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January 31 2012

00:53

How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It

How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It
A dazzlingly incisive presenter, Lawrence Lessig specializes in identifying deep systemic problems in public process (such as copyright malfunction and Congressional dysfunction) and then showing how they can be cured. Currently he is bearing down on the corruption of Congress by the practice of private funding for public elections through campaign contributions. He writes: "The dependency of modern campaign finance is the single most important cause of the bankruptcy of Congress. Fixing this bankruptcy is the single most important reform effort that Americans face just now." As he did with helping fix copyright problems viaCreative Commons, he has a plan for reforming elections to reestablish Congressional trust and effectiveness. (Public trust in Congress is currently at 12%.)

Lessig is director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and author of Republic, Lost (2011) and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (2000 and 2006).
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:30:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Novellus Theater, Long Now Foundation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2012/01/17/How_Money_Corrupts_Congress_and_a_Plan_to_Stop_It

October 07 2011

21:40

Uncommon Knowledge: Milton Friedman

Uncommon Knowledge: Milton Friedman
In this Uncommon Knowledge classic from February 10, 1999, Milton Friedman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1976 and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006, discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, what defines a libertarian and how Friedman balances the libertarians' desire for a small, less intrusive government with environmental, public safety, food and drug administration, and other issues.
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Stanford, CA, Stanford University, Hoover Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/1999/02/10/Uncommon_Knowledge_Milton_Friedman
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March 10 2011

19:04

Monitor Breakfast: US Trade Representative Ron Kirk

Monitor Breakfast: US Trade Representative Ron Kirk
Ron Kirk speaks with reporters at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast. Kirk is United States Trade Representative and is a member of President Obama's Cabinet. He serves as the President's principal trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues.
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/03/10/Monitor_Breakfast_US_Trade_Representative_Ron_Kirk

March 08 2011

23:50

Collins, Allen and Beinart: The New Order in Washington

Collins, Allen and Beinart: The New Order in Washington
The spring Perspectives with Peter Beinart series opens with an evening examining the new order in Washington. The discussion features Gail Collins, columnist for the New York Times, and Mike Allen, chief political correspondent for Politico. Peter Beinart is a faculty member at CUNY's Graduate Center and Graduate School of Journalism and a senior political writer for the Daily Beast.
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/03/01/Collins_Allen_and_Beinart_The_New_Order_in_Washington
16:12

Monitor Breakfast: Representative Kevin McCarthy

Monitor Breakfast: Representative Kevin McCarthy
Representative Kevin McCarthy speaks with reporters at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast. McCarthy is the House Majority Whip, having served in that position since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Congressman for California's 22nd congressional district (since 2007). He previously served two terms in the California State Assembly, including two years as the Republican Floor Leader.
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/03/08/Monitor_Breakfast_Representative_Kevin_McCarthy

February 24 2011

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February 23 2011

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February 16 2011

01:51

Evgeny Morozov: The Net Delusion

Evgeny Morozov: The Net Delusion
Open Society Foundations Fellow Evgeny Morozov on his book The Net Delusion.
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Open Society Foundations, Open Society Foundations
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/07/Evgeny_Morozov_The_Net_Delusion

February 09 2011

01:15

Andrew Rasiej: Technology and the Future of WeGovernment

Andrew Rasiej: Technology and the Future of WeGovernment
Module 4: Insights and the Future

Technology and the Future of WeGovernment with Andrew Rasiej, the founder of Personal Democracy Forum.

Social media shifts marketing from controlled, one-way communications into collaborative, intimate dialogues with -- and among -- constituents. The strategies, tools, rules of engagement, and metrics present marketing and digital professionals with a series of challenges that are best distilled into one question: "What do I do now?"
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:15:00 -0800
Location: Washington, D.C., The George Washington University School of Business, L2
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/20/Andrew_Rasiej_Technology_and_the_Future_of_WeGovernment

February 01 2011

02:12

A Conversation with William J. Clinton

A Conversation with William J. Clinton
President Bill Clinton interviewed at the 2011 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland.
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Davos, 2011 World Economic Forum, World Economic Forum
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/27/A_Conversation_with_William_J_Clinton
00:53

Philip K. Howard: Fixing Broken Government

Philip K. Howard: Fixing Broken Government
Philip K. Howard is a conservative who inspires standing ovations from liberal audiences (short example here). He says that governance in America -- from the capitol to the classroom -- has achieved near-total dysfunctionality by accumulating so many layers of piecemeal legalisms that the requirements of navigating them has replaced any hope of getting actual justice or effectiveness. Most attempts to fix the problems have made them worse. Howard thinks they can be fixed in a way that restores core functionality.

Howard is the author of Life Without Lawyers and Death of Common Sense and is the founder and chair of Common Good, a reform advocacy nonprofit.
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Fort Mason Center, Long Now Foundation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/18/Philip_K_Howard_Fixing_Broken_Government

January 26 2011

01:44

The FTC and the Internet

The FTC and the Internet
The Federal Trade Commission is more active than ever in its assertion of authority in the virtual world. The FTC's role is generally understood to include competition analysis, consumer protection, and policy advocacy.

