Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge

February 1, 2009 (over 5 years ago)

Sophal Ear shares how his mother's determination helped their family escape from Cambodia which was, at the time, under the rule of the Khmer Rouge.

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Yochai Benkler: The New Open-Source Economics

July 1, 2005 (about 9 years ago)

Yochai Benkler shares the benefits of having open-source systems as a means for lower costs and more efficient outcomes.

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Joachim de Posada: Don't Eat the Marshmallow Yet

February 1, 2009 (over 5 years ago)

The marshmallow test, as replicated and explained by Joachim de Posada, shows that delayed gratification is one of the stepping stones to being successful.

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Liz Coleman: Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education

February 1, 2009 (over 5 years ago)

Liz Coleman talks about how students are losing touch with the human heart as technology requires the neutrality and the unbiased thinking for technical mastery.

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John Hardy: My Green School Dream

July 1, 2010 (about 4 years ago)

In this talk, John Hardy introduces his Green School. Mostly made of Bamboo and eco-friendly materials, this school promotes green living and learning in almost every way.

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Noah Feldman: Noah Feldman says politics and religion are technologies

October 1, 2008 (almost 6 years ago)

Feldman argues that there can actually be a peaceful amalgamation between politics and religion. In this case, it is between Islam and the concept of democracy as known in the United States.

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Joseph Nye: Global Power Shifts

July 1, 2010 (about 4 years ago)

In this talk, Diplomat Joseph Nye discusses Global Power Shifts in the 21st century. He defines power and provides the different types of power today. He emphasizes the importance of soft power, combined with other factors to achieve smart power on the global political stage.

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Jose Antonio Abreu: On kids transformed by music

February 1, 2009 (over 5 years ago)

In this speech, Jose Antonio Abreu talks about how he started in Music. How music helps to shape the youth's values, develops character, and raises their dignity. He also talks about El Sistema, the program they have in Venezuela. How El Sistema helps transform children's lives and brings music t...

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Ben Dunlap: Ben Dunlap Talks About a Passionate Life

March 1, 2007 (over 7 years ago)

Ben Dumlap vividly narrates the lives of his mentors and idols that fully embody how one should be passionate about life and learning.

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Jonathan Drori: Why We're Storing Billions of Seeds

February 1, 2009 (over 5 years ago)

Collecting seeds is a way of saving plants since they are the only living plant part where genetic information and viability can be both preserved for a long period of time as discussed by Jonathan Driori.

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