Greg Fenves (President of Emory University) grabs a mic and some audio gear, and gathers a bunch of amazing guests to tackle the biggest questions facing our world today. Authors, researchers, influencers, and more—from across the Emory orbit—sit down for energetic and thought provoking conversations.
A Conversation with Ada Limón
In this episode, Emory President Gregory L. Fenves talks with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón about the mystery and majesty of poetry, her experiences as poet laureate, and the importance of human artistic expression in the age of AI.
Carol Anderson: An Acclaimed Scholar and Author Defines “History”
In this episode, Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves talks with Dr. Carol Anderson about history — who writes it, how we understand it, and the ways in which it shapes our society today.
Coming Up: A Conversation with Carol Anderson
In the next episode of One Big Question, Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves talks with Dr. Carol Anderson about history — who writes it, how we understand it, and the ways in which it shapes our society today.
Rick Rieder: A World-Class Investment Manager Explains a Volatile Banking Sector
Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves talks with alumnus Rick Rieder 83B about recent economic events such as volatility in the banking sector as well as his views on the importance of financial literacy and education.
Christopher Mims: A Tech Columnist Takes on the Global Supply Chain
Emory alumnus Christopher Mims is a technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal whose column, "Keywords," is an absolute must read. With swift and exacting prose, Christopher unpacks the complexities of the technology sector—explaining everything from Ultra-wideband and EV batteries to NFTs and much more. He's also written a book, Arriving Today: From Factory To Front Door, Why Everything Has Changed About How And What We Buy on one of the biggest issues facing our world today, the global supply chain.
In this episode, Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves talks with Christopher about the supply chain issues that are disrupting the global economy; automation and the complexity of international shipping; the effects of the pandemic on business; and his time as an Emory student studying neuroscience and behavioral biology.
"How Our Online Shopping Obsession Choked the Supply Chain" (GQ, 11/11/21)
"The global supply chain is amazingly efficient. So why did it break down?" (NPR, 1/5/22)
"The Thought Leader Interview: Christopher Mims" (strategy+business, Spring 2022)
Christopher Mims on LinkedIn
Christopher Mims on Twitter
HarperCollins: Arriving Today
Wall Street Journal: Christopher Mims
Coming Up: A Conversation with Christopher Mimms
On the next episode of One Big Question (Wed., Sept. 28), university President Greg Fenves chats with Emory alumnus Christopher Mimms, a technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal whose column, ”Keywords,” is an absolute must-read. With swift and exacting prose, Christopher unpacks the complexities of the technology sector. This will be the third and final episode of this season of the podcast.