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    Hate Crimes

    Anand Giridharadas talked about his book, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, about the hate-filled crimes committed in America after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. …

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    Machine Age

    Andrew McAfee, author of, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, was interviewed by David Brooks. Topics included employees being…

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    Banking and Finance

    Morgan Stanley Chair James Gorman talked about the 2008 financial crisis and why nobody went to jail for it. Topics included the current banking industry and attitudes toward the…

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    Future of HBO

    Home Box Office chair and chief executive officer Richard Plepler explained how HBO differs from television’s typical business model. “Broadcast Empire: The TV…

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    Cancer Biology

    Cancer biologist Andrew Hessel used visual aids as he talked about the acceleration of technological DNA change to help cure cancer by making medicines to target cancer cells instead of the…

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    Global Health Innovators

    Health care professionals talked about their work in developing countries. They spoke about issues including reproductive health services, HIV/AIDS prevention, the use of technology to…

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    Dangerous Disease Investigators

    Government health experts tasked with tracking the spread of dangerous diseases such as monkey pox and human rabies spoke at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The…

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    Former Cabinet Secretaries on Russia

    Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked about the implications for the U.S. and Europe of Russia’s…

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    Executive Power and the Constitution

    Attorney Miguel Estrada and Professor Charles Ogletree debated the U.S. House of Representatives resolution to sue President Obama over the implementation of the health care…

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    NASA Engineer on Mars Exploration

    NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner, the lead engineer of the Curiosity rover landing on Mars, talked about space exploration.  “And You Think Parallel Parking is Hard?” was a…

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    Micro Philanthropy

    Charles Best talked about his micro philanthropy Web site and the impact of technology on everyday life. He was interviewed by Darren Walker. “The New Philanthropy” was a…

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    Technology and Policing, Gun Violence

    New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton was interviewed about the crime rate drop in his city. Then former Representative Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) discussed gun violence and her…

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    Panels on Technology, Society, and Social Media

    Panelists talked about how to include more minorities in the technology industry, the critical importance of mentoring, using the Internet to make a difference, and a panel on information…

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    Entrepreneurship and the Economy

    Panelists talked about starting their own businesses. Panelists included Hamdi Ulukaya, who talked about mass marketing Chobani Greek yogurt, Nicholas Cary, who talked about the…

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    Brian Greene on the Origins of the Universe

    Brian Greene was interviewed by Walter Isaacson about the origins of the universe. Topics included the origin of the term “Big Bang Theory.” Professor Greene is the author…

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    Letter from Birmingham Jail Reflection

    Panelists talked about the historical, cultural, theological, literary and political significance Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” as well as how far we…

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    Battling Obesity

    Panelists talked about battling what was seen as an epidemic of obesity. The leading health threat in American, obesity was viewed around the world as a deadly American…

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    Public Safety and Privacy Technologies

    Panelists talked about technologies for public safety in metropolitan areas, and the privacy issues raised. This was followed by a conversation with the New York City and Boston police…

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    Future of American Defense

    Michele Flournoy, former undersecretary of Defense for Policy under President Obama, and Philip Zelikow, who served in President George H.W. Bush’s National Security Council, talked…

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    Small Business Job Creation

    Panelists talked about job growth through “micro-enterprises,” businesses that employ ten or fewer people, as well as local goods and services. They focused on policies…

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