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  • emThe Future Computedem
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    The Future Computed

    Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, discussed artificial intelligence and how it will impact society and the workforce.

  • 1970s Conservative Movement and Foreign Policy
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    1970s Conservative Movement and Foreign Policy

    Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer taught a class on the growth of conservative influence over U.S. foreign policy in the 1970s. Following the Vietnam War, American presidents from Richard…

  • Evangelicals and American Culture
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    Evangelicals and American Culture

    Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, spoke about evangelicals and American culture.

  • Monetary Policy and the Economy
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester spoke about monetary policy and the economy. She discussed the federal funds rate, inflation and employment numbers, and how federal…

  • emStephen Hawkingem
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    Stephen Hawking

    Kitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking’s life and work and the process of writing his biography. She responded to questions from members of the audience at Princeton…

  • Bioethics and Transhumanism
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    Bioethics and Transhumanism

    Academics talked about bioethics and the potential for technology to advance the physical and mental capabilities of human beings. They also spoke about technology’s potential for both…

  • Liberal Arts Education
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    Liberal Arts Education

    Scholars and authors talked about liberal arts education and freedom of speech on college campuses. Speakers included an Indiana University professor who invited conservative author Charles Murray to…

  • Alvin Felzenberg Discusses emA Man and His Presidentsem
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    A Man and His Presidents

    Alvin Felzenberg talked about his book A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr., in which he recalls William F. Buckley’s relationship with presidential…

  • American Patriotism
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    American Patriotism

    Bill Kristol moderated a group of scholars who talked about the concepts and demands of American patriotism in a free society. the discussion. The event was part of a Princeton University two-day…

  • Nationalism Liberalism and Democracy
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    Nationalism, Liberalism, and Democracy

    Sohrab Ahmari delivered remarks on illiberalism, or the erosion of the liberal order in politics. Mr. Ahmari shared his views on how nationalism, global insecurity, and identity politics…

  • Alan Blinder on emAfter the Music Stoppedem
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    After the Music Stopped

    Professor Alan Blinder talked about his book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, about the 2008 financial crisis and what was done to address it.…

  • Tracy K Smith on emOrdinary Lightem
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    Ordinary Light

    Tracy K. Smith talked about her memoir, Ordinary Light. This interview, recorded at Princeton University, where Professor Smith teaches, is part of Book TV’s College Series.

  • emHouse of Debtem
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    House of Debt

    Professor Atif Mian talked about his book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, in which he looks at the role that debt…

  • Sir David Cannadine on emThe Undivided Pastem
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    The Undivided Past

    Sir David Cannadine talked about his book The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences, in which he argues that history is made up of far more than just conflict and should be written as…

  • Patricia FernandezKelly on emThe Heros Fightem
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    The Hero's Fight

    Patricia Fernandez-Kelly talked about her book The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State, in which she looks at the way the urban poor in Baltimore are…

  • emConscience and Its Enemiesem
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    Conscience and Its Enemies

    Princeton University professor Robert George talked about his book Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism, a collection of his essays on topics such as abortion,…

  • emOf Empires and Citizensem
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    Of Empires and Citizens

    Amaney Jamal talked about her book, Of Empires and Citizens. In her book, Professor Jamal discusses why the spread of democracy has been slow in the Arab world and suggests the U.S. has played a…

  • emOne Nation Under Godem
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    One Nation Under God

    Professor Kevin Kruse talked about his book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, in which he argues that the idea that America is fundamentally a Christian…

  • Keith Wailoo on emPainem
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    Professor Keith Wailoo talked about his book, Pain: A Political History, about the politicization of treating pain in the U.S. since the 1950s. This interview is part of Book TV’s College…

  • emThe Birth of Politicsem
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    The Birth of Politics

    Professor Melissa Lane talked about her book, The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter, in which she looks at the contributions of the Greeks and Romans to…

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