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Brexit Effects, Game Theory and Parenting, James the Mormon

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jun 1, 2016
  • 02:20:22

Why Brexit Matters for America (15:47) Dr. Peter Harris is an assistant professor at Colorado St. in the political science department and specializes in international relations. After several months of debate, Britain will vote on whether they will leave the European Union. This national referendum, set to take place on June 23, may have more impact the U.S. than we realize. With economic growth, and the effectiveness of counter-terrorism at stake, President Obama has urged British voters to remain part of the E.U. Dr. Harris explains more about the importance and potential harmful consequences of Brexit.  The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting (1:01:39) Dr. Kevin Zollman is an associate professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University and co-author of the Book (along with Paul Raeburn) “The game theorist's guide to parenting”. Game Theory, is the mathematical analysis of conflict resolution.  So game theory obviously has its place in decision making between international businessmen, heads of state, and with your 5-year-old?!? Dr. Zollman explains art of benevolent manipulation. James the Mormon - Not a Rapper (1:46:54) James Curran is not your traditional rapper. His dad is a stockbroker and his mom was a U.S. ambassador so he grew up overseas and was usually one of the only people of color where he grew up. He didn’t even know what rap was until he was 14. He is a returned missionary from the LDS church and started rapping to stand for his beliefs. He calls himself “James the Mormon” and, unexpectedly, his album rose to #1 Hip hop album in the world last month. James talks about his experience using his talents to make a positive impact on the world. Show More...

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