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02 Apr 19

Intellectual Property and Inequality in the Information Economy

The rise of ethnonationalist, anti-immigrant, anti-system parties in rich OECD countries has economic roots in rising income inequality and relatively slow economic growth, and social roots in increasing geographic inequality of income and employment opportunities. What explains these politically salient…

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02 Apr 19

Beyond the Lecture: Martin Puchner

Literary historian Martin Puchner confronts his family history through a nearly forgotten medieval language.

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01 Apr 19

Iran, Russia, and the Future of EU-US Sanctions Cooperation

In recent decades, the European Union and United States have worked together to combat common strategic threats—from terrorists and proliferators of weapons of mass destruction to violent and despotic regimes in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and conflict regions in Africa. Economic…

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01 Apr 19

Fellow Spotlight: Jared Farmer

Jared Farmer combines the history of trees and the science of longevity to address the ethics of long-term thinking.

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26 Mar 19

Black Music’s Recorded Afterlives

If colonial writing robbed Africa of its “spirit”—as the Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’O suggested—what do we make of that other Western, technological intervention: the sound recorder? Around 1900, a series of German travelers undertook their own kind of “language” invasion…

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26 Mar 19

Beyond the Lecture: Sir David Chipperfield

Sir David Chipperfield talks with Berlin architect Jason Danziger about sustainable building, planning, and social architecture.

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22 Mar 19

Beyond Architecture: Identity and Sustainability – Fundación RIA in Galicia

Sir David Chipperfield discusses his nonprofit Fundación RIA, in Galicia, northwestern Spain.

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22 Mar 19

Museums, Society, and the Public Interest

The president of The Met, Daniel Weiss, talks about the public role of the museum.

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20 Mar 19

Fellow Spotlight: Emily Apter

Literary theorist Emily Apter unravels the untranslatability of norms and prohibitions across cultural lines.

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18 Mar 19

His Left Foot: Joseph Goebbels and the Uses of Disability

Writer Anne Finger on the Nazi uses of disability.

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