Arts and Literature

Мистецтво у революції свідомості

Коли в 1756 р. французький просвітник Оноре Габріель Мірабо ввів до наукового словника слово поняття «цивілізація», він мав на увазі  засноване на засадах розуму та справедливості суспільство. Пізніше німецький філософ Освальд Шпенглер песимістично розглядав цивілізацію як «закостеніння» органічного життя культури, її розпад та перетворення праці на механічну роботу, яка виключає творчість.

Art in the Revolution of Consciousness

When in 1756 French enlightener Honoré Gabriel Mirabeau introduced the notion of «civilization» into academic vocabulary, he meant the society based on the principles of intelligence and justice. Later German philosopher Oswald Spengler pessimistically viewed civilization as “numbing” of culture’s organic life, its collapse, as well as conversion of labor into mechanical work devoid of creativity.

Women and Youth in Modern Iran: A Film Festival

Search for Common Ground and the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center present

Women and Youth in Modern Iran: A Film Festival

Please join us for a two-day screening of a selection of Iranian films highlighting the present day realities of women and youth in Iran. Each day concludes with a panel discussion with experts on Iranian cinema. These films display the complexities and the various aspects of Iranian culture from a religious, traditional, and legal point of view. 

Gamers: Athletes for the Next Generation

Is someone who plays a computer game really an athlete? 

According to the State Department, the answer is yes.

Earlier this year, two young South Korean men were granted athlete visas to compete professionally in their chosen field: video games. 

So what’s driving this new industry of competitive gaming? 

The Arab Spring and the State of Egypt’s Antiquities

Egyptologist and SAFE Beacon Award Winner Monica Hanna discussed the impact of the current instability in Egypt on the desecration and looting of archaeological sites and artifacts.

On April 14, 2014, Middle East Program held a meeting, “The Arab Spring and the State of Egypt’s Antiquities” with Hanna, who is also a social media activist. Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, moderated the event.

Latin American Program in the News: "Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán To Be Protagonist In New TV Narco-Thriller"

In this article discussing Univision affiliate UniMás's purchase of the TV rights to create a serial about the life of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson talks about the possibility that the series will glamorize Guzmán and continue a trend of "narco-novelas."

Social and Political Issues in Today’s Russian Theater

Edmita Bulota Lecture Series on Soviet and Post-Soviet Theatrical Arts

This lecture is devoted to important social problems and current political trends of contemporary Russia and their reflection in the modern Russian Theater. The talk addresses not only some of the most significant theater performances in Moscow, but also the professional, human and psychological atmosphere among the leading Russian theater creators and theater managers.

Who's Telling Our Story: Report Studies Pakistani Women in Media

The women's advocacy group Uks has completed a two year research project on the role of women in the media in Pakistan.  Its findings may be accessed in "Who's Telling Our Story," which was recently released and is now available online.  In addition to detailed research into the representation of women, Uks also has revised its Gender Sensitive Code of Ethics, hoping to encourage both print and electronic media to voluntarily adopt these guidelines.