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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    International Innovation

    Panelists talked about innovation and business, the global economy, and international trade. Among the topics they addressed were lessons learned from Chinese and Japanese business, as well…

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    A Conversation with Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Huffington spoke with Michael Bishop on the topic “Is America turning into a third-world country?” Innovation: Fresh Thinking for the Ideas Economy was the inaugural event of a…

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    Innovation and Resources

    Scholars talked about how they think innovation can preserve resources and if the current economic and political climate is favorable to new ideas. Professor Diamond gave the opening…

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    A Conversation with Christina Romer

    Christina Romer spoke with Greg Ig on the topic “Innovation and the future of the U.S. economy.” She also responded to questions from the audience. Innovation: Fresh Thinking for the Ideas…

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    Education in 2010

    Michelle Rhee spoke about the state of education and preparing students for productive roles in the economy. Among the topics she addressed were graduation and dropout rates, teacher…

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    Innovation and the Economy in 2010

    Participants spoke about the state of the economy, economic and business innovation, and opportunities for growth. Among the topics they addressed were use of technologies, alternative…

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    Environmental Policy in 2010

    Participants talked about global environmental policy and ways in which environmental issues might shape world affairs. Among the issues they addressed were global climate change, economic…

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    Economic Policy in 2010

    The Economist held its first “The World In” conference, featuring predictions about the trends and events that will shape 2010. Austan Goolsbee and Carmen Reinhart spoke about the state of the…

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    Political Cartooning in 2010

    Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, political cartoonist for The Economist, talked about the many faces in the field of political cartooning. He drew several faces of current political figures and…

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