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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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Ann Jones with Andrew Bacevich, Conversation, 12 November 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12, 2014.

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

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer, and the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, and War Is Not Over When Its Over. Since 2001, she has worked intermittently as a humanitarian volunteer in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia. Jones has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East on the impact of war on civilians, and has embedded with American forces in Afghanistan to report on wars impact on soldiers.

Jones writes for The Nation, The Guardian, and TomDispatch.com. Her most recent work is They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from Americas Wars The Untold Story.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Andrew Bacevich. 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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Ann Jones with Andrew Bacevich, Talk, 12 November 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12, 2014.

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

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer, and the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, and War Is Not Over When Its Over. Since 2001, she has worked intermittently as a humanitarian volunteer in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia. Jones has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East on the impact of war on civilians, and has embedded with American forces in Afghanistan to report on wars impact on soldiers.

Jones writes for The Nation, The Guardian, and TomDispatch.com. Her most recent work is They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from Americas Wars The Untold Story.

In this episode she is introduced by Andrew Bacevich 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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Brian Jones with Anthony Arnove, Performance, 22 February 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 22, 2012.

Brian Jones is a teacher, actor and activist. His commentary and writings have appeared on MSNBC and GritTV and in The Huffington Post and the International Socialist Review. Jones is featured in the new film The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman. He also has lent his voice to several audiobooks, including Wallace Shawns Essays and Noam Chomskys Hopes and Prospects. He lives in New York City and teaches in the public school system there.

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. His classic book, A Peoples History of the United States, has been called a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.

Zinn grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At 18 he became a shipyard worker and then flew bomber missions during World War II. These experiences helped shape his opposition to war and his passion for history. After attending college under the GI Bill and earning a PhD in history from Columbia, he taught at Spelman College, where he became active in the civil rights movement. After being fired by the college for his support for student protesters, Zinn became a professor of Political Science at Boston University, where he taught until his retirement in 1988.

Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Cant Be Neutral on a Moving Train and Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice. He received a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.

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David Shirk with Peter Smith, Conversation, 24 January 2012 – Video

Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on January 24, 2012.

David Shirkreceived his PhD in political science at the University of California, San Diego, and joined the Political Science Department at the University of San Diego in 2003. He serves as the director of theTrans-Border Institute(TBI) and conducts research and publishes on topics related to Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexican relations, and law enforcement and security issues along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Shirk is the principal investigator for TBIs Justice in Mexico Project, a bi-national research initiative focused on criminal justice and the rule of law in Mexico. He has been a fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Recent publications includeShared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Combatting Organized Crime(2010);Police and Public Security in Mexico(2009);Contemporary Mexican Politics(2008);Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico(2007) andMexicos New Politics: The PAN and Democratic Change(2005).

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Peter Smith. The companion Reading 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 find the audio podcast there.

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David Shirk, Talk, 24 January 2012 – Video

Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on January 24, 2012.

David Shirkreceived his PhD in political science at the University of California, San Diego, and joined the Political Science Department at the University of San Diego in 2003. He serves as the director of theTrans-Border Institute(TBI) and conducts research and publishes on topics related to Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexican relations, and law enforcement and security issues along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Shirk is the principal investigator for TBIs Justice in Mexico Project, a bi-national research initiative focused on criminal justice and the rule of law in Mexico. He has been a fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Recent publications includeShared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Combatting Organized Crime(2010);Police and Public Security in Mexico(2009);Contemporary Mexican Politics(2008);Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico(2007) andMexicos New Politics: The PAN and Democratic Change(2005).

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Peter Smith. The companion Reading 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 find the audio podcast there.

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