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  • Digital Learning
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    Digital Learning

    Zocalo Public Square hosted a forum on the impact of education technology on race and on the American class system. Panelists included Google’s chief education evangelist, the president of…

  • Panelists Discuss the Future of the Republican Party
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    Future of the Republican Party

    Political analysts looked at the future of the Republican Party. Some of the topics included how millennials view the Trump administration and whether white nationalism threatens to alienate…

  • Effects of Globalization
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    Effects of Globalization

    Economists, authors, and academics talked about who benefits from globalization and trade policies. During the 2016 presidential campaign, both Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders…

  • Discussion Focuses on Genetically Modified Foods
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    Genetically Modified Foods

    Food and agricultural experts talked about the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops and environmental sustainability. Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, are a…

  • Opioid Epidemic
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    Opioid Epidemic

    Panelists talked about the rise in opioid abuse in the U.S. Speakers included Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Barron, Larissa Mooney, director of UCLA’s Addiction Medicine Clinic, and Sam…

  • Discussion Focuses on the Future of Libraries
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    Future of Libraries

    Zócalo Public Square hosted a conversation with long-time librarians and educators about the future of traditional libraries in reaction to evolving digital information, technology, and…

  • Aging and Health Care Costs
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    Aging and Health Care Costs

    The Health Futures Council at Arizona State University hosted a panel discussion produced by Zócalo Public Square focusing on the impact of an aging population on the U.S. health care system. Among…

  • Discussion Focuses on Health Effects of Digital Technology
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    Health Effects of Digital Technology

    Technology and bio-behavioral experts talked about the effects of increased use of digital technology and multi-tasking on health and children’s social skills and education. Topics included…

  • Julian Bond January 14 1940  August 15 2015
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    An Evening With Julian Bond

    Julian Bond talked about his life and his civil rights career of more than 50 years since, at the age of 20, he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He discussed the…

  • 1965 HartCeller Immigration and Nationality Act
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    1965 Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act

    Panelists talked about the history of the 1965 Hart-Celler Act, which changed U.S. immigration policy from a quota system to one that focused on an immigrant’s skills and family…

  • Discussion on the Effects of Urban Riots
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    Urban Riots

    Panelists talked about the history and causes of urban riots, such as historic ones in Watts and recent ones in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. Topics included the differences between rioting,…

  • Discussion on Influential Women from the West
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    Influential Women of the West

    Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez talked about how their upbringing in the west impacted their lives and shaped their…

  • Discussion on Prison Enrollment
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    Prison Incarceration Rates

    Panelists, including ex-convicts and a former prison warden, talked about the large and growing number of people incarcerated in America. They discussed reasons for the large numbers and the increase,…

  • Barry Goldwater and Libertarianism
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    Barry Goldwater and Libertarianism

    Panelists talked about Barry Goldwater’s influence on libertarianism, the Republican Party, and the tea party movement. Topics included stories about Senator Goldwater, his influence on…

  • emMurdochs Worldem
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    Murdoch's World

    David Folkenflik talked about his book, Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires, in which he profiles Rupert Murdoch and his media empire. He spoke in Culver City, California at…

  • Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism
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    Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism

    Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. Topics included the budget constraints of…

  • Civility and Politics
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    Civility and Politics

    Panelists talked about the history of incivility in American politics. Among the topics they addressed were partisan political divides, the use of compromise in policy making, contemporary…

  • emThe Gardens of Democracyem
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    The Gardens of Democracy

    Eric Liu, former policy adviser and speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, examines the current debates over what constitutes United States citizenship and ways to re-imagine the process. Eric Liu…

  • Universities and Cities
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    Universities and Cities

    Four university presidents discussed the economic effects of colleges and universities on their local communities and cities. They also talked about other university towns around the…

  • emThe Next American Centuryem
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    The Next American Century

    Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen talked about their book The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive As Other Powers Rise, published by Simon and Schuster. They maintain that the United States…

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