Is Facebook a threat to democracy?

Is Facebook a threat to democracy?

In his latest Globe and Mail op-ed, UBC Professor Taylor Owen argues that Facebook threatens the integrity of Canadian democracy.

Interview with Professor Robert Reich

Interview with Professor Robert Reich

Professor Robert Reich speaks at UBC on the dangers that Trump represents, the power of citizen activists, and the role that media can play.

Lind Initiative 2017 – Robert Reich on the Rise of the Anti-Establishment

Lind Initiative 2017 – Robert Reich on the Rise of the Anti-Establishment

Watch Prof. Robert Reich of UC Berkeley, a former US Labor Secretary and prolific author deliver his Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies lecture at UBC.

Inequality For All

Inequality For All

Robert Reich is the co-creator of the award-winning documentary, Inequality For All (2013) which exposes the heart of widening inequality in the United States. Watch the official trailer here and learn more about the film on its official website.

The real threat in the U.S. election. (It’s not Donald Trump.)

The real threat in the U.S. election. (It’s not Donald Trump.)

Author Jane Mayer explores the Koch brothers, the U.S. political right and the future of politics in America in this Maclean’s article, ahead of her talk at UBC on Sept. 23 as part of the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies fall series on the U.S. Election. Find the Maclean’s article here. Jane examines how a clutch of wealthy conservatives have unparalleled influence among top Republican politicians—and their ideas have been seeded by think tanks and academics those same businessmen have funded. As Jane shares “It’s hard to look at Trump as a hopeful sign because, in his own way, he is offering false solutions to many problems. The possibility exists that the Kochs will walk away with even more power if Trump’s defeated.” Jane Mayer is a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of the best-selling book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. We welcome you to share your comments on Jane Mayer’s article below.