Henry Gonzalez, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2005, Costa Rica
Henry Gonzalez worked for the Costa Rican Government as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Agriculture before completing a Masters in Public Administration at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government as a Fulbright Scholar. He then worked for the World Bank and the United Nations before starting his MBA as a Skoll Scholar in 2004. He now works for Morgan Stanley where he has pioneered microfinance initiatives and is Vice President of the Microfinance Institutions Group.
Ernest Darkoh, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2000, Ghana / United States - Part 1
Following a medical degree, Ernest Darkoh studied for a masters in public health at Harvard, then completed his education with an MBA at Oxford. After graduating, Darkoh worked for McKinsey before going on to pioneer HIV treatment programmes in Botswana. He set up his own company called BroadReach Healthcare which is identifying better ways to deliver healthcare to vulnerable populations in the developing world. Ernest was named a "Young Global Leader 2006" by the World Economic Forum and is a r
A Crisis in Human Rights: Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
Focusing on the crisis in Darfur, the speakers will offer a comprehensive view of how and why a conflict evolves into a full-fledged genocide. The Darfur genocide has involved not just the outright immediate killing of people, but also the creation of conditions that have made life impossible by chasing people out into the desert and destroying their homes, villages, food supplies and livelihoods. Speakers will present eyewitness accounts of events on the ground in Darfur as well as academic res
Under Storytelling's Spell
Storytellers from around the world will gather at Colonial Williamsburg to participate in the Third Annual Storytelling Festival, including Williamsburg's own Art Johnson.
In part 6, our experts examine new models for monetary and fiscal policy, global financial markets and a world economy characterised by global imbalances.
BEYOND KYOTO: Green Innovation and Enterprise for the 21st Century - Emerging Technologies
There is a great deal of innovation in the areas of green enterprise and clean technology in Oxford and the greater Oxford-London-Cambridge region, resenting an infrastructural advantage supported by world-class universities and businesses. The Oxford Business and Environment Network, with the support of Saïd Business School, the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, is organising t
A Religious and Cultural Clash or a Tribal Showdown - Analysing the Danish Cartoons Crisis.
Length: 25 minutes The publication of cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten has triggered violent protests across the world. The cartoons, which have been reprinted in a number of European papers, have angered Muslims and focussed attention on the fragile relationships between Islamic countries and the West. Do the cartoons represent a fundamental difference in the religious and cultural values of the two communities or is the current crisis the lates
Burke, Paine and Wollstonecraft
Events in France did much to revive the fortunes of the reform movement after it had declined in the mid 1780s and hostile reactions to the course the revolution was taking stimulated the rapid growth of militant loyalism as public opinion turned against the radicals. The French revolution did produce some changes: * movement spread further down the social scale * was influential in a wider geographical area, not merely confined to the capital. * some radicals were pursuing a new Li
The University of Oxford attracts some of the most powerful global business and political leaders to speak on cutting edge issues. Events held at the Saïd Business School include an annual meeting of Silicon Valley business leaders, the Oxford Private Equity Forum, and the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. The School also runs a Distinguished Speakers Series, giving students exposure to the top ranks of the business world. Regular seminars and guest lectures provide a steady stream
A Gift of Opportunity: Harry Colmery and the GI Bill of Rights
Harry Colmery, a Topekan, is credited with writing the initial draft of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the GI Bill of Rights. He was part of a committee formed by the national American Legion to secure benefits for those men and women who served in World War II. This pod cast features Colmery's testimony to Congress about what the United States owed to the men and women who had fought for the freedom and liberty of their country. Many historians credit the GI Bill w
Children's literature promotes understanding
Bibliotherapy and critical literacy are two ways to use books to help children better understand themselves, others, and the world around them. This article explains both strategies and provides resources for selecting appropriate books.
Mabel Holmes' Diary, 1935-1939, part 1
Mabel Holmes, a longtime Topeka resident, kept a daily diary from January 1, 1935-December 31, 1939. During this time, storms resulting from the severe drought conditions blanketed the state in dust so thick that it could be pitch black in the middle of the day; Kansans were coping with an economic depression even worse than our current one; the threat of a second World War in Europe was looming. Against this backdrop, Mabel talks about the news, weather, shopping, outings with her sister, Elma
Clark Bruster To His Family, June-Sept. 1917
Clark Bruster's great-grandfather was an early settler of Waverly, N. Y., a village on the New York/Pennsylvania border. Harvey and Cora Bruster raised Clark and his brothers there in the early 1900s. Waverly had about 6,000 residents at that time. Clark had finished school and begun working as a meat salesman in nearby Elmira, when the U.S. entry into World War I changed his life dramatically. From Fort Slocum on Long Island, Clark boarded a train to travel to Fort Riley, Kansas, in June 1917,
Reconfigurable control of Aircraft undergoing Sensor and Actuator Failure
Significant number of fatal aircraft accidents in recent years have been linked to component failures. With the predicted increase in air traffic these numbers are likely to increase. With reduction of fatal accidents as motivation, this dissertation investigates design of fault tolerant control systems for aircrafts undergoing sensor and/or actuator failures. Given that the nominal controller may perform inadequately in the event of sensors and/or actuator failure, the feasible approach for suc
Tips on Viewing the Aurora
Visitors to this site can learn about conditions necessary to view auroras from their geographical location. Materials provided include an explanation of geomagnetic activity and maps showing its distribution, and an explanation of how geographic latitude differs from magnetic latitude, with tables showing magnetic latitudes for major cities around the world. Links are provided to auroral activity and space weather forecasts.
The Numbers Behind Hunger #1
Following are a series of activities in which students apply various math skills to better understand the problems of world hunger and what steps are being taken to reduce the number of people without enough to eat. This is Activity #1 of 5 in this lesson.
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Today's Kansas Museum of History podcast features host Murl Riedel interviewing curator Laura Vannorsdel about a leg brace and the role Protection, Kansas, had in protecting the world against polio.
No Man's Land
The United States didn't immediately send soldiers to fight in World War I, but that didn't stop Americans from volunteering. In this episode we hear the story behind a nurse's uniform worn by Ethelyn Myers, whose career took her from small-town Kansas to the battlefields of Europe.
In honor of Memorial Day, we consider a service flag that was proudly displayed by a Kansas family during World War I. Their son was serving his country over there.