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, […]
James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering
Bodies on the Line: Michael Fitzpatrick and Rabbi Irwin Kula
Bodies on the Line: Claudia Bernardi and Mark Danner
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]