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Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Vice President of Content for WNET.org Stephen Segaller speaks with Robert McCrum, author and associate editor of Britain’s Observer. Robert McCrum is the author of the newly-released book Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language, about how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world’s lingua franca. In fascinating detail, McCrum describes [...]

Posted: Jun 16th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Sharing Our Humanity through 9/11 Remembrances

Sharing Our Humanity through 9/11 Remembrances

THIRTEEN presents the first lecture in The National September 11 Memorial & Museum‘s series, “9/11, Today and Tomorrow.” Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps—a national initiative documenting stories of everyday Americans—has received numerous broadcasting honors including five Peabody Awards for his work. He is the author of four books including New York Times bestseller “Listening Is [...]

Posted: Apr 7th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal

Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal

Journalist and business writer Kirstin Downey celebrates her latest book, a portrait of this devoted public servant, a woman who changed the landscape of American business and society. Frances Perkins was this country’s first female cabinet secretary, and her work and actions greatly affected the New Deal and the whole of American politics at the time. [...]

Posted: Mar 17th, 2010 | Comments: 1
How Do Our Brains Cope with Long-term Stress?

How Do Our Brains Cope with Long-term Stress?

Arjia Rinpoche + Bruce S. McEwen A survivor of the Chinese Cultural Revolution talks to the Rockefeller University neuroendocrinologist about how stress hormones act on the brain and if Buddhist practice has anything to teach us about how we can control stress levels. Follow @RubinMuseum to learn more about the Rubin Museum of Art‘s events and [...]

Posted: Mar 10th, 2010 | Comments: 1
The Story of India

The Story of India

For  ”The Story of India,” Worldfocus news anchor Daljit Dhaliwal interviews three prominent South Asians from the New York community. Issues range from the birth of feminism in India to the importance of the arts during Akbar’s rule to the country’s growth as a technological and economic power. Here are the three interviews, in their [...]

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2010 | Comments: 1
The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China

Hannah Pakula presents her work The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China, which tells the epic story of one of the most remarkable and controversial women of the twentieth century, and of the advent of the Asian superpower to which the United States is now inexorably tied.  The wife of [...]

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2010 | Comments: 1
New York Undercover

New York Undercover

An interesting look at the origins of the “modern surveillance state” – author Jennifer Fronc discusses her book, “New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era.” It was relatively common, it turns out, for “social activists” to send private investigators into gambling parlors, brothels, and meetings of criminal gangs and radical political organizations. These [...]

Posted: Jan 27th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Modernism and the Global Diaspora

Modernism and the Global Diaspora

Museum professional and School of Visual Arts faculty member David Ross leads a discussion with Thelma Golden, Hou Hanru, Susan Hefuna and Vasif Kortun on the impact of the global art scene on modernism. Golden is executive director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Hanru is the director of exhibitions and public [...]

Posted: Jan 20th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Did Economists Get It Wrong?

Did Economists Get It Wrong?

The Museum of American Finance hosts “Did Economists Get It Wrong?” – an expert panel on the different explanations of the current crisis on the 80th anniversary of the Crash of 1929. Speakers David Adler, Economic journalist and author of Snap Judgment (Financial Times Press, 2009) Justin Fox, Economics and business columnist for Time magazine Teresa Ghilarducci, [...]

Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 | Comments: 0
150 Years of the Origin of Species

150 Years of the Origin of Species

Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their own research. Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences, November 24, 2009. Runtime: 2 hours 37 minutes. Learn more about Darwin and Origin of Species from NOVA. About The New York [...]

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2009 | Comments: 1
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