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Arizona State University is pleased to announce that Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America, has joined ASU as a distinguished professor of practice. Slaughter, former director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, the first woman to hold that position, will be teaching a course based in Washington, D.C., on international organizations for the Sandra Day O’Connor College...
Over the past decade, authoritarianism has been slowly rising in the West, warns journalist and historian Anne Applebaum, who contends that democracy is under siege, and that defending it will be harder than most assume, as political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal, to the exclusion of everyone else. Applebaum’s observations are...
Over the past year, New America’s Resource Security team ­— a program dedicated to exploring the balance between natural resources and human security — and Arizona State University's Ten Across Initiative , which engages communities along the I-10 corridor on the most urgent global issues of the 21st century, have been researching the effects of climate change and talking to...
On Dec. 8, Future Tense and Arizona State University’s Convergence Lab CDMX hosted a binational discussion on how institutions of higher education have been addressing the many challenges presented by COVID-19. ASU President Michael Crow and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey President David Garza joined the virtual event to compare notes on the lessons of 2020 and...
This week, Arizona State University President Michael Crow spoke about the impact of immigration on higher education institutions at the National Immigration Forum’s virtual conference “Leading the Way 2020,” a multiday conference attended by a variety of influential speakers who engaged in critical conversations about one of the most pressing challenges our country faces: immigration. Crow sat on a panel...
Democracies have been getting worse at governing for our long-term interest, or so concluded two-thirds of the audience for “Governing for the Future,” a recent Future Tense webinar focused on how we can use science fiction, storytelling and imagination to contend with the problems of the 21st century and plan for the long term. Science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson,...
The coronavirus crisis has dominated the headlines and many discussions this year about how the country, and even the world, can move forward from this devastating pandemic. According to the experts at Arizona State University's Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies and ASU’s Center on the Future of War , the answer may lie in how we label — or...
“Son las seeeeiiis de la mañana,” announces Gabriela Warkentin, host of the Mexican radio program "Así las Cosas," signing on the way she always does to her morning show, one of the most influential news programs in Mexico. But this week, Warkentin and her co-host, Javier Risco, aren’t broadcasting from Mexico City — they’re signing on from the ASU Barrett...
Mark Salter met the late Sen. John McCain by accident. It was 1988, and Salter was working as a press aide for U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. Salter had drafted Kirkpatrick’s speech for the 1988 Republican National Convention and traveled with her to the event at the Superdome in New Orleans. The speech was a hit — the convention floor was...

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