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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Free Speech Project: What’s a Gatekeeper to Do?

Twitter vs. Facebook vs. the President. Over the past few weeks, social media has been embroiled in an even greater political maelstrom than usual. Twitter responded to falsities and hate...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Peer-to-Peer: Protective Project Virtual Competition

The student led anti-discrimination initiative empowers university students to prevent hate and school-based violence through the development and deployment of dynamic campaigns.  Please...

Thursday, June 18, 2020
How to Protect Yourself from Online Abuse and Surveillance

In the midst of a pandemic and nationwide protests, being able to safely organize and communicate online is more important than ever. Organizers, activists, and journalists are especially...

Thursday, June 11, 2020
A Global Strategy for Preventing the Next Pandemic

Protection of biodiversity and animal habitat need to be on the front lines of the fight against deadly diseases. Habitat destruction and the wildlife trade are just two of the unsustainable...

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Book Smart: The Future of Publishing

A pandemic-forced quarantine and a nationwide movement demanding racial and social justice have provided us two powerful reminders of the importance of books in our lives. Books entertain...

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...