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    Discussion on Audio Books and Podcasts

    Author Malcolm Gladwell and journalist Jacob Weisberg, co-founders of the audio production company Pushkin Industries, talked about innovations in podcasts and audio books with Michael…

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    Historian Walter Isaacson and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

    Historian Walter Isaacson talked about his biography of Benjamin Franklin and the Ken Burns documentary on Franklin for which he was a senior advisor. Mr. Isaacson was in discussion with…

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    Historians Walter Isaacson, Jon Meacham, John Barry and David Rubenstein

    Historians Walter Isaacson, Jon Meacham, and John Barry talked about the ingenuity and social movements that shaped America. The discussion, held at Tulane University, was moderated by…

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    The Code Breaker

    Walter Isaacson, a Tulane professor and biographer, shared the story of Jennifer Doudna, who received a Nobel Prize for the development of the CRISPR, a method for genome editing. The…

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    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Summit

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health held a summit following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) director’s announcement that the U.S. life expectancy dropped for the third…

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    Historian Walter Isaacson

    Historian Walter Isaacson has written numerous biographies from Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs and Henry Kissinger. He explained how he chooses who to write about and the challenges that come along with…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Part 1

    Speakers in the opening plenary session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting focused on the future of the workplace and entrepreneurial investment. Speakers included the CEO of…

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    U.S. Global Leadership

    Former national security advisers talked about America’s global leadership role and the state of the so-called liberal world order. They discussed U.S. relations with its allies as well as…

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    Leonardo da Vinci

    Walter Isaacson talked about his book Leonardo da Vinci, in which he examines the life of the Italian renaissance man. He spoke at the 2017 Miami Book Fair.

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    Gene Editing

    Biologist Jennifer Doudna spoke about the future of genetics and the power to control evolution. Ms. Doudna was calling for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool…

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    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers. Walter Isaacson spoke with John Hollar at the Computer History…

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    New Media and Technology

    Media industry leaders talked about emerging new media trends and technology. Panelists included representatives from the Washington Post, Slate, RYOT News, Google and VICE Media focused on…

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    Benjamin Franklin's Legacy

    Walter Isaacson talked about the life and legacy of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Mr. Isaacson argued that Benjamin Franklin’s innovation, networking methods, and passion for science epitomized what…

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    Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Clinton Email Investigation

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke with Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post at the Aspen Ideas Festival. She explained her decision to meet with former President Bill Clinton in Phoenix in…

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    Technology and the Workforce

    Panelists, including Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, talked about ways in which the labor market has changed due to the digital economy.

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Current Events

    In a series of quick interviews various people offered personal insight on current events. Topics included the economy, the Iran nuclear deal, the 2016 presidential campaigns, global…

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    Issues Facing the Smithsonian Institution

    David Skorton participated in a discussion on the future of Smithsonian Institution museum and research group. The discussion included questions from the audience, including many patrons of…

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    National Service

    Panelists, including former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), and Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA), talked about making national service more appealing to…

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    Senator Corker on Middle East Policy

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker (R-TN) talked about U.S. policy toward the Middle East and answered questions from diplomats, foreign policy experts, and others in a discussion…

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    Education in New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Walter Isaacson moderated a discussion about the state of public education in New Orleans. “Chartered and Uncharted: Navigating Education for the Next Generation” was part of the day-long event,…

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