Category Archives: Cultural Freedom

Arundhati Roy with Anthony Arnove, Talk, 3 May 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 3, 2017.

Arundhati Roy is an Indian author, actor, and political activist. She is well-known for her book The God of Small Things, for which she received the 1997 Booker Prize, and for her outspoken advocacy of environmental and human rights causes, which has often placed her at odds with Indian legal authorities and her country’s middle-class establishment.

She is the author of An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire; Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers; Capitalism: A Ghost Story; The End of Imagination (new edition);Things That Can and Cannot Be Said (with John Cusack); and The Doctor and the Saint: Caste, Race, and Annihilation of Caste, the Debate Between B.R. Ambedkar and M.K. Gandhi.  A new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, is forthcoming in June 2017.

Roy is the recipient of the 2002 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Arundhati Roy was introduced by Anthony Arnove, then talked about her work. You will find the companion conversation online shortly.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there (to be posted soon). Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Terry Tempest Williams with Colum McCann, Conversation, 8 March 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 8, 2017.

Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection of environmental and social justice. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. She is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

Her newest book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, released this year to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Terry Tempest Williams joined Colum McCann in conversation. You can find the companion talk here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Terry Tempest Williams with Colum McCann, Talk, 8 March 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 8, 2017.

Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection of environmental and social justice. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. She is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

Her newest book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, released this year to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Terry Tempest Williams was introduced by Colum McCann, then talked about her work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Terry Tempest Williams with Colum McCann, 8 March 2017 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 8, 2017.

Terry Tempest Williams with Colum McCann

Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection of environmental and social justice. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. She is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

Her newest book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, released this year to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Terry Tempest Williams talked about her work, then joined in conversation with Colum McCann.

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You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the video recordings of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Andrew Bacevich with Marilyn B. Young, Conversation, 7 December 2016 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 7, 2016.

Andrew Bacevich is a retired professor of history and international relations at Boston University. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy and received his PhD in American diplomatic history from Princeton University. He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for 23 years.

His writings have been published in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Nation, The New York Times and other publications. He is the author of numerous books, among them The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism; The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War, which received the inaugural Lannan Literary Award for An Especially Notable Book in 2005; Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, for which he received the 2014 American Book Award and the recently released America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, he is joined in conversation Marilyn B. Young. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Andrew Bacevich with Marilyn B. Young, Talk, 7 December 2016 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 7, 2016.

Andrew Bacevich is a retired professor of history and international relations at Boston University. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy and received his PhD in American diplomatic history from Princeton University. He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for 23 years.

His writings have been published in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Nation, The New York Times and other publications. He is the author of numerous books, among them The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism; The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War, which received the inaugural Lannan Literary Award for An Especially Notable Book in 2005; Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, for which he received the 2014 American Book Award and the recently released America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, he is introduced by Marilyn B. Young and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Andrew Bacevich with Marilyn B. Young, 7 December 2016 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 7, 2016.

Andrew Bacevich with Marilyn B. Young

Andrew Bacevich is a retired professor of history and international relations at Boston University. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy and received his PhD in American diplomatic history from Princeton University. He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for 23 years.

His writings have been published in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Nation, The New York Times and other publications. He is the author of numerous books, among them The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism; The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War, which received the inaugural Lannan Literary Award for An Especially Notable Book in 2005; Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, for which he received the 2014 American Book Award and the recently released America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

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

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Gideon Levy with David Barsamian, Conversation, 5 October 2016 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 5, 2016.

Gideon Levy, who was born and resides in Tel Aviv, Israel, is a columnist and member of the editorial board at Haaretz daily newspaper, where he has covered the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza for the last 25 years. The author of The Punishment of Gaza, he has received several peace and freedom awards for his work. In 2015 Levy and Palestinian pastor Mitri Raheb were awarded The 2015 Olof Palme Prize “for their courageous and indefatigable fight against occupation and violence, and for a future Middle East characterized by peaceful coexistence and equality for all.”

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

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

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

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Gideon Levy with David Barsamian, Talk, 5 October 2016 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 5, 2016.

Gideon Levy, who was born and resides in Tel Aviv, Israel, is a columnist and member of the editorial board at Haaretz daily newspaper, where he has covered the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza for the last 25 years. The author of The Punishment of Gaza, he has received several peace and freedom awards for his work. In 2015 Levy and Palestinian pastor Mitri Raheb were awarded The 2015 Olof Palme Prize “for their courageous and indefatigable fight against occupation and violence, and for a future Middle East characterized by peaceful coexistence and equality for all.”

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, he is introduced by David Barsamian and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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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Gideon Levy with David Barsamian, 5 October 2016 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 5, 2016.

Gideon Levy with David Barsamian

Gideon Levy, who was born and resides in Tel Aviv, Israel, is a columnist and member of the editorial board at Haaretz daily newspaper, where he has covered the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza for the last 25 years. The author of The Punishment of Gaza, he has received several peace and freedom awards for his work. In 2015 Levy and Palestinian pastor Mitri Raheb were awarded The 2015 Olof Palme Prize “for their courageous and indefatigable fight against occupation and violence, and for a future Middle East characterized by peaceful coexistence and equality for all.”

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

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

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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