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  • Author Discussion on Democracy
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    Author Discussion on Democracy

    New America Foundation’s Yascha Mounk, MIT professor Daron Acemoglu and Politbot co-founder Mara Ramirez discuss the fate of democracy.

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  • emThe KnowItAllsem
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    The Know-It-Alls

    Noam Cohen detailed the growth of Silicon Valley and the impact it had on politics and public policy.

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  • emGeek Heresyem
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    Geek Heresy

    Kentaro Toyama talked about his book Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology, in which he argues that while it is widely accepted that we can find technological solutions…

    611 views
  • Megan Smith Commencement Address at MIT
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Commencement Address

    Megan Smith gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Industrial Revolution in America
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    Industrial Revolution in America

    Professor Merritt Roe Smith talked about the technological breakthroughs that influenced the Industrial Revolution in America. This was a class from his course titled, “Technology in American…

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  • emOn Anarchismem
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    On Anarchism

    Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talked about his book, On Anarchism, in which he examines the political ideology of anarchism, from its history and…

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  • emShaping Our Nationem
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    Shaping Our Nation

    Michael Barone, senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner, talked about his book, Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics, in which he…

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  • Occupy Movement and Economic Inequality
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    Occupy Movement and Economic Inequality

    Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the movement. The Occupy Movement began in 2011 as a protest movement against social and economic inequality. Topics…

    687 views
  • emInequality and Instabilityem
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    Inequality and Instability

    James Galbraith talked about his book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis. He used some graphs during his presentation, and then was…

    564 views
  • emGovernments Place in the Marketem
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    Government's Place in the Market

    Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York and New York State attorney general, presents his thoughts on when the government should intervene in the financial market. Mr. Spitzer argues that government assistance…

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  • emImmigrants and the Right to Stayem
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    Immigrants and the Right to Stay

    In his book Immigrants and the Right to Stay Joseph Carens argues that unauthorized immigrants who have lived in the United States for a sustained period of time should be granted the right…

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  • emThe Greatest Trade Everem
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    The Greatest Trade Ever

    Gregory Zuckerman talked about John Paulson, whose hedge fund made $20 billion by betting against the housing market in 2007 and 2008. Mr. Zuckerman spoke at MIT’s Sloan School of…

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  • John Holdren Remarks on Climate Change
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    John Holdren Remarks on Climate Change

    Mr. Holdren spoke about greenhouse gas emissions, global climate change and future policy options. He focused on mitigating the impact of global warming and adapting current practices to…

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  • emSafe for Democracyem
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    Safe for Democracy

    John Prados talked about his book, Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA, published by Ivan R. Dee. He talked about the CIA’s covert operations since WWII and assessed whether those…

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  • emThe Kurds  A People in Search of Their Homelandem
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    The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland

    Kevin McKiernan talked about his book The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland, published by St. Martin’s Press. Kevin McKiernan discussed the plight of the Kurds who live in…

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Commencement Address
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Commencement Address

    Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He talked about the state of the economy and how…

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  • emEmbracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War IIem
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    Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

    John Dower talked about his book, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, published by W.W. Norton and Company. The book tells how U.S. armed forces transformed imperial Japan…

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  • emGeeks and Geezersem
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    Geeks and Geezers

    Mr. Bennis talked about the book he co-authored, Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders, published by Harvard Business School Press. According to the authors, the book presents a new…

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  • emInto Tibetem
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    Into Tibet

    Mr. Laird delivered a lecture on his book, Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition To Lhasa, published by Grove/Atlantic Inc. The book investigates the career of Douglas Mackiernan,…

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  • Black Reparations Debate
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    Black Reparations Debate

    Mr. Horowitz and Ms. Lewis debated whether African-Americans should receive reparations for the practice of slavery. Following their prepared remarks they discussed questions submitted by…

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