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Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, …

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Aspen Institute discussion: Global Trends That Will Affect us All: Are We Ready?

By 2030, no country is likely to be a globally hegemonic power, and four megatrends will have shaped international relations: accelerated individual empowerment; the continued rebalancing of the (economic) world; novel and diverging demographic patterns; and scarcity and uncertainty in global resources. Multinational companies — as well as multilateral organizations (World Bank, IMF) and NGOs …

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Hans Rosling: Facts and Fiction on Global Health NMD 2014

Even the most worldly and well-read journalist can have his perspectives on the state of the world challenged by Hans Rosling. Data has rarely been more entertaining! Dr. Rosling invites us to take actively part in his ongoing research.  

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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