Week 15



Sunday June 28, 2020

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Robert Kurzban
Topic: Social norms in a COVID world
Bio: Author of Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite

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David Stellings
Topic: Class Action Lawsuits against the Insurance Industry by Policyholders for Business Interruption Insurance over COVID
Bio: Partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann and Bernstein

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David Stellings and Joshua Soven QA

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Joshua Soven
Topic: Anti-Trust and Covid
Bio: My college roommate and Partner at Wilson Sonsini

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Peter Moskos
Topic: What I learned at the Baltimore Police Academy and working as a cop in Baltimore’s Eastern District
Bio: Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Reading Assignment: Chapter 6, Under Arrest: Discretion in the Ghetto from Peter’s book Cop in the Hood

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Barry Friedman, Peter Moskos, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Richard Fontaine QA

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Barry Friedman
Topic: Working with the police to promote public safety through transparency, equity and democratic engagement
Bio: Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Politics at NYU Law School
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Richard Fontaine
Topic: Chinese and European Response to Covid
Bio: CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Formerly worked at the State Department, NSC, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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Vivek Ramaswamy, Richard Fontaine and Barry Friedman QA

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Mike Novy
Topic: Marketing a luxury brand tequila during Covid
Bio: President at Tequila Casa Dragones

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Mike Novy QA

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Vivek Ramaswamy
Topic: What will we do if there is no vaccine?
– 34-year-old founder and CEO of Roivant Sciences ($8BN+ biopharmaceutical company)
– Involved in COVID-19 response: served on Ohio’s coronavirus task force; his company is developing a therapy for COVID-19; built a de-identified patient-level COVID-19 registry for researchers
– Recent WSJ op-ed here. His book launch on the topic of his op-ed is expected next year- Harvard College ’07. Yale law school ’13. Forbes cover in 2015.

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