1. Ken Mehlman


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    Ken Mehlman speaks at the Athenaeum: September 20, 2010

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    • Sports and Play for Social Good


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      2013 Kravis Prize recipient and speed-skating Olympic gold medalist Johann Koss founded Right To Play in 2000, after meeting children in Africa who had been traumatized by civil war. Uprooted and with little to call their own, he watched them improvise games of soccer, using rolled up shirts, garbage bags, even banana leaves, as balls. “They wanted one thing: the opportunity to play,” he says. Their determination was not unlike his as a boy. At age 7, he asked for speed skates. By the time he was 11, he was walking a mile each way to the neighborhood stadium, alone, to practice. With his grandmother’s encouragement, he says he believed in himself––and persisted, rising from “horrible” skater to four-time gold champion. Koss wants children worldwide to have the same opportunities, and is reaching more than 1 million of them weekly, through Right To Play’s educational games and curriculum. Who better than CMC’s own Kyle Weiss ‘15 to chat with the Kravis Prize honoree during his CMC visit? Weiss, an athlete/soccer enthusiast, founded FUNDaFIELD at age 13––motivated, like Koss, to help disadvantaged children. FUNDaFIELD raises money to buld soccer fields in developing countries.

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      • Steven Levitt


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        William B. Ogden Distinguished Service professor of economics; director, Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory; University of Chicago; co-author, SuperFreakonomics: Tales of Altruism, Terrorism, and Poorly Paid Prostitutes (2009) and Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (2005); "SuperFreakonomics"

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        • Audrey Bilger: A Jane Austen Guide to Choosing Your Friends and Finding a Partner for Life


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          Audrey Bilger is the faculty director of the Center for Writing and Public Discourse and professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College. Her most recent book, coedited with Michele Kort, the anthology Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage, was a 2013 Lambda Literary Award finalist. She is the author of Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen and editor of a critical edition of Jane Collier’s 1753 An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. Her work has appeared in Ms. magazine, the Ms. blog, Bitch magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and she is the gender/sexuality editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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          • Henry Kravis - Kravis Prize Delivery 2010


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            Henry Kravis interviews and presents the 2010 Kravis Prize to Dr. Rukmini Banerji. Transcript Dr. Rukmini Banerji: In 1930, Gandhi walked for 23 days. At the end of it, he picked up a fist of salt. That changed India's history forever. Today, we don't need to walk. But if you pick up a book, and work with kids, India's history can change again. In March of 2010, Pratham was awarded the Henry Kravis Prize for Leadership Dr. Rukmini Banerji: My name is Rukmini Banerji. I work with Pratham, which is the name of my organization. And the original idea of Pratham was to bring together a whole cross section of people in Bombay. As citizens of Bombay, to really build one of the most basic things that any city needs, which is the Foundation with Education of it's Children. Henry Kravis: The one thing that I found, quite interesting as I was looking at the information, is your willingness as an organization to learn from critique. Dr. Rukmini Banerji: We've been very open to measurement. We really want to know, are we reaching where we thought we ought to be going? Henry Kravis: This is a really interesting approach because, no, most organizations do not use metrics. And I'm going to tell you, most companies by the way don't use metrics. Dr. Rukmini Banerji: We've done a lot of work with this group from MIT, the poverty action lab. We ask parents, okay here's my tool. So your kid, where do you think he's at? And so parents told you where they're at. And so systematically, both parents and teachers overestimated where their kids were at. They all thought the kid was doing better, and that's partly because I think we're a big country with many children, we love our children. But we don't actually pay very close attention to each child. Henry Kravis: Right, but that's human nature. You know, it's no different in business. We all overestimate our affects, let's put it that way. And so it's fascinating that you say that. So, here we are today, and tonight Protham will receive the Kravis Prize. Museum of Modern Art New York, NY Marie-Josee Kravis: I think as long as the world is in existence, some people have tried to focus on altruism and on giving others a hand. A hand up, not a push down. And so I think that that is the eternal challenge for our society. Dr. Rukmini Banerji: We feel that for the next couple of years really looking at how we can think about leadership in a more concrete way might be the best way we can use this. We have to have a lot of discussion, both with you and perhaps others at Claremont McKenna and elsewhere about what would be the best way to use this. Henry Kravis: Well to me, a leader has to have a vision first of all. He's got to start with that: what is the vision? And then from that they have to be able to communicate exceptionally well that vision. They have to, obviously in order to be a good leader they have to have followers. They have to be able to convince people that their vision, their idea makes sense for people to follow behind them. Henry Kravis: It gives me great pleasure, Dr. Banerji, and you are just a superb representative of this fine organization, and we hope we see you often in New York, and we hope we see you often when we're in India. Congratulations to you and thank you for all you're doing for mankind and for India.

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            • CMS Men's Basketball


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              The CMS Mens Basketball team, The Stags, has had its strongest start ever by beginning the season with a 15-game winning streak, the longest in team history. The season was highlighted by a 57-55 win against archrival Pomona-Pitzer on January 18 as CMC guard Remy Pinson hit a spinning layup with one second remaining to give the Stags the win in front of an overflow crowd. Click on the video on the right to see the winning basket, interviews with Coach Ken Scalmanini and players plus scenes from practice.

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              • Heidi Nelson Cruz '94


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                As part of the President's Leaders Forum at Claremont McKenna College, Heidi Nelson Cruz '94, Vice President of Goldman Sachs sits down with a CMC student discussing her path to becoming a prominent leader in the global investment arena. Heidi Nelson Cruz also discusses her early career experiences working in Congress and the White House and why taking risks and having convictions in your life are key attributes to personal success.

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                • Scott Cook P'11


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                  Scott Cook, Chairman of the Executive Board and Founder of Intuit company has a candid conversation with a CMC student discussing his entrepreneurial journey.

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                  • cmcIQ Live! Silicon Valley


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                    California's Future: Will the Golden State Ever Recover?

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                    • cmcIQ Live! San Francisco


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                      Is the Global Economy made of BRIC?

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