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Climate Hazard Resilience Forum

Participants will use visualizations to explore potential vulnerabilities to city infrastructures, social networks, and ecosystems from sea level rise, extreme precipitation, drought, and extreme heat, then discuss potential strategies for addressing these threats, focusing on the priorities and needs of relevant stakeholders. At the event's conclusion, participants will make recommendations for increasing their city’s community resilience.

Outbreak: Fighting Disease in a Changing World

Outbreak: Fighting Disease in a Changing World

Human health is connected to the health of the environment and the animals inhabiting it. Viruses that originate in wildlife, such as HIV, Zika, Ebola, and influenza, can infect humans and our livestock and spread rapidly around the globe. In this forum, participants learn about and discuss the decision-making behind how we deal with disease outbreaks and how we can prevent the next outbreak from occurring.

Editing Our Evolution: Human Genome Editing

Editing Our Evolution: Human Genome Editing

As gene editing techniques become more refined, the possibility of editing the human genome is moving from science fiction to reality. Join the conversation about how we should handle this power.

Should Humans be Allowed to Drive: The Risks and Rewards of Self-Driving Cars

Should Humans be Allowed to Drive: The Risks and Rewards of Self-Driving Cars

How should we handle the rapid improvement in the technology that enables self-driving cars? As companies like Tesla and Google are pushing this technology to become more sophisticated and capable, society will need to set the rules for self-driving cars.