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The IVY Podcast

Apr 19, 2018

Energy is a hot topic and a critical issue in politics, business, and society at large. And it doesn’t look like this will be changing any time soon. 

On the forefront of this discussion is clean energy, and, particularly, the rise of solar-powered technology.

To get a better understanding of why this is the case and...


Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Steven Radelet is a world-renowned economist and global human development expert. He played a central role in shaping U.S. policy under the Clinton and Obama administrations, working as the Chief Economist of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. He now...


Dec 19, 2017

The United States Constitution, a document written nearly 250 years ago, continues to dictate politics in 2017. According to the political scientist, author, and University of Chicago Professor, William Howell — this is a problem.

In his new book, Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why...


Nov 24, 2017

What’s it like to work in the White House as a presidential speechwriter — at the age of 24, no less? That’s what we asked David Litt, who did just that when he entered the White House in 2011, serving as one of President Obama’s speechwriters until 2016. Described as the “comic muse for the president,”...


Sep 28, 2017

“Politics is about doing what your constituents want.”

According to CIA consultant, political scientist, and NYU Professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, that’s just how politics works. Bueno de Mesquita has built complex political algorithms based on this principle — developing mathematical analyses that draw on...