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Thursday, June 28 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
NPR's "Talk of the Nation" 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Doors open, lunch served 12:00 - 2:00 PM Live Show Hour 1: Exporting Democracy Ender: What Do We Believe and Why? Hour 2: Making Work Work Ender: The Stories Behind Photographs
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moby was born in new york city, but grew up in connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. he started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal connecticut hardcore punk group 'the vatican commandoes' when he was 14. he then played with post-punk band 'awol' while studying philosophy at the university of connecticut and suny purchase. he started dj'ing while attending... Read More →
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Neal Conan

Neal Conan is host of “Talk of the Nation,” the national news-talk call-in show from NPR News. He brings decades of news and radio experience to the program, which reaches 3.4 million listeners per week on more than 390 NPR member stations. Conan joined NPR in 1977 and worked as a reporter based in New York, Washington, and London. Conan’s awards include a Major Armstrong Award for his coverage of the Iran-Iraq War, three... Read More →
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Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan is a senior fellow in foreign policy at Brookings Institution and the author of several books, including his most recent The World America Made. Kagan serves as a member of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foreign affairs policy board and is co-chairman of the bipartisan Working Group on Egypt. He writes a monthly column on world affairs for The Washington Post and is a contributing editor at both The Weekly Standard and... Read More →
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Mark Penn

Mark Penn is worldwide CEO of Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and public affairs agency, and CEO of Penn Schoen Berland, a strategic research firm. He served as a key adviser in the 1996 re-election of Bill Clinton and as White House pollster for six years. He has helped elect over 25 world leaders, including Tony Blair’s re-election in 1995. He has also worked with major corporations and CEOs, including Bill Gates... Read More →
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Richard A. Pildes

Richard H. Pildes is a professor of constitutional law at New York University School of Law. His scholarship focuses on legal issues concerning the design of democratic processes and government, as well as constitutional law and theory. His major recent academic articles include “Why the Center Does Not Hold: The Causes of Hyperpolarized Democracy in America”; “Is the Supreme Court a ‘Majoritarian&rsquo... Read More →
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Shankar Vedantam

Shankar Vedantam is a science correspondent for NPR. The focus of his reporting is on human behavior and how social science research can prompt listeners to think about the news in unusual and interesting ways. Before joining NPR in 2011, Vedantam spent ten years as a reporter at The Washington Post. Between 2007 and 2009, he wrote the Department of Human Behavior column for the Post. Vedantam is also the author of The Hidden Brain: How Our... Read More →
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Ben Waber

Ben Waber is a senior researcher at Harvard Business School and a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab. He is also the president and CEO of Sociometric Solutions, a management consulting firm that uses social-sensing technology to understand and improve organizations. He received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex “Sandy” Pentland in the Human Dynamics group at the Media Lab. Waber’s work has been featured in major... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Jerome Ballroom