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Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate is the author most recently of Two Marriages. He has written eleven books, including a trio of essay collections, Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre , and Portrait of My Body; a book of film criticism, Totally Tenderly Tragically; a book about teaching, Being With Children; and Getting Personal: Selected Writings of Phillip Lopate. […]

Posted: Jul 9th, 2010
Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir

Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir

Taped at Temple Israel, May 13, 2009 Speakers: Lynne Sharon Schwartz: Author: Not Now, Voyager running time: 1 hour 4 minutes Lynne Sharon Schwartz in Not Now, Voyager presents a provocative memoir exploring the meaning of travel—what we seek, what we find, and how we learn about who we really are. Schwartz, who has published […]

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009
Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Taped at The New York Academy of Sciences, January 21, 2009 Speakers: Mark Duvall: Director, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute Arthur Kressner: Director, Research and Development, Power Supply, Consolidated Edison Company of New York and Richard L. Drake, P.E.: Program Manager, Transportation & Power Systems, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority running […]

Posted: Jun 10th, 2009
Leading with Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results

Leading with Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results

Taped at Temple Israel, March 5, 2009 Speakers: William F. Baker, Ph.D. :Author, Leading with Kindness; President Emeritus, THIRTEEN and Michael O’Malley, Ph.D.: Co-author, Leading with Kindness running time: 1 hour By now, many leaders have realized that when it comes to business, nice guys often finish first. Old-fashioned images of corporate callousness and greed […]

Posted: May 6th, 2009
The Changing of the Guard in Washington: What to Expect?

The Changing of the Guard in Washington: What to Expect?

Five days before President-elect Barack Obama took the oath of office, Phi Beta Kappa members in New York City discussed the outlook for the new president, problems facing the United States, and the domestic and international issues his administration will face. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff, from The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, kicks off the […]

Posted: Jan 15th, 2009
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Thomas P. DiNapoli

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Thomas P. DiNapoli

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion […]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008
Then and Now: Fighting the Deregulation Ideology

Then and Now: Fighting the Deregulation Ideology

In the aftermath of Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom, Paul Spyros Sarbanes, former Senator from Maryland, broke the deregulation mold and passed one of the most significant corporate reform bills since the early days of the New Deal, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Senator Sarbanes will describe how he overcame the influence of an “inside the […]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008
Lincoln, President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861

Lincoln, President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861

In the four months between Abraham Lincoln’s election and inauguration, the president-elect made the most important decision of his coming presidency: there would be no compromise on slavery or secession of the slaveholding states, even at the cost of an inevitable Civil War. Two scholars examine this pivotal four-month period, Lincoln’s public stance, and the […]

Posted: Nov 25th, 2008
Covering the Cultural Revolution: A Conversation with John Burns

Covering the Cultural Revolution: A Conversation with John Burns

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner John Burns has been a foreign correspondent in Peking, Toronto, Sarajevo, Belgrade, and Johannesburg. He discusses his time based in Beijing from 1971 to 1975, during which he covered China’s Cultural Revolution as well as the life and politics of mainland China. He is joined by Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross […]

Posted: Nov 10th, 2008
Can Asia Weather the Storm of the Global Financial Crisis?

Can Asia Weather the Storm of the Global Financial Crisis?

In light of the current financial crisis, Asia’s economy is suffering too. Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President, discusses Asia’s economic development in light of the current financial crisis, fluctuations in commodity prices, and the environmental challenges that the region currently faces. Prior to his appointment as President of the Asian Development Bank, Haruhiko Kuroda […]

Posted: Nov 7th, 2008
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