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Taken together, they illuminate
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Each conversation is called an EXP. Each EXP is available at a click as a short video, podcast and article.

Taken together they illuminate
the many aspects of knowledge and
shape our ability
to take a stand on
issues of concern.

Each conversation is called an EXP. Each EXP is available at a click as a short video, podcast and article.

Taken together they illuminate
the many aspects of knowledge and
shape our ability
to take a stand on
issues of concern.

Each conversation is called an EXP. Each EXP is available at a click as a short video, podcast and article.

Taken together they illuminate
the many aspects of knowledge and
shape our ability
to take a stand on
issues of concern.

Each conversation is called an EXP. Each EXP is available at a click as a short video, podcast and article.

Taken together they illuminate
the many aspects of knowledge and
shape our ability
to take a stand on
issues of concern.

Each conversation is called an EXP. Each EXP is available at a click as a short video, podcast and article.

Taken together they illuminate
the many aspects of knowledge and
shape our ability
to take a stand on
issues of concern.

Our early list of Contributors includes:

Lisa Appignanesi, Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Homi Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, Friederike Otto, Associate Director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, David Runciman, Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge, Tamsin Edwards, Climate scientist and Reader in Climate Change at King’s College London, James Secord, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology, Institute of the Americas, University College London, Adam Phillips, Psychoanalyst and writer, Diane Coyle, Professor, department of Politics and international Studies, University of Cambridge, Richard Evans, Emeritus Professor of History, President of Wolfson College, and Gresham College, University of Cambridge, Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education, University of Cambridge, Buzz Baum, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, Eva Hoffman, Visiting Professor, European Institute, University College London, Stephan Lewandowsky, Chair of Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol, Francesca Happé, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, King’s College London, Simon Goldhill, Professor in Greek Literature and Culture and fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, King’s College, Cambridge, Catherine Hall, Emerita Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History at University College London, Tim Lenton, Professor of Climate Change and Earth System Science at the University of Exeter, Lucy Delap, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, Peter Barnes, Margaret Turner-Warwick Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Eva Illouz, Professor of Sociology, EHESS, Paris, David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, Will Davies, Professor in Political Economy, Goldsmiths University of London, Mark Burgman, Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge, Daniel Glaser, Neuroscientist, Department of Philosophy, University of London, Hannah Dawson, Senior Lecturer in the History of Political Thought, King’s College, Ian Buruma, Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism, Bard College, Jake Baum, Professor of Cell Biology and Infectious Diseases, Imperial College, London, Durba Mitra, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University, Peter Pomerantsev, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, Martin Siegert, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, Stanislas Lyonnet, Director of the Institute of Genetic Diseases, Paris, Roger Hart, director of the Center for Human Environments and the Children’s Environments Research Group at the City University of New York, Susie Orbach, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, former Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, Quique Bassat, ICREA Research Professor, Head of the malaria Programme at ISGlobal, Barcelona, Stafford Lightman, Professor of Medicine, University of Bristol, Danièle Brun, founder of the “Médecine et Psychanalyse” scientific society, professor emeritus at the University Paris Diderot, Mike Sharples, Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, Yadvinder Malhi, Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University, Marina Warner, All Souls, University of Oxford, Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China and Director of the University China Centre at Oxford University, Gbemi Oluleye, Imperial College London Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Bassem Hassan, Scientific Director of the Paris Brain Institute, Zoe Hitzig, Graduate Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, chairman of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) ethical committee, Alex Teyltelboym, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, Julian Jackson, Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London, Ian Christie, professor of film and media history at Birkbeck College, University of London, Sriya Iyer, University Reader in Economics, University of Cambridge, Gary Gerstle, Professor of American History, University of Cambridge, John Alderdice, Center for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Oxford, Matthew Agarwala, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge, Sander van der Linden, Associate Professor of Social Psychology in Society, University of Cambridge, Amy Hinsley, Oxford Martin Fellow, University of Oxford, Joseph Koerner, Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, Hugh Brody, Honorary Associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Eleanor Jane Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford, Richard Drayton, Professor of Imperial History, King’s College London, Caroline Humphrey, Former Sigrid Rausing Professor of Collaborative Anthropology, Fellow at King’s College, University of Cambridge, Sridhar Venkatapuram, Associate Professor of Global Health and Philosophy, King’s College London, Irene Miguel-Aliaga, Professor of Genetics and Physiology, Imperial College, London, Benedikt Berninger, Institute of Psychiatry, MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, King’s College London, Margaret MacMillan, Emeritus Professor of International History, University of Oxford; Professor of History, University of Toronto, Patrick Weil, Research Professor, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Simon May, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, King’s College London, Shahidha Bari, Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford, Lea Ypi, Professor of Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science, Peter Mandler, Professor of Modern Cultural History, University of Cambridge, Samuel Moyn, Professor of History, Yale University, Amy Gottlieb, Chief Faculty Development Officer, Baystate Health and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Baystate, Noam Maggor, Senior Lecturer in American History, Queen Mary, University of London, Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Humanities and Human Rights, University of Birmingham, David Hillman, Senior Lecturer, Director of Studies, King’s College, University of Cambridge, Eugene Rogan, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Director, St Antony’s College Middle East Centre, Helen Anne Curry, Peter Lipton Lecturer in History of Modern Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History, University of Oxford, Mark Fabian, Research Associate, the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge, Gisèle Sapiro, Research Director, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and Educational Director, L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, Joseph R. Slaughter Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, Mira Siegelberg, University Lecturer in the History of International Political Thought, University of Cambridge, Daniel Pick, Psychoanalyst, Professor of History, University of London, Bruce Stillman, Oliver R. Grace Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Albert Tauler Girona, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Barcelona, Merve Emre, Associate Professor of American Literature, Oxford University, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Professor of the International Politics of Africa, University of Oxford, Amy Hinsley, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Emanuele Coccia, Associate Professor, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History, Columbia University, Jonathan White, Professor of Politics, London School of Economics, Rosemary Foot, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Faisal Devji, Professor of Indian History, University of Oxford, Laura Kipnis, Professor, the Northwestern School of Communications, Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History, Queen Mary University of London, Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies, the London School of Economics, Alyce Mahon, Reader in Contemporary and Modern Art History, the University of Cambridge, Edith Hall, Professor of Classics, King’s College London, Caitlin Zaloom, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU, Julia Kristeva, Professor Emeritus, the University Paris Diderot, Psychoanalyst and Writer, Christopher Brooke, University Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Cambridge, Stephanie Cronin, Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, David Edgerton, Hans Rausing Professor of the History of Science and Technology and Professor of Modern British History at King’s College London, Patricia Fara, Fellow at Clare College at the University of Cambridge, Stephen Frosh, Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London, Peter Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, Amy Gottlieb, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Chief Faculty Development Officer at University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Johanna Hanink, Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University, Anthony Julius, Chair of Law and the Arts at University College London, Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the University of Oxford, Adrian Moore, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, Sarah Newman, Director of Art & Education at metaLAB at Harvard University, Ruth Padel, Professor of Poetry at King’s College London, Martin Rees, Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jackie Seifert-Morris, UCL Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Barry Smith, Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, Antoine Vauchez, Director of Research at the CNRS, Jonathan Wolff, Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy at the University of Oxford, Islam Issa, Reader in Literature and History at Birmingham City University, Shruti Kapila, Director of Studies in History at the University of Cambridge, Susan James, Professor of Philosophy, Birkbeck University of London.

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