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Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 8:00 PM Flip the Script

Psychology has a golden rule: If I am warm, you are usually warm. If I am hostile, you are too. But what happens if you flip the script and meet hostility with warmth? Its called non-complimentary behavior - a mouthful, but a powerful concept, and very hard to execute. Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin examine three attempts to pull it off: during a robbery, a terrorism crisis and a dating dry spell.

Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 8:00 PM Intelligence Squared U.S.

Do Hunters Conserve Wildlife? -- In 2014, a permit to hunt a single endangered black rhino was sold for $350,000 as part of a program to support its conservation in Namibia. Counterintuitive? Through funds raised from legal huntingthe purchase of permits in Africa, licenses and taxes here in the U.S., hunters contribute significantly to wildlife conservation efforts. Hunting has also become an important tool in the effort to control animal populations, to the benefit of humans and wildlife alike. But are big-game revenues really benefiting conservation and local communities? And is hunting a humane way to maintain equilibrium and habitats, or are there better alternatives?

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