Recent Headline and Cultural Forum Events
The China-Japan territorial dispute is becoming increasingly dangerous and the prospects rise for a confrontation. U.S. security ties to Japan put it in the middle of the situation. A panel of experts on East Asian geopolitics looks at trends in the region and offers a broader context for understanding the big picture and impending flashpoints.
Havana is a city electric with uncertainty, yet cloaked in cliche and plagued by political stagnation. Over five years, journalist Julia Cooke witnessed the social evolution on a very human scale. How will the last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro fare as the rest of the world beckons?
How can theater across cultures and borders function as a powerful tool for mutual understanding and reconciliation? Hear from U.S.-based director Emily Mendelsohn and her collaborator of seven years, acclaimed Ugandan playwright Deborah Asiimwe, as they discuss their five-year, binational creation process.
T.V. Paul, Professor of International Relations at McGill University, looks at why in an era when countries across the developing world are experiencing impressive economic growth and building democratic institutions, has Pakistan been such a conspicuous failure.