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.
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.
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.
FLJS part 6: Laws in times of peace and war
Aharon Barak answers a question from Guardian Legal Affairs correspondent Afua Hirsch on the difference between protecting human rights and concerns of governments in power in war. Part 6 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture.
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.
Mahnaz Afkhami: Leading the Way
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Mahnaz Afkhami, longtime advocate for the advancement of women's political participation in the Middle East and North Africa, about what participatory, democratic leadership looks like and its past and potential impact in the world today.
Irene Natividad: Talking Politics with a Political “Mama”
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Irene Natividad, longtime leader in the advancement of women's political participation and economic empowerment, about the legacy of the women's movement in the United States that has led women to run for high office in unprecedented numbers today.
Geetanjali Misra: Body Talk
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Geetanjali Misra, longtime activist for gender justice, on how embodied experiences of violence, reproduction and sexuality have shaped and are shaping women's movements around the world.
Sibongile Masuku van Damme: Who Knows the Earth Best?
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with South African environmental activist Sibongile Masuku van Damme on how gender, culture and race relate to her country's environmental challenges.
Rasha Hifzi: Saudi Arabian Women Without the Vote
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with activist Rasha Hifzi who tells the inside story of Saudi women seeking power and the vote.
PODCAST: Economically Powerful Saudi Arabian women aren't allowed to drive, and aren't allowed to be in a room alone with a man who isn't their relative. Yet they own nearly 70 percent of bank accounts and 20 percent of private companies in the Kingdom. In this podcast, originally recorded for I.M.O.W.'s Women, Power and Politics exhibition, businesswoman and women's rights activist Rasha Hifzi speaks about this contradiction and Saudi women
Saudi Arabian women aren't allowed to drive, and aren't allowed to be in a room alone with a man who isn't their relative. Yet they own nearly 70 percent of bank accounts and 20 percent of private companies in the Kingdom. In this podcast, originally recorded for I.M.O.W.'s Women, Power and Politics exhibition, businesswoman and women's rights activist Rasha Hifzi speaks about this contradiction and Saudi women
PODCAST: Who's Bailing Out Whom? Meizhu Lui has been at the center of economic justice struggle for women, immigrants, people of color and poor for more than 30 years. In this podcast, originally recorded for I.M.O.W's online exhibition Women, Power and Politics, she talks about the economic crisis and how it's affecting the lives of ordinary American women. (33:20)
Meizhu Lui has been at the center of economic justice struggle for women, immigrants, people of color and poor for more than 30 years. In this podcast, originally recorded for I.M.O.W's online exhibition Women, Power and Politics, she talks about the economic crisis and how it's affecting the lives of ordinary American women. (33:20)
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.