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Bowdoin Presents is a podcast produced by Bowdoin College that addresses current topics being considered in our classrooms, around our campus, and across culture and society. Guests include subject matter experts who are Bowdoin alumni, faculty, students, staff, or other members of the Bowdoin community in conversation with journalist Lisa Bartfai.

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Bowdoin Presents is a podcast produced by Bowdoin College that addresses current topics being considered in our classrooms, around our campus, and across culture and society. Guests include subject matter experts who are Bowdoin alumni, faculty, students, staff, or other members of the Bowdoin community in conversation with journalist Lisa Bartfai.

    Emily Hubbard ’07 Questions If Work Is Working?

    Emily Hubbard ’07 Questions If Work Is Working?

    Emily Hubbard ’07, assistant director with the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, talks about how we’ve traditionally defined work and employment in the context of citizenship and why many of those definitions are flawed. What does modern citizenship mean in consideration of modern notions and realities of labor? How can labor law help to protect and evolve our democracy?

    • 25 min
    PROMO: Emily Hubbard

    PROMO: Emily Hubbard

    • 27 sec
    PROMO: Kate Dempsey

    PROMO: Kate Dempsey

    • 26 sec
    Kate Dempsey ’88 Believes Trees Can Unite

    Kate Dempsey ’88 Believes Trees Can Unite

    Kate Dempsey ’88, Maine's state director for The Nature Conservancy, will talk about the climate crisis in the context of certain challenges it poses for our democracy. Is our liberal democratic process too slow and cumbersome to effectively address an acute climate challenge? What is the relationship between solving our climate crisis and democracy?

    • 20 min
    Noah Finberg '16 Changed His Mind and Thinks You Should Too

    Noah Finberg '16 Changed His Mind and Thinks You Should Too

    Noah Finberg ’16, former CEO of Considdr and now head of data for Firm Prospects, will discuss information polarization and democracy. Is part of the explanation for political polarization that our minds aren’t very good at forming evidence-based beliefs? With so much information we now have at our disposal, why is information more likely to be weaponized than to be harnessed as fuel for “a new Socratic age?”

    • 17 min
    PROMO: Noah Finberg

    PROMO: Noah Finberg

    • 25 sec

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