How to Change the World (Coursera)

How to Change the World (Coursera)
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How to Change the World (Coursera)
How can we use the things we share in common to address some of the most challenging problems facing the world? This course examines issues concerning poverty, the environment, technology, health care, gender, education and activism to helps us understand better how to initiate positive change.

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Syllabus


WEEK 1

What are Social Goods? From the Commons to Moral Revolutions

Discussion about what our social good is, how we define it and how it can be sustainably used.


WEEK 2

Poverty and Development

Discussion about poverty and the relationship of poverty to philanthropy and to foreign aid, actions taken to mitigate the effects of poverty, of major theorists and economists working in this area and , also, a new approach to this subject through randomized experimentation.


WEEK 3

Climate Change and Sustainability

Discussion about political and economic ramifications of climate change, including how to think big about sustainability


WEEK 4

Disease and Global Health Care

Discussion about health care and poverty, considering major challenges that disease presents around the world and the global role of healthcare


WEEK 5

Women, Education and Social Change

Discussion of gender issues and the upward mobility of women, across business and education.


WEEK 6

Looking Back, Looking Foward

Reflections on where we have been and where we are going



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