[LESS INFO] 22 VIEWS | ADDED 04:35:00 11/03/12
Our second installment of The Grandest Challenge Symposium features James Orbinski, author of An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century. Following Dr. Orbinski's lecture he is joined in conversation by moderator Gillian Findlay.
[LESS INFO] 39 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 11/03/12
Taking it's name from the book The Grandest Challenge: Taking Life-Saving Science from Lab to Village, this part of the symposium features the book's authors, Dr. Abdallah Daar and Dr. Peter Singer.
[LESS INFO] 30 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 11/03/12
Doug Richards from the Physical Education & Health department at University of Toronto St. George on Stretching: The Truth. Richards discusses the science and the fiction of the benefits of stretching prior to exercise.
[LESS INFO] 39 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 10/27/12
Dr. Iain McGilchrist is a renowned psychiatrist and author. Drawing from his book, "The Master and his Emissary", McGilchrist explores how the divided brain is shaping modern civilization. His lecture was delivered at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, on March 7, 2012.
[LESS INFO] 54 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 10/20/12
Don Kurtz, of the University of Central Lancashire, discusses asteroseismology in a lecture entitled Songs of the Stars: The Real Music of the Spheres. He explains how sound waves are helping to locate distant Earth-like planets, study solar storms and explain what happens in the core of stars.
[LESS INFO] 17 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 10/13/12
Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of Global Voices, discusses her book Consent of the Networked which examines issues of internet freedom and security. MacKinnon looks at Internet regulation in China, how Social Media affected the Arab Spring and the fight over SOPA.
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 10/13/12
The author of "Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder", David Weinberger, delivers a lecture entitled "Knowledge at the End of the Information Age".
[LESS INFO] 29 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 09/29/12
Chris Turner discusses his book The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy. Citing German energy policy and business examples such as Walmart, Turner explains how sustainability makes excellent business sense.