Unique Reflections of Leading Thinkers 

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Featured Videos  


Poet and independent scholar Jennifer Michael Hecht shares her views of how cultural ideas shape questions and answers, and reveals her technique for how to get to a new idea.


Artur Ekert (Oxford and NUS) highlights the importance of having an alphabet for encoding written messages.