Category Archives: Cultural Freedom

Jeremy Scahill with Tom Engelhardt, Conversation, 30 October 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 30, 2013.

Jeremy Scahill’s new book and film Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, is an investigation into the U.S. government’s covert wars which he suggests are drawing the nation deeper into conflict across the globe, setting the world stage for destabilization and blowback. The talk was followed by a conversation with Tom Engelhardt.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Jeremy Scahill is a National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which was hailed as “a crackling exposé” by The New York Times Book Review.

He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe, covering rarely reported news items such as U.S. arms shipments to Pakistan, the deployment of elite U.S. forces to foreign countries, and statistics about the war in Afghanistan. His reporting has sparked several Congressional inquiries and he has won some of journalism’s highest honors. Scahill was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell literature prize at Yale University. He has appeared on television and radio programs including Democracy Now! and Bill Moyers Journal.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Tom Engelhardt. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Jeremy Scahill with Tom Engelhardt, 30 October 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 30, 2013.

Jeremy Scahill with Tom Engelhardt

Jeremy Scahill’s new book and film Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, is an investigation into the U.S. government’s covert wars which he suggests are drawing the nation deeper into conflict across the globe, setting the world stage for destabilization and blowback. The talk was followed by a conversation with Tom Engelhardt.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Jeremy Scahill is a National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which was hailed as “a crackling exposé” by The New York Times Book Review.

He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe, covering rarely reported news items such as U.S. arms shipments to Pakistan, the deployment of elite U.S. forces to foreign countries, and statistics about the war in Afghanistan. His reporting has sparked several Congressional inquiries and he has won some of journalism’s highest honors. Scahill was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell literature prize at Yale University. He has appeared on television and radio programs including Democracy Now! and Bill Moyers Journal.

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Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, Conversation, 25 September 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 25, 2013.

Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.

After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.

“… Those who write the rules are those who profit from the status quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.”
–Tim DeChristopher

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Terry Tempest Williams. The companion Talk episode may be found here.
He then traveled to Chicago and on 27 September 2013 continued the conversation with Terry Tempest Williams at the Chicago History Museum, which may be found here.

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Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, Talk, 25 September 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 25, 2013.

Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.

After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.

“…Those who write the rules are those who profit from the status quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.” –Tim DeChristopher

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

In this episode he is introduced by Terry Tempest Williams and then gives a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.
He then traveled to Chicago and on 27 September 2013 continued the conversation with Terry Tempest Williams at the Chicago History Museum, which may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, 25 September 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 25, 2013.

Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams

Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.

After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.

“… Those who write the rules are those who profit from the status-quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.” –Tim DeChristopher

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

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Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana, 15 May 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 15, 2013.

Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana

Eduardo Galeano, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, as well as one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No; Walking Words; and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. His newest book, Children of the Days (Los híjos de los días), is forthcoming in English in April 2013. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice.

Galeano, who received the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 1999, has said, “I’m trying to create a synthesis of all different ways of expressing life and reality…I tried to find a way of recounting history so that the reader would feel that it was happening right now, just around the corner—this immediacy, this intensity, which is the beauty and the reality of history.”

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Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana, Conversation, 15 May 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 15, 2013.

Eduardo Galeano, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, as well as one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No; Walking Words; and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. His newest book, Children of the Days (Los híjos de los días), is forthcoming in English in April 2013. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice.

Galeano, who received the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 1999, has said, “I’m trying to create a synthesis of all different ways of expressing life and reality…I tried to find a way of recounting history so that the reader would feel that it was happening right now, just around the corner—this immediacy, this intensity, which is the beauty and the reality of history.”

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Marie Arana. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana, Talk, 15 May 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 15, 2013.

Eduardo Galeano, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, as well as one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No; Walking Words; and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. His newest book, Children of the Days (Los híjos de los días), is forthcoming in English in April 2013. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice.

Galeano, who received the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 1999, has said, “I’m trying to create a synthesis of all different ways of expressing life and reality…I tried to find a way of recounting history so that the reader would feel that it was happening right now, just around the corner—this immediacy, this intensity, which is the beauty and the reality of history.”

In this episode he is introduced by Marie Arana and then gives a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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Barbara Ehrenreich with David Barsamian, 13 March 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 13, 2013.

Barbara Ehrenreich with David Barsamian

Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic, freelance journalist, activist, reviewer, and the author of 21 books. She was born in 1941 in Montana and is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, OR, and received a PhD in cell biology from Rockefeller University, NY. By the 1970′s, she was involved with the nascent women’s health movement and teaching at the State University of New York, Old Westbury. After publishing an article in Ms magazine, she became a regular columnist there and with Mother Jones. Numerous books followed and then she published The New York Times best seller Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America in 2001. Following a similar article Ehrenreich wrote for Harper’s, the book chronicles her three-month attempt to survive on the wages earned in numerous low-paying positions including as a waitress, a maid, a house cleaner, and a Wal-Mart clerk.

In 2005, she published in a similar vein, Bait and Switch, in which she writes of her efforts to find and hold a white-collar job. She is also the author of This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. In May 2012 she founded, with the Institute for Policy Studies, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a website designed to place the U.S. crisis of poverty and economic insecurity at the center of the national political conversation.

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Barbara Ehrenreich with David Barsamian, Conversation, 13 March 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 13, 2013.

Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic, freelance journalist, activist, reviewer, and the author of 21 books. She was born in 1941 in Montana and is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, OR, and received a PhD in cell biology from Rockefeller University, NY. By the 1970′s, she was involved with the nascent women’s health movement and teaching at the State University of New York, Old Westbury. After publishing an article in Ms magazine, she became a regular columnist there and with Mother Jones. Numerous books followed and then she published The New York Times best seller Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America in 2001. Following a similar article Ehrenreich wrote for Harper’s, the book chronicles her three-month attempt to survive on the wages earned in numerous low-paying positions including as a waitress, a maid, a house cleaner, and a Wal-Mart clerk.

In 2005, she published in a similar vein, Bait and Switch, in which she writes of her efforts to find and hold a white-collar job. She is also the author of This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. In May 2012 she founded, with the Institute for Policy Studies, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a website designed to place the U.S. crisis of poverty and economic insecurity at the center of the national political conversation.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with David Barsamian. The companion Talk may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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