Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow

Scientifically, We’re Way Ahead of Our Maturation

Michael M. Crow is president of Arizona State University and a knowledge enterprise architect and science and technology policy scholar. He is the coauthor, most recently, of The Fifth Wave: The Evolution of American Higher Education, which addresses how large-scale public universities are evolving to effect social change. Before joining the Zócalo Public Square event, “Can Higher Education Be Transformed to Better Serve Society?,” he called into our green room to talk hiking, his late-night and early-morning news consumption, and what his personal animal mascot would be.

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California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro

This Is a Cinnamon Tsunami

Joseph I. Castro is the eighth California State University chancellor. Previously the president of California State University, Fresno, he is the first California native and first Mexican American to be …

Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr

You Can Grow Up Through Education

G. Gabrielle Starr is the president of Pomona College and a scholar of English literature whose work reaches into neuroscience and the arts. Before joining the Zócalo Public Square event, …

NPR Host-at-Large Elise Hu | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

NPR Host-at-Large Elise Hu

I’ve Been Really Wanting to Go to Peru

Elise Hu is a host-at-large, based at NPR West in Culver City. Previously, she was the founding bureau chief and International Correspondent for NPR’s Seoul office, and was one of …

The Marshall Project Staff Writer Jamiles Lartey | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

The Marshall Project Staff Writer Jamiles Lartey

My Love Language Is Acts of Service

Jamiles Lartey is a staff writer at the Marshall Project covering the criminal legal system in the United States South. He previously wrote about criminal justice, race, and policing as …

Harvard Criminal Justice Scholar Sandra Susan Smith | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Harvard Criminal Justice Scholar Sandra Susan Smith

I Realized That Sociology Was a Thing, and Was Probably the Thing for Me

Sandra Susan Smith is the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is also the faculty director of the Criminal Justice Policy …