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Christian Felber was born in 1972, studied Spanish, Psychology, Sociology and Political Sciences in Madrid and Vienna, where he lives and works as a writer. He is co-founder of Attac Austria, an internationally renowned speaker, contemporary dancer, lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and author of several bestsellers including: “50 Suggestions for a Fairer World”, “New Values for the Economy”, “Let’s save the Euro!”, “Change Everything: Creating an economy...

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Sir Richard Branson is founder of the Virgin Group Virgin is one of the world’s most irresistible brands and has expanded into many diverse sectors from travel to telecommunications, health to banking and music to leisure. There are now more than 100 Virgin companies worldwide, employing approximately 60,000 people in over 50 countries. Having started Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970, Branson founded Virgin Records and opened...

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Listen to the talk: Read a post related to the event Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate and graduate years were spent at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his PhD in linguistics in 1955. During the years 1951 to 1955, Chomsky was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. While a Junior Fellow he completed his doctoral dissertation...

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Watch the talk: Learn more about Prince Reza Pahlavi and his cause. Reza Pahlavi was born in Tehran, Iran on October 31, 1960 to the late Shah of Iran and Empress Farah Pahlavi. As Crown Prince of Iran and the oldest of four siblings, he left Iran at the age of 17 for air force training, during which time the establishment of the clerical regime in Iran prevented his...

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Watch the talk: Read a reflection on the talk by TGS student Megan K. Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Rosling discovered konzo, a new epidemic paralytic disease, when serving as doctor in Mozambique in 1979-81. Two decades of research in rural Africa traced the cause to toxic ill-processed cassava roots, hunger, and poverty. A co-founder of Médecins sans Frontier in Sweden, he has written textbooks on Global...

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 Johan Rockstrom leads the Stockholm Resilience Centre, focusing on a new approach to sustainability: the capacity to use change and crisis to spur renewal and innovative thinking. In 2009, working with an international team of scientists, he identified and quantified a set of nine planetary boundaries within which humanity can continue to develop and thrive for generations to come -- while crossing them could generate abrupt or irreversible environmental...

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Lynda Williams is the Founder and CEO of V&V, an award-winning boutique lifestyle Communications Agency which she has been running for 8 years. In 2020, Lynda co-founded The Soothe, a bold, inclusive and honest digital wellness resource to empower people to take control of their wellbeing. She is an avid supporter of conservation and sustainability and follows a plant-based diet.  Before setting up her business’ Lynda worked for some of the world’s most...

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A former “pack a day smoker,” Ray Zahab ran across the Sahara Desert in 111 days; he ran the three coastal trails of Canada, covering 400 kilometres; he and two others broke the world speed record for an unsupported expedition by a team to the South Pole; he ran 1,200 kilometres in 20 days in the Atacama Desert; and in 2013, he took on his most grueling journey yet when...

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Watch Prime Minister Tobgay’s talk: View our Guest Speaker Spotlight featuring Prime Minister Tobgay Tshering Tobgay was born in Bhutan on September 19th, 1965. He is the oldest of six siblings and the current Prime Minister of Bhutan. Tshering attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. This was followed by the completion of his Masters of Public Administration at Harvard University. After...

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Watch the talk: Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. His previous work experience includes twelve years as...

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Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...

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With THINK Global School’s term in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently concluded, we thought we’d share a few interesting facts about the heart-shaped country with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina yourself, we hope you find these seven facts useful!! Fact #1) Sarajevo was the first city in Europe with a full-time electric tram Trams have a long history in...

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Greetings TGS, Long time reader, first time blogger here. Some of you may have noticed that I can be a little patriotic... My friends in Abu Dhabi used to joke that New Zealand has "small country" syndrome because it is always determined to be the best. I think like the Canadians, we are determined not to be seen as the same as our more populated neighbours. With that in mind...

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