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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Power of Deliciousness

The Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems welcomes world-renowned chef and author, Dan Barber, for a discussion about the commodification of taste. How can we...

Friday, April 26, 2019
Gaming the Future - Re-activating creativity and play in professional spaces

Remarkable failures of foresight make headlines all the time. The now-bankrupt Blockbuster could have purchased Netflix in 2000; policymakers missed signals of an impending downturn before the...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
How Will Climate Change Transform American Democracy?

If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Your At-Home DNA Test Could Crack a Cold Case

The hit podcast Bear Brook detailed how genetic genealogy—the use of DNA testing in conjunction with family-tree mapping—helped identify the perpetrator of a horrific crime in New Hampshire more...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Get Ready for the Next Generation of Organic

Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of the world’s leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield Farms, shares his thoughts on the progress of the organic industry to date and what he sees for the next...

Monday, March 18, 2019
Project Confluence

It’s no secret that poor and disenfranchised people—including in the US—suffer disproportionately from environmental problems. At the global scale, poor countries will likely see the worst effects...

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hacking for Carbon: Building a New Innovation Pipeline for the New Carbon Economy

The energy transition is already creating new wealth with solar and wind power. The transition to a low-carbon economy will present an even bigger investment opportunity. Technologies do not...

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Leadership Voices: A Conversation about Leadership, Career Paths, Counterterrorism and National Security

The Leadership Voices series, a partnership between the McCain Institute for International Leadership and New America, features today’s icons and trailblazers from across business, politics,...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Not So Hidden Figures

Though Silicon Valley and other STEM-dominated industries suffer from a glaring lack of gender diversity and often exude a toxic bro-y corporate culture, women have attained impressive leadership...

Monday, December 10, 2018
The Elusive Brass Ring of Global Food Security: How to Improve Dexterity to Reach the SDG's?

The Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University welcomed Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah for a conversation on meeting the challenge of SDG2 to end...

Monday, December 10, 2018
Bringing Public Perspectives into Energy Projects

Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) document the potential environmental and public health effects of large-scale development projects. Historically, EIAs are produced by...

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The Curse of Bigness: A Conversation with Tim Wu

Admit it, part of you really appreciates that everything store with its unlimited inventory, an airline that can fly you anywhere you want to go, banks that will have ATMs wherever you need them,...

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