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foreign policy | Jun 12th, 2011

Obama's former Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, George Mitchell

Most recently serving as President Barack Obama's Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, George Mitchell is ready to engage audiences with customized talks shedding light on issues affecting foreign policy, major corporations, and the political climate of the U.S. leading into the pivotal 2012... Continue Reading →
consumer design | Jun 9th, 2011

Rob Walker: When Digital Icons Become Physical Artifacts

New York Times contributing writer Rob Walker is a keen observer of the intersection where consumerism, technology, and design meet. It only makes sense, then, that he's the newest voice at Design Observer, the world’s leading design blog. In his inaugural post, the lucid commentator on material... Continue Reading →
finance | Jun 8th, 2011

Roger Martin: To Fix Finance, Business, and Capitalism, Look to Sports

Appearing at Thompson Reuters this week, Roger Martin, visionary Dean of the Rotman School of Management, headed a provocative panel on his new book, Fixing the Game. In his talk, Martin borrowed plays from the National Football League, specifically one in which the league changes rules every time a... Continue Reading →
pop culture | Jun 8th, 2011

Chuck Klosterman at Grantland: On Watching Pre-Recorded Sports

Celebrated pop culture author Chuck Klosterman's life is broken into two parts: the first deals with unraveling universal mysteries around time and reality, and the other deals with scheduling when to watch sports. The two halves intersect in his sports columns. Writing for Bill Simmons'... Continue Reading →
race relations | Jun 6th, 2011

Randall Kennedy: A Major Survey of America's First Black Presidency

Two years into the first black presidency of the United States, Harvard professor Randall Kennedy is set to release a major academic analysis on how race has affected political culture in America during Obama’s run thus far. Kennedy, a public intellectual unafraid of hot-button issues, is releasing... Continue Reading →
foreign policy | Jun 5th, 2011

Seymour Hersh: What if Iran Isn't Making a Nuclear Bomb?

In a recent New Yorker article, legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh investigates whether rumors of nuclear weapons in Iran have been greatly exaggerated. It’s another in a series of remarkable reports that Hersh has produced on some of the major foreign policy issues of the... Continue Reading →
the brain | Jun 2nd, 2011

David Eagleman's Mind-bending New Book, Incognito

We might like to think our brains are fundamentally created equal, but David Eagleman, all-star neuroscientist and Lavin speaker, disagrees. “Many of us like to believe that all adults possess the same capacity to make sound choices,” he argues in his amazingly-received new book, Incognito. “It's a... Continue Reading →
water | Jun 1st, 2011

Charles Fishman's The Big Thirst is a "Deliciously Fun Book"

Flushing your toilet is about to get a lot harder to do if you care about water, says Charles Fishman. It turns out the average American is flushing 70 liters of fresh cold drinkable water via the toilet each day. It's a staggering number, and just one of many eye-openers revealed by a glowingly... Continue Reading →

Virginia Heffernan: The End of E-Mail As We Know It

Remember the good old days of e-mail? Internet scribe and New York Times' Op-Ed contributor Virginia Heffernan does. Back in the early 1990s you could count users in millions (not billions, like today), but more importantly, you could let loose in a way that wasn't possible through face-to-face... Continue Reading →
social media | May 29th, 2011

Going Mobile: Amber Mac on the Next Step in Online Engagement

Amber Mac, the consultant, author, and TV host who has chronicled and even enabled the growth of social media, is now co-hosting a new show dedicated to the next step in online and mobile engagement. App Central, airing on BNN and CTV (and, of course, on the web) covers apps for iPads, Blackberries,... Continue Reading →
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