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Dr. Diego Miralles, the charismatic Global Head of Innovation for Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceuticals, inspires students from San Diego's Kearny High School with his story of leaving a comfortable life in Argentina, sacrificing to get ahead in America, discovering a drug to suppress HIV, and ultimately defining success by the positive influence he and others have on the people around them. This presentation is the first of The STEAM Leadership Series, featuring speakers in conversation with students about embracing creativity in learning. Lead sponsors for The STEAM Leadership Series include Intellectual Capital, Kids Eco Club, the San Diego Unified School District and the Education Synergy Alliance.

"It's not taking pilots out of planes. It's putting propellers on smart phones." So says Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3D Robotics describing "Solo," the world's first Smart Drone. Anderson was among a group of leading engineers in unmanned aerial vehicles gathered on the USS Midway to inspire San Diego students to consider careers in high technology. Others on board included Mike Atwood and Darren Moe of General Atomics describing the military missions of the "Predator" UAV, George Guerre of Northrop Grumman adding how its "Global Hawk" drone is also used for weather surveillance and other humanitarian purposes and finally, Mike Veale of San Diego Zoo Safari Park touched many in the audience by explaining how he plans to use drones to stop the poaching of rhinos and elephants in Africa. This event was presented as part of the STEAM Leadership Series, created by Intellectual Capital, KidsEcoClub and the Education Synergy Alliance. Recorded on 06/05/2015.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich reminisce about opposing "corporate welfare" during their days in the Clinton Administration and talk here about problematic trade deals, income inequality and Stiglitz's new book, "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them." Reich and Stiglitz are presented by the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 04/29/2015.
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