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The Aspen Institute: Back to the Future: Is the World Heading Into a New Wave of Protectionism?

In the 1930s, the Great Depression reversed a long trend towards globalization: Borders were shut, trade was halted, and tariffs imposed. After the 2008 financial crisis, it initially seemed that this would not occur again. But free trade is now stirring strong political passions, with politicians and voters of all stripes blaming trade for rising …

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The Aspen Institute: Stewardship in the Anthropocene

Aspen Environment Forum, 2010. Panelists: Jan Zalasiewicz, Jerry Glover, Jonathan Foley and Richard Cizik Moderator: Andrew Revkin  

Aspen Institute: Modern Day Mapmakers | DNA Sequencing and Other Technologies

Understanding the “blueprint of life” is the key to applying technology to biology. Computing power and DNA sequencing have opened an entire new field in medicine, making it possible to customize treatment and combat disease based on personal genetic profiles. With the dramatically falling cost of sequencing, it is easier to perscribe preventative medicine based …

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Lisa Randall: Expanding Our Horizons | Matter, Space, and the Universe

This session explores the almost unfathomable scales of theoretical physics, from the mysterious properties of dark matter to the depths of our universe and beyond. Experiments, like the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva that smashes together protons at high energies, tell us about the smallest length scales we can observe today while measurements of the …

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The Aspen Institute: Curing Cancer | How Close are We?

A conversation on the past, present and what the future holds for battling disease. With billions of dollars being spent in research and development each year, with thousands of grassroots and fundraising events focused on curing cancer being held each year, with science and technology rapidly evolving in every part of our lives, many Americans, …

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The Aspen Institute: Wheels of Change: What’s Driving the Future of Urban Mobility

Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates Donald Shoup, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA John Zimmer, Co-Founder and President, Lyft Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic Presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to …

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The Aspen Institute: Man v. Machine or Man + Machine?

A look at where we are in terms of the state of autonomy in our everyday lives, what the future holds, and how to know what jobs could soon be turned over to automation.  

Aspen Institute: Deep Dive | A Hopeful Vision for America’s Economic Future

As Americans make the transition from the Industrial Age to a networked economy, smart choices could shape an economy very different from the one today. It could be one full of new opportunities, in which many more Americans can participate and thrive. But how might a networked economy be so different? What are the key …

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Aspen Institute: The Evolution of Thinking Machines

A discussion on the evolution of artificial intelligence with Danny Hillis and the Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal.  

Aspen Institute discussion: Global Trends That Will Affect us All: Are We Ready?

By 2030, no country is likely to be a globally hegemonic power, and four megatrends will have shaped international relations: accelerated individual empowerment; the continued rebalancing of the (economic) world; novel and diverging demographic patterns; and scarcity and uncertainty in global resources. Multinational companies — as well as multilateral organizations (World Bank, IMF) and NGOs …

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Discussion: How Do We Finance Energy Projects for the Future?

Featuring Kristina M. Johnson, Christopher M. Hyzy, James E. Rogers, and Robert J. Gruendel Kristina M. Johnson is founder and CEO of Enduring Hydro Christopher M. Hyzy is managing director and chief investment officer at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management James E. Rogers is chairman, president, and CEO of Duke Energy Robert …

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Discussion: Economics of Happiness

Hosted by the Aspen Institute, this discussion between two economist on the topic of happiness in relation to economics. If you ask people does money buy happiness, they all get very high-minded and say, well, of course not and they begin to preach to you about love, meaning and other things. But if you examine …

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