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How does poverty affect the brain, especially in children? Can genetic differences in the brain be teased apart from differences caused by the environment? How can and should neuroscience inform public policy? Dr. Amy Wax and Dr. Sally Satel discuss.

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Do modern campuses actually value ideas and intellectual discourse? Should there be limits on capitalism? Is modern architecture bad? Sir Roger Scruton and Christina Hoff Sommers discuss each of these topics and more.

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What can school reformers learn from the Common Core and the process surrounding its adoption? Chris Minnich and Rick Hess discuss.

Chris Minnich is the Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO): https://goo.gl/nrFcME

Rick Hess is a Resident Scholar and the Director of Education Policy Studies at American Enterprise Institute: https://goo.gl/L1zZ16

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According to federal analysis, one of President Barack Obama's signature efforts in education - the School Improvement Program - pumped billions of dollars into public education and yet failed to produce meaningful results for students and schools. AEI Morgridge Fellow Andy Smarick elaborates.

Andy Smarick is the author of "The Urban School System of the Future: Applying the Principles and Lessons of Chartering": https://goo.gl/MU1cs6

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With services like Kickstarter and Wikipedia, does government need to collect economic and societal data on Americans? Can demographic data be collected using entirely voluntary means? Diane Schanzenbach and Michael Strain argue that the federal government's role in collecting data is essential.

AEI & Hamilton Project report – The Vital Role of Government-Collected Data: https://goo.gl/UOfB0m

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While policy expert Mark Kleiman thinks that marijuana should be legal, he also believes that there will be downsides to legal weed. AEI's Sally Satel asks him about his top cannabis concerns.

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When the United States government collects data, how is it used, and who can use it? Diane Schanzenbach and Michael Strain explain how social scientists use public data to inform policy proposals and test the outcomes of existing laws.

AEI & Hamilton Project report – The Vital Role of Government-Collected Data: https://goo.gl/UOfB0m

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What policy will allow marijuana to be legal while keeping abuse low? Mark Kleiman explains.

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Despite maintaining a mutual defense treaty since 1951, the US-Philippine relationship has soured over the past 12 months as Philippine President Duterte has openly questioned the alliance and expressed interest in developing a closer relationship with China. How should President Trump work to maintain close ties with the Philippines? How would Washington react if President Duterte follows through on his threat to scale back the alliance?

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Under newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, many think that the federal government will crack down on states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Should they? Mark Kleiman thinks that marijuana prohibition is a broken policy, but thinks that legalization should be sensibly enacted.
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