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Including ( Business, Economics, Globalization, International Relations )
Join the intellectual minds of Milton Friedman, Walter Williams, James Buchanan, Friedrich Von Hayek and more for a tour of the political, economic, and intellectual landscape of the day. Take a look into the past and discover that the issues facing us today are very similar to those discussed over 30 years ago. National debt, welfare, monetary policies, social organization, education, international policies and so much more are the grounds for debate, and see just how relevant these topics are in today’s world.
Milton Friedman Speaks: Who Protects the Worker?
Unions offer protection to workers in some situations, but union membership represents only one-fifth of the American labor force. And while some unions do benefit their members, it is generally at...
Gary Becker Discussions: Consumer Behavior
Is the economic theory of utility a useful way of understanding consumer behavior? Ronald Coase and Gary Becker, Nobel Economists at the University of Chicago, explain and discuss the theory of...
Economic Analysis of Health Care and Social Security
From the University of Chicago's Economics Department, Professors Casey Mulligan and Kevin M. Murphy analyze health care and social security from an economic perspective.
Arts & Humanities
Including ( Culture, History, Literature, Music )
Join some of the brightest minds of our time in discussing what makes humans unique. Learn about the history of major world events from the eyes of those who lived it, and gain insights into the rise and fall of governmental arrangements including the creation of the constitution and the ideas of great thinkers of the time. Explore different cultures at home and abroad, and delve into what artistic mediums mean for those creating these cultural trends and for those absorbing them.
The PRC Forum: Jennifer Roback
Slavery was necessary for ratification of the Constitution. Repulsive to modern thought, in 1787 that was the cost of including the southern states in the Union. Jennifer Roback's examination of the...
The PRC Forum: Midge Decter
Women's liberation has "liberated" men and sacrificed millions of children. Decter, past editor of
, author, mother, and grandmother, blames the feminist movement. There is no problem...
The Cuban Missile Crisis: Phase II - Part 2
Panel members Richard Neustadt, of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Robert S. McNamara, Secy. of Defense under J.F.K., George W. Ball, an Under Secy. of State for J.F.K.,...
Science & Technology
Including ( Astronomy, Biology, Campus Life, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environment, Health & Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Biography, Cosmology, Education )
Where did we come from? What’s waiting for us in the universe? How did life come to be, and where is it heading? How does all of this relate to the progression of technology and science including the social and physical sciences? Take a journey with experts throughout the science and technology field on many different subjects to discuss all aspects of these diverse studies from computer science to psychology and sociology.
Gary Becker Discussions: Gary Becker
Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Nobel laureate Gary Becker discuss Shultz’s career and his thoughts on issues that have transpired since his time within the Reagan...
Condensed Matter Physics
1977 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Dr. Philip W. Anderson and Professor Shivaji Sondhi discuss what exactly the principles behind Condensed Matter Physics are. The conversation moves from the basic...
Conversations with George P. Shultz: Abraham Sofaer
Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Abraham D. Sofaer discuss Shultz’s career and his thoughts on issues that have transpired since his time within...