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Active Minds Lecture: Climate Change

Scientists are predicting a global average temperature increase of 2.5 to 10 degrees over the next century. Likely impacts include more droughts and heatwaves as well as stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Sea levels are predicted to rise 1-4 feet by 2100, submerging vast areas of land. Join Active Minds as we examine the predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

Active Minds Lecture: China's Human Rights Struggle

Thirty years ago, China’s human rights issues were showcased to the world by the bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square. Join Active Minds as we look at how modern China’s economic growth has often come at the expense of human rights. We will highlight the ways in which the Chinese has repressed political dissent, as well as ways in which ethnic minorities have been negatively impacted. 

Active Minds Lecture: Venezuela

Venezuela is in an economic and political crisis. Food shortages, rolling electricity blackouts and a crumbling healthcare system have triggered an exodus of millions out of the country and led political opponents, led by Venezuelan Parliament leader Juan Guaido, to seek the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Join Active Minds as we explore how this once promising economy and evolving democracy has wound up in shambles.