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What should I ask Deirdre McCloskey, author of the Bourgeois Era trilogy?
Next class of Progress Studies for Young Scholars starts July 6, apply today
Progress Studies for Young Scholars, my online summer program in the history of technology for high schoolers, continues to get unsolicited parent testimonials:
Next class starts Monday, July 6. Scholarships are available—if you need financial aid, mention it on your application:
What should I ask Deirdre McCloskey? Thursday, 10am Pacific
The Torch of Progress, Episode 5
On Thursday I interview Deirdre McCloskey, author of the Bourgeois Era trilogy, for “The Torch of Progress”, the speaker series of Progress Studies For Young Scholars.
Deirdre N. McCloskey has been since 2000 UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written twenty books and edited seven more, and has published some four hundred articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law. She taught for twelve years in Economics at the University of Chicago, and describes herself now as a “postmodern free-market quantitative Episcopalian feminist Aristotelian.”
Other upcoming events (all times Pacific):
Noor Siddiqui, Thiel fellow & founder of biotech startup Orchid Bioscience: Wed, Jul 15, 10am (link coming soon)
Anton Howes, author of Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation: Wed, Jul 22, 10am (link coming soon)
Video: Tammy Winter and Trevor McKendrick on optimism, agency, and progress
Interintellect “Doing Better” series
Video of a panel discussion I did with Tamara Winter and Trevor McKendrick, hosted by the Interintellect. Topics included optimism, agency, how to stay positive in dark times, and their visions for the future.