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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...

Thursday, May 07, 2020
My Favorite Movie with Ellen Weintraub: The Social Network

As we hunker down at home, social media’s power to connect us to each other is more apparent than ever. We are intimately familiar with our friends’ dogs, babies, quirky observations, and...

Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Book Talk with Peter Bergen: "Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos"

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 06, 2020
The U.S. Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus, COVID-19, is rapidly spreading throughout the world and, as of this week, the outbreak has infected more than 2.5 million globally and killed more than 46,000 people in the United...

Tuesday, May 05, 2020
The Splendid and the Vile When It Comes to Leadership

The story of  Winston Churchill's stubborn and contagious defiance against all odds after Hitler's defeat of France and his Luftwaffe's pummeling of London is a familiar one that acquires...

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Timeout. Do We Need to Rethink Our Relationship with Sports?

Online conversation held April 30, 2020 to discuss how we can use this pause in play to reimagine our relationship with sports.

Featuring Josh Levin,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Free Speech Project: TV’s Lessons for Political Ads Online

The heavily regulated world of political advertising on broadcast TV stands in stark contrast to the wild west of political advertising online. Broadcast TV is subject to strict rules on...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
There’s No Social Distancing in Prison

Online conversation on April 28, 2020 to discuss how COVID-19 is threatening prison health systems and demanding prison reform.