Timothy Snyder - Why History Matters

Timothy Snyder - Why History Matters

Timothy Snyder is one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals, and enjoys perhaps greater prominence in Europe, the subject of most of his work. He is the Richard Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. Before joining the faculty at Yale in 2001, he held fellowships in Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard. He speaks five and reads ten European languages. Among his publications are six single-authored award-winning books, all of which have been translated: Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (1998, second edition 2016); The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (2003); Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (2005); The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke (2008); Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010); and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. Bloodlands won twelve awards including the Emerson Prize in the Humanities, a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Leipzig Award for European Understanding, and the Hannah Arendt Prize in Political Thought. It has been translated into thirty-three languages, was named to twelve book-of-the-year lists, and was a bestseller in six countries. Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (2015) will appear in some thirty foreign editions. It has been a bestseller in four countries and has received multiple distinctions including the award of the Dutch Auschwitz Committee. Snyder is also the co-editor of two books: Wall Around the West: State Borders and Immigration Controls in Europe and North America (2001) and Stalin and Europe: Terror, War, Domination (2013). His most recent book is On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, it appeared in the United States in February 2017 and will be available in numerous foreign editions. In a very special project, Snyder helped his friend, the distinguished historian and intellectual Tony Judt, to compose a thematic history of political ideas and intellectuals in politics, Thinking the Twentieth Century (2012). Snyder's essays on the Ukrainian revolution were published in in Russian and Ukrainian as Ukrainian History, Russian Politics, European Futures (2014). A broader range of essays was published in Czech as The Politics of Life and Death (2015). Snyder sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern European History and East European Politics and Societies. His scholarly articles have appeared in Past and Present, the Journal of Cold War Studies, and other journals; he has also written for The New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, and The New Republic as well as for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and other newspapers. Snyder was the recipient of an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship in 2015 and received the Havel Foundation prize the same year. He has received state orders from Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is the faculty advisor for the Fortunoff Collection of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, and sits on the advisory councils of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research and other organizations.

Is the West fragmenting? - BBC Newsnight

Is the West fragmenting? - BBC Newsnight

So what does the popularity of Trump tell us about America's mindset at the moment - is it a country turning in on itself? And is this idea of retrenchment a bigger phenomenon? Europe is becoming increasingly fractious and fractured amid a deepening row about migration. And of course there is this summer's EU referendum here. Are the ties that hold the West together weakening and what will be the consequences? Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, Timothy Snyder, historian of Central and Eastern Europe and Anne Applebaum the writer and historian discuss with Kirsty Wark. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for highlights and bonus videos http://bbc.in/1iouM30 Follow us on Twitter @BBCNewsnight for the latest updates on #newsnight Add us on Snapchat - our username is 'BBCNewsnight' And follow on Facebook for our best material, an early heads up on what's coming up, and to join in our debates https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight

ON TYRANNY: Lessons From the 20th Century with Author Timothy Snyder

ON TYRANNY: Lessons From the 20th Century with Author Timothy Snyder

In his latest book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century,” award-winning author and historian Timothy Snyder warns of new threats to the political order that are not unlike the totalitarianism of the past. A Washington Post reviewer wrote that Snyder’s new book, “fits alongside your pocket Constitution and feels only slightly less vital.” His warnings and lessons from history provide the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW. Guest Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and the author of the new best-selling book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century.” His previous works include, “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin” and “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.” Snyder is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and is a permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. Host John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.

Timothy Snyder - Nations, Empires, Unions: European Integration and Disintegration Since 1914

Timothy Snyder - Nations, Empires, Unions: European Integration and Disintegration Since 1914

Nations, Empires, Unions: European Integration and Disintegration Since 1914 - lecture by Timothy Snyder. Held at the House of Literature (Litteraturhuset), Oslo, Saturday 8 February 2014.

Thomas Getman: When and How Did Evangelicals Become Zionists?

Thomas Getman: When and How Did Evangelicals Become Zionists?

