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Understanding North Korea

Korean history PhD candidate Benjamin R. Young discusses how the United States and North Korea can avert a nuclear collision course.

Learning & Discovery

Dean Ben Vinson with Professor Joann Weiner

Economics in the Real World

Joann Weiner talks tax policy, the ride-share economy and inspiring students to think like economists with Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson.

Faculty Spotlight

Professor of English Ayanna Thompson

Is Shakespeare Colorblind?

With theaters around the world presenting diversity-rich Shakespeare, Ayanna Thompson reimagines the Bard to spark dialogues on race.

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