In this session, we examine how the contemporary journey into massive scales of space, time, and big data irreversibly expands our perspective on ourselves-and how medical innovations which allow us to move past our traditional human bodies.
Being Human 2013 is a daylong exploration of human nature in the light of cutting edge science, philosophy, and evolution.
John Quincy Adams said of America that
Five years ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned members of Congress that without an emergency bailout for Wall Street
The story of the Central Park Five is one scarring New York history; a case of injustice for five teenagers of color being wrongly convicted of raping a Central Park jogger. This tragic story showcases many issues addressed by philanthropy for…
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion, featuring filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon; Raymond Santana, a victim from the case; Annemarie Benedict, Programme Executive at The Atlantic Philanthropies; discussion leader Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow!; and session moderator Vince Stehle, Executive Director of Media Impact Funders. Clips of The Central Park Five will be woven into the discussion to illustrate how this case hits the core of issues of discrimination and prosecutorial abuse within our legal system.
A Philanthropy New York Special Event with Media Impact Funders and The Atlantic Philanthropies; co-sponsored by the NYC Youth Funders and New York Juvenile Justice Initiative.
Media Impact Funders is a network of funders, working broadly on media and technology issues, in order to create social change. We serve as a learning resource for grantmakers interested in using media to further their missions; a catalyst for philanthropic partnership and networking; and a convener to advance media and technology focused philanthropy. Media Impact Funders is an affinity group, with members representing foundations, government agencies, donor affinity groups, philanthropic advisors, and individual donors.
Charlie Shrem, CEO of Bitinstant, argues that digital currencies like bitcoin are disrupting the way we do business and creating a new peer-to-peer economy.
Paul Jacobs, Chairman & CEO, Qualcomm, discusses the “internet of things”, and the future of connected devices. Jacobs is in conversation with Bill Wa
Julie Larson-Green, Corporate VP for Windows, Microsoft, shares the process of starting over with Windows 8. Larson-Green is in conversation with Michael V. Cop
Eric Hunsader, Founder & CEO, Nanex, shares how he detects volatility in high-frequency, flash trading.
Marissa Mayer, President & CEO, Yahoo!, discusses how she plans to remake an internet giant.
Platon, Award-Winning Photographer, reveals power through his portrait of global leaders.
Michael Skolnik, Editor-in-Chief/ Co-President, Global Grind, shares how Trayvon Martin has a name that carries the mantle of a social and political cause for j
The Center for the History of Collecting presents, Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers
Intelligence Squared U.S. debates whether Israel can live with a nuclear Iran.
Over the summer of 2012, despite increased international pressure and economic
Intelligence Squared US debates whether science refutes the existence of God.
*Panelists subject to change
FOR THE MOTIONLawrence Krauss
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif are in conversation with Vir Sanghvi.
Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra speaks with Rajdeep Sardesai on the future of international relations between South East Asia and India.
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures and Dave Morgan of Simulmedia discuss tomorrow’s digital landscape.
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A live version of The New Yorker’s Cartoon Caption Contest, hosted by Robert Mankoff. Harry Bliss, George Booth, and Kim Warp will judge the results. This year’
The Singularity Summit is the premier event on the most revolutionary technological advancements on the horizon.