Transcript-- 'Immigration: A conversation over the rights and responsibilities of those immigrating and the countries they migrate to'

December 02, 2019

A guided conversation immigration. With the reactionary ghost of George Orwell, apparently.


"...The following conversation was based off the guiding question: What are the real debates surrounding immigration in an increasingly globalized world?, as inspired by historian and professor Yuval Harari's book "21 Lessons for the 21st Century"."

Debate: 'Should the American political structure be reformed? If so, how?'

April 12, 2019

With James Chillemi. National Week of Conversation, as part of the National Conversation Project and#ListenFirst initiative for Citizen Jane Blog. Video

Debate: 'Who owns information?'. Citizen Jane Blog

November 09, 2017

A conversational debate tying together lobsters, human genome sequencing, Saudi Arabia's decision to give a robot citizenship, ethical dilemmas, self-driving cars, and the market. Read a transcript of this debate I participated in, "Who Owns Information?", (especially the second round).

Quoted in Vapor Vanity "Altria Stops Selling Some E-Cig Brands That Appeal to Kids"

November 06, 2018

Putting Altria's decision to pull flavors into a properly skeptical context.

Debate: 'Motion: Mandated vaccinations are incompatible with the values of a free society.' Against.

March 11, 2019

Motion: 'Mandated vaccinations are incompatible with the values of a free society.' Pro- James Chillemi. Against- Daniel Mollenkamp. 

Interview: 'conversation on leadership'

March 04, 2019

Response to questions: What makes a good leader? What're you looking for in a presidential candidate?

Debate: 'Motion: The US withdraw from the UN?' Against.

November 01, 2018

Motion: The United States should withdraw from the United Nations. 

For: Tim Hassan

Against: Daniel Mollenkamp​

A conversational debate.

Policy proposal: Promoting Strong Property Rights via the South Sudan Diaspora

May 17, 2018

Analyzes potential solutions to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan: in particular, the tough question of how to encourage development.

"Mama always said I had a face made for radio." Podcast appearance: SBC Pastor's Podcast Ep. 5

July 05, 2017

"Mama always said I had a face made for radio." A conversation between myself and a local "reformed" pastor, Michael Howard, in the Virginia Peninsula. Touches on dialogue across belief systems, political partisanship, ideology, separation of church and state, etc.

Catalan referendum: Stanford University roundtable

November 28, 2017

A roundtable at Stanford University, hosted by student groups, on the Catalan referendum. 

Video appearance: Us conflict & mobile journalism series

January 05, 2018

Appearance in Archit Sinha's conflict journalism series, for Us. "American photojournalist Daniel Mollenkamp talks about conflict journalism and new mobile technologies. Watch this video to see some of his photojournalism work from South Sudan."

Metaphysics & Mescalin: using drugs to find God

March 10, 2014

This lecture was given on March 10, 2014 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. It covers Aldous Huxley and the attempt to posit a laicized, or at least new, form of spiritualism. Some of the books mentioned: "Perennial Philosophy" (1945); "Heaven and Hell" (1954); "The Doors of Perception" (1956). Though I did not mention it then, Allen Ginsberg's 1966 special statement before a "Special Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary- U.S. Senate" is very interesting, also. As is his "How Kaddish Happened" (1966). And of course one of the popular faces of this movement was for some time Timothy Leary.

Mollenkamp joins Daily news staff

October 04, 2015

"It should expand my universe rather than shrink it and that's always good," Mollenkamp said. "It's interesting and different." From the time, which seems like a long time ago now, covering politics and local news in Iowa. "When I write, what I enjoy most are things I need to stick my neck out for." 

Reflections on W&M's Charter 02/15

February 06, 2015

The tale of this college and its charter is of something sullied and sublimated. The thing about sublimation is that it has a funny way of repressing the good with the bad.

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