April Programs

Apr 4, 2019

April 13, 2019

Two Years With Franz

What if you have a story that's really complicated, and you have 546 tapes to listen to, and you get obsessed and don't know where to stop? All of those things were true for "Two Years with Franz."

The "Two Years" refers to the two years of tapes recorded by the Pulitzer-winning poet Franz Wright before his death, AND the two years Bianca Giaever spent listening to them. This is a story of art and love, of madness and beauty, of youth and age and death.

April 6, 2019

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With China

President Xi Jinping has made it clear: When it comes to big data, advanced weaponry, and other innovations in tech and AI, China has plans to surpass the United States as the world’s next techonomic superpower. But between the trade war with the U.S., the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and an array of domestic challenges, are China’s goals outpacing its capacity? Or is China building and investing in strategic partnerships that will push the country toward global dominance? The debaters are Ian Bremmer, Michèle Flournoy, Yasheng Huang, Parag Khanna, and Susan Thornton.