Impact University: Featured Talks

Criminal Justice

Alice Goffman: How We’re Priming Some Kids for College – and Others for Prison >

Alice Goffman's fieldwork in a struggling Philadelphia neighborhood sheds harsh light on a justice system that creates suspects rather than citizens.

Education

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud >

Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: help design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments.

Children

Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America >

Geoffrey Canada has spent decades as head of the Harlem Children's Zone, which supports kids from birth through college in order to break the cycle of poverty.

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell: The Unheard Story of David and Goliath >

We traditionally think of the story of David and Goliath as the victory of a sly underdog over the might of a brutish champion. It turns out the tale has another piece of wisdom to offer on the nature of ‘giants,' strength, and weakness.

Bill Gates

Mosquitos, Malaria and Education >

This generation is seeing the start of a new philanthropy, and the promise of a better future. Addressing problems like malaria abroad and education at home in a rigorous, scientific way means we accomplish amazing things.

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