Past Events

Reporting fellow, Type Media Institute; Author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt
March 28, 2019
For Love or Money: On Working More and Making Less and Having to Pretend to Like It
Film Director and Author
March 27, 2019
"In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America” Film Screening with Director Maurice Fitzpatrick

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America chronicles John Hume’s approach to politics in Northern Ireland in co-ordination with senior political figures in US. This is the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winner John Hume to secure peace in Ireland. The film shows how Hume, inspired by Martin Luther King, rose up from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to work with American Presidents from Carter to Clinton to harness and leverage US support. Narrated by Liam Neeson and with musical score by Bill Whelan, the film includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, US Senators and Congressmen, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major. At a time of political instability, this is a timely film examining steady leadership and international co-operation.

Journalist and Investigative Documentary Filmmaker
March 27, 2019
“El documental como herramienta de reparación de las víctimas en ausencia de políticas de estado” ("The Documentary as a Tool for Seeking Reparations for Victims When Appropriate Government Policies Do Not Exist")
Senior Correspondent, Vox Media
March 6, 2019
Resolved: Expand Asylum - The Yale Political Union debates Dara Lind
March 6, 2019
A Panel Discussion

Co-hosted by the journal of cultural criticism The Point, the panel will consider the role of the intellectual in the public sphere. Hearing from academic and non-academic sources alike, the discussion will not only ask what intellectuals are for, but what bearing that has on the production of ideas at institutions of higher learning like Yale.

March 6, 2019
Experience First, Picture Second
Film and Television Video Editor, and Documentary Producer/Director
March 5, 2019
Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America.

March 4, 2019
The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast

In conjunction with Pan Asian American Heritage Month at Yale, we are excited to bring Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh to campus for a live recording of their #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast. Known for being satirically and disturbingly hilarious, Taz and Zahra’s podcast is about the good and the bad of the American Muslim female experience. The podcast has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Wired, Mother Jones, NPR, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Forbes. You can get a taste of what their podcast show is like here: We hope you’ll join us to meet and hear from them in-person.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, and the School of Management.

Opinion Staff Editor and Contributing Writer, The New York Times
March 4, 2019
"Is Twitter Real Life?"
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker
March 1, 2019
Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

The Asian American Cultural Center presents Yale’s 2018 Pan Asian American Heritage Month held from March 2nd to April 6th. It is a series of events that we hope will spark discussion and inquiry about where we have come from as Asians and Asian Americans, and where we are going. This year’s theme, Consciousness Rising was chosen to emphasize the importance of upholding intersectionality in our continued pursuits for inclusion, equity and justice. More details can be found on the Asian American Cultural Center’s website at

Co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center, Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, Asian Networks ad Yale and Belonging at Yale.