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  • Fertilizer and Environmental History
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    Fertilizer and Environmental History

    Professor Paul Sutter talked about how the rise of commercialized fertilizer changed global trade and farming practices. He described how, during the 1800s, farmers looked for various…

    358 views
  • Discussion on Science Skeptics
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    Science Denial

    Scientists, authors, and journalists examined the phenomenon known as “science denialism.” Topics included the religious and corporate roots of those beliefs. They talked about how to get “science…

    1,294 views
  • Police and Race Relations
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    Police and Race Relations

    Journalists, authors, and academics talked about whether the U.S. was becoming a police state, amid continuing controversies about police shootings around the country. “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot:…

    280 views
  • Civilians in War
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    Civilians in War

    Panelists talked about how civilians are affected by war. Topics included whether or not civilian casualties are ever justified, how the civilian presence effects war planning, and the lack of accurate…

    227 views
  • Political Predictions for 2014 and 2016 Elections
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    Political Predictions for 2014 and 2016 Elections

    Panelists discussed their forecasts for the political future of the United States. Panelists included both Democratic and Republican strategists, and topics included the 2014 midterm and 2016…

    881 views
  • Media Coverage of Religion
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    Media Coverage of Religion

    Jane Little, a British writer and broadcaster who became the first religious affairs correspondent for the BBC World Service, delivered the keynote address at a University of Colorado Conference…

    482 views
  • Uses of Twitter
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    Uses of Twitter

    Panelists talked about uses for Twitter, and answered questions from audience members. Some of the uses they discussed were journalism, politics, revolutions, and frivolity. Panelists included one of…

    120 views
  • The Internet and the Human Brain
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    The Internet and the Human Brain

    Panelists talked about the effects of the Internet and new technology on the human brain and on child development. This program was part of the University of Colorado Annual Conference on…

    267 views
  • Public Consumption Issues
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    Public Consumption Issues

    Panelists talked about the impact of mass public consumption on food waste and environmental degradation. They also responded to questions from the audience. This program was part of the…

    94 views
  • Threats and Benefits of New Technology
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    Threats and Benefits of New Technology

    Panelists talked about advertisement targeting and profiling in new forms of technology, including social media. The event was hosted by the University of Colorado Law School which held its…

    174 views
  • Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the Supreme Court and the law. In her remarks she said she thought the court would address the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and…

    1,176 views
  • US Foreign Aid Programs
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    U.S. Foreign Aid Programs

    Panelists talked about the amount of foreign aid given by the United States. Carrie Hessler-Radelet in her opening statement said, “Most Americans vastly overestimate how much we actually spend on foreign…

    123 views
  • Women in Business
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    Women in Business

    Business leaders offered advice to young women on breaking through the “glass ceiling.” Topics included pay equity women in leadership, diversity, women and men’s brain processes, and the…

    120 views
  • Climate Change The Economy and Health
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    Climate Change, The Economy, and Health

    Panelists talked about the effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. Among the topics the addressed were the potential adverse affects of climate change, U.S.…

    288 views
  • Abundance in 1950s and 1960s America
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    Abundance in 1950s and 1960s America

    History professor Thomas Zeiler used slides as he lectured a class at the University of Colorado in Boulder on American abundance and prosperity in the 1950s and early-1960s.

    1,076 views
  • Rebranding Republicans
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    Rebranding Republicans

    “Rebranding Republicans: Don’t Misunderestimate Us” was a panel at the 61st Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    402 views
  • Reforming the Federal Communications Commission
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    Reforming the Federal Communications Commission

    Former FCC chairs Reed Hundt and William Kennard discussed the future of the commission under President-Elect Obama’s new administration. Moderator Gigi Kohn listed ideas generated in previous sessions…

    72 views
  • Historical Perspectives on the Federal Communications Commission
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    Historical Perspectives on the Federal Communications Commission

    Phil Weiser moderated a panel discussion, titled “The Past as Prologue: Lessons From History on the Road to Reform,” on how well the Federal Communications Commission has performed. Topics…

    94 views
  • Reforming the Federal Communications Commission
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    Reforming the Federal Communications Commission

    After introductory remarks, Gigi Sohn moderated a panel discussion of the future of the Federal Communications Commission. Topics included how the FCC can do better job in the future on issues such as managing…

    213 views
  • emOn the Justice of Roosting Chickensem
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    On the Justice of Roosting Chickens

    Professor Churchill spoke about the controversy surrounding his book On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality, published by AK Press. The book was an expansion of an…

    244 views
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