On average, we lose three rhinos every day to poaching. At this rate, rhinos in the wild may become extinct within a decade. In this episode, Matt Lindenberg, founder and executive director of the Global Conservation Corps, offers the drivers behind rhino poaching, the value of rangers—the unsung heroes of conservation—and the unique approach that Lindenberg’s organization is taking to curb the crisis.
To date this year, there have been 297 mass shootings in America, including the recent tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In this episode, former U.S. Congressman Steve Israel and filmmaker Sarah Ullman, co-founder of the SuperPAC One Vote at a Time, offer their perspectives on gun violence and gun control—one of the most divisive issues in America today. Israel is the author of Big Guns, a satire of America’s gun lobby. Ullman is a 2010 graduate of Tufts University.
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Author and journalist Morgan Jerkins discusses switching between writing fiction and non-fiction, what interests her most as a writer, and her advice for young people. Jerkins is the author of The New York Times best-seller, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in White America, a collection of essays that weaves together her commentary on pop culture, feminism, African-American history, misogyny, and racism, along with her own experiences.
Visual artist Angela Lorenz offers insights into artistic experimentation, discusses graffiti in ancient Rome, and relates an artistic tragedy involving graham crackers. Lorenz’s work Victorious Secret, a re-envisioning of an often misinterpreted Roman mosaic, is on view at Tisch Library. She dedicated the artwork to celebrate 40 years of Title IX.
The 72nd Governor of Virginia and former chairman of the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Terry McAuliffe talks about his work to decrease gun violence and introduce criminal justice reform in Virginia. Also, hear his suggestions on how to get young people re-engaged in politics. McAuliffe spoke at an event co-sponsored by the Tufts Political Science department and JumboVote, the school’s “get-out-the-vote” initiative.
Dr. Daniel Kraft is a physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With more than 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and healthcare innovation, Kraft envisions the reinvention of medical education, revolutions in dentistry, must-have technologies for parents, and the apps that could help change the lives of patients. He came to Tufts to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the School of Dental Medicine.
Congressman Joaquín Castro, a Texas democrat representing the 20th Congressional District, talks about civic life, the importance of the youth vote, the role of the United States in foreign affairs—and the best way to reach your elected officials. Castro also serves on the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees, and is First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He came to Tufts as a guest of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Tisch College of Civic Life.
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Ana Navarro
November 15 | 6:30 PM | ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center
Join Tisch College for a conversation with Ana Navarro and María Cristina “MC” González Noguera on the 2018 midterm election results, the impact of the youth impact, the future of American politics, and their experiences as Latinas in politics from both sides of the aisle. Navarro is a renowned Republican strategist and political contributor to CNN, CNN en Español, ABC News, and Telemundo.