Google Ideas: Conflict in a Connected World

By: Google Ideas

Conflict has existing from the dawn of time, but in today’s world, global connectivity is changing the nature of modern conflict. We have seen how developments in technology have both empowered those caught in situations of conflict, such as the use of online tools to map conflict zones, or the emergence of online activism that has proven a powerful force in challenging repressive regimes.

On October 20-22, 2013, in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gen Next Foundation, Google Ideas hosted the ‘Conflict in a Connected World’ summit. To build awareness of how conflict is being transformed by today’s connected technologies, a diverse group ranging from a wide range of geographies and disciples, were brought together to discuss the future of conflict in the digital era.


Ellen DeGeneres receives The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor [1080p HD] (Full)

By: courtneyomg89

Comics and performers honor Ellen DeGeneres, the 15th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, with speeches, performances and past clips. Taped on Oct. 22, 2012 and aired on PBS station Oct. 30, 2012.

Speakers and performers include:
Jimmy Kimmel
Steve Harvey
Sean Hayes
Jane Lynch
Jason Mraz
John Krasinski
Kristin Chenoweth
John Leguizamo
Lily Tomlin