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15 Mar 16

Fellow Spotlight: Robyn Creswell

Robyn Creswell’s research focuses on modern English, French, and Arabic poetry, specifically the intellectual history of the modern Middle East, theories and practices of translation, and contemporary poetry.

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11 Mar 16

Beyond the Lecture: Alvin E. Roth

Economist Alvin E. Roth spoke with the American Academy's "Beyond the Lecture" series about matching markets and how market design might aid, among many other things, in the resettlement of refugees in Europe.

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08 Mar 16

Fellow Spotlight: Brenda E. Stevenson

Brenda E. Stevenson is an expert on race and gender, US race riots, and southern and African-American family during the colonial and antebellum eras.

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03 Mar 16

American Experimental Music and Its Role in Germany from the 1950s to the Present

Veteran composer and sound artist David Behrman discusses the relationships between experimental American composer-performers and the West German producers and artists who vigorously supported their work from the 1950s until Reunification.

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03 Mar 16

Fellow Spotlight: Hari Kunzru

Prompted by contemporary concerns about privacy, surveillance, data mining, and credit-card fraud, Kunrzu is fusing memoir, research, essay, and fiction to explore the risks of intruding into a once-protected realm.

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02 Mar 16

Fellow Spotlight: Roxani Margariti

At the Academy, Roxani Margariti is be working on her project “Insular Crossroads: The Local, Regional and Global Story of the Red Sea’s Dahlak Archipelago.”

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01 Mar 16

Fellow Spotlight: Sophia Roosth

Sophia Roosth's Academy project, “The Quick and the Dead,” asks: At what pace must life proceed in order to count as life?

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29 Feb 16

Democracy’s Failure to Perform (AUDIO)

Political scientist Francis Fukuyama argues that in order for democracies to remain legitimate and to continue to attract new adherents, they must address the constraints imposed upon them by institutions that emphasize rule of law and accountability at the expense of states’ capacities to take strong action.

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29 Feb 16

Democracy’s Failure to Perform (VIDEO)

Political scientist Francis Fukuyama argues that in order for democracies to remain legitimate and to continue to attract new adherents, they must address the constraints imposed upon them by institutions that emphasize rule of law and accountability at the expense of states’ capacities to take strong action.

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27 Feb 16

Fellow Spotlight: Steven Hill

Steven Hill is a political writer, columnist, and lecturer with two decades of experience in public policy. A co-founder of FairVote/Center for Voting and Democracy and former director of the political reform program at the New America Foundation, he is widely known for his advocacy of proportional representation, public financing of election campaigns, and the president’s election by national popular vote.

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