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  • Health and Longevity
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    Health and Longevity

    Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel presented their award-winning paper “The Value of Health and Longevity,” on the economics of increased life expectancy. This program was part of a New America…

  • Life Expectancy Rate and the Public and Private Sector
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    Life Expectancy Rate and the Public and Private Sector

    Panelists talked about the impact of increased life expectancy on health, business, and education. This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine and Arizona University…

  • Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples
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    Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples

    Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life…

  • Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement
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    Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement

    Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and…

  • Drones Surveillance and Privacy
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    Drones Surveillance and Privacy

    Attorneys discussed the privacy concerns of surveillance by aerial drones. Catherine Crump of the ACLU said her organization was not completely opposed to the use of drones for surveillance but in certain…

  • Lethal Aerial Drone Strikes
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    Lethal Aerial Drone Strikes

    Former Defense Department adviser Rosa Brooks talks about the possibility of new rules being implemented governing the use of drones as the U.S. pursues terrorist threats across the world. In addition, she noted that…

  • Aerial Drone Use for Science and Nature
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    Aerial Drone Use for Science and Nature

    The head of the World Wildlife Fund described unmanned aerial drones as a vital tool in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Carter Roberts said the technology makes it possible to track animals and poachers in…

  • The Future of Drone Technology for Civilian Use
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    Personal Use of Drones

    The New America Foundation hosts a discussion on how unmanned aerial drones are being used in the U.S. for non-military purposes. Konstantin Kakaes gave an historical analysis comparing drones to previous new technologies…

  • New America Foundation The Future of Drones
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    Drone Technology

    MIT Professor and former fighter pilot Missy Cummings said aerial drones were revolutionizing the agriculture sector and will likely do the same for the cargo transport industry in the next ten years. Professor Cummings also…

  • Forum Looks at Domestic Use of Drones
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    Domestic Aerial Drones

    At a forum on how unmanned aerial drones are being used in the U.S. for non-military purposes Will Saletan analyzed public opinion on drones and Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) noted that drones were already being used in his state to…

  • 2012 Presidential Election
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    2012 Presidential Election

    Slate political writers talked about the 2012 presidential election and other current events in a version of the online magazine’s podcast “Political Gabfest.” Among the topics they addressed…

  • Panel Discussion on Secularism Islam and Democracy
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    Panel Discussion on Secularism, Islam, and Democracy

    From Cooper Union in New York City, a panel discussion on issues facing Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States featuring Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan. This was…

  • emA Better War  Americas Last Years in Vietnamem
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    A Better War: America's Last Years in Vietnam

    Mr. Sorley talked about his book A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam, published by Harcourt Brace on June 3, 1999. The book…

  • Philanthropy and Education
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    Philanthropy and Education

    Rehema Ellis moderated a discussion about how best to help young people. Topics included the failures of public schools, the changing face of the country, immigration, affirmative action, No Child Left Behind, and…

  • Parkinsons Disease Research
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    Parkinson's Disease Research

    Michael Kinsley interviewed Michael J. Fox about his Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and about his personal experiences with the disease. After their discussion Mr. Fox responded to audience…

  • Rural Philanthropy
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    Rural Philanthropy

    Panelists talked about the challenges of philanthropy for rural areas, where the poorest people live and there is the least philanthropic involvement. Topics included the episodic nature of…

  • Young Philanthropists
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    Young Philanthropists

    A panel of younger philanthropists talked about giving money, what inspires their philanthropic efforts and the activism of the younger generation. One aspect discussed was the use of social networking…

  • Innovative Philanthropy
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    Innovative Philanthropy

    President Clinton spoke on the topic “Philanthropy and the Big Picture.” In his remarks he talked about his philanthropic work, the work of his foundation, and fostering innovation in…

  • International Philanthropy
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    International Philanthropy

    Moderated by Mr. Weisberg, the panelists discussed international philanthropy. Topics included the respective roles of government, the independent sector, and civil society in philanthropy. They also…

  • 2006 Midterm Elections
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    2006 Midterm Elections

    Panelists spoke about the 2006 midterm elections and responded to questions from members of the audience. Among the topics addressed were possible shifts in the balance of power in…

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