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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 2

    The first session of day 2 of the Washington Ideas Forum comprised a variety of guest discussing a range of topics. Speakers included Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Houston Mayor…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 1 Afternoon Session

    Journalists interviewed lawmakers, Obama administration officials, and policy experts on a variety of topics. br/ The sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum was held October 29-30, 2014, by…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 1 Morning Session

    Journalists interviewed lawmakers, Obama administration officials, and policy experts on a variety of topics. br/ br/ The sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum was held October 29-30, 2014,…

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    New York Ideas Festival Afternoon Session, Part 1

    The chief executive officers of HBO, Morgan Stanley, Chobani Yogurt, Kickstarter, and others spoke at the third Annual New York Ideas Festival. Topics included virtual money, the…

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    New York Ideas Festival Morning Session, Part 2

    NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner spoke about exploring Mars and other space exploration. He was followed by Anand Giridharadas, who talked about his book, The True American, about a hate…

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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. br/ “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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    NASA Engineer on Mars Exploration

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

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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. br/ “The New Philanthropy” was…

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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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    Global Economic Outlook

    Panelists discussed the state of the global economy. They predicted that monetary policy in the U.S. would remain largely the same over the next few years, warned about potential…

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    2014 Economy Summit, Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka was interviewed at The Atlantic’s the third annual Economy Summit. He talked about labor unions, the U.S. trade agenda, collective bargaining rights, and the state of…

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    2014 Economy Summit, Jason Furman

    Jason Furman talked about the U.S. economy, the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, and the U.S. trade agenda.  br/ This discussion was part of the third annual Economy Summit, held…

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    2014 Economy Summit, Sheila Bair

    Sheila Bair talked about the U.S. economy, the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, and the housing market.  This discussion was part of an economic conference hosted by the…

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