El actor y activista Michael Sheen sobre la cultura vasca

Welsh actor and social activist Michael Sheen has recently visited the Basque Country thanks to Agirre Lehendakaria Center. Apart from being a Hollywood star, he has become a leading figure in the fight against inequality in the UK. Sheen grew up in Port Talbot, Wales, a town that is best known as the home of Port Talbot Steelworks, one og the biggest steelworks in the world, which employs over 10% of the town’s population. The factory has been under threat of closure during the last few years, with everything that it entails for the town and its citizens. The Michael Sheen Foundation aims to help his hometown, not only reinventing itself through innovation, but also creating a social and economic transformation process. This has resulted on a visit to the Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa, due to the actor’s great interest in the cooperative movement of Mondragon and the spectacular transformation of Bilbao, a port and steel town just like Port Talbot. More info: agirrecenter.eus/en/michael-sheen/

Brandon Hamber on Agirre Center

Professor Brandon Hamber is Director of the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), an associate site of the United Nations University based at the University of Ulster.

Armando Geller on ALC

Armando Geller is co-founder of the Scensei initiative and works currently on Agirre Center's BPPS project (Basque Peace Process Scenarios). He is also affiliated with the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, and specializes in information elicitation in challenging circumstances and evidence-driven model design. He lectures in computational social science and contemporary conflict.

Borislava Manojlovic

Borislava Manojlovic is Professor and Director of Research Projects at School of Diplomacy and International Relations (Seton Hall University). She has worked with the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Croatia and Kosovo. Specialties: Historical narratives and conflict; peacemaking; human security; education in post-conflict contexts; reconciliation.

David Lane on ALC

Professor David Lane directed a European Commission project on the Information Society as a Complex System, in which participated scientists from Imperial College, the Sorbonne, and the Santa Fe Institute as well as the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is currently director of two European Commission projects: Innovation, Sustainability and ICT; and Emergence by Design. Both projects have partners from academia, technology companies and the world of social innovation. Among other awards, Lane received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986. He has also been elected a Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Statistical Society and the American Statistical Society.

Christian Bason on the role of innovation in the public sector

ALC organized a seminar with the European reference on public sector innovation Christian Bason, and connected him with basque companies and institutions. During the interview Bason talks about the ability the Governments and public organizations have to deliver the results, experiences and services the citizens expect, by INVOLVING them, both in discovering the issues they are facing and co-creating better solutions. This is a short video created by Prosumerlab.

Diane Greer on Sustainable Human Development and peace processes

Diane is a freelance trainer that has been working in the field of good relations and community development for many years in Northern Ireland. She talks about Sustainable Human Development concept, basque cooperative movements, the work of Baketik and the peace processes.

PeaceTech Lab Introduction (video credit: INCORE)

First screened at CultureTECH 2014: The International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, in partnership with The Nerve Centre in Derry, The Young Foundation, The Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies in the Basque Country, New York based Culture Shock, and Scensei in Washington will explore how technology and new media can be used to enhance peacebuilding practice. Animation by Eoin Kelly - http://www.ekelly.net/ Music by Gary Carruthers - http://audiojungle.net/user/StudioPis...

Jen Rae from Nesta UK on innovation in the Basque Country

The co-author of the NESTA report "When small is beautiful: lessons form highly innovative small countries" talks to Agirre Center about why she chose Euskadi as a study case, the lessons that could be extracted from us in terms of innovation and why culture matters.

Gorka Espiau on the Basque Case at SIGEF 2014

Gorka Espiau "Disruptive Urban Social Innovation" - Plenary Session: Cities of the Future, SIGEF 2014 Source: SIGEF YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1dCQuplvWJ_BQ8nNUYg20w

Paul Braithwaite (Building Change Trust) on innovation in the Basque Country

Paul Braithwaite is Development & Implementation Officer with the Building Change Trust, leading their work on the Social Innovation and Creative Space for Civic Thinking themes. Since joining the Trust in September 2013 Paul has developed a number of new initiatives for the Trust through a mixture of consultation with the local VCSE sector and other stakeholders, as well as making connections in GB, Ireland and internationally to identify innovative approaches with potential for local application.

Irish social innovators on Mondragon cooperative model

- Paul Braithwaite is Development & Implementation Officer with the Building Change Trust, leading their work on the Social Innovation and Creative Space for Civic Thinking themes. - Paul Roberts is Chief Executive of Ashton Community Trust, a community based charity working on regeneration through social enterprise. - Michael Liggett is the chairperson of Ashton Community Trust management board where he provides governance and business analysis.

Conferencia "Sociedad Global, Respuesta Local" en CLAEH

Conferencia del director de Agirre Lehendakaria Center Juan José Ibarretxe en CLAEH (Centro Lationamericano de Economía Humana), bajo el título "Sociedad Global, Respuesta Local", ofrecida el pasado mes de noviembre en el marco de la visita del centro a diferentes países sudamericanos. Créditos del vídeo: CLAEH (Centro Lationamericano de Economía Humana) www.claeh.org.uy