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Orwell & Propaganda

Orwell & Propaganda

This video’s international panel, which includes George Soros, discusses “Propaganda Then and Now: What Orwell Did and Didn’t Know”. It is the first session of three from a thought-provoking day-long event entitled, “There You Go Again: Orwell Comes to America” presented by The New York Public Library, with support from the Open Society Institute.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2007 | Comments: 0
Women Waging Peace: Why Women Must Be Included as Leaders of Peace Processes

Women Waging Peace: Why Women Must Be Included as Leaders of Peace Processes

“Let’s face it, if the mothers ruled the world, there would be no … wars in the first place,” stated Sally Field in 2007. Ambassador Swanee Hunt goes a step further, advocating that women of all ages, religions, and ethnic backgrounds should be leaders in peace processes, especially as a means to end war and [...]

Posted: Dec 5th, 2007 | Comments: 0
Genocide in Darfur

Genocide in Darfur

The NEW YORK TIMES columnist, Nicholas Kristof, discussed genocide in Darfur based on his eight trips to the region. Kristof’s talk was the 2007 Robert B. Silvers Lecture, an annual event held at the New York Public Library.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2007 | Comments: 0
A Question of Impeachment

A Question of Impeachment

Culture Project explores and debates the case for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, based on moral and legal objections to torture practices. Participants include Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights (ccrjustice.org/); Jonathan Hafetz, director of legislation at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law; [...]

Posted: Nov 26th, 2007 | Comments: 0
How the Zohar Reimagines God

How the Zohar Reimagines God

Madonna may have popularized Kabbalah in the twenty-first century, but the study of this mystical spiritual wisdom has been ongoing for centuries. Beyond the red string and celebrity appeal, what is the significance of Kabbalah for us today? Join Dr. Daniel C. Matt, an award-winning scholar of Kabbalah and the Zohar, the principal text of [...]

Posted: Nov 19th, 2007 | Comments: 0
Conversations on God and Religion

Conversations on God and Religion

Antonio Monda, who teaches film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, is the author of DO YOU BELIEVE: CONVERSATIONS ON GOD AND RELIGION, a new book of conversations with well-known writers and thinkers about God and faith. He assembled four of them for a discussion at the Great Hall at Cooper Union — fiction [...]

Posted: Nov 19th, 2007 | Comments: 0
The Secret History of the War on Cancer

The Secret History of the War on Cancer

Devra Davis discusses her new book about how cancer research has been diverted and distorted. Davis is the director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. The discussion was held at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2007 | Comments: 0
Can We Disagree About Law or Morals?

Can We Disagree About Law or Morals?

Ronald Dworkin, distinguished professor of law and of philosophy at New York University, delivered a lecture entitled, “Can We Disagree About Law or Morals?” The event was held at the New York Institute of Philosophy, a new research center at NYU.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2007 | Comments: 4
Deceiving Images: The Science of Manipulation

Deceiving Images: The Science of Manipulation

How are political messages framed? How are they decoded by their audience? Three experts in fields of communications, psychology, and linguistics — George Lakoff, Frank Luntz, and Drew Westen — are joined by moderator, Nicholas Lemann, to debate these issues. This event was the second panel in a three-part conference entitled “There You Go Again: [...]

Posted: Nov 7th, 2007 | Comments: 2
Propaganda Then and Now:  What Orwell Didn’t Know

Propaganda Then and Now: What Orwell Didn’t Know

An international panel convenes to discuss the history of propaganda. The panelists are Orville Schell, Jack Miles, Masha Gessen and George Soros. This event was the first panel in a three-part conference entitled “There You Go Again: Orwell Comes to America,” presented by the New York Public Library, with the Open Society Institute.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2007 | Comments: 0
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