Ayala: Taking care of the bottom line while seeking a social impact
“Businesses cannot simply operate in societies that are plagued with extreme poverty and where the environment is severely degraded. It is important for businesses to build in solutions to these challenges in their business strategies for their long-term viability and survival.” That’s according to Fernando Zobel de Ayala, who is President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Corporation, and concurrently Chairman of Ayala Land, the largest real estate company in the Philippines.
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.
A helping hand for families trying to escape the poverty trap in India
Kancheepuram, some 80 kilometres south-west of Chennai, is well known for its 500-year-old heavyweight silk sari tradition. But chances were that its ornate, intricate pieces were woven by children between the age of five and 13, working 12 to 16 hours a day and bonded to a master weaver until their parents’ debt was paid in full.
The Economic Growth Engine: How Energy and Work Drive Material Prosperity
The authors of this unique book explore the fundamental relationship between thermodynamics (physical work)
and economics. They take a realistic approach to explaining the relationship between technological progress,
thermodynamic efficiency and economic growth, the findings of which conclude with a fundamental explanation of
endogenous growth that is both quantifiable and consistent with the laws of thermodynamics. A major implication of
this is that future economic growth is no
Patent Bar Presentation
Career Services Speaker Series Patent Bar Presentation September 13, 2010 Career Services In this podcast, learn more about taking the patent bar exam. Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Director of their Patent Bar Review Course. Topics for discussion are: •The latest info on the patent bar exam •Who [...]
European Law: Values and Constitutional Principles of the European Union
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Speaker Series European Law: Values and Constitutional Principles of the European Union September 14, 2010 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Lewis & Clark proudly welcomed Dr. Christian Calliess as our Natural Resources Law Institute’s Distinguished International Visitor. In this presentation to our students, Dr. Calliess talks about “European Law: Values [...]
Restoration of Indian Tribes and Effective Lobbying of Congress in Indian Affairs
Native American Law Students Association Speaker Series Restoration of Indian Tribes and Effective Lobbying of Congress in Indian Affairs October 28, 2010 Native American Law Students Association | email NALSA In this podcast, Former U.S. Representative for Oregon, Elizabeth Furse presents “Restoration of Indian Tribes and Effective Lobbying of Congress in Indian Affairs.” Furse is [...]
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
"Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making" (video)
"Superclass" provides the first in-depth examination of the connections between the global communities of leaders who are at the helm of every major enterprise on the planet and control its greatest wealth. It is an unprecedented examination of the trends within the superclass, which are likely to alter our politics, our institutions, and the shape of the world in which we live. Rothkopf is also the
"The U.N. Security Council and the Making of the Modern World" (video)
A talk by professor and author David Bosco. From the Berlin Airlift to the Iraq War, the UN Security Council has stood at the heart of global politics. Part public theater, part smoke-filled backroom, the Council has enjoyed notable successes and suffered ignominious failures, but it has always provided a space for the five great powers to sit down toget
Creole identity in a globalized world
Conférence prononcée le 14 avril 2006 sur le campus de Cave Hill, University of the West-Indies, dans l'île de Barbade/Barbados
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.
One Place: Paul Kwilecki & Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia
While Paul Kwilecki (1928-2009) ranks among the most important American documentary photographers of the twentieth century, he is also one of the least well-known. "One Place" is about the evolution of an artist and the life of a community in southwest Georgia. Paul Kwilecki's years of photographing and writing about the place where he lived produced a body of work that not only reflects a vision and understanding of Decatur County but reveals the cultural landscape of the deep South in America
Using Portable Class Libraries with Xamarin | Visual Studio Toolbox This is the second of a four part series on building cross platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode Robert is joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, who gives us a deep dive into code sharing with Portable Class Libraries on Android, iOS, and Windows platforms. We will see how to leverage popular PCL libraries fr
This is the second of a four part series on building cross platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode Robert is joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, who gives us a deep dive into code sharing with Portable Class Libraries on Android, iOS, and Windows platforms. We will see how to leverage popular PCL libraries fr
The Challenges of Engaged Development in Brazil: Homage to Albert Hirschman and Oscar Niemeyer [Audi
Speaker(s): João Carlos Ferraz | An overarching sense of uncertainty prevails in the second decade of the 21st century, as dramatic changes sweep most aspects of life in every corner of the planet. This lecture will attempt to discuss the constitutive elements of the uncertainties we live with and their associated challenges. These should compose the boundaries of the debate about what development is, or should be, in the 21st century. The recent economic, social and political evolution of Braz
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Seeing the Person in the Problem: a practitioner perspective on justice th
RSC Public Seminar series of Hilary Term 2012. Podcast from the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series on 'Critical Approaches to Environmental Displacement' convened by Dr Alexander Betts. This podcast was recorded on Wednesday 8 February 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Hannah Smith, Climate Outreach and Information Network.
Affirmative Action and Forced Busing
As blacks benefited from new voting rights and school desegregation, the workplace remained a hostile environment for some. Many businesses openly flaunted hiring policies that excluded blacks or confined them to menial jobs. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Research on Microorganisms that Live Off Carbon Dioxide
This video produced by Teachers' Domain features Cathy Drennan, Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cathy explains that her research focuses on microorganisms that live off carbon dioxide, one of several greenhouse gases that are widely believed to accelerate global warming. Specifically, Cathy is investigating how a protein inside these microorganisms converts carbon dioxide into energy. Ultimately, Cathy hopes humans might apply what they learn from
A history of Russian punk
In this episode Ivan talks about the development of the Russian scene and the relationship between punk and the political and social establishment.
Recycling on the International Space Station
Join engineers at NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station to learn about the importance of recycling. Find out how NASA is solving the challenge of giving astronauts water to use without wasting any with the new Water Recovery System. (07:21)