Chris Gondek speaks with Michael Makovsky about Winston Churchill’s views on Zionism, Tennent Bagley about a KGB defector in the 1960s, and Emily Cockayne about urban nuisances people suffered in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Monthly Archives: August 2007
Chris Gondek interviews Nayan Chanda on globalization, Harold Cook on the international trading power of the Dutch republic in the 16th and 17th centuries, and Alan Klein on the international audience of Major League Baseball.
Chris Gondek speaks with Ali A. Allawi about Iraqi society and politics, Matthew Levitt on how Hamas embraces politics, charity, and terror, and Joshua Kurlantzick on how China is using Soft Power in the International arena.
Chris Gondek interviews Hugh Brogan, Heather Cox Richardson, Dr. Allen Dwight Callahan and Norton Garfinkle.
Chris Gondek interviews Sidney D. Kirkpatrick, Dr. Gerald Edelman, Leonie Gombrich, and John Marzluff & Tony Angell.
Chris Gondek interviews Adam LeBor, author of Complicity with Evil, T.J. Clark, author of The Sight of Death and John Gribbin, author of The Origins of the Future.
Chris Gondek interviews Adrian Goldsworthy, author; Ivan Brunetti, editor of An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories, and Todd Hignite, author; Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations.
Chris Gondek speaks with Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez about Foxbats over Dimona, Amitai Etzioni about American foreign policy, and Gregg Mitman about how allergies have affected American society since the Nineteenth Century.
In this lecture, William Sloane Coffin, Jr. challenges the church to respond to biblical mandates “like truth-telling, confronting injustice and pursuing peace” while avoiding use of “theological sledgehammers bludgeoning people into rigid orthodoxy.” Coffin, who died a year after delivering this lecture, served as Yale University chaplain from 1958 to 1975. (April 28, 2005)
In this lecture, Mary Evelyn Tucker highlights the spiritual and ethical dimensions of the environmental crisis, arguing that the religious and environmental communities should make common cause in protecting the ecology of planet earth. Tucker is a research scholar and senior lecturer at Yale University, with joint appointments at Yale Divinity School, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and the Yale Department of Religious Studies. (April 20, 2006)