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CRISPR, AI, and the Ethics of Scientific Discovery

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Twin revolutions at the start of the 21st century are shaking up the very idea of what it means to be human. Computer vision and image recognition are at the heart of the AI revolution. And CRISPR is a powerful new technique for genetic editing that allows humans to intervene in evolution.

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Jill Lepore

Professor Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, will join Stanford’s own history professor Ana Raquel Minian for a conversation on the writing process. Lepore is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, to which she has contributed since 2005Her latest book is This America: The Case for the Nation (2019). Her 2018 book, These Truths: A History of the United States, was a New York Times bestseller, widely translated and published around the world.

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and is nationally recognized for both her academic and her popular writing. She is co-editor of two volumes on technological change, inequality and institutions: Digital Sociologies (2016, UK Bristol Policy Press) and For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education (2017, Palgrave MacMillan).

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the widely acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror, will join Stanford’s English professor Mark Greif for a conversation about her craft and careerFormerly, Tolentino was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. She grew up in Texas, went to University of Virginia, and received her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Grantland, and Pitchfork, among other places. She lives in Brooklyn.

BEAM Consulting Series: Employer Case Interview Workshop on Tech Consulting

The BEAM Consulting series is designed to deepen your understanding of management consulting while also honing your case interview skills. An employer will take us through an entire case and framework. The series will feature management consulting firms that work with clients in life sciences, tech, healthcare, and finance. About the Employer Keystone brings together Strategists, Economists and Experts to tackle complex issues for technology- and science-driven companies.

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