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04 May 23

The Breath Archives: Affective Documents, Collective Memory, and the Afterlives of Femicide

Cristina Rivera Garza explores the ways in which her late sister’s personal papers breathe new life into the “archives of breathlessness” that undergird state and patriarchal violence.

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03 May 23

Climate Adaptations: Local and Global

Cymene Howe and Sophie Mok discuss the ways in which cities and communities are adapting to climate change locally and globally.

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02 May 23

Confronting the Threats of Antimicrobial Resistance

Mary Wilson addresses the importance of understanding the main drivers of antimicrobial resistance and the benefits of interventions from a One Health perspective.

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27 Apr 23

Sustaining Democracies: The Role of Conversations across Difference

Ronald Crutcher probes the forces behind the decline of conversation in Western democracies and the implications for democracy itself.

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25 Apr 23

Europe in an Age of Economic Warfare

Abraham Newman explains how the chokepoints of the global economy have become the battlefield upon which interstate tensions play out.

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24 Apr 23

Gina McCarthy in Discussion

The former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and first National Climate Advisor discusses how to turn the climate crisis into an opportunity.

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20 Apr 23

Truth and Trust in Public Health

Harvey Fineberg considers five dilemmas confronting public-health messaging; introduction by Lothar Wieler, former president of the Robert Koch Institute.

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18 Apr 23

Where Do Novels Come From? Lauren Groff and Lorrie Moore in Conversation with Gregor Dotzauer

In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Berlin and the English Theatre Berlin

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18 Apr 23

Friends or Something Else? Alliances in War and Peace

Margaret MacMillan examines the nature, dynamics, and types of alliances -- and the reasons why they succeed or fail.

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04 Apr 23

Gender, Genre & Pathetic Literature: A Reading

Eileen Myles’s anthology "Pathetic Literature" (2022) highlights the ways in which the “pathetic” has migrated to poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and theatrical writing.

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