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  • emReclaiming Conversationem
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    Reclaiming Conversation

    Professor Sherry Turkle talked about her book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, in which she examines the impact of the digital age on traditional conversation.…

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    Republic, Lost

    Lawrence Lessig talked about his book, Republic, Lost: The Corruption of Equality and the Steps to End It, about campaign finance and his experiences running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.…

  • Maziar Bahari on Iran Imprisonment and emThe Daily Showem
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    Iran Imprisonment and the Daily Show

    After appearing on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari was arrested and held prisoner in Iran on espionage charges. His imprisonment was the basis…

  • Discussion on Recovering Wasted Food
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    Recovering Wasted Food

    Food activists talked about hunger and wasted food in the U.S., and their efforts to increase food recovery. Speakers included the former president of Trader Joe’s who opened a store that sells food past its…

  • Discussion on Food Access
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    Food as a Human Right

    Two justice advocates and authors talked about food justice and the basic human right to healthy food both in the U.S. and around the world. Topics included the role of corporations and government in…

  • Social Media and Politics
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    Social Media and Politics

    Shira Center moderated a discussion on the effects of social media on the 2016 political campaigns and whether social media was ruining politics. The panelists responded to questions from the student…

  • Eric Cantor on Political DecisionMaking
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    Eric Cantor on Political Decision-Making

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the challenges of long-term political decision-making. He discussed immigration, the economic stimulus bill passed in 2009,…