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ISLAM & MUSIC: THE CASE OF IRAN

How did the newly established Islamic Republic regulate music following the 1979 revolution, and what have been the effects of those policies on music in contemporary Iran? Journalist and author,...

IS IMMIGRATION GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY? PRESENTED BY THE NEW ENGLAND NEWS COLLABORATIVE: NEXT

Executive Editor, New England News Collaborative's John Dankosky leads a lively discussion about the changing demographics of New England and the impact of immigration on our economy. Recorded for...

DESIGNING FOR THE 5 SENSES - STORYTELLING IN AN OVERSATURATED WORLD

A world oversaturated with noise and light and interruption takes an enormous toll on our sensory systems, impoverishing our experience, attention span and empathy for each other. Itamar Kubovy,...

DAR WILLIAMS - HOW TO MAKE YOUR TOWN SOMEWHERE EVERYONE WANTS TO LIVE

After more than 30 years touring the country, singer-songwriter Dar Williams has learned a lot about what makes a town great. She talks about her new book What I Found in a Thousand Towns and what...

NEW HAVEN 2040: LOOKING TOWARD THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS OF ART AND CULTURE

In June, Jock Reynolds ended his 20-year tenure as Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery. In this talk he draws from his lifetime of experience to look forward, exploring what...

Timothy Snyder - THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM: RUSSIA, EUROPE, AMERICA

In these uncertain times, what can Americans learn and how can we move forward to protect our most precious values? Timothy Snyder discusses his new book, exploring the lessons learned from the rise...

We festival with the world's best volunteers!

The festival wouldn't happen without all of our great volunteers. Thank you!

To learn more about Volunteering at the Festival, see artidea.org/volunteer.

"Festival is a verb" We know it; you showed it. Thank you!

Thank you for joining us for the 23rd International Festival of Arts & Ideas! The sun shone down on all of us this June as we made music, danced, learned, and festival-ed (because “festival” is a...

Come Festival with the Merchant of Venice!

The New England Premiere of Compagnia de' Colombari’s Merchant of Venice opens TONIGHT at the Yale Law School Courtyard. Performaces at 8pm until Saturday June 23.

Come Festival on Foot!

The big stage on the Green may be coming down, but the Festival is still happening. There are still more tours, more theater, more dance and more music happening this week!

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