Derek Shearer Advice For Clinto

Three Advices for Clinton

presented by Derek Shearer

I think the inter­est­ing and most dif­fi­cult chal­lenge for Mrs. Clinton if he becomes President is how to bring America together.

Roger Berkowitz Trump End Democracy

President Trump: The End of American Democracy?

presented by Roger Berkowitz

One thing I can say is that I don’t think we know very much about Donald Trump, which is one of the things that’s scary about him but also one of the things that’s excit­ing about him.

Rabee Tourky Cryptography Contracts Records

Using Cryptography to Redefine Legal Contracts and Public Records

presented by Rabee Tourky

Can we have agree­ments or the mech­a­nisms for enforc­ing agree­ments between gov­ern­ments with­out hav­ing to appeal to the ambi­gu­ity of inter­na­tional law?

Joshua Woodard Algorithms Risk

Applying Algorithms to Minimize Risk

presented by Joshua Woodard

The United States plants more than 170 mil­lion acres of corn and soy­beans a year, more than any coun­try in the world. And the pri­mary mech­a­nism in the US that we use to sub­si­dize agri­cul­ture is actu­ally called the Federal Crop Insurance Program. So, the crop insur­ance pro­gram in the US is also the largest such pro­gram glob­ally, with over $100 bil­lion in lia­bil­i­ties annu­ally. So it’s a very big pro­gram.

Mahesh Srinivasan Language Flexibility

Language as a Signature of the Flexible Human Mind

presented by Mahesh Srinivasan

To under­stand human nature, I focus on human lan­guage and what it can reveal about how we think. Unlike other ani­mals, humans can com­mu­ni­cate an infinite num­ber of thoughts through lan­guage. And one rea­son that lan­guage is pow­er­ful is because we can use each of our words flex­i­bly, with sev­eral dif­fer­ent mean­ings.

Roger Berkowitz On Hannah Arendt

Roger Berkowitz on Hannah Arendt

presented by Roger Berkowitz

Hannah Arendt loved it when unex­pected things hap­pened in pol­i­tics. She thinks and thought that spon­tane­ity, new­ness… She used the word natal­ity,” which is often mis­used and abused in her work by oth­ers, but it means birth, birth­li­ness. And she thought that what made human beings dif­fer­ent from other ani­mals is not that we were ratio­nal, but that we could start things new.

Forbidden Research Rights Rites 03 28 45

Forbidden Research: Rites vs. Rights — Islam, Women’s Rights, and Global Security

presented by Saeed Khan, Alaa Murabit

If we look at a lot of the things we’ve been speak­ing about today, be it genetic engi­neer­ing or the things that occur in our daily lives, the chal­lenge of repro­duc­tive rights, or global peace and secu­rity, a lot of the stag­na­tion, a lot of the chal­lenges, are actu­ally rooted either in the per­cep­tion of reli­gion or in the polit­i­cal manip­u­la­tion of reli­gion.

Elizabeth Dunn Happiness Money

Happiness and Money

presented by Elizabeth Dunn

Much of eco­nom­ics and pub­lic pol­icy rests on the assump­tion that increas­ing the wealth of indi­vid­u­als and nations pro­vides a route to increas­ing their well­be­ing. So why does money fail us?

The Conversation #44 — John Seager

presented by John Seager, Micah Saul, Aengus Anderson

In 1962, the Food and Drug Administration approved the birth con­trol pill. I would sub­mit that that’s one of the four or five most trans­for­ma­tive tech­no­log­i­cal changes of the last mil­len­nium. Not just the last cen­tury. Because for the first time in the his­tory of the world, half the peo­ple on Earth no longer have to depend on the other half for the arc of their lives.

Paul Freedman Celebrity Chefs 007

Celebrity Chefs, Past and Present

presented by Paul Freedman

There’ve always been celebrity chefs whose skill and cre­ativ­ity made them famous. But the pas­sage of time usu­ally means we know lit­tle more about them than their names. From ancient Greece and Rome there’s only one cook­book that sur­vives in full, that attrib­uted to the Roman cook Apicius, which dates actu­ally from the end of the Roman Empire.

