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Rick Mehta on Free Expression in Canadian Universities: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #30

Rick Mehta (@RickRMehta) is a professor of psychology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. His research focuses on the mechanisms involved in decision making. He has recently begun to study viewpoint diversity in universities and Canadian psychology departments specifically. His talk Free Speech in Universities: Threats and Opportunities covers the philosophy and psychology of free expression.

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John Inazu on Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #26

John Inazu is professor of law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms—specifically speech, assembly, and religion. His first book is about freedom of assembly. His second book, which we discuss, is Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference. It was published in 2016 and a paperback edition with a new introduction comes out this year.

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Arthur Sakamoto on Conventional Wisdom about Asian Americans: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #25

Arthur Sakamoto (@sakamoto_arthur), sociologist at Texas A&M, discusses three myths about Asian Americans.

0:00 The questionable claim of a high Hmong dropout rate

08:00 The poverty rate and wealth of Asians and non-Asians

14:01 Are Asians disadvantaged by living in costly neighborhoods?

20:10 Assimilation and the mobile labor market

23:40 Why do sociologists selectively talk about cost of living?

25:31 White privilege and the alleged bamboo ceiling

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Caroline Mehl and Raffi Grinberg on OpenMind: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #24

The guests on this episode are Caroline Mehl and Raffi Grinberg. They direct the OpenMind Platform, an interactive tool to help individuals learn perspective taking and intellectual humility using principles from psychology. There are beta versions of OpenMind for use in corporations, organizations, and religious communities. You can check out OpenMind at openmindplatform.org and follow OpenMind on Twitter at @openmindusa.

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David Frum on Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #22

David Frum (@davidfrum) is a senior editor at the Atlantic Magazine and a frequent contributor at MSNBC. He is a former speechwriter for George W. Bush and is known for coining the phrase “axis of evil.” He has been a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributor at the National Review. He is the author of nine books including most recently Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, which we discuss today.