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
Author(s): Ian Goldin, Director, James Martin 21st Century Sc

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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
Author(s): Alex Nicholls, Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship

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(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.
Author(s): Tom Watson, Managing Partner, CauseWired Communica

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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.
Author(s): Sarabajaya Kumar, Senior Research Fellow, Skoll Ce

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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.
Author(s): Pat Mitchell, President & CEO, The Paley Center fo

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Closing Plenary
Opening Remarks: Citizens, Institutions, and Shifting Power: A Social Entrepreneur’s Perspective on Power: Collective Power: A Call for Urgency: Closing Remarks:
Author(s): Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social

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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
Author(s): Stephan Chambers, Chairman, Skoll Centre for Socia

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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
Author(s): Paula Ellis, Vice President / Strategic Initiative

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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.
Author(s): Matthew T.A. Nash, Managing Director, Center for t

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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.
Author(s): Sarabajaya Kumar, Senior Research Fellow, Skoll Ce

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Journalist Rieke Havertz on Gun Violence in Chicago
Learn more: Rieke Havertz has been reporting from Chicago for her Pulitzer Center sponsored project--reporting on the sales of local gun shops, the strict gun laws and the neighborhoods that suffer most from violence and more. Video produced by Carlos Javier Ortiz. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project: "Gun Violence in Chicago: A Global Problem"
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Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
Nuclear weapons and nuclear power have greatly influenced history from 1945 to the present. This digital library provides an annotated bibliography of over 2,700 books, articles, films, CDs, and websites about a broad range of nuclear issues.
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11.800 Doctoral Research Seminar: Knowledge in the Public Arena (MIT)
This is a course about how research knowledge and other types of knowledge come to be actionable and influential in the world — or not. The course explores ways to make research knowledge more accessible, credible, and useful in the realm of public policy and practice, a project in which the course faculty collectively bring decades of professional experience, in both academic and non-academic roles. The course addresses the politics of the policymaking process, the power of framing and ag
Author(s): Levy, Frank,Rein, Martin,Briggs, Xavier de Souza

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Of and for the Gods, #3 Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
Masks in Mexican culture have been important since Precolombian times. Tigre (jaguar) masks were part of religious ceremonies and represented fertility and power before the arrival of the Spanish. Today, in some rural towns, the jaguar dances are performed annually, continuing these ancient traditions. Gayle Castañeda of the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume shares her knowledge.
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Of and for the Gods, #3 (enhanced) Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
Masks in Mexican culture have been important since Precolombian times. Tigre (jaguar) Masks were part of religious ceremonies and represented fertility and power before the arrival of the Spanish. Today, in some rural towns, the jaguar dances are performed annually, continuing these ancient traditions. Gayle Castañeda of the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume shares her knowledge.
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Space Syntax and the New Transportation System in the Santa Catarina Island
The paper reports an on-going research that aims at describing and analysing some of the syntactic characteristics of the urban space of Santa Catarina Island, in an attempt to evaluate its performance, more specifically its social and spatial integration and segregation. The research has been conducted with the aid of the Aximagic software, still in exam stage and not yet released to the public, a tool being developed by a group of researches of the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University and giv
Author(s): Angelo,C.V., Bins Ely, V.H.M., Bueno,A.P., Ludvig

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Power, Work and the Waterwheel
Waterwheels are devices that generate power and do work. Students construct a waterwheel using two-liter bottles, dowel rods and index cards, and calculate the power created and work done by them.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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1.2.1 The EU economy

Just to put things into perspective and remind ourselves of some basic background features of the EU, it is useful to provide an outline picture of the size of the EU compared to the USA and Japan. While a lot is made of the rise of China and India as potential competitors to these and other economies, as yet they remain rapidly expanding economic giants whose main impact will probably arise in the next decade. Comparative data on these two economies, and on the EU-12, the USA and Japan, is g
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The Interaction Between Poverty, Growth and Democracy
Alejandro Toledo has remained a passionate advocate of reform since departing the presidency of Peru in 2006. In his home country, he embodied the possibility of transformation, having risen from poverty in an Andean village to top political power, where he initiated a process of economic and social change for Peru. Now he serves as a
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Introduction

This unit introduces common techniques underlying free verse and traditional forms of poetry, and how it is necessary to use these techniques in order to harness what T.S. Eliot called the ‘logic of the imagination’ (Eliot, 1975, p. 77). We discuss the possibility of using your own experience, but also the power of imagination, and of utilising different personae in your poems. You are also introduced to the basic terminology and practical elements of poetry – the line, line-breaks
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