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Jan Morris & Owen Sheers

Jan Morris & Owen Sheers

In conjunction with Wales in NYC Week, acclaimed Welsh writers Jan Morris and Owen Sheers discuss Sheers’ new novel, RESISTANCE, which imagines a German invasion of Wales during World War II. This event was presented by the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2008
Samantha Power in Conversation

Samantha Power in Conversation

Samantha Power, Barack Obama’s former Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, examines in her new book, CHASING THE FLAME: SERGIO VIEIRA DE MELLO AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD, the humanitarian work of Vieira de Mello, who as an idealist and fierce pragmatist worked in more war zones than any other person in his generation. She […]

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008
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
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
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
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
Politics of Fear

Politics of Fear

Do environmentalists utilize a politics of fear? Do progressive politics appeal to hopes and desires, or to nightmares? n+1 contributors Meghan Falvey, Alex Gourevitch, Mark Greif and Chad Harbach debate, as Benjamin Kunkel (co-founder of n+1) moderates. This event was presented by the New York Public Library, with n+1, a political and literary journal.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2007
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