The Role of Entrepreneurship in Solving World Problems - Tom Byers, Kavita Ramdas, Paul Yock, John H
Prominent industry leaders team up with Stanford Faculty to discuss entrepreneurial solutions to problems in the areas of international affairs, human health and the environment. They tackle world issues from a global and technical perspective beyond the usual bureaucratic approach with a special focus on developing nations.
The New Adventures of Old VC's - Janice Roberts (Mayfield Fund)
Janice Roberts, General Partner at Mayfield, discusses how Mayfield is going global and carefully evaluating opportunities in countries like India and China. She stresses the importance of accessing the needs of young customers who are embracing new technologies at an extremely fast pace and demanding more products and services.
The New Frontier in Gaming - Nick Earl (EA)
Nick Earl, Vice President and General Manager of Electronic Arts shares his thoughts on the future of the gaming market. He discusses the changing global market space, the latest generation of consoles, mobile game distribution, user generated content, social networks and EA's strategy in the online gaming space.
"Founding Prosper, a People-to-People Lending Marketplace" - Chris Larsen, Jim Breyer (Prosper)
Jim Breyer, a partner at Accel Investments, interviews Chris Larsen, the founder and CEO of Prosper - America's first people-to-people lending marketplace. Ranging from regulation to global financial markets, Larsen shares a wide variety of experiences in founding both e-Loan.com and Prosper.
Norbert Elias - 2006 RIHSS Key Thinkers Public Lecture Series
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
Walter Benjamin - 2006 RIHSS
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
2.6 Caravaggio's sexuality
Accounts of Caravaggio's life are filled with suggestions of murder and intrigue. But does knowing more about this dark artist's experiences help us to interpret his art? Or does understanding his motivations cloud their true meaning? This unit explores the biographical monograph, one of the most common forms of art history writing.
Integrating Service Learning and Field Research into a Community Engagement Experience in Huamachuco
A principal objective of the MSU semester-long study abroad program in Peru entitled Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Study of Global Issues in the Peruvian Highlands
Mind Mapping the MDGs
For students who have had an introduction to the MDGs as a whole, this activity allows them to dig deeper into the issues of one particular Goal, while still developing an understanding of how all the Goals are connected.
The Passion and Perseverance Behind a Start-up - Joe Liemandt (Trilogy)
Joe Liemandt, founder, President and CEO of Trilogy, describes the passion and perseverance it took to take his enterprise software company from a five-person start-up to a global industry leader.
Keynote: “Provincializing the World: Europeans, Indians, Jews (1704)”
A keynote address by Carlo Ginzburg, Scuola Normale di Pisa (partial recording). From the conference 'After Europe: Postcolonial Knowledge in the Age of Globalization'. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
Mount Everest Deaths
A two minute video that deals with those who died the climbing the Mount Everest, in Tibet. A brief history of the people who climbed the peak and those who died. At best this is a video to show about the risk taking and possible rewards as well as preparation and challenges.
Innovative approaches to educating the world’s children
Practitioners Showcase: Nothing cries out for innovation and new ideas more than education, and perhaps nothing is more universally understood to be the best way out of poverty, poor health and limited futures. Three leading social entrepreneurs will address the challenges facing this global human right – from inner city schools in the US to rural schools in Zambia – and demonstrate how caring, committed and professional teachers and mentors, parents and peer groups, can interest children in
The Future of Biodiversity: Science and Solution
Andrew Gonzalez, Professor in the Department of Biology, discusses how our understanding of extinction can be used to make estimates of future rates of extinction under various scenarios of environmental change.
Fibre Optic Research
How can 20th-century fibre optics handle the connectivity needs of the 21st-century? David Plant’s lab in McGill's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is in a global race to meet the demands of high-definition video.
WorldWideScience : the global science gateway
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway which aims to accelerate "scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals". Users can search the entire portal or restrict their search to specific information sources. WorldWideScience.org is maintained by the US Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information as the operating agent for the WorldWideScience Allia
Ronald Melzack – Pain Pioneer
Ronald Melzack, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, revolutionized our understanding of human pain with the Gate Control Theory of Pain and the McGill Pain Questionnaire, now used worldwide.
Public Health: The World is One Clinic
Dr. Jody Heymann is the Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Social Policy, a Professor in McGill's Faculties of Arts and Medicine and founding director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy.
Learning outcomes After studying this unit you should have: an enhanced understanding of models for involving parents and carers in children's literacy acquisition. Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a 3.1 Clips 1 to 3
In this unit, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the experience of living on a very low income, and some of the effects this has had on their lives. One of the biggest problems facing people living on a very low income is how to afford adequate heating.
After studying this unit you should have:
an enhanced understanding of models for involving parents and carers in children's literacy acquisition.
Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a
3.1 Clips 1 to 3