How to Change the World

开始时间: 11/11/2014 持续时间: 6 weeks

所在平台: Coursera

课程类别: 人文

大学或机构: Wesleyan University(卫斯理大学)

授课老师: Michael S. Roth

   

课程主页: https://www.coursera.org/course/changetheworld

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The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week from September 22-24, the Social Good Summit is presented by 92nd Street Y, Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, the United National Development Programme, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ericsson. The Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action.


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How to Change the World has its origins in the Social Good Summit. The summit brings together some of the world's most creative entrepreneurs, writers, academics and political leaders to discuss ways innovative thinking and technology can address pressing global challenges.  Beginning from talks, panels and conversations from the summit, we will add lectures, on-line discussion groups, hangouts and readings to explore the issues in politics, technology and the environment in broader academic and historical contexts. We will then discover together what actions we can take to make a difference.   

How to Change the World examines how we can develop “social goods” and use them to create networks of progressive change. Classes will explore the meaning of “social goods” and then address the following topics: Poverty and Philanthropy; Climate Change and Sustainability; Women, Education and Social Change; Social Networks, Education and Activism. Each week will be structured along the following questions: 1. What do we know?  2. Why should we care? 3. What can we do?

At the end of the class students should have a clearer understanding of these global issues, and they should develop strategies for working with others to begin to address them. Our aim is simple and bold: to put together the facts, the energy and the actions to make a real difference in addressing some of the major problems confronting the world today.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: What are Social Goods?  From the Commons to Moral Revolutions

Week 2: Poverty and Philanthropy

Week 3: Climate Change and Sustainability

Week 4: Disease and Global Health Care

Week 5: Women, Education and Social Change

Week 6: Education, Social Networks and Activism

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How To Change the World offers students an opportunity to build upon ideas presented by the speakers at the September 2013 Social Good Summit and to explore those ideas in a broader academic and historical context. Created in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y and the Social Good Summit Partners.

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