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Bill Gates: Mosquitos, Malaria and Education

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Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them.

Authors@Google: George Soros

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George Soros appears in conversation with Google CEO Eric Schmidt discussing his new book "The Age of Fallibility: Consequence of the War on Terror" as part of the Authors@Google series. This event took place on Augue...

Born and Raised in a Concentration Camp

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Google will be hosting Dong Hyuk Shin, a 26-year-old North Korean defector born and raised in a concentration camp. Shin was born on Nov. 19, 1982 and called the camp home until 2005. While at the camp, he endured dai...

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science and Politics

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The astrophysicist says the President Obama understands the issues related to global warming or the energy crisis, but it wasn't as bad as we think it was under Bush.

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: A Presentation on International Law

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A presentation by US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, followed by a conversation with Dean Christopher Edley, UC Berkeley School of Law. Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a graduate of Stanford...

Authors@Google: Joseph Stiglitz

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks about his book, "Making Globalization Work." This event took place on October 13, 2006, at Google's Mountain View, CA, headquarters as part of the Authors@Google se...

Bill Gates on energy: Innovating to zero!

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At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for "miracles" to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he's backing a dramatically different type of nuclear react...

Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box

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The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils ...

Authors@Google: Muhammad Yunus

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In 2006, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. "Lasting peace can not be achieved unless large population groups f...

What’s Wrong with Mexico? Drugs, Dinosaurs and Dithering

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Denise Dresser will evaluate the limitations of the Calderon governments war on drugs and how the current climate of insecurity explains the renewed electoral strength and political renaissance of the Institutional Re...

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