Sr. Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Director, Kissinger Institute on China & the U.S.
Former Prime Minister, Australia
Professor of Political Science, U. of Chicago
High-profile cases have recently put campus sexual assault in the spotlight. One question that has repeatedly come up: why are these cases being handled by campuses at all? Title IX requires that every school receiving federal aid must take concrete steps to deal with hostile environments and sexual assault. This leaves colleges and universities with the task of figuring out what policies and procedures to enforce. Proponents say that campus investigations serve a real need, forcing schools to respond to violence and protecting the interests of victims in ways that the criminal justice system may fail. Can schools provide due process for defendants and adequate justice for victims, or do these cases belong in the courts?
Professor, Yale Law School
Dean, CUNY School of Law
Professor, NYU School of Law
Professor, Harvard Law School
In June 2014, the Sunni militant group ISIS declared that it had established a new caliphate spanning territory in Syria and Iraq. Since then, the region under its control has expanded, despite airstrikes and the deployment of U.S. military advisors, and Jihadist groups across the Muslim world have pledged their allegiance. What should the Obama administration’s next steps be? Should the U.S. goal be containment, or can ISIS be defeated?
Co-Founder and CEO, CNAS & Fmr. Under Secretary of Defense
Pres. & CEO, New America Fdn. & Fmr. Dir. of Policy Planning, Dept. of State
Senior Advisor, CSIS & Fmr. Under Secretary of Defense
Professor of History, UVA & Fmr. Counselor, Dept. of State
The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment provides: “No State shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” And now, the Supreme Court is poised to answer the question of whether this Clause requires States to license marriages between two people of the same sex. The best guess is that the Court will decide the question in late June. Does the Equal Protection Clause require States to license same-sex marriages, or will they decide that marriage should be between a man and a woman?
Chairman, National Organization for Marriage & Professor, Chapman Law
Founder & President, Freedom to Marry & Author, Why Marriage Matters
Professor, NYU Law & Author, Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial
Co-Author, What Is Marriage?
In April 2015, the P5+1, the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, negotiated an interim nuclear accord with Iran. Among the key parameters: Iran’s enrichment capacity, enrichment levels, and stockpile would be limited; its Fordow site converted into a research center; and the Arak heavy water reactor redesigned. In return, the IAEA would gain greater access for inspections, and U.S. and EU sanctions would be lifted. Many in the U.S. fear that a deal as outlined would not go far enough and, instead of being a benefit, would strengthen Iran’s hand in the Middle East. Not to mention the important question of trust. Is this agreement a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to halt nuclear proliferation, or does President Obama have this wrong?
Sr. Fellow, CFR & Fmr. White House Coordinator, Middle East, N. Africa, Gulf Region
Sr. Fellow, Hudson Institute & Fmr. Sr. Director, National Security Council
Exec. Dir., FDD & Dir., Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance
Vice Chairman, Hills & Company & Fmr. Under Secretary of State
Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other-a ubiquitous and seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity? It's been said that smart technology creates dependency on devices, narrows our world to echo chambers, and impairs cognitive skills through shortcuts and distraction. Are smart tech devices guiding so much of our decision making that we are losing autonomy without even realizing it? Or are these concerns an overstatement of the negative effects of high-tech consumption?