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

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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The Conversation

Virtual Hackathons: Solve Coronavirus Problems Without Leaving Home

June 11, 2020

If you want to solve a problem quickly it helps to get many minds working together to find a...

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The Conversation

Coronavirus: We’re in a Real-Time Laboratory of a More Sustainable Urban Future

May 29, 2020

A pause has been forced on urban life. Quiet roads, empty skies, deserted high streets and parks, closed cinemas,...

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The Conversation

Megacity Slums Incubate Disease – But the Coronavirus Response Isn’t Helping the Billion People Who Live in Them

May 22, 2020

Having ravaged some of the world’s wealthiest cities, the coronavirus pandemic is now spreading into the megacities of developing...

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The Conversation

The Coronavirus Is Breaking Global Supply Chains But There’s An Alternative – Make It At Home

May 18, 2020

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on global supply chains, a trend of moving manufacturing closer to customers could go so...

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The Conversation

How Changes Brought on by Coronavirus Could Help Tackle Climate Change

April 10, 2020

Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that...

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The Conversation

Coronavirus: What Might More Handwashing Mean in Countries with Water Shortages?

April 9, 2020

Different strategies for resisting the spread of the new coronavirus have emerged in different countries. But the one that...

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