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Tuesday, November 09, 2021
Time Travel to 2071 with Smithsonian Researchers

How can portraying the future help us prepare for it? As part of the Smithsonian’s upcoming FUTURES exhibition, the...

Monday, November 08, 2021
Crafting Climate Futures: From Story to Policy

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow presents an opportunity for decisive global action amidst escalating climate chaos. Now, more than ever, we need narratives of positive climate...

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
The Abu Dhabi Express: Assessing UAE Support for The Wagner Group in Libya

In late 2020, as the first major ceasefire in Libya’s decade-long proxy war was under negotiation, news broke of a Pentagon report suggesting that the United Arab Emirates, or UAE, co-financed the...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Bartow J. Elmore, SEED MONEY

Digging deep into a fraught legal and chemical past, Bartow J. Elmore, Carnegie Fellow, 2017; Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow, 2018, guides readers through the disastrous...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Authors & Insights: Ambassador Ted Osius and Jon Decker

Join the McCain Institute for International Leadership for its next installment of its book talk virtual series on Tuesday, Oct. 26. This event will feature former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam...

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Is It Time to Throw Away Our Résumés?

Society is failing Americans without college degrees. Research shows that up to 30 million workers without four-year degrees are drastically underpaid, and have the skills to earn 70% more than...

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Trump

In the wake of the September 11 terror attacks, the American government implemented a wave of overt policies to fight the nation’s enemies. Unseen by the public, however, another set of tools were...

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
The Days after Tomorrow: Climate Fiction for the Future

Can we reimagine our relationship with nature and protect the future? How can we marshal our collective imagination to accelerate global transformations and move towards a sustainable way of life...

Monday, September 20, 2021
Annie Murphy Paul, THE EXTENDED MIND

The past few decades—and especially these pandemic times—have pushed us to sit hunched over our laptops and smartphones, sorting through overwhelming streams of information and playing mind-...

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
How Do You Make a Policy Idea Go Viral?

Directly informing policymaking is the goal of many researchers and academics in policy relevant fields. But no matter how original or brilliant a policy idea is, it can struggle for traction in a...