Ideas Stream

PICO IYER: WHEN HOUSES ARE NOT HOMES

In a world in which people are the move more than ever before, whether by choice or necessity, author Pico Iyer suggests ways in which our sense of home has grown fluid, portable — and even secret...

STORIES WE TELL: NARRATIVE AND EMPATHY

In her book What’s the Story (2014), legendary postmodern theatre director Anne Bogart reflects on the contemporary power of story in theatre and life alike. Among Bogart’s multidisciplinary...

MAJORA CARTER: URBAN ONSHORING

MacArthur “genius” and entrepreneur Majora Carter discusses how she is building tech services companies in low-status American communities to generate jobs and new economic activity, and to...

NO MINIMUM AGE: YOUTH ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Our inaugural Youth Ideas panel, part of the first Citywide Youth Summit, explores the legacy of U.S. youth activism and, above all, its importance in social movements today.

TAKING OWNERSHIP: MUSIC AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

The Internet has been both a blessing and a curse for musicians, allowing them to spread their work widely but also making them more susceptible to harmful, unlawful copying. Legal scholar Jessica...

Cooperation Amidst Crisis: May Day 1970 and Its Lessons

On May 1, 1970, a crowd of nearly 30,000 radicals descended on Yale to protest the murder trial of nine Black Panthers. In this talk, Henry Chauncey, then assistant to Yale’s president, discusses...

Rock 'n Roll that Heals featuring Mary McBride

In this event, Mary McBride gives us a window into her work on The Home Tour with an emphasis on her current initiative with young adults at Connecticut Mental Health Center and participating...

Africa, Ebola, and Global Health Equity

Last year an epidemic of Ebola erupted in West Africa. The story about the epidemic in the US largely alternated between the fears of the disease coming to these shores and the heroic work of...

Angela Bowen From Artist to Activist: A New Haven Legend

This panel discussion among individuals who knew and were inspired by Angela honors not only Angela’s legacy in New Haven and beyond, but also the conviction threading through her multifaceted...

21st Century Art & Politics (Part 1)

Art and politics have a long history of complex entanglement, but in the new millennium, the global artistic scene has exploded with political controversy. In Part 1 of this talk, Graham Sheffield...

21st Century Art & Politics (Part 2)

Art and politics have a long history of complex entanglement, but in the new millennium, the global artistic scene has exploded with political controversy. From the Mariinsky Ballet to Brett...

Sinatra at 100: Cultural Influences, Back and Forward

This celebration of the life and work of Frank Sinatra explores his influence on American music and art. Presented in association with The Grammy Museum and The New York Public Library for the...

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