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Preview 5Lowy Institute for International Policy - On Thursday, 28 November the Lowy Institute was honoured to host Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Dr Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, conducted a conversation with Daw Suu at the Institute's Bligh Street Headquarters.Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In 1991, her efforts to promote democracy and human rights in Burma won her the Nobel Prize for Peace. She was released from house arrest in November 2010. In April 2012, Daw Suu was elected to the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the parliament, representing the constituency of Kawhmu. Her party won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house.With economic links between Australia and Burma now growing strongly, Dr Sean Turnell of Macquarie University provided a brief perspective on Burma's economy, and the role of Daw Suu in its reform.This was one of Daw Suu's few public engagements during her visit to Australia.
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Do Plants Have A Face?Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates - Kaufman CenterAccording to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported being vegan. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Do vegans have the right idea, or are we meant to be carnivores?
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Carcinogens: Meat vs. VegetablesIntelligence Squared U.S. Debates - Kaufman CenterAccording to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported being vegan. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Do vegans have the right idea, or are we meant to be carnivores?
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Are We Achieving a Cure to the AIDS Pandemic?The Atlantic - New York Public LibraryOn November 21, The Atlantic and the MAC Aids Fund will present the inaugural Talk is Cheap: Saving Lives, Ending AIDS, and Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is, a Digital Town Hall convening experts from around the world for honest conversation to galvanize a complacent American public and corporate establishment to pay attention to this disease. Through a curated panel of experts and keynote interviews, we'll discuss these issues in front of live and online audiences, our goal is to bring the fight against AIDS to the forefront of international conversation.
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'Dressing' Animals For The TableIntelligence Squared U.S. Debates - Kaufman CenterAccording to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported being vegan. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Do vegans have the right idea, or are we meant to be carnivores?
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Scott Walker Focused on Gubernatorial Race, Not 2016National Constitution Center - National Constitution CenterThe National Constitution Center in partnership with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT welcomes Wisconsin GOP Governor and rumored 2016 presidential contender Scott Walker, author of the new book Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge. Written with former President George W. Bush's speechwriter Marc Thiessen, Unintimidated details the controversial budget reforms Governor Walker proposed in Wisconsin in 2011, causing national media attention and a bitter recall election. The program will be moderated by WPHT's Chris Stigall.
A Highly Personalized, Heavily Tracked FutureMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceRobert Scoble believes we are entering a new era: the age of context. It's a freaky, contextual world he envisions in his keynote talk at NEXT Berlin 2013. Don't be fooled by the hype: It's way more than just Google Glasses.Robert ScobleStartup Liaison Officer, Rackspace
Arduino and Temboo Make it Simple to Connect to the WebMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceLearn about the latest developments in Arduino open-source microcontroller from Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino Project.Massimo BanziCo-founder of the Arduino project
Hacking Nature: Making Interactive PlantsMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceLiving plants that control music, using human bodies to transmit sound, touch screens on water and 3D printed interactive eyes, virtual objects that you can feel with you hands in free air and many more things we invent at Disney Research.Ivan PoupyrevPrinciple Research Scientist, Disney Research Pittsburgh
The Value of Restoring Jewish Heritage Sites in PolandWorld Monuments Fund - Center for Jewish History AuditoriumZamość Synagogue, one of the few surviving Renaissance synagogues in Poland, was in a state of serious disrepair when its conservation began in 2009. With support from World Monuments Fund's Jewish Heritage Program, the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland restored the site and transformed it into a cultural center and the starting point for a regional tourist trail, the Chassidic Route. Zamość also serves as a venue for local events and activities, uniting the synagogue with the local community. Learn more at www.wmf.org/zamosc
WMF Watch List Brings Attention to Forgotten LandmarksWorld Monuments Fund - World Monuments FundAn overview of the sites on the 2014 World Monuments Watch, examining the challenges faced by these historic sites and exploring common themes and possible solutions.This lecture is part of AIA New York's Archtober, New York City's annual Architecture and Design Month.
The Creative Process of TinkeringMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceMitch Resnick, co-inventor of Scratch, and David Gauntlett, author of 'Making is Connecting', each discuss three objects which show the power of making. They show that making is learning, fosters happiness, and is true social participation.David GauntlettProfessor, School of Media, Art and DesignUniversity of Westminster, London, UKMitch ResnickLEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab
Creating a Making Space in the ClassroomMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceWhy can't school be more like a Maker Faire? The answer is: it can. Learn how to advocate for making in your school from the authors of "Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom."Sylvia MartinezCo-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom; president of the non-profit Generation YES; maker; mom; electrical engineerGary Stager, Constructing Modern KnowledgeVeteran teacher-educator and speaker who has taught making in the classroom for more than 30 years.
littleBits Puts the Power of Electronics in Your HandMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceMaking is becoming a mainstream practice and maker spaces are now populating institutions like schools and libraries. As a result, kids are taking a break from their screens to get their hands dirty and create - something adults often neglect.Ayah BdeirFounder and CEO, littleBits
John Maeda Explores What It Is to Make CriticallyMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceWe are all hungry for authenticity in the expressions we encounter. Many of us hope to change the world-or another person's perspective-with the things we make. This talk explores how RISD's critical making helps bring us closer.John MaedaPresident, Rhode Island School of Design
1939 View of the 1960'sMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceThe NY World's Fairs of 1939/1964 defined the future for 75 years. We'll look back (with rare footage) and look forward to recognizing this anniversary as a celebration of maker cities, our maker future and a more sustainable world of tomorrow.Peter HirshbergChairman, re:imagine Group Pittsburgh
Text: Our First Broadcast MediumMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceFor years, paper and ink were only cheap and easy technologies that everyday people had to record our ideas, muse over them, and show them to others. But now we have a flurry of new modes to capture and share ideas: Video, photography, data, and 3D design and printing. What new types of expression and creativity are possible as we develop these "new literacies"? How do they change the way we think -- and what we think about?Clive ThompsonContributing Editor, WIRED
Birth of the OpenROVMaker Faire - New York Hall Of ScienceDavid Lang explains how he became a maker after losing his job, and how the experience helped him start OpenROV, a community and product line focused on undersea exploration. His book, Zero to Maker, is a guide for others who want to get involved.David LangCo-Founder, OpenROVBreak: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Restoring the Girl with the Pearl EarringThe Frick Collection - The Frick CollectionThe Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis combines a truly great collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings with the spectacular setting of a seventeenth-century city palace in the historic center of The Hague. This lecture will trace the history of the Mauritshuis's collection and the building that houses it, and will offer a behind-the-scenes view of the current renovation and expansion of the museum.
Rineke Dijkstra: When Art Reflects ArtThe Frick Collection - The Frick CollectionNoted art critic and historian Hans den Hartog Jager will interview Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra, known for her remarkable oeuvre of large-scale portraits, which were featured in a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum last year. The artist will discuss the relationship of contemporary photography and her own work to paintings by such artists as Rembrandt and Vermeer.―This program is made possible through the generous support of the Drue Heinz Trust.