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FT: Think Again

Author: Shawn Donnan

In his piece for the Financial Times Magazine, Shawn Donnan discusses Google's latest venture into the world of philanthropy: Google Ideas. Described as a "think/do-tank", it either amounts to a bold attempt to stretch the boundaries of corporate social responsibility, perhaps even to rewire the entire role of business in today's world -- or, with its brief to find solutions to some of the world's most intractable problems, the ultimate expression of new tech bubble bravado.

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Video Speakers: Joseph S. Nye Jr. and Gideon Rachman
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator at Financial Times, and Joseph S. Nye Jr., university distinguished service professor at Harvard Kennedy School, discuss new variables that are changing America's foreign policy strategies including the diffusion of power as technology empowers nonstate and nongovernmental actors, as well as the power transition from West to East.

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Navigating America’s Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World (Audio)

Speakers: Joseph S. Nye Jr. and Gideon Rachman
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator at Financial Times, and Joseph S. Nye Jr., university distinguished service professor at Harvard Kennedy School, discuss new variables that are changing America's foreign policy strategies including the diffusion of power as technology empowers nonstate and nongovernmental actors, as well as the power transition from West to East.

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Wikipedia's Global Future

As Wikipedia celebrates its tenth anniversary, Joseph Reagle, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, sees an opportunity for significant growth in non-English-speaking parts of the world.

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Renewing America

Renewing America

The Digital Disruption

Speakers: Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, and Jared Cohen, Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Director of Google Ideas at Google, highlight the potential of the technological development to revolutionize relations between countries and to empower citizens of oppressive regimes

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