Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics Opening | Techonomy Speaker Excerpts We think there’s a hole in the dialogue about progress. The role of technology as a tool is underappreciated. We do believe that revolutions are underway. That’s why we call this Revolutions in Progress and we consider ourselves revolutionaries; revolutionaries fighting for a new way of thinking about businesses and organizations and society that is based more around the idea of technology’s power to transform efficiency, equity, and inclusiveness in the world today. There’s a fear now that resources cannot match needs.
Economic Policy Institute EPI advocates for low- to moderate-income families in the United States. EPI also assesses current economic policies and proposes new policies that EPI believes will protect and improve the living standards of working families. History EPI was founded in 1986 by economists Jeff Faux, Lester Thurow, Ray Marshall, Barry Bluestone, Robert Reich, and Robert Kuttner. EPI's president is Lawrence Mishel. Areas of research EPI projects The State of Working America The State of Working America is EPI’s flagship publication and has been published regularly since 1988. Economic Analysis and Research Network EPI coordinates the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN), a nationwide network of state and regional multi-issue advocacy, policy, and research organizations that operate on a local level. Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Broader, Bolder Approach to Education EPI launched the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education (BBA) in 2008.
Stanford University Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California, and one of the world's most prestigious institutions, with the top position in numerous surveys and measures in the United States. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, former governor of and U.S. senator from California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was opened on October 1, 1891 as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford is located in northern Silicon Valley near Palo Alto, California. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the University is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pacific-12 Conference. History Origins and early years (1885–1906) Foundation Physical layout Early finances
Georgia Forensic Coaches Association Diploweb.com, revue geopolitique, articles, cartes, relations internationales The Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world Welcome to the first Wired Smart List. We set out to discover the people who are going to make an impact on our future --by asking today's top achievers who, emerging in their field, they'd most like to have a leisurely lunch or dinner with. So we approached some of the world's brightest minds -- from Melinda Gates to Ai Weiwei -- to nominate one fresh, exciting thinker who is influencing them, someone whose ideas or experience they feel are transformative. Some suggested names you may be aware of, others might be new. Richard Branson -- entrepreneur selects Lesego Malatsi -- designer Lesego Malatsi has a business called Mzansi Designers Emporium, based in Johannesburg. Niklas Zennström -- founder, Atomico; cofounder, Kazaa and Skype selects Markus Alexej Persson aka Notch -- creator, Minecraft Notch saw a chance to create computer games in a different way, and executed it brilliantly.
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