Great Conversation - February 28, 2017 Great Conversation - February 28, 2017

2017 Speakers & Conversation Topics

1

The Rivard Report: Rethinking Journalism's Role in the Community

Bob Rivard

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2

Life After the Spurs

Bruce Bowen

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3

Incivility, #Protest, and Fake News: Reflecting on Political Discourse in Campaign 2016

Bryan Gervais, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Geography, UTSA

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4

Social Entreprenuership - Media, Business and Philanthropy

David Holmes, CEO, Santikos Enterprises

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5

Will there ever be a cure for Alzheimers?

Doug Frantz, Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguished Professor, Department in Chemistry, UTSA

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6

What Does Having a World Heritage Site Mean for San Antonio?

Father David Garcia, Archdiocesan Director, Old Spanish Missions

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7

Art Soup: Recipes for Cultural Infusion

Felix Padron

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8

How Should Students Pay for Post-Secondary Education? Should It Be Free?

Harriett Romo, Professor, Department of Sociology, and Director, Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute, UTSA

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9

Monarch Madness: How a butterfly unites three countries and makes conservation cool

Janis Bush, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, UTSA

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10

What is the cloud doing for Academia?

Jeff Prevost, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, UTSA

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11

Investments, The New Administration and Global Uncertainty

Jim Kee, President and Chief Economist of South Texas Money Management

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12

Myth and Making an Opera for San Pedro Creek

John Phillip Santos, University Distinguished Scholar, Honors College, UTSA

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13

Tacos for the Obamas and Serving Dinner at the White House

Johnny Hernandez, San Antonio Chef and Restaurateur

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14

Unraveling Mysteries about the Ancient Maya Civilization: How Modern Technology is used in Archaeology Today

Kat Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, and Jason Yaeger, Professor and Chair, Department of Archaeology, UTSA

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15

Tackling the Challenges of Homlessness and the Risks to Our Cities

Kenny Wilson, CEO, Haven for Hope

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16

Trust: the Basic Bond of Leadership

Kevin Bergner, President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio

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17

Black Women, Beyoncé & Popular Culture

Kinitra Brooks, Associate Professor, Department of English, UTSA

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18

Educating Tomorrow's Workforce

Mario Lozoya, Director of Government Relations and External Relations, Toyota

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19

Media and the Manufacturing of Stress

Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Professor, Department of Psychology, UTSA

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20

Shining a light on cancer

Matt Gdovin, Professor, Department of Biology, UTSA

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21

Automation and the Future of our Workforce

Myric Polhemus, Director of Talent, HR Technology, Partner Learning and Development at H-E-B

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22

Education and Inequality

Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, SAISD

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23

Tequila, Mezcal and the Worm

Raúl Lomelí-Azoubel, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, SABEResPoder

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24

What Has Made the Play Hamilton So Popular?

Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA

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25

The Contemporary Art Scene and the Future of the McNay

Richard Aste, Director, McNay Art Museum

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26

Various recipes from Rosemary to the RK Legacy

Rosemary Kowalski, CEO, RK Group

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27

Setting the Tempo at the San Antonio Symphony

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Conductor and Music Director, San Antonio Symphony

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28

Red, White and Bruised: The 2016 Presidential Election and America's Future

The Honorable Charlie Gonzalez (Congressman ret.)

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29

Pitching Baseball's Future in San Antonio

The Honorable Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge

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30

The Next Million: Will San Antonio Be Bigger, Better, or Both?

The Honorable Ron Nirenberg, San Antonio City Council, District 8

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31

Creating Kindness: Animal Welfare in San Antonio

Tommy Mcnish, COO, Pets Alive

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32

The Supreme Court, Excessive Force and Today's Policing

William McManus, Chief, San Antonio Police Department

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