Wesleyan University Open Course on Coursera
How to Change the World has its origins in the Social GoodSummit held at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The summit brought together some of the world's most creative entrepreneurs, writers, academics and political leaders to discuss ways innovative thinking and technology can address pressing global challenges. Beginning from talks, panels and conversations from the summit, we will add lectures, on-line discussion groups, hangouts and readings to explore the issues in politics, technology and the environment in broader academic and historical contexts. We will then discover together what actions we can take to make a difference.
Week 1: What are Social Goods? What is the Commons?
Week 2: Poverty and Development
Week 3: Climate Change and Sustainability
Week 4: Disease and Global Health Care
Week 5: Women, Education and Social Change
Week 6: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Course Open: 21 June 2014
Lecturer: Michael S. Roth