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…

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…

Islam in China – a Strange Fit?

A film portrait introduces Roberta Tontini and her research. The PhD candidate examines the development and changing characteristics of Islamic law in China. The author evokes a harmonious relationship between Sunni Islam and the teachings of Confucianism…

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit”…