Public policy 'necessary' to make low carbon economy a reality
When it comes to the notion of a sustainable low carbon economy, governments around the world may like the concept but are either reluctant or incapable of developing the means to make it reality, says Jonathon Porritt, founder director of Forum for the Future. It has to be done through the markets, through various instruments and market mechanisms -- but the markets cannot do it unaided. It is public policy that will shape the markets, which in turn could deliver a low carbon future.
Shedding light: INSEAD initiatives seek to foster growth, development in Africa
Listen to INSEAD faculty, alumni and associates talk, and you realise that Africa is no longer just a story of disease, poverty, misery and humanitarian aid. Or of China’s hunger for raw materials and energy, while the Japanese and Koreans buy land in Africa to grow their own food. Today, Africa is also a story of investment and growth on a global scale.
Spreading the ‘awareness net’ for social enterprises in India
After 19 years of working in communications at Ogilvy and having observed the business closely, Meenakshi Bhalla was beginning to feel bored and there was a restlessness for new challenges and unchartered territories.
Networking Nuts & Bolts: The How, Who What, Where, When and Why of Networking
Career Services Speaker Series Networking Nuts & Bolts: The How, Who What, Where, When and Why of Networking September 22, 2010 Career Services In this podcast, learn the basic nuts and bolts of networking in the legal profession. Because getting a legal job is as much who you know as what you know. This introductory [...]
Brad Sears – Just the Facts: Public Policy Research & LGBT Rights
Student Group Speaker Series Brad Sears – Just the Facts: Public Policy Research & LGBT Rights October 15, 2010 OUTLAW OUTLAW is very proud to present Professor Brad Sears, Executive Director, the Charles R. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy. The work of Mr. Sears and the Williams Institute featured prominently in [...]
Finding No Hidden Variables
"Measuring 'Nothing' and Getting It Right" - a symposium in honor of the physics career of Dr. Stuart Freedman (http://freedman2014.org): Dr. Tony Nero (Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) speaks about Dr. Stuart Freedman's 1972 experiment (with Dr. John Clauser). The theory of "hidden variables" is discussed, including its motivation, conduct, and results, as well as factors affecting how credit was apportioned for its success.
Esther Dyson on Joining the Space Program
Esther Dyson on Joining the Space Program - Esther Dyson tells tales of her cosmonaut training. Recently returned from five months at the Yuri Gagarain Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow, she comes equipped with photos and stories. Here, Dyson discusses why she chose to pay $3 million for her space training program. (03:11)
UNSWTV - brain food for beautiful minds
Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/unsw Want to get the grey cells ticking over? Not quite sustained by the daily diet of mainstream media? Into animation, innovation, science, medicine, social justice, or the environment? Try UNSWTV. Brain food for beautiful minds. Subscribe and let us feed your thirst for knowledge. http:://www.youtube.com/unsw The official channel for UNSW Australia, based in Sydney. Regular programming of the latest in innovation from our student entrepreneurs and animator
Decline of infant mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948 : a medical conundrum
This is a Web page detailing the context, range and availability of the 'Decline of Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948: a Medical Conundrum' dataset hosted by the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS), based at the UK Data Archive University of Essex (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service - AHDS). The data is available to order from the HDS as an excel file. From this Web page you may download a PDF of images of the study documentation. To make use of this dataset
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Analogies and Idioms Analogies; compare two things to show how they relate. The video gives examples and there is also an analogy given as a quiz. This would be helpful for parents to interact with kids or have kids do on their own to see if they understand the concept. The video also offers reviews and there is text provided so that students can follow the fast paced lessons at their own rate. An idiom is an expression that says one thing tha
Analogies; compare two things to show how they relate. The video gives examples and there is also an analogy given as a quiz. This would be helpful for parents to interact with kids or have kids do on their own to see if they understand the concept. The video also offers reviews and there is text provided so that students can follow the fast paced lessons at their own rate. An idiom is an expression that says one thing tha
November 2010 Monthly Update
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Dana Gioia on the Close Connection between Business and Poetry
Dana Gioia (pronounced Joy-a) claims to be the only person in history who went to business school to be a poet. Having earned a degree from Stanford's graduate school of business, he worked 15 years in corporate life, eventually becoming vice president of General Foods. In 1991, Gioia wrote an influential collection of essays titled, "Can Poetry Matter?" in which he explored, among other themes, the nexus between business and poetry. Since 2002, he has been chairman of the National Endowment of
Why Sutherland Global Succeeds: An Interview With CEO Dilip Vellodi
Sutherland Global Services was involved in business process outsourcing long before the term became widely known. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Sutherland Global has 22,000 employees and operations in seven countries, including India, the Philippines, Canada, Mexico and Bulgaria. India Knowledge@Wharton and Ravi Aron, a senior fellow at Wharton's Mack Center for Emerging Technologies, spoke with Dilip R. Vellodi, CEO of Sutherland Global Services, about the company's business model and its f
Information Security: Why Cybercriminals Are Smiling
With Internet usage forecast to grow 45% globally over the next four years, the web has become a paradise for cybercriminals. Many people don't yet fully understand the enormity of the threat -- to individuals, their families and the companies that they work for, warns Andrea M. Matwyshyn, professor of legal studies and business ethics at Wharton and editor of a forthcoming book titled, Harboring Data: Information Security, Law and the Corporation. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Matwysh
New Approaches to New Markets: How C.K. Prahalad's Bottom of the Pyramid Strategies Are Paying Off
Five years ago, C.K. Prahalad published a book titled, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, in which he argues that multinational companies not only can make money selling to the world's poorest, but also that undertaking such efforts is necessary as a way to close the growing gap between rich and poor countries. Key to his argument for targeting the world's poorest is the sheer size of that market -- an estimated four billion people. How has Prahalad's book -- a revised, fifth-anniversary
04 Oct 2010: The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Examining the Legal Battle Behind the Science
The Science and Technology Policy Program of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy invites you to attend a presentation on The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. At this event, experts will address recent court rulings that reinterpret the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which prohibits the creation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines from destroyed embryos. Federal funding currently is allowed for research using existing lines, all of which were created with private funds, but th
22 Oct 2010: Baker Institute Student Forum: Grade the President
With the 2010 midterm election rapidly approaching, the Baker Institute Student Forum presents a Rice University student-led discussion on the first two years of the Obama administration. Four students from the Rice University Young Democrats and four students from the Rice University Conservatives Forum will evaluate President Barack Obama in four major policy areas. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the conversation through a question-and-answer session with the panelists, and
Duke Faith Council: Interfaith Leadership in Public Life - 2/3/14 - Eboo Patel
Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, spoke on Monday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodson Chapel, located in Duke Divinity School. Dr. Patel, addressed "Interfaith Leadership in Public Life."