strobe talbott

A new moderation for our generation

Addressing a packed auditorium, Strobe Talbott , the president of the Brookings Institution, spoke last Monday about political polarization and its effects on the functions of universities and think tanks. And while it appeared that Talbott had reached a point of agreement with the nodding heads in the room as he pledged the need for more consensual politics, I was not entirely convinced.

| Forum Editor

Honorary degree recipients announced

Washington University announced Wednesday afternoon that it will award five honorary degrees during the school’s 149th Commencement on May 21. In addition to Commencement speaker Steven Chu, the U.S. secretary of energy and a Nobel laureate, degrees will be awarded to research physician Brian J. Druker, Joanne Knight, Richard A. Roloff and Nelson S. “Strobe” […]

| Associate Editor

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