How are each of these functions best accomplished by the FTC in the virtual world? Are there special attributes of the internet and e-commerce that require the FTC to modify its traditional regulatory approach? Will the FTC's planned "Do Not Track" policy be an overall good, or a market inhibitor?
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, The Cornell Club, Federalist Society
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/18/The_FTC_and_the_Internet

January 18 2011

16:49

Monitor Breakfast: Senator Dick Lugar

Monitor Breakfast: Senator Dick Lugar
Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) sits down for a conversation with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast to discuss the power dynamics between the Chinese civilian premier and the People's Liberation Army, relations between the GOP and the Tea Party, US policy toward Afghanistan and other topics.
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/01/18/Monitor_Breakfast_Senator_Dick_Lugar

January 14 2011

19:41

David Brooks: Politics and Culture

David Brooks: Politics and Culture
New York Times op-ed columnist and American political and cultural commentator Brooks offers a fresh perspective on politics and culture in the age of President Obama. Is the country moving further to the left, right or center? What is the future of the tea party movement?

As author of a twice-weekly column for The New York Times, Brooks has written extensively on regional and intergenerational differences in America, America as a consumerist society, the benefits of a free-market economy, and foreign policy.

Brooks regularly appears on PBS' "NewsHour" and on NPR's "All Things Considered." A prolific writer and editor with a long career in journalism, he has also served as contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, senior editor of The Weekly Standard, and editor for The Wall Street Journal. Brooks is the author of three books, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/11/David_Brooks_Politics_and_Culture

January 08 2011

01:32

January 05 2011

16:22

Monitor Breakfast: Former DNC Chair Howard Dean

Monitor Breakfast: Former DNC Chair Howard Dean
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean sits down for a conversation with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast to discuss the departure of senior members in President Barack Obama's administration, the Tea Party and more.
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/05/Monitor_Breakfast_Former_DNC_Chair_Howard_Dean
00:48

Uncommon Knowledge: Prince Hans-Adam II

Uncommon Knowledge: Prince Hans-Adam II
Since 1989, H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II has reigned in Liechtenstein. Comprising 62 square miles nestled between Austria and Switzerland with a population of about 35,000, Liechtenstein is one of the world's smallest nations -- but has the highest per capita GDP in the world. The head of a family that traces its history back more than 900 years, to the beginning of the second millennium, Prince Hans-Adam is the author of a new book, The State in the Third Millennium.

From his perspective as a ruling monarch, Prince Hans-Adam affirms the centrality of democracy in the modern nation-state and makes the case for limited government: "[The United States and Europe] have to free the state from all the unnecessary tasks and burdens with which it has been loaded during the last hundred years, which have distracted it from its two main tasks: maintenance of the rule of law and foreign policy."

Using the examples of China and Russia to illustrate the difficulty of transitioning from dictatorships to democracy, he asserts the primacy of establishing economic freedom. Finally, he speaks to the importance of America maintaining its preeminent role in world affairs.
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/09/Uncommon_Knowledge_Prince_Hans-Adam_II

January 04 2011

19:22

Richard Wolffe: Inside the Obama White House

Richard Wolffe: Inside the Obama White House
Richard Wolffe, award-winning journalist, NBC and MSNBC political analyst, and author of the New York Times best-selling political epic, Renegade: The Making of a President, tells the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House, based on exclusive interviews with President Obama and his White House staff.

As Newsweek's former senior White House correspondent, Wolffe covered the entire length of Obama's presidential campaign and has had unprecedented access to Obama -- allowing us to see and hear President Obama with an immediacy and honesty never before witnessed. Listen to Wolffe as he answers the simple yet enduring question: Who is Barack Obama?
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, The Commonwealth Club of California, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/12/07/Richard_Wolffe_Inside_the_Obama_White_House
00:39

WikiLeaks: The US Embassy Cables

WikiLeaks: The US Embassy Cables
Following the release this weekend of 251,287 confidential United States embassy cables, this First Wednesday debate focuses on the revelations of the latest leak from whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

Joining the discussion are:

WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson; Professor Colleen Graffy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, US State Department and law professor, Pepperdine University; James Ball a data journalist who has been working with WikiLeaks; Sir Richard Dalton, associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House.

The discussion will be chaired by author and broadcaster Tom Fenton.
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: London, The Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/12/01/WikiLeaks_The_US_Embassy_Cables

December 31 2010

01:16

Albert Teich: Post-US Midterm Election Policy Perspective

Albert Teich: Post-US Midterm Election Policy Perspective
On November 30th and December 1st, 2010, at the TIME Conference Center in New York City, many of the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world came together for an historic gathering - the 2010 World Technology Summit & Awards, the eighth Summit and ninth Awards thus far! - to celebrate each other's accomplishments; to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies; and to create the kinds of serendipitous relationships that create the future.

The majority of Summit participants were either current WTN members (primarily winners/finalists from previous World Technology Awards cycles, as selected by their peers as those doing the innovative work of "the greatest likely long-term significance") or 2010 World Technology Award nominees. A combination of keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions... and potentially-career-altering-networking opportunities over two days concluded with a gala black-tie Awards ceremony on the second night.
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:50:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, TIME Conference Center, World Technology Network
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/30/Albert_Teich_Post-US_Midterm_Election_Policy_Perspective
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