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Hans Rosling: Stats that reshape your world-view

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With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of ...

Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen

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You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."

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...

THIRST: How to Dig a Well

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Antonio Gutierrez presents an opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of the progress and hope in the lives of the native people in Benin and Togo, Western Africa. Antonio has spent 20 years bringing hope to this regio...

Planning Past and Future: Early 21st Century Reflections

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This lecture by Sir Peter Hall (Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley, and Bartlett Professor of Planning & Regeneration, University College, London) focuses on planning 20th-century cities.