Steve Clemons and Anthony Fauci discuss the implications of arriving at a cure for AIDS and HIV.
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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal defends the Keystone XL pipeline construction slamming Obama’s energy policy and ‘leftist extremists’ along the way. “The left’s opposition to the Keystone is not based in science or facts, it’s simply an article of their faith,” asserts Jindal.
Iranian-born writer Laleh Khadivi and Sri Lankan-American writer Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, explain why they cannot necessarily answer questions about the countries they write about.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring sold for a pittance, an unknown work by an artist who was only beginning to achieve recognition. Today it is revered as a great masterpiece, so famous that it is recognizable by its title alone, with the name of its maker being almost superfluous. This lecture will examine the reasons this image resonates so profoundly with contemporary audiences.
In a World Monuments Fund discussion, Phaidon Press Editorial Director Amanda Renshaw describes Marfa, Texas, a place featured in the book Art & Place, as an example of site-specific art which can only be experienced in person.
Rear Admiral John Kirby discusses the need to bridge the civilian-military divide. “I think it is important that those of us in uniform stay apolitical — certainly politically aloof,” Kirby said. “But I also think it is critical that we stay politically astute.”
Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and farmer and author Joel Salatin, discuss the assumption that because one dresses an animal, they can not love the animal.
In a National Geographic Live presentation, adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith describes working with Dean Potter to turn a harrowing slackline walk into a thing of beauty-with a little help from the moon.
Robert Mnookin, author of ‘Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight,’ argues that Nelson Mandela was a great leader in South Africa because of his willingness to negotiate through tough circumstances.
At the California Academy of Sciences, Jon Mooallem talks about the efforts of Operation Migration and the thuggish nature Whooping Cranes. (Image via operationmigration.org)