2018 Topics

Preliminary Topics and Sessions for KentPresents 2018:

ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION

Panels
Bitcoin/Blockchain/Cybercurrencies
Charter Schools
National Debt
Universities

Speakers
Jeff Clarke
Dan Doctoroff
John Donvan
Steve Moore
Sarah Moser
Eva Moskowitz
Neha Narula
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
Kai Stinchcombe
Robert Zimmer


GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Panels
Global Risks Overview
China
Cyber/Intelligence
Middle East
North Korea
Russia

Speakers
Nick Burns
Elizabeth Economy
Christopher Hill
Henry Kissinger
Jessica Mathews
David Sanger
Lesley Stahl
Kathleen Stephens
William Taubman
Frank Wisner

HEALTH AND FOOD

Panels
Autism
Immunotherapy
Molecular Gastronomy
Psychedelics

Speakers
Luis Diaz
John Donvan
Corby Kummer
Harold McGee
Michael Pollan
Harold Varmus
Caren Zucker

HUMANITIES, VISUAL ARTS AND PERFORMING ARTS

Panels
The Art and Science of Origami
Diane Arbus
The Life and Work of Jasper Johns
The Odyssey
Pilobolus Performance
The Whitney Women

Speakers
Hilton Als
Flora Biddle
Fiona Donovan
Jeffrey Fraenkel
Carter Foster
Robert Lang
Daniel Mendelsohn
Jerry Saltz
Elisabeth Sussman

LAW AND POLITICS

Panels
Supreme Court
Midterm Elections
Politics 2018

Speakers
Kristin Clarke
Matt Dowd
Eddie Glaude, Jr.
Samuel Issacharoff
Jeh Johnson
Steve Moore
Soledad O'Brien
Jim Zirin

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Panels
Additive Manufacturing
Autonomous Vehicles
BioEthics
Cities of The Future
Cosmology
Evolution
The Race to Find Planet 9
The Wizard and The Prophet

Speakers
Konstantin Batygin
Sean Carroll
Alta Charo
Jerry Coyne
Joe DeSimone
Julia Greer
Mark Reuss
Ellen Stofan
Ken Washington

SOCIAL ISSUES

Panels
Guns in America
The Innocence Project
#MeToo and Sexual Harassment
Social Media

Speakers
Kurt Andersen
Eddie Glaude, Jr.
Nina Morrison
Cal Newport
Roger McNamee
Joe Nocera
Faye Wattleton
Darren Walker
Ekow Yankah