This Debate is part of a global event hosted by the BBC and 50 other broadcasters around the world. The debate explores the causes of and cures for the enduring problem of severe poverty which still affects many people in the world. It was recorded in front of a live audience in Johannesburg earlier this year. On the panel are Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister; Oby Ezekwesili from the Open Society Foundation, Africa and a former Nigerian government minister; Moeltesi Mbeki, South African author and Chair of SA Institute of International Affairs; and Vandana Shiva, Indian activist, environmentalist and scientist. Chaired by Zeinab Badawi. BBC Wold News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-20398513 BBC World Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010n7vq URL: http://youtu.be/KNIEb3injpc
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Roast this video in the comments. Buy Billionaire Peter Thiel's Zero to One Book here! http://amzn.to/2x1J8BX The Power of Putin - Documentary 2017, BBC Documentary Putin has created what he calls a "vertical of power," something unlike any we see in other great nations. As the Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov -- himself a harsh critic of Putin -- has noted, the entire structure of Russian political power rests on one man. When the czar died, you knew the structure that would endure and the process by which his successor, his son, would be elevated. When the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party died, the Standing Committee and the Politburo would select his successor. But when Putin dies, what will happen? No one knows. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
6 years ago
Powering development in the 21st century was the topic of a debate that aired on BBC World News television channel and also on BBC World Service radio on 16 and 17 July. Filmed during the Vienna Energy Forum at the Hofburg Palace in June 2011, the debate features Srikumar Banerjee, Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy, India; Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy, South Africa; Peter Droege, President of Eurosolar, Germany; and Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The debate is moderated by BBC World News presenter Zeinab Badawi. The UN General Assembly named 2012 as the International Year for Sustainable Energy for All. The UN Foundation has launched a website for the Year: www.SEFA2012.org The 2011 Vienna Energy Forum, organized by UNIDO, the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), brought together more than 1,200 participants from 125 countries including heads of state, policy-makers, experts, civil society and the private sector. A total of 99 key speakers from 45 different countries facilitated the discussion on how to overcome energy poverty and how to move from declarations of intention to tangible action on the ground. Participants at the Vienna Energy Forum called for bold steps and strategic public-private partnerships to guarantee universal energy access by 2030, including by expanding the use of renewable energy sources. The World Debate is a monthly programme on the BBC World News channel which aims to convene panels that engage in a robust exchange of views.
6 years ago
On BBC's "The Big Question", the question was asked "Is the Bible still relevant". As part of that discussion, it was said by a scholar of biblical history that the bible is mostly not factual. Although Jesus existed, David and Moses did not. Other panellists conceded that although the bible is a great book, it is more about "truth" than facts. A rational person would think that any fact is true by definition but religious people talk about truth as having a different meaning -- their "truth" is a description of how people are, what makes them tick. It's like a revelation about our psychology and out relationship to a god. This video is part of the full talk and is limited to this discussion. See the whole discussion at TreVelocita.
5 years ago
A Billion Go Hungry Because of GMO Farming: Vandana Shiva
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BBC One - 13 January 2013 Nicky Campbell presides over a special debate recorded at the Harris Academy in Peckham, asking just one Big Question: Is it time for all religions to accept evolution as fact? Amongst those taking part are: Matt Ridley, author of Genome; the geneticist, Professor Steve Jones; Rev Greg Haslam, senior pastor at Westminster Chapel; Dr Steve Lloyd from Biblical Creation Ministries; Inayat Bunglawala, chair of Muslims4UK; Rev Dr Malcolm Brown, director of mission and public affairs of the Church of England; Dr Robert J Asher, a paleontoloist from Cambridge University; the sociologist Professor Linda Woodhead from Lancaster University; Imam Abdullah Hasan from Neeli Mosque and Islamic Centre; Professor Steve Fuller, sociologist, Warwick University; Mohamed Ali Harrath, founder of The Islam Channel; Pastor Marjorie Esomowie, Triumphant Church International; and Adam Deen, executive director of the Deen Institute.