Madhur Jaffrey Apple Fall Far From Tree 021

Does the Apple Fall Very Far from the Tree?

presented by Madhur Jaffrey

What is cook­ing? We are all born into cer­tain cul­tures. And the cul­ture is like a mother. We run away, we exper­i­ment. We are mod­ern peo­ple, we try and find new things, we want to find the best lob­ster, the best cray­fish. We want to cook it in amaz­ing ways with some­thing we’ve just for­aged from the forest. 

Rikke Frank Joergensen Online Platforms Human Rights011

Online Platforms as Human Rights Arbiters

presented by Rikke Frank Jørgensen

What does it mean for human rights pro­tec­tion that we have large cor­po­rate interests—the Googles, the Facebooks of our time—that con­trol and gov­ern a large part of the online infra­struc­ture?

The Conversation #43 — Roberta Francis

presented by Neil Prendergast, Micah Saul, Roberta Francis, Aengus Anderson

Generally peo­ple don’t see the skir­mishes that are always always always going on in the back­ground to pre­serve where we are now in terms of laws against sex dis­crim­i­na­tion or laws that would pro­mote sex equal­ity. But com­pared to where we were when the ERA came out of Congress in 1972, we are very much bet­ter off in terms of equal­ity of rights being guar­an­teed by the law, because so many laws that did dis­crim­i­nate on their face are off the books as a result of the strug­gle for the Equal Rights Amendment.

Forbidden Research Sexual Deviance

Forbidden Research: Sexual Deviance: Can Technology Protect our Children?

presented by Kate Darling, Ron Arkin, Christina Couch, Ethan Zuckerman

One of the big things that we’re going to talk about here is para­philia. We’re going to talk about sex­ual deviance. We’re going to talk about the prob­lem of peo­ple whose sex­ual desires lead to attrac­tion to chil­dren, lead to attrac­tion towards vio­lent sex, lead to sex­ual trans­gres­sion in one fash­ion or another.

Imaging Planet Health Gabrielle Thomas

Imaging the Health of Our Planet

presented by Gabrielle Thomas

The inter­est­ing thing is not just fig­ur­ing out what one plant needs, but doing it on the scale of a mil­lion plants. This is where imag­ing can help. Capturing the detail, but from a dis­tance. Some farm­ers already used drones or other air­craft to do just that. But these are not tools avail­able to all. I want to ask what if pre­ci­sion agri­cul­ture could be a ser­vice acces­si­ble to any­one on the planet?

Ed Finn Ted Chiang Who What Think Future

Who and What Will Get to Think the Future?

presented by Ted Chiang, Ed Finn

There’s already a kind of cog­ni­tive invest­ment that we make, you know. At a cer­tain point, you have years of your per­sonal his­tory liv­ing in somebody’s cloud. And that goes beyond merely being a mem­ory bank, it’s also a cog­ni­tive bank in some way.

Mapping Food Systems Graham Macdonald

Mapping the Intricacies of Evolving Food Systems

presented by Graham MacDonald

In many coun­tries, the very abil­ity to eat a food like avo­cado is a direct ben­e­fit of inter­na­tional trade. We are eat­ing on an inter­con­nected planet. Food trade now shapes land use world­wide and is reshap­ing the food sup­plies of many nations.

Building Resilient Cities Andrew Gonzalez

Building Resilient Cities Through Restoration of Fragmented Urban Ecosystems

presented by Andrew Gonzalez

Cities form a vast global net­work con­nected by flows of energy, food, infor­ma­tion. This global net­work is the chal­lenge of the 21st cen­tury. How do we make more sus­tain­able cities, with smaller eco­log­i­cal foot­prints and more equi­table human well­be­ing?

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