Past Events

Host, NPR's Rough Translation Podcast
March 5, 2020
When stories from far away places hit close to home: In Conversation with Gregory Warner, host of NPR's Rough Translation Podcast
Journalist, Author and Co-Founder of Rappler
March 3, 2020
Journalism and Human Rights: Fighting Back Against Disinformation

Co-sponsored by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Journalist, Filmmaker, and Producer at the Fundacion Grupo Ukamau; Director of the film La Nacion Clandestina/The Secret Nation
March 3, 2020
CLAIS Lunchtime Speaker Series presents “The Role of Bolivian Society Today,” a panel discussion with Pedro Lijeron Vargas and Ernesto Federico Viscarra
Poet and Author
February 28, 2020
Book Talk and Reading with Sally Wen Mao

Co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center

Photographer, Musician, and Documentary Filmmaker
February 27, 2020
Images from the Void
Writer for WIRED and Science Magazine; Author, The Scientist and the Spy
February 26, 2020
The Scientist and the Spy: The FBI and the US-China Technological Battle
Co-sponsored by the Information Society Project, Paul Tsai China Center, and Yale Journalism Initiative
Award-Winning International Diplomatic Editor, CNN
February 24, 2020
Surviving Warzones: Life on the front line of history, the murderers, the madness and making sense of it all
Deputy Editor, The Atlantic
February 24, 2020
Writing at the Intersection of Science and the Arts

Co-sponsored by The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities Distinguished Lecturer Series

Reporters, New York Times
February 18, 2020
A Conversation with Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly

Co-sponsored by The Yale Politic

Actor and Activist
February 18, 2020
Democracy Lost: George Takei’s Childhood Behind Barbed Wire

International Festival of Arts & Ideas 10th Annual Visionary Leadership Award 

The annual Visionary Leadership Award is presented to a leader whose trailblazing work is impacting the world. It was created in honor of Arts & Ideas co-founder Jean Handley, a beloved champion of the arts in the New Haven community. Proceeds from the Visionary Leadership Award Luncheon support work that represents the values and passions of Handley, including world- and US- premieres and community-centered performances.

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