politically correct' in their country.

It's a very recommended course for understanding better an actual crucial conflict in our world.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

China (Part 8): Creating Modern China: The Birth of a Nation

Written 3 years ago
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Ideas of the Twentieth Century

Written 3 years ago
I was enjoying this course a lot until the last unit (1980-2000), really I thought it was a very well made course and still I think it's a positive course.

But sure I found weird and inaccurate the judgement about those 20 years without considering what happened in the following decade and what's happening now on the East.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness

Written 3 years ago
Great Introduction by Prof. Hare to some of the most important and controversial topics of contemporary philosophy and non.

I think all the people, not only philosophy students, should enroll in this course. It will change the way you see at many things and will make you more aware of the problem of knowledge, of how (and how much) we can know things.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences

Written 3 years ago
very important course about epistemology and the relationships between sciences and philosophy because it will allow you to reflect on how we relate to our world, universe and how we try to know things.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Financial Markets

Written 3 years ago
I think it's very remarkable that a Nobel Prize teaches in such a good way to young people and it's been a very interesting introductory course. Maybe I expected more free further readings but this is only my view and it's still a very recommended course. I also appreciated a lot his view of a broader collaboration between economics and the other social sciences.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets

Written 3 years ago
It has been an important course giving an important overview on a preminent topic and debate of our recent past, our present and future, that illustrates what was at the stake in the emerging countries but also giving elements of reflection on the economical and social framework of our so called developed nations. Very recommended.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Philosophy and Human Destiny

Written 3 years ago
​It's been a terrific course and journey even if I have already dealt with the majority of the philosophers/thinkers involved in this course (but repetita iuvant!). Dr. Neal Judisch's teaching has been outstanding. Very recommended because it's about the fundamental questions of our existance while often we're engaged in wasting our time in futile issues.
My rating
Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Moral Foundations of Politics

Written 2 years ago
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Diego Riccardi partially completed this course.

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