In this episode, we talk with Dr. Katerina Politi, a Pathology professor here at Yale, about the critical role of basic scientific research in the drug development process. Specifically, we delve into the way in which scientific advances in the molecular underpinnings of lung cancer have shaped emergents therapies, and vice versa.
Monthly Archives: June 2017
Scientists have finally measured gravitational waves from the collision of black holes. Marcia Bartusiak explains why this matters and talks about some of the universe’s most mysterious objects.
In this episode, GLC Modern Slavery Fellow, Wendy S. Hesford discusses a chapter titled “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security” from her book-in-progress. Hesford discusses the confluence of the discourses on sex slavery, human trafficking, and terrorism in US media representations and documentation of the Islamic State’s enslavement of Yazidi women and girls and, more broadly, the gendering of terror and rescue in the international human rights imaginary.
Why was the FCC created and what was it’s original purpose? Thomas Hazlett, former chief economist of the FCC, discusses the politics of the FCC and issues like censorship and net neutrality.
In this episode Yale PhD candidate Wendell Adjetey discusses how US draft resisters in the 1960s and 1970s, especially African Americans, employed the myth of Canada as the Promised Land and the rhetorical use of the Underground Railroad.
What role does social media play in networked protests? Zeynep Tufekci discusses this, online privacy, and how to combat fake news online.