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Political misfits in the workplace: What happens in red and blue organizational cultures?

Sekou Bermiss, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin Dr. Sekou Bermiss is an Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(NY), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from… Read More

The revolution of the creative economy

Alice Loy, PhD, Co-founder & CEO, Creative Startups Alice Loy is co-founder of Creative Startups and widely considered a leading authority on entrepreneurship in the creative economy.  Dr. Loy created the Creative Startups Accelerator with a vision for catalyzing high growth company formation in the under-served creative economy. A sought-after speaker on topics ranging from… Read More

An innovative intersection of business investing and social impact

Kyle Lukianuk, President, Good Returns Network Kyle Lukianuk graduated from SMU with a degree in finance and started his early career with Bank of America. He then moved to KPMG, where he focused primarily on internal audit and risk management. His insights into the financial services industry motivated him to explore financial models that foster… Read More

Business leaders building social venture capacity

Tony Fleo, CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas Tony is a proven leader in the area of organizational development with twenty-five years of experience in helping communities, organizations, and individuals in leadership development, effective communication, and establishing mission within a company, community, or family environment. His training clients include several Fortune 500 companies.  Tony is a… Read More

Freedom of speech: The pursuit of ideas and truth on college campuses

Keith E. Whittington, Professor of Politics, Princeton University Keith E. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech. He is the author of Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S…. Read More

The business of media

Melita Garza, Associate Professor, Journalism, Texas Christian University Dr. Melita Garza’s areas of expertise include journalism history, diversity, businesses and economic news, English- and Spanish-language news, the media and civil rights, and literary journalism. Selected Academic Publications and Presentations: They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression, University of… Read More

Social media polarization: What happens? What can we do?

Nabeel Gillani, Ann Yuan, and Martin Saveski, MIT Labs, Authors of Me, My Echo Chamber, and I: Introspection on Social Media Polarization Nabeel Gillani, graduate student and research assistant in the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab, using data science/machine learning and software engineering to try and promote equality of opportunity in… Read More

Early Radio: The story of “Fighting Bob Shuler”

Bonus Episode 2 Jennifer Petersen, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia, continues the conversation by highlighting one of her favorite early radio stories and personalities. The character is Reverend Bob Shuler, who is sometimes known as “Fighting Bob” Shuler. Learn his story, especially as it relates to current-day social media personalities. Within his… Read More