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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Life in 2030: Humankind and the Machine

The world is on the brink of a new revolution driven by the convergence of a number of new technologies, including genome editing, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. How will these technologies change the lives of the next generation? – What are the game-changing technologies? – What are the moral, ethical and social concerns which …

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Bloomberg Business: Elon Musk: How I Became The Real ‘Iron Man’

“Bloomberg Risk Takers” profiles Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who helped create PayPal, built America’s first viable fully electric car company, started the nation’s biggest solar energy supplier, and may make commercial space travel a reality in our lifetime.  

World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – The New Energy Equation

In a world characterized by increasing uncertainty about the future demand and supply of energy, how are economies navigating new barriers and opportunities? On the agenda: – Future oil prices and demand – Changing energy and climate policies – Digital and renewable energy innovation Speakers: ·Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. ·Kirill Dmitriev, …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – The Future of Growth: Technology-Driven, Human-Centred

What systemic changes are required to ensure that technology can serve humanity to its fullest potential? Speakers: -Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA. -Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT – Sloan School of Management, USA. -Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels. -Maurice Lévy, …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Global Science Outlook

What are the top issues on the global science agenda and how will they be addressed in the year ahead? On the agenda: – Incentivizing science for societal impact – Role of business in science – Public trust and reliability of research findings. Speakers: -Elizabeth Blackburn, Professor, University of California, San Francisco, USA. -Suzanne Fortier, …

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Hillsdale College: Economics and Immigration

Chair: Ron Mahurin, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities “The American Founders on Immigration” Kevin Portteus, Hillsdale College “The Economic Case for Open Boarders” Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation “The Economic Case for Limiting Immigration” Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies  

Talks at Google: James Robinson: “Why Nations Fail”

Professor James Robinson is a leading developmental economist, political scientist, and New York Times bestselling author. His book is Why Nations Fail. It proposes an institutional explanation for why some societies are dynamic and prosperous and others are not. He has fascinating examples from the present day going back to the Roman Empire.  

London School of Economics: The Creative Economy: invention of a global orthodoxy

The discourse of the creative economy is everywhere. First developed by the British New Labour government in the late 1990s, it has influenced a global way of thinking about the relations between culture and the economy. The lecture will address its rise and diffusion and the role of political entrepreneurship in the continuous reworking and …

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Berkeley-Haas: Panel Discussion: Income Inequality in the 21st Century

In a panel discussion moderated by Dean Rich Lyons, Laura Tyson, professor of business administration and economics at the Haas School of Business, and Emmanuel Saez, economics professor and head of the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley, focus on income inequality, drawing from ideas central to Thomas Piketty’s bestselling book Capital in the …

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Nobel Prize Announcement: Economics 2015

Program begins at 35:00. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015 was awarded to Angus Deaton “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”. The prize was announced by Göran K. Hansson, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.  

London School of Economics: The Great Divide

Why has inequality increased in the Western world and what can we do about it? In this new book, The Great Divide, which he will talk about in this public lecture, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing …

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University of Toronto: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel

A panel discussion between students, faculty and alumni who exemplify the booming culture of innovation and entrepreneurship on U of T’s three campuses.  

Bloomberg Business: The European Debt Crisis Visualized

  At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that tied together 18 countries in an intimate manner. So when one country teeters on the brink of financial collapse, the entire continent is at risk. How did such a flawed system come to be?    

Dolby Laboratories | Marvel: Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge Winners

Marvel Entertainment announced a technology competition for young women in the United States in May. The idea is to encourage girls to continue working with technology and to inspire others. In this clip, you can see who the winners are, five smart and beautiful girls who took home the prize .   Meet the winners …

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Big Think: What Will Money Look Like 500 Years in the Future? Ask Albert Einstein.

Best-selling author Kabir Sehgal explores the future of money during the age of space exploration. How will we pay to tour the galaxy? What form of currency will reign dominant in the year 2515? Sehgal goes on to explain why it’s better to pay attention to predictions of science-fiction than those of economists. Sehgal is …

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Commonwealth Club: An Evening with Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond, Professor, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival Jared Diamond is a scientist known for drawing from a variety of fields, from anthropology to evolutionary biology. He has published several popular science books, including Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs …

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Milken Institute: Navigating Europe’s New Volatility

This year, Europe has been shaken out of an unsatisfying stasis by heightened fears of deflation, vigorous central bank action, terrorism in France and political transformation in Greece. The continent’s political economy is getting more complicated, and boundaries are being tested. Many wonder how far the ECB’s quantitative easing program will go and whether it …

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World Economic Forum: Global Science Outlook

How will science solve global problems and change our lives? Dimensions to be addressed: – Tackling climate change – Solving great mysteries, from the brain to the cosmos – Establishing the science-driven economies of the future • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council, Belgium • Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, USA; Global …

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Nobel Prize: Lectures | 2014 Prize in Economic Sciences

The Prize in Economic Sciences – The science of taming powerful firms Jean Tirole, Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France  

Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1920s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, …

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