Trillion Dollar Questions
A popular idiom in the United States refers to tricky problems without simple solutions as "64 dollar questions." As a concept, it needs an update.
These days, the world's most complex problems would more accurately be labeled Trillion Dollar Questions. Not because they are solely questions with massive economic impacts, but because solving them would be enormously—even incomprehensibly—valuable. Solving them would change the world.
Trillion Dollar Questions exist across many areas of research and policy. By nature, they are interdisciplinary problems, requiring diverse viewpoints, novel approaches, and an understanding of how we got here.
In this ongoing series, Heinz College experts will convene solutions-oriented conversations with colleagues from across academia, government, and media to address the Trillion Dollar Questions that will shape the next century.
Russia’s War in Ukraine:
Impacts on the International (Dis)Order
Will the Euro-Atlantic alliance persevere or
will Putin succeed in fracturing it?
Wednesday, May 4
Michele Kelemen, Moderator
Correspondent, Diplomacy, Foreign Desk
National Public Radio
Professor of International Relations; Former Dean
School of International Service
Amb. Sarah Mendelson
Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy
Head of Heinz College in Washington, DC
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University
Professor of Political Science
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs