Forum XXII (Spring 2022)

Going beyond constitutional jurisprudence as conventionally understood, some of today’s top legal experts consider the ways that legal thinking has bolstered—rather than corrected—injustice.

Forum XXI (Winter 2022)

Our new arts anthology explores whether and how we can repair from terrible ruptures, life-threatening illnesses and pandemic, toxic politics, racist horrors, and more.

Forum XX (Fall 2021)

From climate change to the pandemic, uncertainty looms large over our public and personal lives. Eleven thinkers consider its scientific, philosophic, economic, and emotional aspects, and make clear that uncertainty need not be paralyzing.

Forum XIX (Summer 2021)

Public Purpose makes a compelling case for industrial policy—what it is, and why we need it now. Addressing investment, innovation, supply chains, and growth, it provides a robust vision of a renewed industrial policy, and what it can offer the US economy in the face of climate change and a global pandemic.

Forum XVIII (Spring 2021)

Redesigning AI Artificial intelligence will not create superintelligence anytime soon. But it is already making huge advances—revolutionizing medicine and transport, transforming jobs and markets, and reshaping the fabric of social life. At the same time, the promises of AI have been increasingly overshadowed by its perils, from automation and disinformation to powerful new forms of […]

Forum XVII (Winter 2021)

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Ancestors   CONTENTS     Editors’ Note Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Adam McGee, Ed Pavlić, & Ivelisse Rodriguez     ORIGINS Binguni! // Fiction Binyavanga Wainaina, introduced by Achal Prabhala DNA and Our Twenty-First-Century Ancestors // Essay Duana Fullwiley Two Poems Kyoko Uchida The Millions // Essay Deborah Taffa Two Poems Diamond Forde Meditations on Lines […]

Forum XVI (Fall 2020)


Despite decades of activism and scientific consensus about the perils of climate change, our economies remain deeply dependent on fossil fuels. How are we to meet the challenge of global warming before it is too late? Climate Action asks what we must do to begin realizing a green future today.

2020 Supplement


Thinking in a Pandemic: The Crisis of Science and Policy in the Age of COVID-19   Nearly a year after the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in late 2019, the brutal toll of the coronavirus pandemic continues to rise. The result has been not just a crisis of public health but also a crisis […]

Forum XV (Summer 2020)

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The Politics of Care   From the COVID-19 pandemic to uprisings over police brutality, we are living in the greatest social crisis of a generation. But the roots of these latest emergencies stretch back decades. At their core is a brutal neoliberal ideology that combines deep structural racism with a relentless assault on social welfare. […]

Forum XIV (Spring 2020)

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The Right to Be Elected   What might happen if a woman’s right to vote is seen as coequal with her right to be elected? Why are other countries so much better than the United States at electing women to office? In her lead essay in this anthology, Jennifer Piscopo argues that women in the […]