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    Book Discussion on The Nearest Thing to Life

    Professor James Wood talked about his book, The Nearest Thing to Life. He spoke the 7th annual Boston Book Festival, which took place on October 23-24, 2015, in Boston’s Back…

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    Panel Discussion on Veterans

    Joe Klein, author of Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Ther Mission Home, and Bryan Doerries, author of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today,…

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    Panel Discussion on Terrorism and Surveillance

    Jessica Stern, co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror; Gabriella Blum, co-author of The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones - Confronting a New Age of Threat; and Bruce…

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    Panel Discussion on the Mind

    Stanislas Dehaene, author of Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts, and Daniel Dennett, author of Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, talked…

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    Panel Discussion on the Digital World

    Vikram Chandra, author of Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty, Howard Gardner, author of The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and…

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    Panel Discussion on Mayors

    Benjamin Barber, author of If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities, and mayors Martin Walsh, Dan Rivera, and Lisa Wong talked about the role of mayors in fostering…

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    Panel Discussion on Technology

    Andrew McAfee, co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, Nicholas Carr, author of The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, and David…

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    Future of Reading

    Panelists talked about the future of reading and child literacy. Among the topics they addressed were the use of digital books, the impact of new technologies on the publishing…

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    Book Discussion on Triumph of the City

    Panelists spoke about urban planning, city government, and the development of Boston. The panel included Edward Glaeser, author of The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention…

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    What's Next for Women?

    Panelists spoke about the future of women in the workforce and society. Panelists included Anita Hill, Reimaging Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, Hanna Rosin, The…

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