Renewable Energy in China: Expert commentary by Joanna Lewis
Joanna Lewis, an assistant professor of science, technology and international affairs, discusses renewable energy and policy development in China.
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt: An interview with Professor Samer Shehata
Samer Shehata, assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University?s Walsh School of Foreign Service, discusses his new book 'Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt.'
Faith Complex: Katherine Marshall on Religion and the Environment
Jacques Berlinerblau talks with Professor Katherine Marshall at the Berkley Center about how religious leaders will address environmental concerns at the Copenhagen Conference.
Faith Complex: Sarah Holewinski on Innocent Victims in Conflict
Jacques Berlinerblau talks with Sarah Holewinski, Executive Director of CIVIC about how religion plays a role in the organization's mission to protect innocent civilians in conflict.
Faith Complex: Fathali Mohaddam on the Psychology of Suicide Bombers
Georgetown Psychology Professor Fathali Moghaddam discusses the mindset of suicide bombers in an era of globalization.
Linking Land, Water, and Food: Issues in the Mideast and U.S. Southwest
Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan of the University of Arizona talks about the shared risks to environmental health, reproductive health and food security in the Middle East.
Road Safety and Health in Developing Countries: Expert commentary by James Habyarimana
Public policy professor James Habyarimana discusses his research on policies to combat road safety issues as well as adherence to drug regimens in Africa.
Cultural Policy in a Globalized World: Expert commentary by J.P. Singh
Associate professor of communications, culture and technology, J. P. Singh discusses how new technology is shaping cultural understanding.
Tectonic Plates and Natural Disasters: Expert commentary by Timothy Beach
Timothy Beach, professor of geography and geoscience in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, explains how shifting plates beneath the earth's surface have the ability to create both beautiful mountain ranges and devastating natural disasters.
Part 2: Dynamical Systems and Conflict Resolution
Advanced Workshop Presented by Professor Larry Leibovitch Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Programs, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Florida Atlantic University Respondent Prof. Andrea Bartoli Wednesday, March 25, George Mason University Arlin
Lifetime Achievement Award - Wallace Warfield - ACR 2009
Dr. Wallace Warfield, Associate Professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, is the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution.The award was given on Thursd
Milton Friedman on Money
Russ Roberts talks with Milton Friedman about his research and views on inflation, the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, and what the future holds.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on Democracies and Dictatorships
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita of NYU and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks about the incentives facing dictators and democratic leaders. Both have to face competition from rivals. Both try to please their constituents and cronies to stay in power. He applies his insights to foreign aid, the Middle East, Venezuela, the potential for China's evolution to a more democratic system, and Cuba. Along the way, he explains why true democracy is more than just elections--it depends crucially on fre
Cowen on Liberty, Art, Food and Everything Else in Between
Tyler Cowen, co-blogger (with Alex Tabarrok) at MarginalRevolution.com, talks about liberty, global warming, using the courts vs. regulation to protect people, the challenges of leading a country out of poverty, the political economy of cuisine, and a quick overview of the Washington, DC. art museum scene.
Taleb on Black Swans
Nassim Taleb talks about the challenges of coping with uncertainty, predicting events, and understanding history. This wide-ranging conversation looks at investment, health, history and other areas where data play a key role. Taleb, the author of Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan, imagines two countries, Mediocristan and Extremistan where the ability to understand the past and predict the future is radically different. Taleb's contention is that we often bring our intuition from Mediocrist
Romer on Growth
Paul Romer, Stanford University professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about growth, China, innovation, and the role of human capital. Also discussed are ideas in creating growth, the idea that ideas allow for increasing returns, and intellectual property and how it should be treated. This 75 minute podcast is a wonderful introduction to thinking about what creates and sustains our standard of living in the modern world.
Don Boudreaux on Globalization and Trade Deficits
Don Boudreaux, of George Mason University, talks about the ideas in his book, Globalization. He discusses comparative advantage, the winners and losers from trade, trade deficits, and inequality with EconTalk host Russ Roberts.
Barro on Disasters
Robert Barro of Harvard University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks about disasters--significant national and international catastrophes such as the Great Depression, war, and the flu epidemic in the early part of the 20th century. What do we know about these disasters? What is the likelihood of a catastrophic financial crisis in the United States? How serious is the current economic situation in the United States? The conversation also includes discussions of economic stimulus
Bueno de Mesquita on Iran and Threats to U.S. Security
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and New York University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about threats to U.S. security, particularly Iran. Bueno de Mesquita argues that Iran is of little danger to the United States. He then looks at what Iran has to gain and to lose by appearing to build a nuclear weapons program and actually using a nuclear weapon. He then goes on to examine the nature of other threats to the United States. The closing topic of the conver
Roberts on the Price of Everything
Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk and author of the economics novel, The Price of Everything, talks with guest host Arnold Kling about the ideas in The Price of Everything: price gouging, the role of prices in the aftermath of natural disaster, spontaneous order, and the hidden harmony of the economic cosmos. Along the way, Roberts talks about novels vs. textbooks and other traditional treatments of economic reasoning.