Topic: Race, Age, Violence, Community and Covid19.
Bio: Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Director, Population Research Center, NORC.
Kathleen Cagney QA
Topic: How Do Countries Return to Normal Debt/GDP after a war or catastrophe?
Bio: George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley
Barry Eichengreen QA
Bio: Professor of Economics at George Mason University and author of The Case against Education.
Bryan Caplan QA
Topic: Why do conservatives want to open up the economy and liberals want to keep it closed?
Bio: Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU Stern School and Author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are divided by Politics and Religion
Reading Assignment: The Righteous Mind (Chapter 2)
Jonathan Haidt QA
Topic: Controlling Epidemic Spread, Reducing Economic Losses with Targeted Closures
Bio: Jerry W. and Carol Lee Levin Distinguished Service Professor of Operations Management at the University of Chicago Booth School
John Birge QA
Topic: Why do the police behave the way they do?
Bio: Teaches the journalism of empathy at NYU and he has written four books including Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. An account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at NY’s Sing Sing’s Prison.
Reading Assignment: Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, Chapter 4
Topic: Don’t Call Rioters Protesters
Bio: Professor Emeritus at NY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America.
Barry Latzer QA
Topic: Why will the Riots hurt small businesses?
Bio: Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor History at Southern Illinois University
Read Burn, Baby, Burn: Small Business in the Urban Riots of the 1960s.
Jonathan Bean QA
Topic: Why did The Last Dance dominate Covid19 sports entertainment?
Bio: Executive Producer of The Last Dance
Michael Tollin QA