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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

What the advent of radio has in common with social media

Jennifer Petersen, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia Dr. Jennifer Petersen is an Associate Professor of Media Studies. Her interests focus on media history, technology studies, communication law, and conceptions of emotion in the public sphere. Her articles in these areas appear in journals such as Media Culture & Society and Critical Studies… Read More

Starting a business with a social and B Corp mindset

Mia Levesque and Tracy Levesque, Co-President and Co-Founders of Yikes, Inc. Mia Levesque is co-owner and co-founder of YIKES, Inc. Mia works as a Digital Project Manager and Technical Production Editor, managing several large scale websites and web application integrations. She has been working with the Internet and web since 1992 and has expertise in… Read More

Corporate social responsibility intersects corporate activism

Carolyn S. Berkowitz, President and CEO of the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals Carolyn Berkowitz is an accomplished Corporate Citizenship professional. Having led CSR efforts at Capital One, she re-envisioned Capital One’s corporate philanthropy focus and led a team of 35 CSR professionals to develop and execute a $450 million, ten-year strategy to prepare low-… Read More