Story in the Public Square

  • Admiral Jeffrey Harley

    Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: November 25-26, 2017 Among its many missions, the U.S. military also operates a system of schools that provide professional military education—or PME—to rising leaders in each service. Therefore, Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley has charted a new path for the U.S. Naval War College at a time of historic global challenges. Admiral Harley is the 56th President of the U.S. Naval War College. Now in his second year as president, Harley … Read More

  • Christopher Brown author

    Christopher Brown on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: November 18-19, 2017 Dystopian fiction has become increasingly popular in today’s culture with the rise of books brought to the big screen. For example, The Hunger Games and the recent Hulu series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Speculative fiction, from the most fantastic science fiction to the bleakest dystopias, shines a light on current issues and the reality we know in the here and now. Writer and lawyer, Christopher Brown uses … Read More

  • Esther Schor on Story in the Public Square

    Esther Schor on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: November 11-12, 2017 This week’s guest on “Story in the Public Square,” Professor Esther Schor, puts Emma Lazarus’ famous poem on the Statue of Liberty, “The New Colossus,” into historic and contemporary context. Esther Schor is a Professor of English at Princeton University and author of an excellent biography of the poet, Emma Lazarus. She earned her BA in English and Music and Ph.D. in English from Yale, with … Read More

  • Charles Dorn higher education

    Charles Dorn on “Story in the Public Square,” November 4, 2017

    Higher education in the United States is a nearly-$600 billion per year industry that some observers describe as unsustainable and on the verge of a fundamental crisis. Guest, Charles Dorn argues those stories are overblown and that colleges and universities can still serve the common good. Charles Dorn is a Professor of Education, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Affirmative Action Officer at Bowdoin College. Professor Dorn’s research into … Read More

  • Miller, Segal, Ludes

    Adam Segal on “Story in the Public Square,” October 28, 2017

    For more than 20 years, experts have warned about a “digital-Pearl Harbor” when the West’s dependence on information technology would be exploited at great cost and peril.  Adam Segal argues that the reality of the cyber threat has proven more complex and dangerous than expected. Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the … Read More

  • Abigail Brooks The Ways Women Age

    Abigail Brooks on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: October 20-21, 2017 Cosmetic surgery was a $16 billion industry in 2016. Abigail Brooks, says the explosive growth in cosmetic procedures is an outgrowth of deregulation in the healthcare industry, and it’s affecting the way we think about aging. Abigail Brooks is the Assistant Professor of Sociology, and the Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Providence College. A few of her many areas of expertise are sociology of … Read More

  • Stephen Pimpare on “Story in the Public Square” October 7, 2017

    More than forty million Americans live in poverty today. Guest, Stephen Pimpare, looks at the way the poor and the homeless are portrayed in public life—and it doesn’t match the reality he knows. Stephen Pimpare is a professor of the Master in Public Policy program and a Faculty Fellow of the Carsey School of Public Policy. The author of three books and some sixty articles, essays, and reviews on poverty, … Read More

  • Julian C. Chambliss on “Story in the Public Square” September 30, 2017

    In the August heat, the United States rejoined a battle over the Confederacy, this time, over municipal plans to remove Civil War monuments. Guest Julian Chambliss says the debate is not so much about history, as it is about our collective memory. Julian C. Chambliss explores the real and imagined city. From urbanization and planning to comics and popular culture, his research, teaching, and writing explore how perceptions shape policy … Read More

  • Sunshine Menezes on set at "Story in the Public Square" with hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller

    Sunshine Menezes on “Story in the Public Square” September 23, 2017

    Science tells us that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were stronger because of climate change. That view is politically controversial, even if it is based on sound science. Guest Sunshine Menezes helps scientists communicate more effectively. Sunshine Menezes, Ph.D. has served as executive director of the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI GSO) and associate director for communication in the URI GSO Office of … Read More

  • Allan A. Ryan on “Story in the Public Square” September 16, 2017

    The laws of war are intended to protect the innocent as well as combatants. Guest Allan A. Ryan argues they are also intended to provide justice after conflicts end. Ryan, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota Law School magna cum laude, where he was President of the Minnesota Law Review. He served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps and … Read More

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