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BBC 1 Debate: Did Man Create God? The Big Questions 29th May 2016 Guests: Francesca Stavrakopoulou, professor of ancient religion at Exeter; Elaine Storkey; theologian Tim Whitmarsh, professor of Greek culture at Cambridge; Rev Teresa Morgan, professor of Graeco-Roman history at Oxford; Arif Ahmed, philosophy lecturer from Cambridge; Cole Morton, author of Is God Still an Englishman?; \ Prof Bruce Hood, experimental psychologist from Bristol; Rupert Shortt, author of God is No Thing; Selina O'Grady, author of And Man Created God; Satish K Sharma from the National Council of Hindu Temples; Rabbi Charley Baginsky from South Bucks Jewish Community; Abdullah al Andalusi from the Muslim Debate Initiative.
4 years ago
When natural resources like timber, water and mineral deposits can be extracted from ecosystems, they become assets with dollar values that can be bought and sold internationally and enable developing countries to grow and participate in the global economy. If growth is the key to emerging from poverty, then this might seem like a good thing. But what if these same resources being sold to richer nations come from an ecosystem that people depend on for their livelihood? What if new growth is actually proportional to the creation of new poverty? The cult of 'growth' has dictated policy for decades. But if well-being, not growth, is our goal, selling resources that bring long term wellbeing to communities for short term gain is a very bad deal. Hard as it may be for the West to understand, protecting the ecological resources of communities might be more important than GDP figures. Vandana Shiva holds a PhD in physics, but is best known as an environmental, and anti-globalisation activist and as a leading figure of 'ecofeminism.' Shiva is based in India and is the author of over twenty books, including Staying Alive and Biopiracy. She is a former recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize. Chair: Simran Sethi is an award-winning Indian American journalist. She is currently undergoing a research fellowship at the University of Melbourne in Australia on the loss of agricultural biodiversity in our food system. http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas Subscribe and find more videos from Ideas at the House: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Get a new talk every week on our podcast: Audio - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035 Video - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640444896 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse Twitter - https://twitter.com/ideasatthehouse
3 years ago
http://www.weforum.org/ Are existing growth models failing to deliver jobs and address income inequality? • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International, United Kingdom; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 • Mark J. Carney, Governor of the Bank of England; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member • Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa, USA; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member • Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University, USA • Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP, United Kingdom Moderated by • Evan Davis, Presenter, Newsnight, BBC News, United Kingdom
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Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/talks/gary_haugen_the_hidden_reason_for_poverty_the_world_needs_to_address_now Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
8 years ago
Peter Day (born in 1947) is a BBC News business correspondent and host of In Business and its sister programme Global Business on BBC World Service, a radio show that focuses on global business issues. Peter Day has developed a profound expertise in the fields of business and economics through his lifelong experience as business correspondent for BBC and Radio 4. He trained with the International Publishing Corporation (IPC) newspaper scheme in South Devon and was awarded two Harold Wincott Awards for broadcast business journalism in 1989 and 2000. Peter Day holds a degree in English from the University of Oxford and was given an honorary Doctorate of business administration by the University of Lincoln in 2009. Shane Frith is the Director of the think tank Progressive Vision, a classical-liberal think tank working with both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties. Progressive Vision actively campaigns for small government and free societies. Before founding Progressive Vision, he worked for a number of think tanks including Reform, Open Europe and Global Vision. He has been a parliamentary candidate for the New Zealand National Party the Conservative Party and held a number of senior positions within this party. Between 2002 and 2004, he was the Chairman of the International Young Democrat Union, an organisation linking young people involved in centre-right parties worldwide. He has advised conservative Members of Parliament in both Britain and New Zealand and has run a number of businesses including a start-up internet retailer. Faisel Rahman is Founder and Managing Director of Fair Finance, a financial service firm advising indebted customers. In 2005, he launched Fair Finance as an attempt to revolutionise personal finance starting with the people the banks left behind. His firm is a microcredit lender and provides debt advice free of charge. Prior to founding Fair Finance, Faisel Rahman became an expert in the field of microfinance at the Grameen Bank and the World Bank and co-authored a number of books on charitable fundraising and trust funds. In 2007, he was elected one of the first UK Ashoka Fellows in recognition of his work in social enterprise and the potential to make system changing impact through Fair Finance. Gautam Thapar (born in 1960) is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the family-owned Avantha Group. With over 20000 employees, the Avantha Group actively engages in diverse business areas, including pulp and paper, power transmission, information technology and food processing. He was responsible for the groups strategic turnaround and restructuring programme, ensuring that the group attained dominant status in key operating sectors. Gautam Thapar is President of the Thapar University and Chairman of the Aspen Institute India, which aims to internationalise Indias business, political and cultural leadership. He was educated at the Doon School and studied chemical engineering at the Pratt University, New York.
