1. International Business Administration - Talking with former student Pedro Bernardo Meyer - University of Twente


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    An easy-to-use optimization tool for websites, made by the company Optimizely, has crossed the Atlantic from the US. The company has had a branch in the centre of Amsterdam since 2013 and this is where Pedro Bernardo Meyer, former UT student, works. Pedro is Senior Business Development Manager and the team leader of the sales team. He talks to clients on a daily basis and advises them how best to optimize their websites. "What I expected from the programme was to learn how to communicate with different people in the organization, from technical support to CEO level. The best part of working here is having colleagues with different nationalities. Besides that, my colleagues are also my friends." For more information visit the International Business Administration programme website: http://www.utwente.nl/en/education/bachelor/programmes/international-business-administration/

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    • Un Techo Para Meyling


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      Extreme poverty has plagued the hardworking families living in León, Nicaragua for many years. The majority of the families effected by the poverty live in “Settlements” on the outskirts of the city. Each morning members of the settlement travel to the heart of the city selling baked goods, clothing, and newspapers to provide for their families. Every night they return to their homes made of plastic tarps, rotting wood or if they are lucky enough, sheet metal. Michelle Chavez is a member of Techo, an organization that believes adequate housing is the first step towards self-reliance. Upon searching these settlements she finds a family of three living in a house that has to be evacuated every time it rains. "Ignorar No Resuelve. El Asentamiento Existe" (Ignoring Doesn’t Solve. The Settlement Exists) is the slogan chosen by Techo but it’s more than a slogan it’s a call to action for the citizens of Leon to acknowledge the existence of the conditions of the settlements and actively work to change them. Find out more at http://untecho.actualitymedia.org This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10. Director & Editor: Elishia McAllister Producer: Tucker Gragg Cinematographer: Laura Boyd Actuality Media is on the ground with every student crew to oversee production of these short documentaries, providing the services of executive producer, production manager, location scout, additional editing, and whatever else is needed to complete the project. We are more than a film study abroad program. Actuality Media is a service learning organization that takes students and young professionals abroad to create media on changemakers in developing communities around the world. Our films spread the word about nonprofits, NGOs and social entrepreneurs who are implementing innovative, new ideas to combat chronic social problems. Find out more about our work and adventures at www.actualitymedia.org

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      • Interview With Jerome C. Glenn - New Zealand in the World in 2058


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        Location: World Futures Conference, Washington DC

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        • A Day to Celebrate at Atsemba


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          For the last three years, children in the village of Atsemba in remote rural Northern Ethiopia have been struggling through grades one, two and three in makeshift classrooms made of twigs; stacking stones as they grew taller and their numbers increased. With a brand new 4-classroom school building, 8-stall private latrine and a well with water for drinking and irrigating vegetable crops, a new era has begun for education in Atsemba. Chant, dance and yelp for joy with imagine1day as we cut the ribbon of another successful school project, Atsemba Primary School. Click here for the full story: http://www.imagine1day.org/atsemba-ribbon-cutting.htm For the YouTube version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHZdq9Kl7xA

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          • David Schrader: "Introduction of the American Philosophical Association"


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            David Schrader: "Introduction of the American Philosophical Association" The APA and the Metanexus Institute are in many ways very different kinds of organizations, but at the same time they share some very basic commitments. The Metanexus Institute is an international network with a variety of local initiaitives. It is explicitly interdisciplinary. The American Philsophical is a national organization comprised of three basically regional divisions. It is also a disciplinary association. Yet the discipline of philosophy is by its nature interdisciplinary, and the American Philosophical Association is a much more international organization that it might at first glance appear. Many of you have some disciplinary identification as philosophers. Many of you don't. But the very fact that you are here is evidence that you are interested in the love of wisdom. Philosophy, as you know, touches on virtually every intellectual interest that is included among the membership of Metanexus. We invite each of you, whether you professionally identify yourself as a philsopher or no, to join the American Philosophical Association. Clearly we share a common pursuit of wisdom, and a common concern to address humanity's most pressing questions. 14 July 2008

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            • Education Meets Agriculture in Rural Ethiopia


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              Not only does imagine1day build schools in rural Ethiopia, we take on a holistic approach to providing sustainable, quality primary education. With the generous support of the Lundin For Africa foundation, imagine1day is providing clean drinking water, drip irrigation, improved seeds and fertilizer, PTA and teacher capacity training and has planted 38, 340 trees to date. Here's a snapshot of the impact we're making on the ground. Click here to learn more: http://www.imagine1day.org/hintalo-update.htm For the YouTube version click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol3vGA6h5Nc

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              • Celebrating Water, Celebrating Life in Fiyaye


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                The Northern Ethiopian village of Fiyaye is an hour's walk through a desert from the nearest (barely) drivable road. Enveloping a lush valley oasis dense with fruit trees, the community had been drinking, bathing, washing and irrigating their plantation using the same water source: a muddy creek that they also shared with their animals. With the generous support of the Lundin For Africa foundation, imagine1day recently dug a well in Fiyaye, which provides the school children and their families with a clean source of water. Here, join the people of Fiyaye in celebrating a healthier future and prosperous days to come.

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                • An Interview with Kathleen Speake at ILO Beijing


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                  BASPIA organized the panel discussion on the issues of trafficking and local resettlement of North Korean women in China on June 26, 2009, which this interview was screened. Ms. Speake is the Chief Technical Officer for CP-TING(Project to Prevent Trafficking in Girls and Young Women for Labour Exploitation within China) at ILO Beijing. We requested her this interview to learn about ILO Beijing and its work in China; learn about China’s anti-trafficking effort and how ILO supports it; and explore the possibility of applying this collaborative effort to address trafficking of North Korean women in China. For more information on BASPIA and its work relating to Northeast Asia, please come visit us at www.baspia.org (Korean homepage) or baspia.wordpress.org(English blog). You can follow us on twitter too: /baspia for Korean tweets and /baspia_eng for English tweets. Questions? Please e-mail to us at info@baspia.org All rights reserved. Copyright by BASPIA 2009 - 2010.

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                  • A Symbol of Hope in the Making at Laelay Weste: a photo story


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                    imagine1day's community school project in the Northern Ethiopian village of Laelay Weste is moving along quickly. Drop in and get a child's perspective on the symbol of hope emerging right before their eyes. Learn more at: http://www.imagine1day.org/weste-mid-construction.htm

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                    • The Walls Go Up at Laelay Weste - a video story


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                      The foundation is laid, the walls are up and the latrine will soon be providing boys and girls privacy. With just the finishing works left to go, imagine1day's Laelay Weste Community School project is on the homestretch. Like the children of Weste, watch with wonder as their beautiful new school comes to life! Learn more at: http://www.imagine1day.org/weste-mid-construction.htm

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