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Mae Ngai
Author of the award-winning book 'Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America,' Ngai is an authority on immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and U.S. legal and political history.
Katherine Franke in glasses with light green collared shirt
Katherine Franke, a law professor gender and sexuality studies, discusses the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
richard nephew
On May 8, President Donald J. Trump announced that the U.S. would be pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Richard Nephew, a senior research scholar at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy, discusses the potential consequences.
Ramin Bahrani, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon

Director Ramin Bahrani (left) stands with the lead actors in a film adaptation of 'Fahrenheit 451,' Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. Photo by Michael Gibson/HBO

Ramin Bahrani's film, a modern retelling of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian classic was produced for HBO and will also screen at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Timothy Frye in front of a map of Russia
On March 18, Russians voted for president. The way that Vladimir Putin won the election will play a role in shaping Russia’s future.
The project combines mapping techniques with Twitter-usage data to gain a real-time understanding of how people occupy public space.

Tim Wu, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, is perhaps best known for coining the term “net neutrality,” the idea that internet service providers should treat all data equally and not block, speed up or slow down traffic based on their own agenda.

Steve Blank speaking at a conference on startups

Photo by Alison Elliott

Tech entrepreneur and author Steve Blank puts “founders who go too far” into the context of the last several decades of entrepreneurship.
Orhan Pamuk, Author

Photo by Elena Seibert

Orhan Pamuk, the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities and professor of writing in the School of the Arts, is one of Turkey's most prominent novelis

Safwan Masri in a navy blue jacket, tie and white shirt.

In 2011, Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution inspired the Arab Spring, a wave of protest movements across the Middle East and North Africa that held the promise of a new political future for the region.

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