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Technology & Design


Innovations in technology and design that serve the world


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


Environmental Sustainability in China Advanced Through Supply Chain Transparency

Ma Jun, Director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, describes the positive results achieved through the China Water Pollution Map.

Featuring Ma Jun | Apr. 7, 2014 | 50 minutes

Global Issues

Using Science and Social Enterprise to Improve Rice Crop Yield in India and Bangladesh

Pamela Ronald, of the University of California, Davis, talks about how her laboratory, in collaboration with other scientists, developed a variety of rice with sufficient submergence tolerance to survive severe flooding.

Featuring Pamela Ronald | Feb. 26, 2014 | 28 minutes

Technology & Design

Social Media on Purpose

Marcia Stepanek provides a robust framework for building a social media strategy that fits with the organization's mission

Featuring Marcia Stepanek | Jan. 21, 2014 | 20 minutes

Technology & Design

Connection Technology to Save Lives

Ridwan Djamaluddin speaks on how Indonesia is using technology to deal with climate threats and implementing early warning systems to save lives.

Featuring Ridwan Djamaluddin | Nov. 27, 2012 | 9 minutes

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Mobile Technology for Healthcare

Eric Dishman, director of health innovation at Intel, asserts that mobile technologies can create sustainable healthcare for all.

Featuring Eric Dishman | Nov. 15, 2012 | 21 minutes

Technology & Design

Info Technology and Sustainable Development

Michael Jones, Google’s chief technology advocate, discusses how connection technologies are now supporting sustainable development.

Featuring Michael Jones | Nov. 6, 2012 | 29 minutes

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Technology and Environmental Sustainability

Media expert Tim O'Reilly provides insight into how innovative technologies can be used to support sustainable development and power the future.

Featuring Tim O'Reilly | Oct. 26, 2012 | 37 minutes

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Technology and International Development

USAID Chief Innovation Officer Maura O'Neill leads a discussion on how connection technologies can support sustainable development.

Featuring Maura O'Neill | Oct. 26, 2012 | 31 minutes


Teaching with Interactive Simulations

Katherine Perkins discusses what differentiates Physics Education Technology (PhET), and the range of students that have benefited.

Featuring Katherine Perkins | Oct. 9, 2012 | 23 minutes


Enhancing Educational Data Systems

In this Stanford University podcast, president Matthew Schnittman discusses the organization’s model for service delivery, and where it’s headed.

Featuring Matthew Schnittman | Aug. 21, 2012 | 12 minutes