Global Learning

Marcus Charleston / 90.5 WESA

Social media and the internet have connected the world in ways once thought impossible. However, computer connections cannot take the place of human contact.

There are a number of organizations in the city with the shared goal of engaging others across the globe.

Nathan Darity and Brandon Blache-Cohen, Executive Director of Amizade Global Service Learning, are two of the members that connected these organizations together through the global switchboard.

A Holistic Approach to Global Health and Development

Apr 18, 2014
Nicole W. Huang / Global Brigade

Many students flock to the warmer climes of Florida for a week of partying on spring break.

In contrast, many other students use their vacation to help others around the world. Two of those students are Carnegie Mellon sophomore Nicole Huang, and senior Nick Zuniga who volunteer with Global Brigades a global health and development movement.

Steven J. Corwin Talks Academic Medical Centers Amidst Health Care Reform

Mar 17, 2014

Steven J. Corwin, chief executive officer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, speaks about ways of preserving quality aspects of the existing health care system while reducing overall cost.

Molly Williamson on Geoeconomic Factors in Diplomacy

Mar 17, 2014

Middle East Institute scholar Molly Williamson speaks on "Geoeconomic Factors in Diplomacy" surrounding the top five oil-producing countries in the world: Saudi Arabia, Russia, the United States, China and Iran.

The Innocence Project's Nina Morrison Describes Wrongful Convictions

Mar 17, 2014

Nina Morrison, senior staff attorney at the Innocence Project, speaks on her organization's work to exonerate the innocent and reform a system responsible for many unjust imprisonments by telling the story of Michael Morton, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 25 years.

Marina Picciotto Offers a Scientific View on Happiness

Mar 17, 2014

Marina Picciotto, Charles B.G. Murphy Chair in Psychiatry and professor of neurobiology and pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine, speaks about the science of happiness Thursday morning in the Amphitheater.

Trevor Potter Connects Politics and Market Forces

Mar 17, 2014

Former FEC chairman Trevor Potter, founding president of the Campaign Legal Center and general counsel to John McCain's 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, speaks on how market forces affect the political process, specifically with regard to campaign financing and Super PACs.

David Von Drehle Speaks About Lincoln's Legacy

Mar 16, 2014

Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle, author of Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year, speaks on the legacy of the 16th president.

Chris Hayes on the Struggle Against Meritocracy

Mar 16, 2014

Chris Hayes, host of "All In with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC and editor-at-large for The Nation, addresses how young people affect policy and effect change.

Natalie Batalha - Kepler: A Planet for Goldilocks

Mar 16, 2014

NASA AMES astrophysicist Natalie Batalha shares findings from the Kepler Mission, where she is mission scientist, and discusses its importance to NASA, the scientific community and humankind.