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Pepperdine University: Patricia Tagliaferri Dean’s Lecture – Niall Ferguson

In this first Patricia Tagliaferri Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. Niall Ferguson makes a compelling argument that policy failures – both domestic and international–have been founded on a misreading, if not complete ignorance of history.  

Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralized corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, …

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Niall Ferguson: The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed the falling quality of American institutions in his talk entitled;The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die; His book of the same name is available on Amazon. Ferguson focuses on China and the United States as examples of institutional improvement in the developing world …

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Oxford London Lecture 2014 Panel discussion: Keeping Our Secrets: Shaping internet technologies for the public good

Published on Mar 21, 2014 Professor Sally Mapstone chairs a panel discussion with Dr Ian Brown (Oxford University), Rt Hon David Davis MP, Stephen Deadman (Vodafone), and Nick Hopkins (Guardian). The topic of the lecture and panel is Keeping Our Secrets: Shaping internet technologies for the public good.  

Gary Pruitt: The Free Press vs. National Security: A False Choice?

AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt argues that a free and independent press is fundamental to a functioning democracy. It differentiates democracy from dictatorship; separates a free society from tyranny. Governments who try to set up a situation where citizens think they must choose between a free press and security are making a mistake that …

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Conversations with History: Asia the West and the Logic of One World with Kishore Mahbubani

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcome Professor Kishore Mahbubani for a discussion of his new book, The Great Convergence. Professor Mahbubani analyzes the global forces propelling global society and economy toward one world. He also discusses the failure to develop a structure for global governance. In dissecting this contradiction he explains how existing global …

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Discussion: Is 21st Century Media Weakening Democracy?

From the explosion of the Twitter-verse and the political blogosphere to the round-the-clock chatter of cable news, the American public is awash in a flurry of political coverage. But what impact are the expanded pace and platforms of American media having on the quality of our politics in the 21st century? Our panel takes an …

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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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Rory Stewart: Why democracy matters

TED presents Rory Stewart who talks about why it is that democracy really matters. The public is losing faith in democracy, says British MP Rory Stewart. Iraq and Afghanistan’s new democracies are deeply corrupt; meanwhile, 84 percent of people in Britain say politics is broken. In this important talk, Stewart sounds a call to action …

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