The latest from acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War is a 10-part documentary film series on PBS that tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through the revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides — Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.
Get an inside look at the new series with the filmmakers, who are joined by best-selling Vietnamese-American author Duong Van Mai Elliott and former U.S. Senator and Vietnam War veteran Bob Kerrey. Excerpts from the documentary will be screened.
A conversation about the Indian Independence and Feminist activist Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1903-1988) with scholar Ruchira Gupta, New York University & Founder President Apne Aap Women Worldwide, Gloria Steinem and Ellen Dubois, editor of A Passionate Life: Writings by and on Kamladevi Chattopadhyay. Followed by a book sale and signing
On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence and the anniversary of the birth of Gandhi.
Ahead of this year’s annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, join one of the world’s most respected and astute financial journalists for a discussion on what’s next for the global economy and global trade. What have been the economic impacts of Brexit and the U.S. withdrawal from the TPP? What have Trump Administration's policy meant for Asia, and for the global economic outlook?
Rana Foroohar is a Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar was for six years the assistant managing editor in charge of business and economics at Time, as well as the magazine’s economic columnist. She also spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University.
As a young child, Xiaolu Guo visited a Taoist monk who pronounced her a “peasant warrior.” “She will cross the sea and travel to the Nine Continents,” the monk predicted.
But Guo didn’t need a prophecy to tell her to pursue a life beyond her grandparents’ poor fishing village on the East China Sea. Through sheer determination, and a bit of luck, she won a spot at China’s most prestigious film school, the Beijing Film Academy. In the nation’s capital, during the 1990s, she witnessed a bustling art world, wrote scripts for Chinese audiences crazy about soap operas, and fell in love with a foreigner. In her late 20s, Guo finally “crossed the sea” after accepting an art fellowship just outside of London—the city where she would ultimately build a life.
After many years away from China, Guo has become “a nomad in both body and mind,” not quite Chinese anymore and yet never totally at ease in London. Her latest book, Nine Continents: A Memoir in and Out of China, explores how Chinese families coped with the Cultural Revolution, China’s rapid economic growth, and a globalized world.