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  • emThe Broken Heart of Americaem
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    The Broken Heart of America

    Harvard University African American studies professor Walter Johnson looked at race and class issues in America through the history of St. Louis. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard…

    114 views
  • emCry Havocem
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    Cry Havoc

    Former Charlottesville, Virginia Mayor Michael Signer chronicled the events that led up to the tragedy following the Unite the Right rally in 2017. This virtual event was sponsored by…

    236 views
  • emA More Perfect Reunionem
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    A More Perfect Reunion

    Columbia University Professor Calvin Baker argues that integration is integral to combating racism in America. This virtual event was sponsored by the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge,…

    385 views
  • emThe Deportation Machineem
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    The Deportation Machine

    University of Illinois at Chicago history and Latino studies professor Adam Goodman provided a history of deportation in America over the past 140 years. This was a virtual event hosted by…

    119 views
  • emOutliers The Story of Successem
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    Outliers: The Story of Success

    Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book Outliers: The Story of Success (Little, Brown and Company; November 18, 2008). In the book Mr. Gladwell examines the underpinnings of success and…

    3,910 views
  • emGalileo and the Science Deniersem
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    Galileo and the Science Deniers

    Astrophysicist Mario Livio looked at the scientific discoveries of Galileo that challenged conventional thinking during his time. This event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge,…

    794 views
  • emThe Arab Winterem
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    The Arab Winter

    Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman argued that the Arab Spring was not the failure it is widely portrayed to be. This virtual event was hosted by Harvard Book Store.

    327 views
  • emThe Systemem
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    The System

    Former Clinton administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich argued that U.S. economic and political systems are rigged to favor the rich and powerful. This virtual discussion was hosted…

    545 views
  • emReimagining Capitalism in a World on Fireem
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    Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

    Harvard University’s Rebecca Henderson argued that the fundamental purpose of capitalism needs to be re-examined. This virtual discussion was hosted by Harvard Book Store.

    622 views
  • emThe Fever of 1721em
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    The Fever of 1721

    Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, in which he recalls a smallpox outbreak in Boston in April 1721 that…

    1,473 views
  • emI Dont Want to Die Poorem
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    I Don't Want to Die Poor

    Essayist Michael Arceneaux detailed his economic struggles with student debt. This was a virtual author program.

    443 views
  • Joanne McNeil Discusses emLurkingem
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    Lurking

    Joanne McNeil described how internet use shifted from being individualistic, spontaneous, and voluntary to being data and advertising driven and dominated by corporations.

    723 views
  • emThe Triumph of Doubtem
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    The Triumph of Doubt

    Former Obama and Clinton administrations official David Michaels talked about the use of “science for hire” in the creation of public policy.

    498 views
  • emThe Affirmative Action Puzzleem
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    The Affirmative Action Puzzle

    Legal historian Melvin Urofsky provided a history of affirmative action; from how the Supreme Court has ruled on cases to how it has affected society and those it was meant to benefit.

    152 views
  • emReader Come Homeem
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    Reader, Come Home

    Maryanne Wolf explored how our brains process reading print versus digital mediums.

    1,675 views
  • emGender and Our Brainsem
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    Gender and Our Brains

    Neuroscientist Gina Rippon talked about her book, Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds, in which she argued that gender identity is…

    907 views
  • emEverything Below the Waistem
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    Everything Below the Waist

    Jennifer Block talked about her book, Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution, in which she reported on the state of women’s health care.

    454 views
  • emCold Warriorsem
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    Cold Warriors

    Harvard University history and literature professor Duncan White looked at how Cold War propaganda was disseminated through literature in the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.

    762 views
  • emBleeding Outem
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    Bleeding Out

    Thomas Abt talked about his book, Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets, in which he discussed his research and…

    670 views
  • emYoung Castroem
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    Young Castro

    Harvard University Latin American Studies lecturer Jonathan Hansen recalled the early life of Fidel Castro.

    557 views
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