2017 - Topics

Topics and Sessions for KentPresents 2017

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Keynote -- World at Risk
China's Rise
Europe Up and Down
The North Korean Threat
Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Free Trade vs. Protectionism
The Arab Mess
ISIS, Syria and The Middle East Wars
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

SOCIAL ISSUES

Puncturing Structural Racism in Our Cities
Why The Conventional Wisdom About The Causes of Mass Incarceration Thwarts Reform
The Future of Democracy

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Health Care Morass: How'd We Get Into It And What's The Way Out?
Alzheimer's Disease and The Aging Brain
Forgetting: The Benefits of an Open Mind
Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health
The Opioid Epidemic: Past, Present and Looking Around the Corner

LAW AND POLITICS

Where is The Supreme Court Going?
Trump's Legal Troubles
Grading Trump: Triumph or Disaster?
Democratic Way Back
Report From The Front: Senator Chris Murphy

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Three Technologies, Three Revolutions
Autonomous Driving
From Climate Shock to Solar GeoEngineering

HUMANITIES, VISUAL ARTS AND PERFORMING ARTS

The Mystery of Mastery: How We Learn to Do Difficult Things
Rethinking The Republic: Four Lessons From Cicero
Balanchine's 20th Century Genius
Curatorial Insights
Women Who Collect Art
Architecture Matters
Adam Gopnik on Stage

ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION

The World Economy
Is Inequality Unstoppable?
Tyler Cowen and Paul Romer in Conversation
Permanent Sabbatical: What Happens to Us When Algorithms Take Our Jobs?
In Search of Elusive Tax Reform
Reinventing American Education
The Lost Boys: What Can Be Done to Re-Engage Boys in School Worldwide?
Leading an Elite University
The Olympics of The Mind: What Will It Take For the U.S. Education System to Become World-Class?