To say Prof. Augusta Read Thomas is prolific feels like an understatement.
A past Grammy Award winner and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music, Thomas has been hailed as “a true virtuoso composer” by The New Yorker, and her work has been performed more than almost any other living composer.
A leading economist says American capitalism is once again under threat from monopolies.
A leading University of Chicago scholar explains why some nations fall into poverty while others succeed.
A leading astronomer searches the stars for habitable planets and alien life.
A UChicago scholar and theorist explains why the idea of the “good life” and the presidency of Donald Trump have shattered our connections and sense of belonging.
A UChicago scholar searches for the processes underlying sustainable cities by studying a million neighborhoods.
A UChicago behavioral psychologist explains why talking to strangers will make you happier than you think, but why it’s so difficult.
Presidential scholar William Howell examines historic decision and its impact on power in the White House.
The director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago explains how archaeological investment becomes a form of diplomacy.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Polarization, Discrimination and Her Favorite Dissent (Ep. 30)
For this episode, please enjoy a special conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussing her history and role on the Supreme Court.
A distinguished University of Chicago professor’s groundbreaking research provides insights into the overlooked importance of social health.