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    Social Movements in 2013

    Panelists talked about the status of social movements such as “Occupy Wall Street” and the Tea Party. Panelists included composer and musician Paul Miller, also known as 'DJ Spooky," and Larry Harvey,…

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    Future of Capitalism

    Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more inclusive. She talked about ethics in business, improving youth unemployment, job skills and opportunities for women. In…

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    Emerging Economies in 2013

    Panelists talked about emerging economies such as China and India in comparison to the U.S. New York University professor and author of White Man’s Burden William Easterly debated economist Dambisa…

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    Health Care in 2013

    Panelists talked about the technology innovations in the health care industry. Topics included advances in the fields of genomics, robotics, and aviation. They also discussed the increasing…

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    Cyber Threats in 2013

    Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke talked about Chinese cyber espionage and the U.S. vulnerabilities to a possible Iranian cyber attack. He spoke in New York City…

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    Eric Schmidt on Technology and Society in 2013

    Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact of technology on society. This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held…

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    Social Media in 2013

    Panelists talked about the state and future of social media. Jeff Jarvis in his remarks focused on threats to free speech in various countries around the world, such as China, Iran, and the United Kingdom. Amanda Palmer…

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    Peter Orszag on the Federal Budget

    Peter Orszag was interviewed at The Economist's “World in 2013 Festival.” He said concerns over the “fiscal cliff” had been overblown, and that the focus should shift to the debt limit increase. He predicted that…

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    Energy Policy in 2013

    Panelists talked about the future of energy policy and U.S. energy independence. The presidents of the Shell Oil Company, the Environmental Defense Fund and former EPA Administrator Christine Todd…

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    Data Sharing in 2013

    Panelists talked about the opportunities and challenges of data analysis. Some of the topics they discussed included ways that data was being used to help save lives, such as evacuations in portions of…

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    Food Supply in 2013

    Executive Chef and Blue Hill Restaurant co-owner Dan Barber talked about the world’s agricultural supply system. Mr. Barber explained how decreasing ecological resources such as an abundance of water, cheap…

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