2017 - Topics
Topics and Sessions for KentPresents 2017
Keynote -- World at Risk
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
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
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
Women Who Collect Art
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?