Cambridge University research and the East of England

Cambridge University research and the East of England

The University wants to bring its global research expertise to the service of the local region. In fulfilling our mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research, we are fundamentally committed to engaging with communities and partners close to home. …

Filiz Garip | The Path to Harvard

Filiz Garip | The Path to Harvard

About 13 years ago I was an Industrial Engineering student at Boğaziçi and for the past 6 years I’ve been teaching Sociology at Harvard so it was a very major decision to switch from Engineering to Sociology and interestingly at the time I didn’t realize …

The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale of Three Brothers

The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale of Three Brothers

Once upon a time, there were three brothers, triplets, named Tom, Dick, and Harry Class. They were raised in the same home, with the same parents, had the same IQ, same skills and same opportunities. Each was married and had two children. They were all …

Have conservative groups mastered the art of internet activism? | Jen Schradie

Have conservative groups mastered the art of internet activism? | Jen Schradie

At the dawn of the internet, many believed that it would enable a more participatory, pluralist, and really personalized platform, particularly with politics. And it wasn’t long before people were using terms like “Facebook revolution” and “Twitter revolution” to talk about how the internet could …

Inside LA’s Homelessness Epidemic | This New World

Inside LA’s Homelessness Epidemic | This New World

– Everywhere you go in Los Angeles, you see poor people everywhere, Skid Row, Downtown, everywhere, they’re everywhere and look, they sleep in the elevators and yeah, you can’t live outside, people are not meant to live outside. – I really think that people down …

Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks

Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks

Chris Anderson: Welcome to this next edition of TED Dialogues. We’re trying to do some bridging here today. You know, the American dream has inspired millions of people around the world for many years. Today, I think, you can say that America is divided, perhaps …

Racecraft: Barbara Fields & Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation

Racecraft: Barbara Fields & Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation

– Good evening, everyone. Neither rain, nor snow, nor the incessant AccuWeather apps that I get on my phone kept you all from such an exciting conversation. My name is Greg Downs. I’m an associate professor of 19th century US history at City College and …