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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Science’s Viral Misinformation

In a moment when scientists are racing to develop treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s crucial to look to the long history of once-popular treatments that have later proven...

Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Free Speech Project: Should We Think Twice Before Limiting Political Advocacy?

Just last year, Twitter imposed a total ban on political ads.  Other social media companies have allowed such ads, but imposed a range of restrictions that extend beyond candidates running for...

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Where's the Meat?

The pandemic has amplified long-standing issues with the food industry as workers fall ill, supply chains stall, and a meat shortage looms. Is this just a pause before we get back to meat...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Are Bats Really to Blame for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Bats have been identified by some experts, and in the media, as the culprits behind the costliest pandemic in modern history, even though the source and method of transmission of the novel...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Book Talk with Peter Singer: "Burn-In"

Peter Bergen is the author of six books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and four of which were named among the non-fiction books of the year by the Washington Post. Bergen is a...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
COVID-19 and the Mission of the U.S. Public University A Virtual Town Hall Discussion

Public universities are among the nation’s most vital and vibrant institutions, serving the educational needs of hundreds of thousands of students, advancing the full spectrum of human knowledge,...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Women, Peace, and Security: How Women in Sudan are Charting a New Course

In 2019, the worsening economic conditions sparked massive and prolonged street protests that eventually led to Omar al-Bashir’s removal. It was estimated that over 70% of demonstrators were women...

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Will We Ever Fly Again?

Will we ever fly again, like we did in 2019? In recent decades, flying has been democratized as the rising global middle class made a deal with airlines everywhere: cram in as many seats as you...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Social Distancing, Meet Space Exploration

Space exploration might be the most ambitious of human endeavors, spurring collective action, advancing technological innovation, and inspiring future scientists. In the midst of a pandemic, will...

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Free Speech Project: Symptoms May Include Censorship

Free speech was already threatened in many parts of the world before the spread of the coronavirus, and the ensuing pandemic has provided authoritarian-leaning regimes everywhere within an...

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Applying Engineering Lessons to Pandemic Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced challenges that are commonly dealt with in engineering in the United States. Policy responses to the pandemic could be improved with lessons from other...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Business in a Time of Crisis

The private sector is collaborating with governments to respond to COVID-19 in unprecedented ways, from vaccine and ventilator production to enforcing social distancing protocols. At the...