The Conversation

The Conversation US arose out of deep-seated concerns for the fading quality of our public discourse – and recognition of the vital role that academic experts can play in the public arena. The Conversation’s mission is particularly resonant in the U.S., where people universally sense that the country’s social fabric is strained and the common ground people share is shrinking. Information always has been essential to democracy – a societal good, like clean water. But many now find it difficult to put their trust in the media. And with little consensus about what to believe, it only becomes harder to reach agreement with fellow citizens regarding what’s truthful. The Conversation US seeks to be part of the solution to this problem.

The Conversation

Future Engineers Need To Understand Their Human Impact – Here’s How My Classes Prepare Students To Tackle Problems Like Climate Change

January 13, 2022

Interested in learning more about technology and design for good? Take Engineering for Change’s online course, Introduction to Engineering...

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The Conversation

Want to Solve Society’s Most Urgent Problems? Cash Prizes Can Spur Breakthroughs

September 28, 2021

Editor’s note: While considering the efficacy of cash prizes, please see this ongoing competition by ConservationX Labs: The Artisanal...

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The Conversation

We Created a Tool to Help Predict COVID-19 Increases in African Countries

July 26, 2021

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from COVID-19 is the bewildering...

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The Conversation

Most Buildings Were Designed for an Earlier Climate – Here’s What Will Happen as Global Warming Accelerates

July 8, 2021

Climate change will affect every aspect of our lives – including the buildings we live and work in. Most...

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The Conversation

Robots Are Coming and the Fallout Will Harm Marginalized Communities

May 21, 2021

COVID-19 has brought about numerous, devastating changes to people’s lives globally. With the number of cases rising across Canada...

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The Conversation

Where the Cold Chain Doesn’t Go

January 5, 2021

The cold supply chain can’t reach everywhere. That’s a big problem for equitable COVID-19 vaccination. To mitigate health inequities...

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The Conversation

Plastics Could Help Build a Sustainable Future – Here’s How

September 18, 2020

For more information see: How to Stem the Flow of Plastic Waste for a Global Impact The disposal of...

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The Conversation

UV Light Can Make the Indoors Safer During the Pandemic – If It’s Used Correctly

September 11, 2020

Editor’s note: The author, Dr. Karl Linden, conducts research into water and sanitation technologies that meet basic needs in...

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The Conversation

World-First Mining Standard Must Protect People and Hold Companies to Account

August 27, 2020

This month, the first global standard to prevent mining catastrophes was released, following the tragic collapse of a tailings...

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The Conversation

Cloth Masks Do Protect the Wearer – Breathing in Less Coronavirus Means You Get Less Sick

August 20, 2020

Editor’s note: E4C asked the author, Dr. Monica Gandhi, about the efficacy of masks that might be worn in...

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