Historian Andrew Hicks seeks to reframe the history of medieval Persian musical culture by focusing on poetic imagery, artistic visualizations, and metaphors of music.
Yale political scientist Ian Shapiro on how some forms of democratic political competition can fragment voters into blocs, impeding the adoption of long-term, overarching policies.
Business historian Adam Tooze says it is not too early to write the broader history of the 2008 global crisis, which many have identified as an epochal break in the post-Cold War era.
Artist Ran Ortner discusses his personal history of racing motorcycles and surfing, and how they inform his artistic practice.
The arts and sciences have provided important platforms for integration, both in Germany and the United States. This discussion, hosted in cooperation with the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, examines two catalysts of integration in two panels: the arts and academia.
In this lecture, historian Keith David Watenpaugh connects his historical and humanitarian work as well as reflects upon the professional responsibilities facing scholars confronted by recent events in the Middle East.
Barbara Nagel aims to combine American affect theory with German realism to understand the interaction of language and violence.
Carole Maso's latest work incorporates myriad forms: fiction, essay, memoir, poetry, and graphics—including drawings, photographs, maps—representing 15 years of writing.
David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the challenges facing the 65 million worldwide refugees, the nations that are taking them in, and the state of the international liberal order.
David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the topic of his new book, Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time.