Iran, two worlds apart: Exploring an Iranian society more divided than ever

Every day in the Iranian capital Tehran, thousands of supporters of the most conservative branch of the Iranian regime visit mausoleums honouring Shiite martyrs or other places linked to the Islamic Revolution. But on the streets, a younger generation is scorning the country’s strict rules. Young women and men alike are yearning for change and a better relationship with the West. Our … Read more Iran, two worlds apart: Exploring an Iranian society more divided than ever

Obama says ‘this country was founded on protest’ as George Floyd protests continue on the 9th day

#Protests in the U.S. against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd entered their ninth day on Wednesday. Former U.S. President Barack #Obama held a virtual town hall event to discuss the civil unrest that has followed #Floyd’s killing. “Just remember, this country was founded on protest. It is called the American Revolution. And … Read more Obama says ‘this country was founded on protest’ as George Floyd protests continue on the 9th day

George Floyd protests: America is at a ‘turning point’, philosopher Cornel West says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Harvard University professor Cornel West said the protest movement unleashed by the killing of George Floyd had brought America to a “turning point”. He said he was elated by the quantity, the intensity and the diversity of the protests, noting that it had brought people together from every ethnic and religious background. … Read more George Floyd protests: America is at a ‘turning point’, philosopher Cornel West says

China-Europe rail shipping hits monthly high

It’s sometimes easy to forget in this high-tech era that a lot of businesses is really about getting things to customers quickly and efficiently. Experts said that China’s Belt and Road initiative is playing an increasingly important part in that effort especially during the pandemic. So, in the rush of the ongoing digital revolution, what’s … Read more China-Europe rail shipping hits monthly high

Responding to the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Protecting Equality in the Twenty First Century

An address to the Ninth Annual Cambridge International Law (CILJ) Conference in April 2020, in Panel 6: International Law and the Rise of “Big Data” and Artificial Intelligence, by Dr Tetyana (Tanya) Krupiy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tilburg University (the Netherlands). The Cambridge International Law Journal 9th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference on the theme of ‘International … Read more Responding to the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Protecting Equality in the Twenty First Century

AI/ML, New Algorithms and Machines, Connected Devices

Member of National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Gilman Louie is interviewed by Linus Liang. These days, the term “artificial intelligence” is used all the time; individuals use the phrase to mean different things and in different contexts that it has lost a lot of its meaning. In this video, the speakers try to bring … Read more AI/ML, New Algorithms and Machines, Connected Devices

The Future of Medicine

Former CEO and Chairman of Varian Medical Systems Richard “Dick” Levy, Managing Director of Sanderling Ventures Tim Mills, and School of Medicine Professor Mildred Cho are interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. In the last 50 years, we have seen incredible innovations in medicine. We have been able to eradicate smallpox, learn how to transplant organs, … Read more The Future of Medicine

Can 3D PRINTING change the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

What will the world be like after the coronavirus? That is the question we are all asking ourselves these days. What changes are we going to see in politics? In the economy? Well, we can already talk about a whole revolution that has accelerated thanks to the pandemic. Have you heard of 3D printing? The … Read more Can 3D PRINTING change the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Merkel’s Quiet Revolution

May.29 — Germany is undergoing a quiet revolution. Angela Merkel is seizing her chance to revolutionize Europe’s largest economy. The coronavirus pandemic has revived a radical plan to transform Germany into a state capitalist with echoes of France and China. With infection rates surging and stringent restrictions on people and businesses, there is little time … Read more Merkel’s Quiet Revolution

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

HK national security legislation will thwart color revolution attempts

China’s legislature approved the proposal for enacting national security legislation in Hong Kong on the last day of the 2020 National People’s Congress session on Thursday. Lawrence Ma, executive council chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation, shares his views on why this step was taken. #2020TwoSessions #HongKong Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more HK national security legislation will thwart color revolution attempts

Should Khalifa Haftar’s foreign backers rethink their support? I Inside Story

Russia is one of the main players in the war in Libya. It supports warlord Khalifa Haftar, who wants to take the capital Tripoli from the UN-recognised government. The campaign has suffered a series of setbacks. Russia is now calling for an immediate ceasefire and a return to talks to stop the conflict. But, Moscow … Read more Should Khalifa Haftar’s foreign backers rethink their support? I Inside Story

Explainer: What is Conflict Prevention in the Digital Era?

Alexandra Pichler Fong, Senior Political Affairs Officer within the Policy and Mediation Division in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) explains how UN conflict prevention and mediation processes take advantage of the digital revolution and what challenges arise for peace and security work in the digital era.

Coronavirus Debate: What does the future of the world look like?

As the world continues to fight the spread of coronavirus, what can it expect at the other end? (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Will we face a Great Depression, as many have predicted? Will globalisation, the root of much prosperity and inequality survive? Will there be a Green Revolution? Will nationalism triumph? And do our bizarre locked down … Read more Coronavirus Debate: What does the future of the world look like?