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Big Think @ GESF: Your Education Questions Answered

March 22, 2014, 5:29 PM
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Introducing Big Think @ GESF, a new blog that will showcase Big Think's interviews with keynote speakers from the Global Education & Skills Forum--"The Davos of Education." 

Today, we're releasing the first set of interviews consisting of answers to questions that you, our audience, sent us over Twitter and Facebook. 

President Clinton discusses the importance of lifelong learning: 

Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, on investing in girls' education and other solutions to the global education crisis:

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, explains why education is a fundamental human right: 

Andreas Schleicher, Acting Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary-General, on ensuring quality in education:

Big Think is here to help you take President Clinton's advice: "the most important thing that I learned is that it's important to keep on learning." Build new neural networks by learning more about physics and the cosmos from renowned Big Think experts Michio Kaku and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Check out this bonus clip of Fareed Zakaria's interview with President Clinton on the two most important attributes of success in the knowledge economy:

We're here to help! Preview these lessons from Big Think Edge on how to collaborate effectively and synthesize the most critical information.

 

 

 

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