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The US Government Is Awful At Technology, In One Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology

The White House said this week that it has created a new team of tech wizards, led by a former Google employee, to help the government avoid another b...

Tampons for Innovation and STEM Underwater Dreams

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
Julie Kantor

Last night, we sat at the Smithsonian Institute for the kick-off dinner of The STEM Innovation gathering. Our table had a vibrant and humorous conversation over wine and lavender infused lemonade about OB Tampons as a proven engineering solution.

Cathedral Thinking: Can Houses of Worship Become Beacons of Sustainability?

Thomas P. Kimbis | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Thomas P. Kimbis

"Cathedral thinking" refers to deep dedication to a complex endeavor that will outlive its architects. Today, it's imperative to apply this philosophy to climate change -- a threat that's taken centuries to create and requires unprecedented, strategic engagement to resolve.

Chelsea Clinton: There Are Platforms Beyond Politics To Make Change

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

The WorldPost: First of all, what is the concept behind the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University, which is meeting this week in Arizona? Chel...

Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Jim Luce

In looking back at 2013's most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the U.S.S. Intrepid along the West Side ...

PostPictures: A New Generation of Pictorial Structuralists is Introduced by New York's bitforms gallery.

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

PostPictures is the name of the exhibition assembled by curator Chris Romero and gallerist Steve Sacks at New York's bitforms gallery in Chelsea. The show's nomenclature may strike us as curious, even dubious. For what can come after pictures but more pictures?

Obamacare Contractor: Troubled Website Will Be Fixed By Key Deadline

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Obamacare's problem-plagued website Healthcare.gov will be fixed in time to allow people to enroll in private health ...

Chelsea Clinton Doesn't Know Exactly What to Do With Her Life, Just Like the Rest of Us

Jessica Prois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jessica Prois

Clinton has switched careers frequently, is a pragmatic idealist, wants a meaningful life and married the guy who left his hedge fund job to become a ski bum, instead of the Rhodes Scholar whom her father adored. She also said, "I don't know" to a question about her five-year plan. So is she a quintessential millennial?

A Culture of Impunity -- for Whom?

Carl Pope | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

We cheerfully allow domineering corporations, which are not in fact living human beings, the kind of bailout that outrages us when we reward flesh-and-blood tyrants with the same privilege -- impunity for the damages they cause to others.

8 Moments This Week That Restored Our Faith In Those Restoring Our Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois & Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact

Clinton Global Initiative, Mashable Social Good Summit and, uh, that other major UN event, all collided this past week to tackle the world's most pres...

What We Can Learn From the Last Case of Polio

Tim Hanstad | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

A two-year-old girl named Arshi was one of last people in India to get polio. Her case is remarkable for a number of reasons. First and most obvious...

Engineering Confidence in The Youth of Sierra Leone

David Moinina Sengeh | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
David Moinina Sengeh

In the week leading up to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, my heart swelled with anticipation -- not only about departing for the global gathering that awaited me in New York City, but also about handling one more obligation before I left: hosting three U.S. veteran below-the-knee amputees.

Bill And Melinda Gates: Accidental Hipsters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 09.26.2013 | Impact

Could it be that we have new poster children for the "hipster" entry in Urban Dictionary? Millennials were the topic du jour on many panels at the ...

Clintons Announce Major Plan To Fight Ivory Trade

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined plans Thursday for an $80 million effort to curb the poaching and trafficking of elephants in Africa,...

Investing In Women and Girls Is An Investment In Our Future

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Valerie Jarrett

As an estimated one billion additional women enter the global workforce over the next decade, it will be the nations who invest in women's education, training and full inclusion in the workforce that find themselves in position to compete and lead the world economy.

The Middle-Skill Issue

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Felix W. Ortiz III

With college tuition, job training costs and the amount of vacant middle-skill jobs at an all time high, traditional education credentials are becoming poor indicators of potential success in the workplace.

Redefining First Response

Nancy Aossey | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Nancy Aossey

Thirty years of experience have taught us that far more lives can be saved by training local residents, giving them the resources and tools they need to be their own First Responders before a crisis hits.

The Power Of Connections To Change The World

Tae Yoo | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Tae Yoo

This week, heads of state, Nobel Prize winners, nonprofit leaders, and influential CEOs will attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). In preparing for the event, I sat down with Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, who is also attending, to talk about the role of technology in driving positive change.

WATCH: Bono Takes On Oil Companies During CGI

Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

Bono had some serious gripes with the oil and gas industry at a panel during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative on Tuesday. The U2 fr...

Bono Impersonates Bill Clinton At Clinton Global Initiative, Hilarity Ensues

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Bono rocked the mic for days at Clinton Global Initiative, impersonating the former president at Tuesday's panel. The U2 frontman, wearing his tradema...

Finding An Invisible People

Timothy P. Shriver | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Timothy P. Shriver

People with intellectual disabilities constitute a hidden population -- 200 million strong worldwide -- that routinely battles chronic diseases at far greater rates than others and tragically dies years younger as a result. Yet they remain invisible, not only to mainstream health systems, but also to the fail-safes put in place specifically to help those in need.

And The Winner Is ...

Hult Prize: Team LSE | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Hult Prize: Team LSE

Thankfully, the final leg of our Hult Prize journey concludes tonight. In front of 1,000 of the world's top entrepreneurs, leaders and development experts, we will be unveiling our concept and having them prod and poke our brainchild in public.

The World Needs You to Come Alive

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

I think of all my passionate, socially conscious peers who are doing data entry in a cubicle or working at a bank, and wonder what happened to their passion to change the world, to help others. I'll go ahead and take a guess: fear.

Getting Paid, Not Aid: A Call to Revamp Aid in Africa

Tony Elumelu | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Tony Elumelu

Countries across the continent need to create the right environment -- political, economic and social -- to build self-sufficiency and move beyond the aid trap. "Charity" and "development" should never be conflated.

Can Four Indians Feed Millions Across The Globe?

Hult Prize: Team AIM | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Hult Prize: Team AIM

Living in the slum neighborhood for 26 years, our team understands the problem confronted by our fellow brothers, and we have a solution