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Ideas That Move the World Forward


Short, inspiring talks by some of Duke’s most innovative thinkers whose ideas are forging real change both locally and globally. View here or on YouTube.

  • Composing Symphonies of Knowledge - Ingrid Bianca Byerly A.M.‘94, Ph.D.‘96

    Ingrid Bianca Byerly A.M.'94, Ph.D.'96 Director of Duke Focus Humanitarian Challenges: Global Innovations and Initiatives

  • What’s in a Brand? - Gavan Fitzsimons, Duke Forward in Washington, D.C.

    Gavan Fitzsimons, R. David Thomas Professor of Marketing and Psychology, sheds light on how marketing influences behavior, particularly in unintended ways.

  • Power Struggle - Peter Feaver

    Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy, analyzes a pattern of distrust between U.S. civilian and military leaders over the last 30 years.

  • Decoding Cancer - Brittany Wenger ‘17

    Brittany Wenger, founder of Cloud4Cancer breast cancer detection app, explains how to leverage the power of the cloud to accurately diagnose breast cancer.

  • Fulfilling America’s Promise - Jay Ruckelshaus ’16

    Jay Ruckelshaus ’16, founder and CEO of Ramp Less Traveled, translates his personal experience as a passionate advocate for the disability community to explore the politics of equality, access, and inclusion in America today.

  • Road Less Traveled - John Sampson Ph.D.’96, M.H.S.’07, M.B.A.’11, Duke Forward in London

    John Sampson Ph.D.’96, M.H.S.’07, M.B.A.’11 Robert H. Wilkins and Gloria Wilkins Professor of Neurosurgery

  • New Hope for Autism - Geraldine Dawson

    Geraldine Dawson, director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, explains how brain plasticity and new treatments are changing outcomes for children with autism.

  • Harnessing Technology to Improve Education - Aaron Chatterji

    Aaron Chatterji, associate professor of business and public policy, reveals the good and bad behind technology apps in the classroom and shares how he’s helping educators find what really works.

  • Improving Health, Digitally – Gary Bennett A.M.’99, Ph.D.’02

    Gary Bennett, Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, shares how to harness technology to prevent obesity and reach high-risk populations.

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