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Ugly history: Japanese American incarceration camps – Densho

Ugly history: Japanese American incarceration camps – Densho

On December 7, 1941, 16 year-old Aki Kurose shared in the horror of millions of Americans when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor. What she did not know, was how that shared experience would soon leave her family and over 120,000 Japanese Americans alienated from their country, both socially and physically. As of 1941, Japanese American

Where did English come from? – Claire Bowern

Where did English come from? – Claire Bowern

When we talk about English, we often think of it as a single language but what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer? And how are any of them related to the strange words in Beowulf? The answer is

The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Dan Pallotta

The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Dan Pallotta

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I want to talk about social innovation and social entrepreneurship. I happen to have triplets. They’re little. They’re five years old. Sometimes I tell people I have triplets. They say, “Really? How many?” (Laughter) Here’s a picture of the kids — that’s Sage, and Annalisa and Rider. Now, I

How to understand power – Eric Liu

How to understand power – Eric Liu

Every day of your life, you move through systems of power that other people made. Do you sense them? Do you understand power? Do you realize why it matters? Power is something we are often uncomfortable talking about. That’s especially true in civic life, how we live together in community. In a democracy, power is

Parag Khanna maps the future of countries

Parag Khanna maps the future of countries

Do we live in a borderless world? Before you answer that, have a look at this map. Contemporary political map shows that we have over 200 countries in the world today. That’s probably more than at any time in centuries. Now, many of you will object. For you this would be a more appropriate map.

Teaching without words | Matthew Peterson | TEDxOrangeCoast

Teaching without words | Matthew Peterson | TEDxOrangeCoast

Translator: Ariana Bleau Lugo Reviewer: Maria Carolina Aguirre J. In school, the way of conveying ideas is through words. A teacher walks up to the board writes words, says words, students receive books with words, and are expected to respond to questions with words. The vast majority of teaching is done through words. But let’s

How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Thank you very much. I moved to America 12 years ago with my wife Terry and our two kids. Actually, truthfully, we moved to Los Angeles — (Laughter) thinking we were moving to America, but anyway — (Laughter) It’s a short plane ride from Los Angeles to America. (Laughter)