7 years ago
In this lecture at Michigan State University, environmental activist, author, and eco-feminist Vandana Shiva talks about her environmental activism. Rooted in a discussion of environmental struggles in her home country of India, Shiva expands her discussion by placing environmental activism into a larger context of globalization and capitalism. Shiva offers an interesting critique of market defined "sustainability" before moving into a lengthy discussion of corporate attempts--such as those by Monsanto and Coca-Cola--to privatize water. Mediamouse.org
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Director-General of UNIDO, Kandeh K. Yumkella, interview on the BBC show - Rendezvous with Zeinab Badawi - 19 May 2012. The show also featured the Co-Chair of the UNSG's High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All and CEO of the Bank of America, Charles O. Holliday and Cherie Blair, barrister and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
4 years ago
Varun Sivaram argues for the motion that 'This House is Proud to be Patriotic'. SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://is.gd/OxfordUnion Varun Sivaram opens the case for the proposition with an intriguing question: "Why is America the best country in the world?" Sivaram takes a wry look at this question, and recounts that America leads the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of people who believe angels are real, and defence spending -- where America spends more than the next 26 countries combined. However, Sivaram elucidates what patriotism isn't -- "It's not extreme, blindfolded or disparaging", but rather "an affinity for, and identification with, one's country". Moreover, he advocates how patriotism is a transcendent extension of our interpersonal relations, and that nationalism and jingoism are merely distortions of the term. Filmed on Thursday 14th November 2013 MOTION: This House is Proud To Be Patriotic RESULT: Defeated. STAY CONNECTED: Facebook @ http://fb.me/theoxfordunion Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/OxfordUnion Oxford Union Website @ http://www.oxford-union.org/ ABOUT VARUN SIVARAM: Varun Sivaram is a Rhodes Scholar and former Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles. ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 190 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.
5 years ago
How much profit is fair? To find out more and get teaching resources, go to www.whypoverty.net Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians. Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed. Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa. Director Christoffer Guldbrandsen Producer Henrik Veileborg Produced by Guldbrandsen Film Video URL: http://youtu.be/WNYemuiAOfU
4 years ago
At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, the largest ever gathering of world leaders pledged to work together to help the world's poorest people. They agreed on a set of targets that became known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The deadline they set themselves to meet these was 31 December 2015. With just over two years until the MDGs expire, how much progress has been made and what should happen next? There have of course been successes: the world has already met the first MDG target of halving the world's population living in extreme poverty (on less than USD 1.25 per day). But 1.2 billion people are still living in extreme poverty and vulnerability remains high. At the same time, problems in measuring poverty present barriers to effective policy making. Progress has also been uneven -- not all countries, regions, age groups, social sectors or genders have benefited equally from the advances that have been made. The truth is, the quality of life has not improved for all. This December, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will launch their new report on Ending Poverty. To coincide with this, Intelligence Squared will host a panel of experts to discuss the key issues that the report raises. How should we measure poverty? What can we learn from local solutions for tackling poverty? How can the fast progress made by middle-income countries like China provide lessons for Africa? How can we be "smarter" about how we use aid flows? How do we ensure that the next set of goals will be not just about "getting to zero" poverty, but about staying there? On 5 December, thought-leaders from the world's leading development think tanks, the OECD, academia and civil society offered different perspectives on these questions, and discussed what needs to be done to end poverty after 2015.