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How Can We Balance the Risks and Rewards of New Technologies?

Andrew Maynard | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Andrew Maynard

While scientists and engineers are masters at demonstrating what is technologically possible, it is society that ultimately decides which technologies succeed and which do not.

The Expanding Middle Class in Asia

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Kishore Mahbubani

The world has never seen anything like this before; it's probably one of the biggest seismic shifts in history.

A Lack of Values in Leadership

John Onaiyekan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
John Onaiyekan

The question of values in leadership boils down to why people seek leadership positions in the first place.

Diminishing Confidence in Economic Policies

John Lipsky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
John Lipsky

I think the reasons for this diminishing confidence are threefold: the reach and intensity of the crisis; the sluggish pace of recovery since then; and the unrealistic expectations that have been placed on economic policies.

Inaction on Climate Change

Christiana Figueres | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Christiana Figueres

Our changing climate is the most pressing challenge we face, but it's also the most compelling opportunity we've ever had.

Widening Income Disparities

Helene D. Gayle | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Helene D. Gayle

The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.

Rising Societal Tensions in the Middle East and North Africa

Tarik Yousef | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Tarik Yousef

There is a battle of ideas taking place within the Arab world, and it is polarizing a region whose long-term outlook remains uncertain.

The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council Summit: A Health Outlook

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Dr. Derek Yach

World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 - Abu Dhabi, November 18-20 2013 What can we expect from Abu Dhabi that will benefit dialogue...

Earth 2.0: Yes We Can

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

The financial crisis has made obvious the obvious: that we live in a truly new and global world.