Jeremy Mynott, former Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press, sat down with Australian Broadcast’s Saturday Extra over the weekend to discuss Birdscapes and the myriad ways humans imagine and interact with birds. Listen in here.
John Tyler Bonner, Princeton University Professor Emeritus and author of THE SOCIAL AMOEBAE: The Biology of Cellular Slime Molds, sat down to discuss the tiniest players in life’s drama.
Listen to the You’ve Been Slimed podcast here!
PUP author Russ Roberts (The Price of Everything) and Arnold Kling discuss the current economic pickle. Can the government get us out of this mess? Watch it below!
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Jeff Madrick, author of The Case for Big Government, and Jim Pinkerton of Fox News held a debate on Bloggingheads.tv earlier this month. The subject of their discussion? Is the American government capable of getting us out of the current financial debacle.
Jonathan Macey, author of Corporate Governance: Promises Kept, Promises Broken has been interviewed by Yale Law School.
A quick excerpt:
“It’s unpopular now to talk about deregulation. As I give this interview, we’re in the middle of this big market crash, and everybody seems to be a born again deregulator…My book does focus a lot on deregulation and it criticizes the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and frankly I think recent events have proven the source of these criticisms to be correct…All the companies that we see imploding today are subject to this statute, and one thing that is painfully clear is that the increased attention to risk management that we were supposed to get with Sarbanes-Oxleywe haven’t gotten. And that firms have been free to engage in really incredibly excessive risk taking and that these so-called regulatory or legislative solutions just haven’t worked very well.”
Listen to the rest of the interview here.
WNYC has posted The Toni Morrison Lectures with Newark Mayor Cory Booker on their site.
Princeton University Press and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University co-sponsored the lectures, titled “The Unfinished Journey of America’s Spirit The Past“. Conducted over three consecutive nights, the lectures include: “The Past: A Testimony to the Impossible,” on Oct. 1; “The Present: Through Cynicism, Negativity and Self-doubt,” on Oct. 2; and “The Future: Humble Hopes and Insane Idealism,” on Oct. 3.
Booker has been mayor of New Jersey’s largest city since July 2006 and is the third person to lead Newark since 1970. Booker’s stated mission as mayor is to oversee an urban transformation of the city by marshaling its resources to achieve security and economic prosperity.
Sponsored jointly by the Center for African American Studies and Princeton University Press, the Toni Morrison Lectures spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters.
Princeton University Press will publish the lectures in book form.