Who launches a nuclear weapon if the president has been killed? Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser explains the chilling history of American nuclear authority and chain of command.
Instead of returning anger with anger, Robert Thurman advocates the practice of lovingkindness, a translation of the Pali word mettā that is found in the original Buddhist texts.
Futurist and learning expert Elliott Masie explains how setting up hackathons can help successful companies find unique and creative solutions.
Hugs may have healing properties (beyond making you feel warm and fuzzy). This flu season add a hug a day to your regimen--it may help lessen your cold symptoms, according to one study.
In case you missed it from earlier this week, former NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Big Think to discuss how NATO deals with terrorist threats and what the international community must do to combat ISIS.
Antarctic penguins have had the run of the continent, isolated and unexposed to new pathogens. But a wave of tourism may be threatening penguin populations with disease.
Jean-Francois Rischard is an economist. He was the Vice President of World Bank from 1998 to 2005. Born in Luxembourg in 1948, Rischard holds doctoral degrees in law and economics and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
We are using too much of the planet.
Develop a global-citizenship mindset, Rischard says.
Rischard remains an optimist despite his book's stark predictions.
Nation-states are useful, but limited in their perspective.
The Kyoto Protocol.
The world is too fragmented to deal with global problems.
Global institutions are too small to deal with the biggest issues.
We are only a fifth of the way into the digital revolution.
Gerhard Schroeder wanted a briefing.
Bringing out-of-the-box thinking to the World Bank.