First, Thailand has experienced its second military coup in a decade. What does the military siege mean for the country and the region. [ dur: 17 mins. ]

  • Jack Fong, Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Author of Revolution as Development: The Karen Self-Determination Struggle Against Ethnocracy (1949 – 2004)

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, while advances in neuroscience are making great leaps in understanding humanity, scholars and doctors disagree on what neuroscience does and does not tell us about what it means to be human. Are we our brains? Do we have free will? How far can neuroscience take us? [ dur: 40 mins. ]

  • Dr. Sally Satel is lecturer at Yale University, a resident scholar at AEI and the staff psychiatrist at a methadone clinic. She is coauthor of One Nation under Therapy and Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience.
  • Patricia S. Churchland is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. In 1991, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. Her books include Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality, and Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain.

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