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    Book Discussion on Googled: The End of the World as We Know It

    Ken Auletta talked about his book Googled: The End of the World as We Know It (Penguin; November 3, 2009). In the book he provides a full account of how Google came to be a new-media…

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    Pop Culture Politics

    Panelists talked about the “pop culture phenomenom” of 2008 election. Topics included why satirical Daily Show-type shows and Web sites have become politically influential,…

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    Book Discussion on Cognitive Surplus

    Clay Shirky, a teacher at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, posits that following World War II, Americans had a new found wealth of intellect and leisure…

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    Universities, Innovation, and the Economy

    Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She answered questions from Neera Tanden on investment in primary and secondary education…

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    Book Discussion on Born Digital

    John Palfrey talked about the book he wrote with Urs Gasser, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives (Basic Books, 2008). In the book he profiles the first…

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    Midterm Election Preview

    White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie shared their thoughts on the 2010 midterm elections. Mr. Axelrod said he…

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    Women in Leadership

    Veteran and freshman members of Congress talked about the role of women leaders. They agreed that there needed to be more women in Congress to change the conversation

    “The…

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    Book Discussion on How to Fix Copyright

    William Patry, senior copyright counsel of Google, presents his thoughts on the current state of copyright law. The author argues that current copyright laws are outdated due to…

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    Book Discussion on What Would Google Do?

    What Would Google Do?

    Author: Jeff Jarvis


    About the Program

    The author reverse engineers the Google search engine and claims to find answers to many of life’s questions, as well…

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    Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy

    Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the…

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    Women and Networking

    Women entrepreneurs highlighted the importance of networking.

    “The New Networking” was a session of “Women Rule: Marks of Leadership,” part of the Women Rule Series…

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    Women and Second Careers

    Business and political leaders talked about second careers for women. They advised women to follow their dreams and passions and to also support other women.

    “Second Acts:…

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    Sylvia Burwell on Women's Careers

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell talked about the demands of her job and its effect on her family life. Other topics included income inequality and economic mobility. In…

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    Book Discussion on The Body Toxic

    Nena Baker talked about her book The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being (North Point Press; August 5, 2008). Ms. Baker…

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    Women's Leadership in the Workplace

    Matthew Kohut and John Neffinger talked about their book, Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential, on ways women can assert strength and confidence in the workplace…

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    Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy

    Panelists talked about the need to develop a national cybersecurity strategy. Topics included: President Obama’s cybersecurity speech on May 29, 2009; the Rockefeller-Snowe bill;…

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    Women's Careers

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her daughter Alexandra Pelosi spoke about balancing work and family life. Representative Pelosi talked about how she got the idea to run…

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    Gene Sperling Remarks

    Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration…

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    Campaign 2008 and Technology

    A panel discussion was held on the use of new technology in political campaigns.
    Former spokespersons for Senator Hillary Clinton and former Governor Mitt Romney’s campaigns talked…

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    Book Discussion on Earth: The Sequel

    Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn talked about their co-authored book Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming published by W. W. Norton. In their book,…

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