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2/7 – Controversies of Olympic Proportions

By Christian Cho
February 7th, 2014 in Agora, Featured.

On the schedule: the bobsled, speed skating, and stray dog culling? The 2014 Olympics at Sochi have not been without several controversies. Should the Olympics be an activist platform? Come discuss all of the problems leading into the 2014 Winter Olympics.

1/31 – Systems of Inequality

By Christian Cho
January 30th, 2014 in Agora, Featured.

We’re not talking solving for x and y. We’re talking about violence protests in Brazil, the State of the Union address, and Pope Francis I. We’re talking about why income and wealth are concentrated and how we can solve the problem. Come join us at this week’s Agora.

Watch President Obama’s remarks about income inequality in the United States:

1/27 – The Extinction of Man

By Christian Cho
January 21st, 2014 in Agora, Featured.

A recent viral story is about research on the decaying Y chromosome, even though this was known as far back as 2008.. It might take 5 million years, but what would our world be like today if men just…disappeared? Come talk about a world without men at this week’s Agora.

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1/17 – Does Power Corrupt?

By Christian Cho
January 17th, 2014 in Agora, Featured.

Kelly Thomas. Chris Christie. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Stanford prison experiments. Issues of power are ubiquitous. But how does power corrupt and what is actually happening when power does corrupt people? Come discuss today at Agora.

12/6 – Advertising Unity

By Christian Cho
December 3rd, 2013 in Agora, Featured.

With the recent news of the Gap responding to racist vandalism over its ad, we’re wondering about what role advertising plays. Do advertising and media overall reflect social values or do they impact them? For Agora this week, we’ll talk about media’s influence and whether corporations have some moral responsibility to wield their power for social change.

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11/22 – We Are Family

By Christian Cho
November 22nd, 2013 in Agora, Featured.

Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather and spend some quality time. In this special Agora, participants from the HTC’s Family History Project will join us to share what they found as they went digging into their families’ pasts.

11/8 – Turning the World Upside Down

By Christian Cho
November 6th, 2013 in Agora, Featured.

What if someone told you that everything you know about the world is wrong? Well, not everything, but a few important things. Come discuss the impact of maps on our lives and how they shape our worldview.Zheng_He_map

11/1 – Appropriate Appropriation

By Christian Cho
October 31st, 2013 in Agora, Featured.

Every Halloween, it seems that people are shocked that someone would dress in as a racial stereotype. Where’s the line between homage and appropriation? Come discuss where that line might be and give your two cents.

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10/25 – Quantum Spirits

By Christian Cho
October 24th, 2013 in Agora, Featured.

In the spirit (pun intended) of Halloween, let’s discuss quantum physics, consciousness, and spirits. Does life exist after biological death?

10/18 – Eigthteen Is the New Twenty-One

By Christian Cho
October 17th, 2013 in Agora, Featured.

Eighteen year-old Americans can smoke, vote, drive, serve in the army, and, in some states, gamble. But should they be able to drink alcohol, too? Garrett Oliver, a brewmaster from Brooklyn, NY, thinks so. Come discuss your stance on what the legal drinking age should be at Agora!