The Ripple Effect: Communities Empowered Through Individual Transformation
Effective models for empowerment serve to transform not only power on a personal level, but have the ability to impact a wider community when executed effectively. This session looks at proven models for empowerment from across the globe and examines the relationship between personal empowerment and community power. Panelists will discuss the critical design elements that make empowerment models effective in achieving lasting impact, not only at an individual level, but across entire communities
Whose accountability really counts?
Perhaps the most important issue in all social entrepreneurship is the relationship with stakeholders and how this is enacted in accountability measures and systems. Effective accountability can be seen as a key measure of performance success and the best way to capture mission impact. This session will consider a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives on accountability and impact measurement, with particular reference to the power relations which structure and influence judgements on
(Financial) power to the people
Web 2.0 entrepreneurs are shifting power dynamics from institutions (governments and NGOs) to end-users (donors and aid recipients) by creating new online marketplaces. These three social entrepreneurs are having a positive impact on development goals but each follows a different business model: online micro-lending for Kiva, online giving for Global Giving, and online investing for MyC4. Join them in the conversation.
How can we empower the powerless through economic development?
Today there is a well-established development ‘industry’ spanning NGOs, state actors, academics, and — increasingly — corporations. Each has their own models of how to help the ‘bottom billion’ escape crushing poverty and these models are increasingly competing for political support, media attention, and donor money. This session will explore the obstacles to economic development from the perspective of empowerment, and will also offer real examples of projects that have created last
Religion, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy: Three perspectives
Philanthropic acts have become the pre-eminent means by which individuals attempt to realise their understanding of ‘doing good’ in society. Drawing on three world religions – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam – the panel will prompt reflection on how notions of ethics, values and power as expressed in each of these traditions, shape philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
Powerful women: Shifting the status quo
An emerging phenomenon in parts of the developing world is that of women holding power in political structures, including structures previously seen as being the preserve of men. Women also navigate traditional power structures to bring to the fore the economic interests and societal rights of women. Are there robust and sustainable models emerging which can illuminate political, legal, economic power structures? Women share how they brought vitality and hope to their communities.
State power and social innovation
For many social entrepreneurs governments are a crucial source of income, but also a barrier to action because of their perceived inability to innovate and change. Yet most academics, commentators, and social activists recognise that genuine systemic global change requires institutional and political entrepreneurship. This panel will explore examples of state social entrepreneurship and will consider the question: to what extent is government the best solution or the biggest problem to addressin
Opening Remarks: Citizens, Institutions, and Shifting Power: A Social Entrepreneur’s Perspective on Power: Collective Power: A Call for Urgency: Closing Remarks:
The Skoll World Forum 2009 - Opening Plenary
The Skoll World Forum 2009 - The Opening Plenary - held at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Musical Performance – Taiko Meantime, An enthralling show combining traditional Japanese rhythms and techniques with eclectic, original compositions Opening Remarks – Stephan Chambers, Chairman, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Welcome – Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation and Participant Media The Power Paradox – Roger L. Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, Universi
Tomorrow’s news: Models for an everyone-is-media world
We are witnessing the destruction of the old media order—and the noisy, thrilling invention of something new. Tectonic shifts in technology and human behavior have changed forever the way we create, deliver, and consume information. The result: a host of emerging models from around the globe that thrive on connection and community, promising previously unimagined opportunities to engage people as active, change-making citizens. This session will examine levers of power in a world where everyon
Who matters? Impact, power and accountability
A laser focus on impact can shift power from funders and social entrepreneurs to the people they intend to serve. What is the connection between impact, power and accountability? What lessons can we learn from thoughtful funders and social entrepreneurs who have struggled with this issue? Funders, social entrepreneurs and beneficiaries explore what works and what hasn’t in the race towards lasting, positive, social impact.
Social entrepreneurship in indigenous communities
This session will discuss different traditions of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship from the perspectives of three leaders from the ‘First Peoples’. It will explore the particular cultural forms which manifest altruistic orientations in an indigenous thought system. Presentations by ‘Chiefs’ from Canada, New Zealand and Latin America – on the power of indigenous thought systems to revitalize their own communities – will be followed by facilitated discussion.
Obama's First 100 Days
Orla De Burca interviews Desmond King, Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government, on Barack Obama’s first 100 days as President; discussing Obama’s plans to recover America’s Economy and the success so far of his foreign and domestic plans
Tim Kendall: 'Ivor Gurney: First War Poet'
Professor Tim Kendall considers what composer and poet Ivor Gurney understood by the phrase 'war poet' and how he saw his own work as belonging to (and eminent amidst) a tradition of writing about war. Tim Kendall examines the ways in which Gurney represents poetry, and the figure of the poet, in his own work; and assesses Gurney's hopes for the efficacy of such poetry - whether as acts of witness, of escapism, or of political intervention. Tim Kendall is Professor of English Literature at the
Process and Effects of Unification
The history of the Wall — Developments up to 1989 — The international handling of German unification — The domestic politics of unification — Enduring divisions in Germany — Conclusion
Forgotten in the Mountains: Displacement in the Highlands of Papua
This film looks at the issue of forced displacement of indigenous Papuans in (West) Papua, Indonesia. This 30 minute film looks at the issue of forced displacement of indigenous Papuans in (West) Papua, Indonesia. Papuan fears for their future have recently become focused on the issue of migration from the rest of Indonesia into their homeland. Following the failure of special autonomy since 2001 to deliver health, education and infrastructure benefits to Papuan villagers, or even a small measur
Anglo American Relations the Special Relationship
Anglo American Relations the Special Relationship. Part of a lecture series to develop an understanding of the changing composition and dominant characteristics of UK politics in the post-war period.
Pensions in the UK
Part of a lecture series to develop an understanding of the changing composition and dominant characteristics of UK politics in the post-war period.
11 Economic Policy.mp3
Economic Policy - Roger DuClaud -Williams Part of a lecture series on Politics in the UK
7 Interest groups
Interest Groups - Politics in the UK