Category Archive for: ‘Program of the Week’

Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible

Trita Parsi At Tg

Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible “Iran and Israel: two nations with tense relations that seem existentially at odds. But for all their antagonistic rhetoric, there is a recent hidden history of collaboration, even friendship. In an informative talk, Trita Parsi shows how an unlikely strategic alliance in the past could mean peace in the future for these …

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James Lyne: Everyday cybercrime — and what you can do about it

James Lyne At Ted2013

> “How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it’s through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it’s not only the NSA that’s watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals, who exploit both weak code and trusting human …

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Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read

Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read “Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read — and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he’s become a lawyer, …

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6/26/2013 Interact ignites a passion for service


By Adam Arents, Rotary Programs staff Source: During the course of my work monitoring social media for Rotary’s youth programs, I get to hear lots of great stories about Interact clubs. But nothing could have prepared me for the onslaught of Interact memories I heard while staffing the Interact 50th anniversary booth at the 2013 RI Convention. We had …

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7/24/2013 Rotary news in brief from around the globe

1208 Roundup

After three years of work, the Rotary Club of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, USA, completed a US$300,000 renovation of the Lahaina Public Library, a 57-year-old structure that had fallen into disrepair due to a lack of state funds. The club collaborated with Maui Friends of the Library and the Hawaii State Library System to raise money, commission a redesign, remove and …

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