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The Visionary Leadership Award honors a leader whose trailblazing work is impacting the world. The Award was created in honor of the late Jean M. Handley’s leadership as a Founding Director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.


2014 marks 20 years of democracy in South Africa, as we contemplate South Africa’s post-Apartheid hearings and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Has the Truth and Reconciliation process been a catalyst for other communities emerging from violent histories? Where is South Africa on today’s world stage?
Panelists:
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award-winning journalist
Zakes Mda, writer and cultural commentator
Lydia Polgreen, international editor and correspondent, The New York Times
John Stremlau Ph.D., Vice President, Peace Programs at The Carter Center

Elevator Repair Service created its show Arguendo from a Supreme Court transcript of oral arguments from a First Amendment case. Leading experts in First Amendment law and the Supreme Court discuss and reflect on the issues at hand in the play and beyond.

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For centuries, the role of the bookseller—or librarian, or literary friend—has been akin to that of the country doctor: get to know patients through time and experience, then lovingly place the right prescription in their hands at the right time in their lives. In a world of Amazon.com and crowd-sourcing, has that central role of a personal literary mediator been lost?

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Most of us assume that intelligence is immutable, set by our genetic inheritance or by our upbringing. Writer and reporter Annie Murphy Paul explodes that myth by revealing the impact of the microenvironment.

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How do companies innovate, and how do regional and national strategies incentivize creative growth? Connecticut has a history rich in innovation, from Eli Whitney inventing the cotton gin to the invention of the sewing machine to Sikorsky and the first successful helicopter in the Western Hemisphere. How does our state participate in a global conversation about innovation?

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Marion Nestle is a consumer activist, nutritionist, award-winning author, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the role of food marketing. Her books explore issues like the effects of food production on food safety, our environment, access to food and nutrition.

This podcast is available for download on iTunes

This podcast is available for download on iTunes

This panel looks at the increasingly diverse and multi-cultural society that the United States is moving toward: 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 50th anniversary of both the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

This panel includes Rev. Dr. Frederick "Jerry" Streets, former Yale University Chaplain, and pastor of Dixwell Congregational Church, and a panel of scholars, religious leaders and activists who look back, and also enrich our thinking about the next 50 years of race in America.

Presented in collaboration with Yale Divinity School.

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