The “F” Word: Facts



Written by: Eli Edelson

­­ The United States is one of the leading forces of technological innovation in the world today. Simultaneously, this country has entered a new phase in which facts are not only ignored but disputed. False narratives take hold and can disrupt community and scientific progress alike. In an effort to…

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One Night to Save the World: Overpopulation



Written by: Meeri Kim

The United Nations predicts the number of people on Earth will balloon to 9.8 billion by 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100. Even as some countries witness a decline in fertility levels, roughly 83 million people are added to the global population every year. So how worried should we be…

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SDCC 2018: Science Speed Dating

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Written by: aebrown

The Exchange, A Hundred Years, The Imagined Futures, and Skybound Invite You to Watch Science Speed Dating From San Diego Comic-Con Friday, July 20 Listen to quick-fire talks with experts from a variety of scientific fields. Learn about discoveries and initiatives happening today on the cutting edge of modern science…

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SDCC 2018: Bioethics – Killer Conundrums, Deadly Dilemmas

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Written by: aebrown

The Exchange, A Hundred Years, The Imagined Futures, and Skybound Invite You to Watch Bioethics – Killer Conundrums, Deadly Dilemmas Live From San Diego Comic-Con! Thursday, July 19 Often it is the seemingly simple questions that create the greatest of quandaries. Leading bioethicists confront the toughest questions raised by both…

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SDCC 2018: One Brunch to Save the World

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Written by: aebrown

The Exchange, A Hundred Years, The Imagined Futures, and Skybound Invite You to Watch One Brunch to Save the World Live From San Diego Comic-Con! Saturday, July 21 Science, entertainment, and business converge to conjure a daringly optimistic future at One Brunch to Save the World. We are digging into…

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You Are Who You Were



Written by: Meeri Kim

Nadine Burke-Harris As a result of a “zero-tolerance” policy enacted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border in the past several weeks. The controversial policy affects those families who attempt…

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Private Lives in Public Places: TMI Online



Written by: Ingrid Ockert

On June 13, 2018, a group of filmmakers, scientists, and enthusiasts met up at Caveat, a newly established bar for scientific hobnobbing in the East Village in New York City. Patrons wandered down a flight of stairs into a large, elegantly appointed space. With an old-fashioned library in one corner…

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6.7.18 Science Speed Dating



Written by: Meeri Kim

More than 200 scientists and entertainment professionals gathered on the second floor of the Creative Artists Agency in Century City sipping on wine and getting to know one another as they waited for the main event of the night to begin. Everyone had been given a vintage motel key with…

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Brokered Boundaries: A Conversation About Immigrants in Anti-Immigrant Times



Written by: Alisa Neymark

The Science & Entertainment Exchange salon “Brokered Boundaries: A Conversation About Immigrants in Anti-Immigrant Times” was an intimate event in the library of the home of Dan and Colette Bennett. The evening unfolded with lively conversation among dinner guests. It was followed by an informal lecture on international migration across…

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Unfolding Cities



Written by: Jessie Hendricks

The historic Bradbury building, a significant architectural gem that may best represent the past, present, and future of downtown Los Angeles, is now home to the Berggruen Institute, a foundation that provides ideas for a changing world. The Institute was the location for a recent panel discussion on Unfolding Cities.…

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