Guest Blog: Ideas

Reflection: Marie Marthe St. Cyr on Haiti

The world is visibly smaller while remaining more unequal, with less parity and greater inequity.  We communicate in megabytes and sound bites in one sequence of events.  These repeated patterns...

Poet and Professor Ravi Shankar on James Mars and the Freedom"s Journey Project

Now in early spring, cherry blossoms blooming in Wooster Square in New Haven, Connecticut transforms itself from the last vestiges of winter, but it was on one of those last cold and dreary days that...

Freedom"s Journey Kicks off in Norfolk, CT

Historian and Scholar Michael Amico reflects on his experience at the recent Freedom's Journey event in Norfolk, Connecticut.

Standing in front of the grave of James Mars on March 30, 2011, I...

Zak Stone from SeeClickFix comments on Today"s Livability Panel Discussion

"Seeing the Light"
Zak Stone, SeeClickFix

Urban sustainability is often thought of in terms of large-scale, flashy projects, like rooftop gardens, green buildings, and solar panels. However, as...

Inside Ideas: Helen Ibbitson Jessup on Khmer Rouge & Iraq

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is filled with great Ideas panels (which are totally FREE). Helen Ibbitson Jessup, founder of Friends of Khmer Culture and specialist in the art and...

A creative approach to a healthier New Haven

Where else but the International Festival of Arts & Ideas could you find a sculpture of cows decorated with "Milagros" - copper images that symbolize prayers for health, a wall of Post-it notes...

Young People & our Financial Future..scary? Think again.

Amy Butte
Co-Founder and CEO, TILE Financial

Today at TILE… Identity

Yesterday, I went to a large, global financial literacy summit in DC. It was attended by senior government officials, business...

IRIS presents an eye-opening Film Series

Lucille Bruce
Staff member at IRIS
Refugees in the '09 Festival
This year, the Yale Summer Film Institute, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, a...