Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth?

Yasheng Huang is an American professor in international management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he founded and heads the China Lab and India Lab. His research areas include human capital formation in China and India. Why you should listen MIT and Fudan University professor Yasheng Huang is an authority on how to…

Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves

Bio Tan Le is Founder & CEO of Emotiv Lifesciences, a bioinformatics company advancing our understanding of the human brain and identifying biomarkers for mental and other neurological conditions using electroencephalography (EEG). She is a technology entrepreneur, business executive and sought-after speaker. Emotiv Lifesciences is pursuing the dream of widespread brain function screening to catch…

The great Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa

“I believe the best way to help students to become musicians at the highest level is to share chamber music work with artists of great experience.” Seiji Ozawa.

Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs

Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from …) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs?…

Myanmar’s Complex Transformation by HE Thein Sein

HE Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, speaking on Chatham House in London.
He’s speaking on the changes taking place in Myanmar under his leadership and the opportunities and challenges ahead…

Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems

As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation…