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Latest Programs

Eqbal Ahmad
Terrorism: Theirs and Ours

Terrorism is the scourge of the era. It is a fearsome symbol conjuring up images of ferocious-looking, bearded men brandishing AK-47s. The media focus on the terrorism of official enemies...

David Korten
Toward an Ecological Civilization

Will Rogers, a famous U.S. humorist once said, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Good advice. Wish that it were heeded when it comes to climate change....

Geoffrey Stone
The Fight for Free Speech on Campus

The political landscape is increasingly intolerant of opposing views. Campuses are sometimes a battleground. Author Charles Murray was shouted down and prevented from speaking at Middlebury. Condoleezza Rice declined to...

Arun Gandhi
Gandhian Nonviolence Today

As protests and demonstrations continue around the world, once again the relevance of the strategies and tactics of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance arise. What are we to do when...  

Laverne Cox
Transgender Visibility

The LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer community have made significant strides in recent years in achieving legal recognition and protection. But some of the gains are being rolled...

Laura Secor
Iran: History & Politics

Iran, a country of 80 million people, strategically straddles West and South Asia. Once in Washington’s hip pocket, Iran dramatically left the U.S. orbit in 1979 when the Shah was...  

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
An Indigenous Economic Model

The existing economic system in most countries is a kind of state capitalism. It produces enormous inequalities. Its extraction practices are environmentally destructive. Perhaps indigenous models provide a viable alternative....

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Gender Equality

Currently the Supreme Court hangs in the balance with a 4-4 liberal conservative split. The former tends to view the Constitution as a living document, while the latter sees it...  

Gary Taubes
Sugar: How Sweet It Isn't

Sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making some people very sick. There is growing evidence that sugar triggers chronic diseases...  

Michael Eric Dyson
White Privilege

White privilege. What’s that? Some people have choices and advantages simply because of the color of their skin. Many whites are unaware of it or if they are are quick...  

Angela Davis
Beginnings: Movements of Possibility

In times of crisis one can simultaneously see danger and opportunity. Today there is nostalgia for an imagined past and a desire to recreate it. It’s a seductive tale. Things...  

Arun Gupta
Changing the System

With Donald Trump in the White House we may have entered a post-truth era. As Orwell wrote in his great essay “Looking Back on the Spanish War:” “If the Leader...

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