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James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

An Imperfect Offering 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 deep personal torment, James Orbinski, M.D. [...]

Posted: Jan 17th, 2013 | Comments: 0
Bodies on the Line: Michael Fitzpatrick and Rabbi Irwin Kula

Bodies on the Line: Michael Fitzpatrick and Rabbi Irwin Kula

Musician Michael Fitzpatrick calls out for compassion and world peace with his cello. He shares his music and discusses the power of good vibrations with Rabbi Irwin Kula.
Posted: Dec 14th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Bodies on the Line: Claudia Bernardi and Mark Danner

Bodies on the Line: Claudia Bernardi and Mark Danner

Claudia Bernardi, artist, printmaker and human rights activist presents samples of her work and has a conversation with award winning journalist and author, Mark Danner as part of Anna Deavere Smith’s colloquium on borders, Bodies on the Line.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Women in Charge: The Evolving Role of Women in Politics

Women in Charge: The Evolving Role of Women in Politics

For the first time in over 200 years, a woman serves as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This year, we witnessed the historic campaign of the country’s first viable female presidential candidate. Yet, women in elected office hold only sixteen seats in the U.S. Senate and seventy-one in the U.S. House of [...]

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010 | Comments: 3
Understanding the Enemy: Counterterrorism and al Qaeda

Understanding the Enemy: Counterterrorism and al Qaeda

THIRTEEN presents the third lecture in The National September 11 Memorial & Museum‘s series, “9/11, Today and Tomorrow.” As the FBI program manager and instructor at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, Bill Braniff conducts cutting-edge research in counterterrorism and trains law enforcement on how to “understand the enemy.” Braniff’s expertise helps officials to battle terrorism [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Worse than War

Worse than War

Next week we present a lecture by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of “Worse than War” and writer of the upcoming PBS series of the same name.

Posted: Mar 30th, 2010 | Comments: 8
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
What to Eat: Diet, Nutrition, and Food Politics – An Evening with Marion Nestle

What to Eat: Diet, Nutrition, and Food Politics – An Evening with Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle contends that the modern grocery store is a place where the giants of agribusiness compete for your purchases with profits—not health or nutrition—in mind. Her acclaimed book, What to Eat, helps readers navigate the supermarket aisles and make sensible food choices, from produce to packaged foods. Is organic food better? Are carbohydrates bad? What [...]

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010 | Comments: 1
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