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For the second year in a row, DataKind is joining Taproot Foundation to celebrate Pro Bono Week 2014, a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference.

This is the first post in a four-part blog series highlighting voices of pro bono data science where we asked our volunteers and partner organizations toanswer the question: 'Why do you think pro bono data science can change the world?'

Many are led by a passion for a cause and deep-seated belief in their theory of change, but data science may disprove those beliefs or illuminate better ways of solving those social problems.

Esther Duflo: Social experiments to fight poverty

Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid's impact raises questions about how to provide it. But Clark ..

What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? | Hugh Evans

Hugh Evans started a movement that mobilizes "global citizens," people who self-identify first and foremost not as members of a state, nation or tribe but as ...

Libertarian Caller: Replace Government with Private Militia, Pro Bono Lawyers

A Libertarian calls in and takes that challenge that is the Sam Seder Libertarian Learning Annex. In this clip, the libertarian argues that if a person steals your ...

Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford face Senate panel

Live coverage and analysis from The Washington Post as senators question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who says ...

MH-17 Coverup Continues! After Record $47 Million Bounty Paid Western Intelligence Conduct Raids

As Dutch officials released a photo of a piece of the missile that allegedly shot down MH-17 passenger plane over Ukraine in July 2014, Multiple raids have ...

Bono: Action for Africa

Musician and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TED Prize with a riveting talk, arguing that aid to Africa isn't just another celebrity cause; it's a ..

The Big Idea: Panel Discussion on Human Capital

A panel discussion on the impact and consequences of the modern trade in human beings. The panel will include barrister Paramjit Ahluwalia, Rob Colvin from ...

Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford full testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers, both ...

Watch Live: Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford Testify At Senate Hearing | NBC News

Watch live as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were ...