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Nick Bilton: Smart Content

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Nick Bilton, Lead Technology Reporter for The New York Times “Bits” blog, says that digital media has resulted in a "new form of storytelling." Bilton, who is also a designer and user interface specialist, is co-found...

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

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Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to le...

Lord Puttnam on Educating for the Digital Society

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Lord Puttnam addressed a breakfast meeting of the IIEA's Digital Future Group on the topic of Education in the Digital Society. Introducing his keynote with a short clip from his latest film, We are the people we are ...

Lord Bingham – The Rule of Law

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One of the most influential judges of the 20th century, former Master of the Rolls, Lord Bingham makes the case for the rule of law as the foundation of a fair and just society.

The Matsui Forum – Voting Today, Leading tomorrow: Will Young Voters Change America?

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The 2008 presidential election has seen an unprecedented surge in the registration of young voters, a group that has often been disengaged from politics. Will young people remain engaged in politics beyond this electi...

Matt Taibbi: How Wall Street Is Like the Russian Oligarchy

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When Taibbi began covering the U.S. finance industry, he was "continually struck" by how much it resembled the corrupt dynamic in the former Soviet Union.

Conversations with History – Garry Wills

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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian Garry Wills for a discussion his new book, Bomb Power. Wills recalls the formative influences on his work as a writer including his Catholic faith and education; Wi...

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about anoth...

Authors@Google: Peter Schiff

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The Authors@Google program welcomed Peter Schiff to Google's NY office to discuss his book, "Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse". "Peter Schiff is an American economic commentator, author ...

Rainn Wilson: Why the Awkward Humor on “The Office” Is Funny

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Ricky Gervais was able to capitalize on a generational shift with an understanding that so much of the comedy is not set up, set up, punch line. It really is about characters behaving and the reactions to that behavior.

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