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Burma’s Agony: The International Humanitarian Response

Burma’s Agony: The International Humanitarian Response

On May 2 and 3, 2008, Cyclone Nargis devastated large swathes of Burma, leaving more than 134,000 people dead or missing. Offers of assistance from the international community poured in immediately, but Burmese military leaders largely barred foreign aid workers from reaching the hardest hit areas for three weeks, at which point workers were allowed […]

Posted: Jun 9th, 2008
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
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