Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

Founding Director of Hyundai Cradle John Suh, Partner at Playground Global Laurie Yoler, and Professor Juan Alonso are interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. The speakers discuss what the city of the future may look like, the technologies that will help get us there, and the possible positive and negative effects. Course Description: The next wave … Read more Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

The Future of Energy

Former Acting Under Secretary of Energy Arun Majumdar is interviewed by Professor John Weyant. The United States has been delivering electricity in the same way for over a hundred years – exposed power lines on poles over vast distances. The system is outdated, overloaded, and under-maintained, leading to unfortunate events such as power outages and … Read more The Future of Energy

ICC softens restrictions on Ivory Coast former President Laurent Gbagbo

In tonight’s edition: International Criminal Court today softens restrictions on Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo. The  ongoing appeal of his acquittal for crimes against humanity had confined him to Belgium. South Africans will be able to buy alcohol legally again from next month, as the govt further eases coronavirus restrictions. And our correspondents in Cameroon visit one … Read more ICC softens restrictions on Ivory Coast former President Laurent Gbagbo

Minnesota Governor Vows ‘Swift Action’ and ‘Justice’ for George Floyd

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz pledged “swift action” on Wednesday, May 27, in the investigation into the Minneapolis police officers responsible for the death of George Floyd, saying “George Floyd didn’t deserve to die, but George Floyd does deserve justice.” He added, ““the lack of humanity in the video made me physically ill.” Subscribe to our … Read more Minnesota Governor Vows ‘Swift Action’ and ‘Justice’ for George Floyd

Wang Yi: To support the WHO is to support saving lives

“To support the World Health Organization (WHO) is to support saving lives. I believe all countries with decency will choose to do so,” said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday. “What we are seeing is this: those countries that heeded and followed WHO advice are more successful in bringing the coronavirus … Read more Wang Yi: To support the WHO is to support saving lives

Henry Winkler Shows Off His Official Happy Days Fonzie Jacket

Henry Winkler shows Jimmy some of the memorabilia he’s kept from Happy Days and other projects and spotlights the work his daughter’s organization, This Is About Humanity, is doing to support children affected by family separation at the border.  Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy … Read more Henry Winkler Shows Off His Official Happy Days Fonzie Jacket

UN chief on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 (22 May) This year’s message for the International Day for Biological Diversity is clear. Our solutions are in nature. Preserving and sustainably managing biodiversity is necessary for mitigating climate disruption, guaranteeing water and food security and even preventing pandemics. COVID-19 –which emanated from … Read more UN chief on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

Rutger Bregman on elites, survival of the friendliest, rethinking human history

Rutger Bregman is a Dutch writer and historian known for shaking up social norms. Last year, he attracted global attention at the World Economic Forum in Davos when he turned on his wealthy audience and called out those who avoid paying taxes. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) He has also argued for a universal basic income. His latest … Read more Rutger Bregman on elites, survival of the friendliest, rethinking human history

Entering the New Era of Globalization

Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation John Seely Brown is interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. The two discuss entering a new era of globalization with technological, economic, and sociological change. Topics include how society will change due to new emerging technologies, navigating a white water world, adapting to disruption, understanding national state powers and global … Read more Entering the New Era of Globalization

What were the WORST PANDEMICS in HISTORY? – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Skillshare. The first 500 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/visualpolitik9 At this point, we don’t need to tell you that Sars-Cov-2 has caused the most infamous epidemic in history. We’re talking about a pandemic that has spread to practically … Read more What were the WORST PANDEMICS in HISTORY? – VisualPolitik EN

Suspect Felicien Kabuga arrested in France

One of the most wanted suspects of the Rwandan genocide has been arrested in France 25 years after his escape. Felicien Kabuga was detained by French authorities in a flat near Paris, living under a false identity. The 84-year-old suspect has been charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. He is alleged to have been … Read more Suspect Felicien Kabuga arrested in France

‘Pandemic has no regard for religious or spiritual distinctions. We are all vulnerable’ – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the role of religious leaders in addressing the multiples challenges of COVID-19. At a high-level video conference on the role of religious leaders in addressing the challenges of COVID-19, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “As the virus wreaks havoc and disruption on a scale not … Read more ‘Pandemic has no regard for religious or spiritual distinctions. We are all vulnerable’ – UN Chief

Mental Health services & other topics – Daily Briefing (14 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mental Health – COVID-19/Vaccine – COVID-19/Social Protection – Security Council/Yemen – Libya – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Myanmar – COVID-19/Thailand – COVID-19/Ghana – Burundi – Philippines – Lesotho – Amazon – COVID-19/Ceasefires – UN Contributions MENTAL HEALTH In a new policy brief, titled “COVID-19 and the … Read more Mental Health services & other topics – Daily Briefing (14 May 2020)

Coronavirus: The race to develop a vaccine – BBC Newsnight

While the WHO warns that coronavirus “may never go away”, the hunt for a vaccine remains centre stage. But how close to developing one are we? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Testing, tracking and isolation will all reduce the short term impact of the virus, but can we eradicate it? A coronavirus vaccine remains … Read more Coronavirus: The race to develop a vaccine – BBC Newsnight