Arts and Literature

Kennan Institute Winter Reading List

The Kennan Institute asked some of our scholars to share part of their 2018-2019 winter reading lists. Here are a few of their picks, ranging from Central Asian history to Soviet festivals.

Farrukh Irnazarov, George F. Kennan Fellow, Kennan Institute

 

Talking North Korea in Hollywood

In Hollywood, North Korea means drama. Films like The Interview (2014) or Red Dawn (2012) entertain and alarm at the same time. The fictional story of an attempt by CIA agents to assassinate Kim Jong-un, The Interview caused North Korea to mount a cyberattack on the distributor, Sony Pictures Entertainment. In Red Dawn, a group of American high school students stand up against North Korean troops invading the U.S. mainland.

*EVENT CANCELED* A Centenary Celebration of Prokofiev and America

Due to a scheduling conflict, this event has been canceled.

Event Recap: Fears of the Fourth Estate, Current Challenges for the Pakistani Press

Today, we live in a world of increasing democratic backsliding and attacks on free speech are not uncommon. Pakistan is no different–print or media journalists who are perceived to have crossed certain red-lines can face censorship and intimidation while the media houses that employ them could be financially undercut. As the Pakistani state cracks down on the mainstream media, social media has become a bastion of critical voices, but now the Pakistani authorities have turned their attention to social media and bloggers are facing similar consequences.

Kennan Institute Back-to-School Reading List

The Kennan Institute asked some of our scholars to share some of their top choices for 2018 back-to-school reading. Here are a few of their picks, ranging from Soviet and post-Soviet organized crime to the relationship between Facebook and democracy.

 

Stacy Closson, Global Fellow, Kennan Institute

 

Kennan Institute Summer Reading List

The Kennan Institute asked some of our scholars to share part of their 2018 summer reading lists with us. Here are a few of their picks, ranging from social media savviness to the history of the Russian ballet.

Nina Jankowicz, Global Fellow, Wilson Center

 

Celebrating Black History Month with A Cappella Group Reverb

The Wilson Center’s African American Heritage Event Committee is pleased to invite you to an afternoon of live entertainment by the a cappella group Reverb.

Can Music Change the World?

Can art be a transformational power in society and in creating more equal and ethical leadership? The Wilson Center’s Finland Scholar Emilie Gardberg helps answer the question, “Can classical music change the world?” That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW. 
 
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