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Sunday: Panel on optimism with Tammy Winter & Trevor McKendrick
Next class of Progress Studies for Young Scholars starts July 6, apply now
Progress Studies for Young Scholars, an online summer program in the history of technology for high schoolers and up, is getting great reviews:
Next class starts Monday, July 6. Scholarships are available. Apply today: https://progressstudies.school/
Sunday: Doing Better at Staying Optimistic with Tamara Winter and Trevor McKendrick
Sunday, June 28, 12 noon Pacific time. Register here
How important is optimism for human progress? Have we become less optimistic in our society? Why, and how can we get it back? What does it mean to be optimistic in your own life? And how can we—indeed, why should we—stay optimistic when so many terrible things are going on all around us?
In this panel discussion, Tamara Winter and Trevor McKendrick will join me to discuss these questions and more. Part of my “Doing Better” series hosted by the Interintellect.
Video: Max Roser on data-driven optimism, how to analyze COVID-19, and more
The Torch of Progress, Episode 4
I talked to Max Roser for the fourth episode of “The Torch of Progress”, the speaker series of Progress Studies For Young Scholars. Topics include:
Why Our World in Data is known as “the good news guys”
How most people are pessimistic, but the data is optimistic
Right & wrong ways to use data to understand COVID-19
Upcoming events (all times Pacific):
Deirdre McCloskey: Thurs, July 2, 10am
Joel Mokyr: Weds, July 8, 10am
Noor Siddiqui: Weds, July 15, 10am (registration link coming soon)
Anton Howes: Weds, July 22, 10am (ditto)
And more after that, including Danica Remy of the Asteroid Institute.
And yes, I will get back to writing notes and essays about progress soon, stay tuned.