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Rise of the Techtarian: Seeing Through the Big Data PRISM

Stan Stalnaker | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Stan Stalnaker

If big data can be used to spy, it can be used to reveal. If it can be used to subjugate, it can be used to liberate. Figuring out those functions is the urgent duty of everyone in tech, and they will have a great impact on how pervasive technology comes to finally be used.

Education Unplugged 101

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Welcome to Education Unplugged 101. For the next 12 weeks, you are invited to participate in this major renovation, rewiring, rewriting, and revoluti...

Fish Discover Water Last

Iram Ganju | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Part One The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and...

Walls and Bridges

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Steven and Michael Meloan

In a globally interconnected world, what better vehicle for redefining tribal associations than a worldwide communications network?

7 Trends in Global Internet Growth You Can't Afford to Ignore

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

Eighty percent of the Top 10 global Internet properties -- including Facebook, Google, and Twitter -- are from companies headquartered in the United States. However, 81 percent of their combined web visitors hail from elsewhere

Why the Dubai Strike Matters

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

From a distance, Dubai shines like an oasis of modernity in in the desert, with its glass towers and opulent hotels. Beneath the glittering surface, h...

Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Tahmina Akhter Sadia started working in a Bangladesh garment factory at just 11 years of age. She didn't want to go to work the morning of April 24, 2...

The True College Experience

Abby Carras | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Abby Carras

I've heard countless peers complain about making a bad grade in a class, but never have I ever heard one person say, "Wow, I really wish I had worked harder in that class so that I could have learned more."

Anger Rising in Bangladesh, Putting Big Brands Under Pressure

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

It's been about a month since the Rana Plaza factory complex crumbled into a cement grave for more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Now, the dust has ...

Dave Jamieson

Bangladesh Garment Industry Traded Workplace Safety For Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Like millions of other young women in Bangladesh, Sumi Abedin forged her place in the modern economy at a sewing machine inside an urban garment facto...

A More Democratic Foxconn? No One Told the Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

With a workforce of more than one million, the electronics giant Foxconn has enough workers in its Chinese factories to fill a small country. So it's...

Two Languages for Every Child

Andrew Cotto | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

America, as a country, would be wise to implement languages in the curriculum as early as Pre-K in public schools.

WWII Act II

Stephen Herrington | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Stephen Herrington

We went to war with Germany, Italy and Japan on December 7, 1941 to defeat fascism. Most people would define fascism as a rigid social order that sub...

Bombing, Sovereignty, Globalization and Now the NSA

Edward Goldberg | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Congress has just spent an agonizing several weeks debating background checks for gun purchasers and whether such checks would violate the second amendment. Yet at the moment there is no law to stop foreigners from electronically sending bomb-making instructions into the United States.

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

Protesting Interfaith? The Importance Of Advancing Our Dialogues

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

I had never before seen anyone protest an interfaith gathering. But yesterday, a small group of protestors verbally and physically harassed our group of religious leaders and foreign dignitaries. This response and the nature of our cross-cultural encounters leaves much to be desired.

Rethinking Agriculture: National Climate Assessment Provides (Another) Reason

Mia MacDonald | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Food systems are an important area for scrutiny. New agricultural ideas and actions are essential amid rising climate stress, a growing human population, widespread degradation of ecosystems, and rampant food insecurity.

Dead Aid: A Look Into Africa's Poverty

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

These trillion dollars have also resulted in the lack of viable mechanisms for development, such as a market economy and the emergence of entrepreneurs. All this comes together to explain a complete lack of investment and infrastructure, the perpetuation of poverty, in a nutshell.

'Just Jobs Index' Launches: What the IMF, World Bank and G20 Won't Discuss

Michael Shank | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

While the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G20 meets in Washington DC this weekend to discuss economic growth, a completely differe...

Redefining Secrets in Our Global Village

Jonathan Appel, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Appel, Ph.D.

In telling our secrets to others (even anonymously), we are holding up a mirror to see the simple but profound truth of what "is." Is this perhaps the secret to life?

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

Can Art and Culture Districts Shape the Cities of the Future ?

John M. Eger | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Now more than ever, business and industry are dependent upon an economic system that rewards innovation. But to have innovation, you also need creativity; and a creative and innovative community is vital to that effort.

Elevator Assets and the Rules for the New Mercantilism -- Israel, Russia, China and the United States

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Israel, dubbed the "Start Up Nation," with its increasing economic dependence on technology, could be the first nation to see the beginnings of this covert clash between its human assets and its state policy.

Jack the Ripper Doesn't Teach Global Competence: Why We Need to Rethink Student Travel

John Hrabe | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
John Hrabe

To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.