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Leading diversity speaker Janet Mock named on Time Magazine’s “30 Most Influential People on the Internet”

Janet Mock, a renowned gender rights activist, has been named on Time Magazine’s “30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” To determine the unranked list, they analysed social-media followings, site traffic, overall ability to drive news, and more. Here’s what Time had to say on Janet’s naming: “Alongside Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox, writer and activist Janet

HARDtalk interview: Has Thomas Piketty emerged unscathed?

Stephen Sackur, the popular presenter and moderator, interviewed French economist Thomas Piketty on BBC’s HARDtalk. Thomas’s book “Capital in the 21st Century” (Harvard University Press, 2014) has become an unlikely international best-seller. His thesis carries echoes of Karl Marx; modern capitalism, he believes, works in favour of entrenched wealth and exacerbates inequality. Recently, his research and

Plugged in an age of information - Photo by Judit Klein - CC BY-ND 2.0

Top moderator Justin Webb on the age of information (saturation)

Writing for The Times, Justin Webb, one of the BBC’s leading broadcasters and moderators, discusses how Americans “no longer want to listen to the other guy’s view” in the age of information. Using recent protests surrounding commencement speeches as an example (95 protests against planned speeches have taken place on US campuses since 2009, resulting in 39 withdrawals),

Praise for Mary Ann Sieghart

Mary Ann Sieghart, broadcaster and former Assistant Editor of The Times, received some enthusiastic feedback for a 45-minute talk she gave a couple of nights ago for the How To Academy, called A Bluffer’s Guide to Politics. Here’s what some of the audience had to say: “Mary Ann is such a witty and knowledgeable speaker – I

Great speakers on India

Looking for speaker ideas for your conference in India, or on India’s challenges and opportunities? We can recommend some fantastic business leaders, international journalists currently based in Delhi and Mumbai, Indian journalists, editors and broadcasters, senior politicians, diplomats and civil servants. SPOTLIGHT: Alan Rosling OBE served as Tata’s Head of Globalisation (2005 – 2009), a

Bronwen Maddox: “Obama must end aid to Egypt”

Editor of Prospect and expert on global politics, Bronwen Maddox gave her opinion on the current situation in Egypt in yesterday’s The Times. The article titled ‘Obama must end aid to Egypt before more die’ is well worth reading. Bronwen believes that the West’s “tangled and tentative” response to what she describes as “the worst

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