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Category: Humanities

Sarah Harper: 21st Century — The Last Century of Youth

Hosted by the University of Oxford, this talk by professor Sarah Harper looks at the rapidly declining percentage of young people across the world as the population ageing moves across the globe. She asks what implications this will have for societies, their economies and political structures. Professor Harper will also consider the potential collision of …

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Gary Slutkin: Let’s treat violence like a contagious disease

FILMED APR 2013 • POSTED OCT 2013 • TEDMED 2013 TED presents Physician Gary Slutkin who has spent a decade fighting tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS epidemics in Africa. When he returned to the United States, he thought he’d escape brutal epidemic deaths. But then he began to look more carefully at gun violence, noting that …

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The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced Thursday. The prize motivation as follows: “master of the contemporary short story”. Alice Munro, born in Wingham, Ontario, is a Canadian English-language writer. Since her debut in 1968, she has exclusively published collections of short stories with the reservation …

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Discussion: Digital Disruption of the News Business

Hosted by Harvard University, the forum Riptide discuss Digital Disruption of the News Business. The discussion opens with a welcome from Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center, and an introduction from John Huey, former editor-in-chief of Time Inc. Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL, Caroline Little, president and CEO of the Newspaper …

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Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption’s hidden players

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED JUL 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 In this TED talk, Charmian Gooch gives this eye-opening talk where she details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar faces. [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/CharmianGooch_2013G-480p.mp4[/KGVID]

Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes

Paul Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty–through practical design fixes–in Australia and beyond.  

Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED JUN 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 TED presents Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. They are offering resilient connectivity via BRCK to the developing world. Since it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/JulianaRotich_2013G-480p.mp4[/KGVID]

Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED MAY 2013 • TED2013 This TED talk about the importance of books. As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal …

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Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED MAY 2013 • TED2013 TED presents economist Sebastião Salgado who took up photography in his 30s, and then became an obsession. His long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay. In this talk he tells a deeply personal …

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Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED APR 2013 • TED2013 TED presents Nilofer Merchant who suggests something that just might have a big impact on your life and health: The next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” and let ideas flow while you walk and talk. [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/NiloferMerchant_2013-480p.mp4[/KGVID]

Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

FILMED JUN 2012 • POSTED APR 2013 • TEDGlobal 2012 In this TED talk Laura Snyder tells the intriguing story about the four men that in 1812 met at Cambridge University for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men — who called themselves “natural philosophers” until …

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Authors at Google: Peter Singer

Peter Singer is recognized as one of the most influential philosophers alive. He is the author of Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, and has motivated countless people to give more to charity.

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

TEDWomen • Filmed Dec 2010 • Posted Dec 2010 TED presents Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg who looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and also offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite. [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/SherylSandberg_2010W-480p-en.mp4[/KGVID]

Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools

FILMED JUL 2012 • POSTED FEB 2013 • TEDGlobal 2012 How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another — then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks …

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Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption

FILMED DEC 2012 • POSTED FEB 2013 • TEDxPortofSpain Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed — that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra Raymond for 30 years. Shining a flashlight on a continued history …

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Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls

  Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. TED presents 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh who runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls [KGVID …

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Authors@Google: George R.R. Martin

George R. R. Martin, the acclaimed author of the Game of Thrones novels — also a recent hit HBO series — came to Google for a live-streamed interview where he answered your questions submitted online.

UCLA: Is Democracy Too Slow?

Event held at the University of California on february 7, 2013. A discussion the topic of democrazy, asking the questions: Why can’t the United States build a rapid transit system like China’s? Is a firmer hand needed to guide the European Union through the financial crisis? Does California’s direct democracy system need more limits? With …

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Authors@Google: Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman discusses his book “Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships”. The author of the bestseller “Emotional Intelligence”, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are “wired to connect”.

Discussion: Elevating Women for Global Security

Harvard presents a discussion on the topic of elevating woman for global security, held on January 18th, 2013. Rahaa Altalli from Syria, Wafa Bugaighis from Libya, Julia Duncan-Cassell from Liberia, Ja Nan Lahtaw from Myanmar, Sofi Ospina from Colombia, and Sabrina Saqeb from Afghanistan sit with Ambassador Swanee Hunt to discuss their experiences participating in the …

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