Neanderthals fascinate us: so much like us, yet not quite us. We have long known that they overlapped with modern humans in prehistoric Europe, but recent genetic evidence suggests widespread interbreeding of the two groups. University of Wisconsin biological anthropologist John Hawks is at the forefront of this species-shaking research. He presents the latest findings from the lab and field and discusses what may or may not make us uniquely human. This program is presented in partnership with the Center for the Humanities and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Video produced by Pentimenti Productions. This program was recorded on November 2, 2013 as part of the 24th Chicago Humanities Festival,
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Experts from McKinsey’s Greater China office explore the challenges and opportunities that China faces as it fundamentally redirects its economic model away from export-led capital investment toward consumption, efficiency, and productivity.
Urbanization. Financial reform. Global competitiveness. Social development. Environmental sustainability. Examine any of these challenges facing the world’s second-largest economy and the signs are that China is facing a fundamental reworking of its development model to date. Where it could once generate stunning growth rates from a brute-force approach of export-led capital investment, the country’s task now is to master the hallmarks of a modern economy: replacing capital with productivity, encouraging domestic consumption for its expanding middle class, providing its people security and services in a safe urban setting, moving up the manufacturing value chain, and competing in a digital era.
In this video, experts from McKinsey’s Greater China office explore why China can no longer rely on old models for its future growth and discuss the opportunities and challenges that await as the country writes the next chapter of its remarkable development story.
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