COVID Spread, Future of Work, Populism and Democracy



Sunday November 1, 2020

Co-Hosts: Larry Bernstein and Rick Banks

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Lauren Ancel Meyers
Topic: Update on the Pace of COVID Contagion
Bio: Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Statistics and Data Sciences, Director, UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium

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Dr. Andrew Levine
Topic: Brain Fog post COVID Infection
Bio: Clinical Professor and Neuropsychologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Reading Assignment: Brain Fog articles are here and here

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Questions and Answer for Meyers and Levine

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Heidi Gray
Topic: Human Resources Adapting to COVID
Bio: Former Chief Human Resources Officer, News America Marketing, a division of News Corporation

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Nicholas Bloom
Topic: Future of Work
Bio: Professor of Economics at Stanford
Reading Assignment: Future of Work is here and here.

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Question and Answer for Gray and Bloom

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James Fishkin
Topic: Deliberative Democracy
Bio: James M. Peck Chair in International Communication as Stanford
Reading Assignment: Democracy When the People Are Thinking: Revitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation read chapters Part 2 Chapters 6 and 7 can be found here.
New York Times article entitled: These Americans Tried to Listen to One Another. A Year Later, Here’s How They’re Voting can be found here.

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Rory Stewart
Topic: Populism
Bio: Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, former MP in the UK. First elected as a Conservative and then sat as an independent. Former Conservative Party whip. In 2019, he stood against Boris Johnson as a candidate to be leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the UK in the 2019 leadership contest. Pre-COVID had announced that he was running as an independent in the 2021 London Mayoral Election and then withdrew.
Reading Assignment: The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland, Chapters 1-10 find here.

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Question and Answer Session for Fishkin and Stewart

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