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LES Stories: Holidays in the City

LES Stories: Holidays in the City

Tenement Talks is an evening series of lectures, readings, panel discussions and programming that provides perspective on New York City’s rich culture. Free & held at the Tenement Museum 108 Orchard unless otherwise noted. RSVP to events(at)tenement.org. The Lower East Side Stories series invites professionals and up-and-comers from the storytelling circuit to tell New York [...]

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 | Comments: 0
James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century is a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms, from one of the greatest living humanitarian activists.  Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering and evil we hope never to encounter, and faced [...]

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009 | Comments: 1
Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

THIRTEEN visits the Scholastic Auditorium for a screening and discussion of Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think.  The film from Unity Productions Foundation follows the international Gallup poll of Muslim opinion on matters from which their voices are often excluded. This event was sponsored by Intersections International, Change the Story, Americans for Informed [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2009 | Comments: 1
Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

The filmmakers behind "Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre" discuss the making of the film and the events surrounding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 | Comments: 2
Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Kingmakers is the story of how the modern Middle East came to be, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. Some are famous (Lawrence of Arabia and Gertrude Bell); others infamous (Harry St. John Philby, father of Kim); some forgotten (Sir Mark Sykes, Israel’s godfather, and A. T. Wilson, the [...]

Posted: Oct 28th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

In the late 18th century, political economist Adam Smith predicted there would eventually be equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. He described the possibility that China would become a non-capitalist market economy. Giovanni Arrighi, professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University discusses his most recent book, Adam Smith in Beijing: [...]

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Art and China’s Revolution: Curator’s Talk by Zheng Shengtian

Art and China’s Revolution: Curator’s Talk by Zheng Shengtian

Go inside China’s revolution with a renowned artist who worked during the period. Join Zheng Shengtian, the co-curator of “Art and China’s Revolution,” an exhibition up at the Asia Society until January 2009. Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum talks with Zheng about the context for the exhibition, including his personal experiences and insights into [...]

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Reflections on Citizen Movements: Peace and Politics in the U.S and Japan

Reflections on Citizen Movements: Peace and Politics in the U.S and Japan

Nonviolent citizen movements for peace, environmental change, and social justice in both the U.S. and Japan have caused social and political change in both nations. Leading American social activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden and James Orr, Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University and author of The Victim [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Janet Browne on Charles Darwin

Janet Browne on Charles Darwin

Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, speaks about Charles Darwin in the context of his place and time. She focuses particularly on his personal finances and what they tell us about his habits and inclinations. She is the author of a two-part biography of Darwin, Charles Darwin: Voyaging and [...]

Posted: May 21st, 2008 | Comments: 1
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