The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels discussing their recently published book Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way Between West and East (Polity Press). Berggruen is president and chairman of the Nicolas Berggruen Institute. Gardeis is editor of New Perspectives Quarterly.
How are the arts, arts education, and creativity best supported in 21st century America? As citizens, how can we use our voices and resources to shape culture and education? Charles Best (Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org) and Yancey Strickler (Co-Founder, Kickstarter), both of whom have pioneered visionary crowd-funding platforms, discuss contemporary models for innovation and development in the arts, and a vision for democratic engagement with cultural enterprise. This conversation was moderated by Darren Walker (Vice President, Ford Foundation). Read More
In this eight week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as outlined in the 2013 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include the Future of the Euro, Egypt, NATO, Myanmar and Southeast Asia, Humanitarian intervention, Iran, China in Africa, and Threat assessment. Read More