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Challenges to the Global Economy

MIT Center for International Studies

Added 8 years ago | 01:12:37 | 28103 views

Economist Martin Feldstein will be the featured speaker at a Starr Forum entitled "The Challenges to the Global Economy." Feldstein has been cited as "the most influential economist of his generation." He is economics professor at Harvar...

Fallon and Fotini on Afghanistan

MIT Center for International Studies

Added 8 years ago | 01:50:45 | 39848 views

On Thursday, April 30, Admiral Willam Fallon, USN (RET), will be giving a public talk on Afghanistan. Joining the discussion will be Fotini Christa, an expert on Afghanistan. Fallon joined the Center for International Studies for the 200...

The Most Important Number in the World

MIT Center for International Studies

Added 8 years ago | 01:28:34 | 34961 views

Science has given us, in the last 18 months, a real bottom line for the planet: a CO2 concentration above which, as NASA's Jim Hansen has put it, we can't maintain the "planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which ...

Noam Chomsky Addresses the Gaza Crisis

MIT Center for International Studies

Added 8 years ago | 01:51:19 | 19140 views

Noam Chomsky addresses the crisis in Gaza followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. The public event will be on Tuesday, January 13, at 4p, in the Wong Auditorium, MIT Bldg E51.

Communities and the Stimulus Package

The Community Innovators Lab

Added 8 years ago | 00:06:54 | 89007 views

On May 11th, a group of community leaders from across the nation gathered in New York to discuss what they are doing locally to improve their communities with the stimulus money. MIT graduate student researchers Uyen Le and Sarah Nusser...

Climbing Mt. Everest

MIT Alumni Association

Added 8 years ago | 00:01:58 | 33161 views

Alum Val Hovland 98, SM '98 summited the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, last May -- and managed to make a movie at the same time. Watch the trailer.

Brooklyn: What is the ideal community?

The Community Innovators Lab

Added 8 years ago | 00:04:17 | 60442 views

Residents of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn are being displaced as gentrification forces them out. In the face of a changing neighborhood, these Brooklyn voices describe their ideal community.

Brooklyn: Rotten Fruit

The Community Innovators Lab

Added 8 years ago | 00:02:44 | 36618 views

Residents in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn discuss their frustrations with food choice and grocery shopping. Even as the neighborhood changes and new stores come in, sometimes the prodicts are so expensive that local people can'...

CityScope Peru: Elizabeth's Story

The Community Innovators Lab

Added 8 years ago | 00:01:18 | 37216 views

Elizabeth is a 12-year-old girl from Tambo de Mora, Peru. in 2007, her town was destroyed by an earthquake. Hear her words, and see the pictures she has taken of her town in this short audio slideshow.

CityScope Peru

The Community Innovators Lab

Added 8 years ago | 00:08:23 | 49078 views

In the spring semester of 2008, a mixed class of grad and undergrad students, including architects, urban planners, and engineers, worked in Tambo de Mora, a town on Peru's southern coast that was ruined by a earthquake a year before our...

MIT Energy Club: Future of Energy P...

MIT Energy Conference

Added over 8 years ago | 01:22:36 | 41783 views

This panel discusses the future of America's energy system, focusing on electricity. A variety of topics, such as the effect of the economic downturn on energy initiatives, enabling innovation at utilities, decoupling, transmission regul...

Panel Discussion - UN Climate Change Conference: Implications for Domestic Energy Policy, Copenhagen, and Beyond

Panel Discussion - UN Climate Chang...

MIT Energy Initiative

Added over 8 years ago | 01:34:05 | 28427 views

A panel discussion featuring Boston-area energy policy experts. Gilbert Metcalf, Applied Public Finance, Department of Economics, Tufts University John Parsons, Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change John...