The Perfect Storm in MedTech - Josh Makower (ExploraMed)
Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, speaks briefly about his experience working in medicine and technology. Dr. Makower also discusses at length the numerous political, financial, and regulatory hurdles against future medical innovation, and calls for audience involvement in the tangled web of healthcare, patents, and insurance reimbursement.
"All We Are Seeking Here Is Equal Opportunity": The American G.I. Forum Desegregates a Texas Communi
With the annexation of Texas in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War, Tejanos--Texans of Mexican descent--lost property rights and political power in a society dominated by Anglos. Through discriminatory practices and violent force, Tejanos were kept at the bottom of the new political and socio-cultural order. From 1900-1930, as an influx of immigrants from Mexico came north to meet a growing demand for cheap labor in the developing commercial agriculture industries, Tejanos experienced c
From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Roads
This is a curriculum guide for exploring China's inner Asian frontier and one of the world's oldest and most important trade routes. The 350-page guide features five independent sections. Each examines the geography, ethnic relations and political history, exchange of goods and ideas, religions, or art along the Silk Roads (beginning in the second century BCE). Each includes lesson plans, documents, maps, and board game.
Generators: Three Mile Island vs. Hoover Dam
Students are given a history of electricity and its development into the modern age lifeline upon which we so depend. The methods of power generation are introduced, and further discussion of each technology's pros and cons follows.
Meltzer on the Fed, Money, and Gold
Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about what the Fed really does and the political pressures facing the Chair of the Fed. He describes and analyzes some fascinating episodes in U.S. monetary history, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the gold standard and ends the conversation with some insights into recent Fed moves to intervene with investment banks. This is a wonderful introduction to the political economy of the money supply and cen
What is the Next Big Thing? - Tony Perkins, Tim Draper, Michael Moe (AlwaysOn)
Three Silicon Valley dealmakers - Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn; Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper, Fisher Jurvetson; and Michael Moe, Founding Partner of ThinkEquity - discuss the evolutions in online media, the power of partnerships, and other next-generation opportunities for the global marketplace.
A History of Venture Capital - Spencer E. Ante (BusinessWeek)
Spencer E. Ante, BusinessWeek editor and author, quotes excerpts from his book, Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital, and offers a historical portal into the start and evolution of venture capital. He draws an investment timeline starting with the post-WWII economy, delves into the dominance of Silicon Valley, and discusses current recessionary activity.
The Next Wave of Industry: Global Clean Tech - Erik Straser (MDV)
Mohr Davidow Ventures partner Erik Straser offers insight on the unfolding sector of new energy technologies, and discusses how it will be affected by an economy in credit crisis. He unveils the market's high level of industrial innovation, and offers students of entrepreneurship sound advice on finding the next crest in grand socioeconomic opportunity.
Concentrated Power in a Global Economy - David Rothkopf (Author)
David Rothkopf, CEO of Garten Rothkopf and author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making, mulls over the research in his latest social macroeconomic tome. He iterates a wealth of trends and statistics on the ever-broadening gap between rich and poor, and how true global influence is the product of a shockingly small handful of global players.
The Growth of Solar Ventures - Larry Bawden (Jadoo Power)
Larry Bawden is a co-founder of Jadoo Power, an innovative supplier of fuel cells, and Q1 Nanosytems, a next-generation photo-voltaics provider. Bawden addresses the new landscape in technology and energy and notes the pivotal role of newer technologies in the global economy. He talks about the four fundamental planetary crises - Global Warming, Peak Oil, Population Peak and Resource Depletion that are driving changes in world. Bawden also acknowledges the rise of third generation technology and
The Positive Impact of Entrepreneurship in the American Economy - Carl J. Schramm (Kauffman Foundati
Carl Schramm, President of the Kauffman Foundation, examines the vital role of entrepreneurship in the changing economy. He emphasizes how entrepreneurs have a positive influence on the American economy by creating ways to reinvent and innovate the rules of life. For example, half of the jobs created in 2007 are from firms less than five years old. Entrepreneurs teach us about human needs we did not know existed, create jobs that provide security for people, and generate social welfare, he says.
Faith Complex: Richard Cizik on Evangelical America's Future
Richard Cizik puts the ?protest? back in Protestant. It is impossible not to watch this new video interview without pausing to marvel at how many mainstream Evangelical theological and political positions he challenges. That he does so with charm and wit just makes it all the more entertaining.??
1.2. Tracing word histories ‘Romance languages, a group of modern languages derived from the ancient Latin language and spoken by about 400 million people. These languages form a major group in the Indo-European languages, belonging to that family's subfamily of Italic languages. They developed from the colloquial Latin of late Roman times, their separation from Latin becoming evident in the 5th to 9th centuries.’ Norbert Elias - 2006 RIHSS Key Thinkers Public Lecture Series Walter Benjamin - 2006 RIHSS A Tribute to the Dream feat. Bob Moses Clay Corridor Bioinformed Performative Composite Structures Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding Internationalisation of the Curriculum at So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?
At a time when many observers see the world as caught up in a 'clash of civilizations', we may need a well-grounded understanding of what civilization actually is more than ever before. The social scientist who has done the most to contribute to such an understanding is the German sociologist, Norbert Elias. His theorisation of processes of civilisation and decivilisation, his understanding of social life constituted by long-term historical processes, his relational theory of power, and his hist
Description: In his theses on the concept of history, Walter Benjamin wrote that "the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule." This influential philosopher, who failed to gain admittance into the academy yet remains one of its most influential thinkers, wrote prolifically on diverse topics: from mechanical reproduction to childhood pastimes, from hashish to mourning, and, perhaps most importantly, on the question of political agency and action. In this lecture, D
Civil rights leader Robert Moses spoke at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at Northeastern University on January 16, 2014.
The land between Dresden and Nelsonville offers high quality clay
deposits--perfect for pottery making. Artists in the Clay Corridor turn
this local resource into works of art.
This ongoing investigation aims to learn from nature novel material organizations and structural systems in order to develop innovative architectural system. We developed a multidisciplinary approach, using scientific analysis and design research and prototyping. We focus on the study of a ?living fossil? fish, whose armor system is so efficient it has remained almost unchanged for millions of years. We investigate its morphological characteristics, its structural properties, the assembly mechan
From implicit to explicit: Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding IoC at Griffith Universlty, Australia. Professor Michelle Barker of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and Dr Viv Caruana of CAPRI, Leeds Met University UK discuss recent work in embedding internationalisation of the curriculum across the full range of disciplines and programmes of study at Griffith. Professor Barker also shares insights from a recent ALTC-funded project focused on intercultural or cross-
David Lank is Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Desautels Faculty of Management, specializing in bringing real life experience into the classroom through his business, legal, political and non-profit connections.
‘Romance languages, a group of modern languages derived from the ancient Latin language and spoken by about 400 million people. These languages form a major group in the Indo-European languages, belonging to that family's subfamily of Italic languages. They developed from the colloquial Latin of late Roman times, their separation from Latin becoming evident in the 5th to 9th centuries.’
Norbert Elias - 2006 RIHSS Key Thinkers Public Lecture Series
Walter Benjamin - 2006 RIHSS
A Tribute to the Dream feat. Bob Moses
Bioinformed Performative Composite Structures
Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding Internationalisation of the Curriculum at
So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?