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2020-21 Lectures

Zoom Check-In 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM :: Program begins 12:45 PM

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October 13, 2020

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COVID Crisis: Is Internationalism or Protectionism the Right Response?

Peter Gourevitch, PhD. Founding Dean, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (formerly International Relations and Pacific Studies); Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science


November 10, 2020

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The Immune System Is Telling us How to Cure Cancer. Are We Ready to Listen?

Ezra Cohen, MD, FRCPSC, FASCO. Chief, Division of Hematology‐Oncology at UC San Diego; Co‐Director, San Diego Center for Precision Immunotherapy; Associate Director, Translational Science and leader of the Solid Tumor Therapeutics research program at Moores Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine


December 8, 2020

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Pretending for Real: Acting for the 21st Century

Richard Robichaux, MFA. Head of Graduate Acting at UC San Diego; Arthur and Molli Wagner Endowed Chair in Acting for the Department of Theatre and Dance


January 12, 2021

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“Mediatization” of Health and Medicine: Media Coverage of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Daniel Hallin, PhD. Distinguished Professor, UC San Diego Department of Communication


February 9, 2021

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Breaking and Repairing Movement: A View from Bench to Bedside

Sharona Ben-Haim, MD. Director of Surgical Epilepsy at UC San Diego; Neurosurgeon, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Eiman Azim, PhD. Salk Institute Assistant Professor, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory; William Scandling Developmental Chair


March 9, 2021

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Federal vs. State Powers: The Unsettled Debate of American Government

Thad Kousser, PhD. Department Chair and Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego


April 13, 2021

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Neuroscience in the Data Science Age

Bradley Voytek, PhD. Vice Chair, Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego; Alfred P. Sloan Neuroscience Research Fellow and National Academies Kavli Fellow; Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science and the Neurosciences Graduate Program


May 11, 2021

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Brain Waves and Functional Domains: New Technologies for Brain & Spine Mapping and Therapy

Shadi Dayeh, PhD. Director, Integrated Electronics and Bio-interfaces Laboratory at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering