John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Jonathan Shapiro on Maus by Art Spiegelman
On Thursday 20 August cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro aka Zapiro will discuss "Maus" by Art Spiegelman as part of the Great Texts Big Questions public lecture series presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA at the University of Cape Town UCT. During each Great Texts Big Questions lecture a highly regarded thought leader will discuss one of life's big question or a significant book or artwork. Shapiro studied under Art Spiegelman in New York during his Fulbright Schola
Mamphela Ramphele on Knowledge in the Blood by Jonathan Jansen
On Thursday 1 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will be Mamphela Ramphele who will discuss "To what extent has our transformation process embraced the intimate in public discourse." The suggested background reading is Jonathan Jansen's "Knowledge in the Blood." Mamphela Ramphele, former ViceChancellor of UCT and director of the World Bank, is an academic author and medical doctor. Her involvement in political activism and academ
Zackie Achmat on Marx and Lincoln
On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln as part of the Great Texts Big Questions public lecture series presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA at the University of Cape Town UCT. During his talk Zackie may reformulate how the liberal left-wing ideals of the past are relevant today said novelist and academic Imraan Coovadia, coordinator o
GIPCA Great Texts / Big Questions Public Lectures 2009
GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear leading intellectuals discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. All of the lectures from 2009 were recorded and are now available online. Below is a brief summary of each talk. Follow the link above to the download page for the mp3 lectures. On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and "The Gettysburg
Oh My God, Mama King Is Dead
Divisiveness within the Black community. A Say Brother Special Presentation, Program 330 focuses on the death of Mrs. Alberta King, Sr. and what her death means to her family, the African American community, and the country. Host Gwen Dillard (Director of News and Public Affairs for television station ...
Yonkers housing delegation
Deborah Wang reports that a delegation of forty residents from Yonkers, New York, visited Boston to learn about the city's approach to public housing. Wang notes that the delegation from Yonkers toured Boston's model housing projects, which contain a mix of low-, middleand upper-income units. Wang reports ...
Eritrean People's Liberation Front
Excerpt from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front showing the tough training regime, and physical labor, expected of all soldiers.
Minority Cultural Institutions: Programmed to Fail?
Falling standards in Boston Public Schools. Program focuses on minority cultural institutions and whether they are destined to fail in the United States. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Elma Lewis, Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists about the limited existence of minority cultural ...
State Senator Bill Owens
Excerpt from the press conference with newly elected State Senator Bill Owens. Participating media representatives are: Luix Overbea (Christian Science Monitor), Al Williams (WILD Radio), Sarah-Ann Shaw (WBZ TV), Russell Tillman (WSBK-TV), Alan Raymond (WGBH-FM), Greg Pilkington (WGBH-TV), Bruce Cole (Harvard Crimson), and Maurice Lewis (Black News). Owens stalks about public financing of campaigns and the importance of targeting the primary and secondary elite.
Students at English High School
Footage of African American and white students at work in the pottery studio at English High School. Footage of an African American teacher teaching a history class at English High School. The class discusses social unrest in the 1960s and government efforts to fight poverty. Footage of African American and white students passing through a hallway and use escalators at English High School. Sharon Stevens (WGHB reporter) reports that Arthur Garrity (federal judge) has called for a new code of dis
Ten O'Clock News broadcast
Gail Harris and Meg Vaillancourt host a Ten O'Clock News broadcast. Harris reads the headlines. Eileen Jones reports that Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) has announced to the Boston School Committee that $1.2 million must be cut from the school budget. Jones notes that school administrators and staff will be affected by the cuts. Jones adds that the Boston School Committee has voted in favor of appointing a school official to oversee negotiations with the school bus drivers'
Why a Massachusetts Liberal Will Be the Next President (and Other Amazing Prophecies)
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will offer his predictions about this fall's historic civic exercise. His Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy is provocatively titled "Why a Massachusetts Liberal Will Be the Next President (and Other Amazing Prophesies)". A professor at the Goldman School ...
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Michael Nacht (1/9/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley Michael Nacht Dean and Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley "Changing Paradigms in National Security Policy" January 9, 2003. A complete transcript is available. Professor Nacht teaches and writes in ...
Max Boot, 2003 Nimitz Speaker: Does America Need an Empire?
The 2003 Nimitz Speaker Max Boot is Olin Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. His last book, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (Basic Books) was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He is now writing his next book, a history of military technology revolutions over the past 500
Changing the Culture of the Academy: Toward a More Inclusive Practice
Mission Statement Changing the Culture of the Academy explores ways that the academy might incorporate the challenge of diversity as it pertains to its core mission and practice. Participants will consider new paradigms for rethinking the academy that are inclusive of various cultural and disciplinary traditions, learning styles and identities. This will include opening a dialogue about these issues across all disciplines, from the social sciences and humanities to the physical and life sciences
Conservation: From the Farm to the Front Office
Conservation: From the Farm to the Front Office - Sustainability with a Sense of Place James Geringer was Governor of Wyoming from 1994 to January 2003. He modernized economic planning to extensively include technology and changed how natural resource agencies work together on the state, federal and local level. He joined Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in the summer of 2003 as Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies, focused on how senior elected and corporate officials
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Mark Albert
Mark Albert has been a transactional attorney for over 17 years, specializing in venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. Throughout his career, he has represented over 150 emerging growth companies, assisting them in raising funds in excess of $1 billion in capital. Mark has also successfully completed over 100 acquisition/sales transactions ranging in size from $1 million to over $1 billion. Mark's primary areas of expertise include: internet, software
The Art of Political Cartooning: Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher
The UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy Welcomes The Economist's political cartoonist, Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher to discuss the iterpretation of news through drawing cartoons. Learn how to draw George Bush in five minutes and discover how to draw like a professional cartoonist.
The Economics of Climate Change
The Economics of Climate Change: Is tackling climate change a pro-growth strategy for California?" - a talk by Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the United Kingdom Government Economic Service and author of the highly regarded report, the "Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change." The College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, is hosting the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Stern will explain how inaction on climate change could lead to the kind of e