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Audio lectures brought to you by Social Innovation Conversations, co-hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review's Managing Editor Eric Nee.



Promoting Civic Engagement and Voting

Organizations are finding that subtle changes in language make a difference in how people vote.

Featuring Todd Rogers | Aug. 8, 2012 | 45 minutes

Civil Society

The Civic Impact of Youth Volunteerism

McAdam reviews two follow-up studies of youth activists, and assesses the experiences and their long-term effects on volunteers.

Featuring Doug McAdam | Jun. 4, 2012 | 74 minutes
CraigConnects founder Craig Newmark on aligning nonprofits to increase efficacy


Connecting Nonprofits

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark tells us about how he started CraigConnects, chose areas to support, and selected nonprofits to focus on.

Featuring Craig Newmark | Jun. 19, 2011 | 9 minutes

Civil Society

Dan Burden - Environmental Sustainability in Walking Cities

Dan Burden has studied and defined what makes for a pedestrian-friendly community. Even more important, he knows why such places are so valuable for everyone—walkers and drivers alike. In this audio lecture, Burden discusses why walkability is crucial to the sustainability of communities, and what they can do to encourage it.

Mar. 8, 2009 | 01:03:22