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The Future of Commuting

Our region’s economic recovery may be advancing in fits and starts but traffic volumes on our region’s motorways have rebounded to near normal and the congestion that plagues Puget Sound travelers has returned in all the usual locations. Read More ›
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Electrify Sea-Tac

As a center of mobility for air and ground transportation, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the surrounding communities are poised to become a clean energy hub, building on decades of environmental stewardship.  Join the ACES Northwest Network and partners for this exciting look inside what’s happening in the world of electric aircraft, shared-ride transportation services, and community energy services.  Public-private partnerships …

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Why Marriage Matters

Please join us Tuesday, August 4th, at noon PT for a webinar featuring Dr. Brad Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project. Discovery Institute’s Christopher F. Rufo will interview Wilcox about the role of marriage in free enterprise, wealth accumulation, and happiness. Read More ›
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Viruses, COVID-19, and Evolution

Michael Behe on Viruses, COVID-19, and Evolution

In this online Zoom webinar, Dr. Behe will review the biochemistry of viruses in general and COVID-19 in particular. He will use these topical examples to illustrate a fundamental principle: Darwinian and other unintelligent evolutionary mechanisms can change life marginally, in ways that are medically important, yet they cannot explain life’s complex structure. Rather, the elegant molecular structures of life Read More ›

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Gilder Fellows Virtual Seminar

If you or someone you know would benefit from a better understanding of the intersection of free markets and technology, the ongoing debate about capitalism vs. socialism, how to compassionately care for the homeless or those in poverty, or the best ways to defeat the nihilistic ideology of scarcity, you won’t want to miss your chance to learn directly from these renowned experts. Read More ›
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The Human Face of Poverty

Please join us Thursday, May 28 at 12pm PST for an online lecture featuring Chris Arnade, author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. Discovery Institute's Christopher F. Rufo will interview Arnade about the dynamics of American poverty, his long road trips through America's "forgotten cities," and the political dimension of anti-poverty policy. Read More ›
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ISI Webinar on Science, Scientism, and Society

From artificial intelligence to mandatory stay-at-home orders and everything in-between, what role should scientists — and their modern approach to scientific investigation — play in the critical decisions that we must make on such controversial issues? Read More ›
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Whale of an Evolution Tale

Join us for the live, online premiere of the new video Whale of an Evolution Tale, the latest in the Long Story Short series of videos. Immediately following the video we’ll have a live Q&A about whale evolution with biologists Jonathan Wells and Richard Sternberg. Read More ›