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The Virtual Youth Choir, in association with UNICEF, premiered at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The event was broadcast live. Eric conducted the Virtual Youth Choir of 2292 singers from 80 countries across the world and the National Youth Choir of Scotland in front of 40,000 people in legendary Celtic Park stadium and a huge global audience. The choir sang a special arrangement of “What If”.

The revised and updated third edition of The New Cold War, is a sobering look at Russia's current aggression and what it means for the world. Edward Lucas includes a new preface on the Crimean crisis, including analysis of the dismemberment of Ukraine, and a look at the devastating effects it may have. The New Cold War was the first book to highlight the dangerous asymmetry in Russia's relations with the West.

Steven Johnson's work on the history of innovation has inspired a six-part series that explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. During the BBC/PBS series HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson discover the extraordinary in just about everything ordinary. Hear the stories behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered. View the trailer here.

The Leigh Bureau proudly introduces Justin Wolfers, a Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and an editor of the editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. He is both one of the most data-friendly economists out there and one of the most accessible explainers of that data. Justin's work brilliantly captures the ways that economics affects every aspect of our lives, from law and political economy to social policy, behavioral economics, and labor economics.

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State
The age of big government is over; the age of smart government has begun.
As leaders everywhere around the world face a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness, dysfunctional government has become a cliché — something most of us are resigned to. As John and his co-author Adrian Wooldridge argue, this is a seriously limited view. There have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. Now we’re in the midst of a fourth — and the West is in danger of being left behind. Drawing on their extraordinary access to influential figures and forces the world over, John and Adrian give a global tour of the innovations in how effective government works. The Fourth Revolution will be available 15 May.

August 2014
Eric HaseltineBrazil
Mimi ItoBrazil
Amy CuddyAustralia
Adam PosenSingapore
Edward L. GlaeserColombia
Amy ChuaIsrael
Robert ShillerSwitzerland
Patrick DixonDenmark
September 2014
Amy CuddyFrance
Adrian WooldridgeDenmark
Kelly McGonigalSweden
Tom KelleySouth Africa
James SurowieckiUnited Kingdom
David PillingJapan
Gideon RachmanGermany
Steven JohnsonBrazil
Carmen ReinhartIndonesia
Quentin PeelIreland
Juan EnriquezItaly
Adam PosenSwitzerland
October 2014
Robert ShillerBelgium and Luxembourg
Tyler CowenKorea
Amy ChuaIreland
Chris GilesPortugal
Kevin AshtonSouth Africa and Brazil
Steven JohnsonItaly
Gideon RachmanSouth Africa
Andrew LippmanJordan
Juan EnriquezMexico
Joi ItoJapan and Chile
Ian RobertsonMalaysia
Patrick DixonMalaysia
Amy CuddyBrazil
November 2014
Paul KrugmanArgentina and Japan
Gillian TettUnited Kingdom
Steven JohnsonBelgium
Martin WolfSingapore
Adam PosenItaly and United Kingdom
Tom KelleyBelgium
Emily ParkerSweden
Juan EnriquezColombia
David PillingJapan
Don TapscottChile
Jane McGonigalItaly
Eric WhitacreTurkey
Thomas J. SargentRussia and China
Amy ChuaMexico
December 2014
Gideon RachmanIsrael
Martin WolfIndia
January 2015
John MicklethwaitUnited Kingdom
Thomas J. SargentSingapore
Anthony W. OrlandoUnited Kingdom
Martin WolfSwitzerland
February 2015
Martin WolfNorway
April 2015
Don TapscottAustralia