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Clea Chang

Clea Chang

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    Paul Nemitz

    Dir. of Fundamental Rights & Citizenship, DG Justice & Consumers, EU Commission

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    Andrew McLaughlin

    CEO, Digg and Instapaper & Fmr. Dir. of Global Public Policy, Google

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    Jonathan Zittrain

    Professor, Harvard Law & Co-Founder, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

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    Eric Posner

    Professor of Law, University of Chicago

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What is college for? For many, it’s a time for personal and intellectual growth, to meet new people, and to explore ideas and philosophies that challenge their beliefs. Or is it? Recent cancellations of conservative speakers, rescinded honorary degrees, and scrutiny of certain campus groups have heightened perceptions that there is pervasive liberal intolerance on campuses. Are liberals shutting down speech and debate on campus? Or is this theory a myth, based on the preponderance of liberals at universities rather than intentionally discriminatory actions?
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    Greg Lukianoff

    President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

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    Angus Johnston

    Historian of Student Activism

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    Jeremy Mayer

    Assoc. Prof., George Mason & Co-Author, Closed Minds?

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    Kirsten Powers

    Columnist, USA Today & Contributor, FOX News

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    • Debate: 6:00-7:30 PM
       
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      Washington, D.C. 20052

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

Declinists Be Damned: Bet on America

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    Josef Joffe

    Spogli Institute & Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit

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    Chrystia Freeland

    Member, Parliament of Canada & Journalist

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    James Rickards

    Economist, Investment Banker & Author, The Death of Money

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    Peter Zeihan

    Geopolitical Strategist & Author, The Accidental Superpower

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Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:00

Amazon Is The Reader's Friend

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    Joe Konrath

    Author & Self-Publishing Pioneer

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    Franklin Foer

    Former Editor, The New Republic

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    Scott Turow

    Attorney & Author

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    Matthew Yglesias

    Executive Editor, Vox

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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

Genetically Modify Food

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    Robert Fraley

    Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto

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    Charles Benbrook

    Research Professor, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

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    Margaret Mellon

    Science Policy Consultant & Fmr. Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

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    Alison Van Eenennaam

    Genomics and Biotechnology Researcher, UC Davis

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Friday, 14 November 2014 11:50

Legalize Assisted Suicide

In 1994, Oregon voters passed the Death with Dignity Act, which legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Since then, it has become legal in 4 more states, including New Mexico, where the state court ruling that it is constitutional is under appeal. Is it, in the words of the American Medical Association’s code of ethics, “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer”? Will these laws lead to a slippery slope, where the vulnerable are pressured to choose death and human life is devalued? Or do we need to recognize everyone’s basic right to autonomy, the right to end pain and suffering, and the right to choose to die with dignity?
Thursday, 13 November 2014 00:00

Legalize Assisted Suicide

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    PETER SINGER

    Philosopher & Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

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    Dr. Daniel Sulmasy

    Prof. of Medicine and Ethics, University of Chicago & Member, Presidential Bioethics Commission

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    Baroness Ilora Finlay

    President, British Medical Association & Member, House of Lords

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    ANDREW SOLOMON

    Author, Far From the Tree & Prof. of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University

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Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. In the last 30 years, the wages of the top 1% have grown by 154%, while the bottom 90% has seen growth of only 17%. As the rungs of the economic ladder move further and further apart, conventional wisdom says that it will become much more difficult to climb them. Opportunities for upward mobility—the American dream—will disappear as the deck becomes stacked against the middle class and the poor. But others see inequality as a positive, a sign of a dynamic and robust economy that, in the end, helps everyone. And contrary to public opinion, mobility has remained stable over the past few decades. If the American dream is dying, is it the result of income inequality? Or is disparity in income a red herring where more complex issues are at play?
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    Elise Gould

    Senior Economist and Dir. of Health Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute

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    Edward Conard

    Visiting Scholar, AEI & Former Partner, Bain Capital

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    Scott Winship

    Fellow, Manhattan Institute

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    Nick Hanauer

    Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

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