At a time when the American society is deeply divided socially, politically, and culturally, and in a rapidly changing world facing serious environmental and developmental challenges, can we identify reasons for hope?
Lester photographed major portions of the black South and the civil rights movement from 1964 to 1968, when he was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
“Influenced by Walker Evans and the photographers of the Farm Security Administration, I set out to document the South as it entered a period of profound change,” he
Schulte writes about work-life issues and poverty, seeking to understand what it takes to live “The Good Life” across race, class and gender. Her work aims to answer such questions as: Why do Americans work such long hours? Why can't minimum wage salaries cover the cost of a two-bedroom apartment?
Vali Nasr, Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, presented a public talk titled, "Economics versus Extremism: The New Muslim Middle Class and Ideological Shift in the Muslim World," at 4:30 p.m.
A recent forum hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School revealed that red and blue states vary significantly in terms of how families are formed. Perhaps surprisingly, despite their plea for "family values," red states have both higher numbers of unwed parents and higher divorce rates.
Isobel Coleman '87, a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East, presented a public talk titled, "Women, Islam and Reform in the Middle East" on Wednesday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Moderated by: Stanley N. Katz, Lecturer with rank of Professor of Public and International AffairsPanel Discussants: Ariel Ruiz i Altaba, artist and molecular Biologist at the University of Geneva Medical School; Mark Kessell, photographer and medical doctor; Eric F. Wieschaus, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, Princeton University