Featured This Month
Brylyne Chitsunge is an internationally acclaimed expert and facilitator of the Nigeria-South Africa Group on Agriculture and a tireless advocate for farmers in her native South Africa. Chitsunge counts herself among the 70 percent of farmers who are women in South Africa. Despite the challenges facing women farmers in her country, she was able to buy her own land and works as a farmer and breeder of Kalahari Red goats, Nguni cattle, free range poultry, indigenous pigs and most recently Tilapia fish. She works to educate farmers about sustainable farming and community supported agriculture, and she has particular interest in developing resources for small-scale farmers.
Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute, talks about how digital technology can reduce healthcare costs in this interview with Corby Kummer, Senior Editor of The Atlantic as part of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013 conference presented by The Atlantic and UC San Diego.
Jamie Alexandre of the Foundation for Learning Equality, UC San Diego political scientist Clark Gibson and Peggy Johnson of Qualcomm share their latest work in using technology to improve lives around the world in this talk with The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein. This program is part of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013 conference presented by The Atlantic and UC San Diego.
The Political Economy of Europe’s Response to the 2008 Economic Collapse with Olli Rehn - Conversations with History
Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Olli Rehn, Vice President of the European Commission, for a discussion of Europe's response to the 2008 Economic Collapse. Topics covered include a comparison of the U.S. and European institutional situation at the time of the Lehman collapse and the divergence of response; Europe's complex institutional structure; why political/economic analysis is necessary for understanding Europe's policy making; why timing, power and sequencing of priorities are so consequential; the role of the commission and its goals; the use of language in navigating the divisions between political and technocratic solutions with specific references to matters such as fiscal consolidation versus stimulus.