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Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Can Innovation Solve Society’s Problems?

Since World War II, the United States has famously funded research to advance all fields of science and innovation. The resulting wave of discovery and knowledge has benefited Americans by...

Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Is Your University Designed to Create a Better Future?

The global pandemic has amounted to a stress test of higher education, posing existential internal and external challenges to universities around the world. The internal challenge is about...

Thursday, December 03, 2020
Sci-Fi TV Dinner Small Bites: Ellipse

Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is going virtual for 2020-2021, to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. We’re shifting the format slightly, presenting Science Fiction TV Small...

Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Heat Map: A Climate of Change in America

The fossil fuels that power our economy today are jeopardizing our future. That poses a significant challenge for the incoming Biden administration, eager as it is to both stimulate economic...

Monday, November 23, 2020
Restoring Civic Duty and Civility: A Conversation with Cindy McCain, Heidi Heitkamp, and Anne Applebaum

The election may be over, but we are more polarized than we’ve ever been. In the 1960 Presidential election, just 10% of political ads were negative; in 2012, only 14% were positive. It often...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Leading the Way 2020: The Higher Education Pipeline

Colleges and universities are the fuel for our nation’s economic engine, and they recruit and train talent from around the world. University presidents discuss the impact of a broken immigration...

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Straight Talk Live Part 2 | 2020 Elections: Results + Observations

The McCain Institute invites you to Straight Talk Live part two on November 12, 2020 at 4 p.m. EST. Our guests will discuss the results and share their observations from one of the most...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Free Speech Project: Do We Need a First Amendment 2.0?

The digital era is challenging the way we think about free speech. The vision of an open “marketplace of ideas" in which worthy speech vanquishes obnoxious speech is criticized by some as a...

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Promoting Religious Respect and Preventing Violence in West Africa

Recently, religious liberties in West Africa have been on the decline. While many West African countries constitutionally allow for religious diversity, different regional and local actors have...

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Will We Ever Vote on our Phones?

In 2020, it seems like there’s no good way to vote: We’re in the midst of a pandemic, making it risky for many to cast a ballot in person, but voting by mail seems increasingly fraught, too. If...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Authors & Insights: Mark Salter And Sen. Joe Lieberman

Join the McCain Institute for International Leadership for its next installment of its book talk virtual series on Tuesday, Oct. 20. This event will feature Senator John McCain’s longtime advisor...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Stories of Algorithmic Justice

We often cling to the idea that artificially intelligent systems are neutral arbiters, despite knowing that these systems can only be as good as the parameters and data sets that they are trained...