In this episode, Anthony is joined by Nina Jankowicz bestselling author and internationally-recognized expert on disinformation and democratization. Together they discuss Nina’s brand-new book, How to Be a Woman Online: Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back, which provides concise steps women can take to protect themselves in online spaces. Nina then moves on to share her assessment of the current situation in Russia, and their use of social media.
Next, Christopher Blattman, economist and professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago talks with Anthony about his book Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace, which lays out a framework to explain the root causes and remedies for war, showing that violence is not the norm and how the escalation can be interrupted. Christopher applies these factors to the recent war in Ukraine, the polarization in the United States, the Medellín cartel and more.
Finally, Alexander Lipton, author and a global head of Quantitative Research & Development at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, joins Anthony to discuss what initially sparked his interest in Blockchain. They unpack Alexander’s new textbook with co-author Adrien Treccani, Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Mathematics, Technology and Economics, discussing all things distributed ledger technology (DLT), and its potential impact on society at large.