Recent Headline and Cultural Forum Events
A look at the plight of tribal Asians known as “Negrito.” Nearly exterminated by exploitation, disease and a cataclysmic volcano, these extraordinary people now survive as forest hunter gatherers in only a few places: mainland Malaysia, the Philippines and India’s remote Andaman Islands.
Putting the Holocaust into a new historical context, historian Dan McMillan offers a compelling argument for how the perfect storm of bleak circumstances, malevolent ideas, and damaged personalities unleashed such terrifying atrocity and whether it could happen again.
Renowned English historian-journalist Martin Meredith (author of Diamonds, Gold, and War and The Fate of Africa) weaves together a fascinating tapestry of the exploitation and plunder that have beset Africa since the era of the Pharaohs to modern day.
Randy Olson, veteran National Geographic photographer, discusses the culture and people of Omo River Valley, on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya, whose livelihood is threatened by a massive hydroelectric dam being constructed in southern Ethiopia.