"Israel Lobby & American Policy" conference on March 2nd, 2018 at the National Press Club. Thomas Getman is partner in a private consulting group that specializes in international, United Nations and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) affairs and university seminars, on U.N. Reform and humanitarian interagency partnership building. He was World Vision’s executive director for international relations until March 1, 2009. He managed World Vision’s liaison activities with the U.N. and the World Council of Churches and was responsible for diplomatic relations with U.N. member missions in Geneva and with countries on sensitive tax, staff and protocol negotiations. He served until 2009 on the board of principals for the U.N. Deputy Secretary General for Emergency Relief in the U.N. Office of the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) as chair of a premier NGO consortium, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA). From 1996 to 2001, Getman was director of World Vision’s programs in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, where he was responsible for a staff of 30 for relief and development projects in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and advocacy for peace. Previously, Getman served for 12 years as director of government relations for World Vision United States, at which time he founded WV’s office in DC. He interpreted U.S. government policy, pressed for needed foreign assistance, and advanced human rights, relief and development concerns with Congress and the White House. From 1976 to 1985, as a congressional legislative assistant and then director for Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-OR) his primary assignments were African and Mideast foreign policy and social justice - human rights. His most notable legislative contribution was to participate in the drafting of the Anti-Apartheid Act of 1985 (Law of ’86) after participating in the legal sanctions against Rhodesia and Uganda. Getman helped negotiate protocols with the presidents of Uganda and Zambia and encouraged warring African factions in their peace negotiations. Getman holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College (Illinois) and a master’s in theology (equivalency certificate) from Fuller Seminary.

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

http://www.ted.com Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.

Alyssa Mastromonaco, "Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?"

Alyssa Mastromonaco, "Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?"

http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781455588220 Alyssa Mastromonaco’s first book is a vivid and engaging behind-the-scenes look at former President Obama, his staff, and daily life in the Obama White House. Currently chief operating officer at VICE Media, Mastromonaco started working for Obama in 2005, during his race for the U.S. Senate. After his election as president, she served first as the White House director of scheduling and advance, then as deputy chief of staff for operations. She saw and learned a lot in these years, and from her unique vantage point she reports not just on politics but on the strategies she herself developed to be successful, including confidence, cooperation, and hard work. Mastromonaco is in conversation with Annie Karni of POLITICO and Audrey Gelman, co-founder of The Wing and a former press aide for the Clinton presidential campaign. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/ Produced by Tom Warren

John Akomfrah – Why History Matters | TateShots

John Akomfrah – Why History Matters | TateShots

John Akomfrah talks about his practice as a filmmaker, how he navigates between the gallery and cinema, what compelled him to make his 2015 work Vertigo Sea, and the influence of Andrei Tarkovsky. In this TateShots, John also talks about his commitment to the “philosophy of montage”, his interest in archive and documentary and the importance of history. John is an artist and filmmaker well known for his work with the London-based Black Audio Film Collective, which he co-founded in 1982. He made his debut with Handsworth Songs which went on to win the Grierson Award for Best Documentary in 1987. Today he runs the production company Smoking Dog Films and continues to produce films for a variety of spaces.

New Rule: Change Anxiety | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

New Rule: Change Anxiety | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B Bill Maher gets into the mind of Trump voters, who see diversity in America as a sign of decline. Connect with Real Time Online: Find Real Time on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Maher Find Real Time on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealTimers Find Real Time with Bill Maher Official Site: http://itsh.bo/HttKcM. Find Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO GO® http://itsh.bo/iioY87. Find Real Time with Bill Maher on Connect: http://connect.hbo.com/real-time-bill-maher Find Real Time on Instagram: http://instagram.com/realtimers The Real Time blog: http://www.real-time-with-bill-maher-blog.com/ It's HBO. Connect with HBO Online Find HBO on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/HBO Follow @HBO on Twitter: http://Twitter.com/HBO Find HBO on Youtube: http://Youtube.com/HBO Find HBO Official Site: http://HBO.com Find HBO Connect: http://Connect.hbo.com Find HBO GO: http://HBOGO.com Find HBO on Instagram: http://Instagram.com/hbo Find HBO on Foursquare: http://Foursquare.com/hbo Check out other HBO Channels HBO: http://www.youtube.com/hbo Game of Thrones: http://www.youtube.com/GameofThrones True Blood: http://www.youtube.com/trueblood HBO Sports: http://www.youtube.com/HBOsports HBO Documentary Films: http://www.youtube.com/HBODocs Cinemax: http://www.youtube.com/Cinemax HBO Latino: http://www.youtube.com/HBOLatino

5 Reasons Art is So Expensive | ARTiculations

5 Reasons Art is So Expensive | ARTiculations

Betty explains why some artworks are astronomically expensive. #withcaptions Watch part 2: http://youtu.be/RXEDQCVvx8I Please subscribe to ARTiculations to stay up to date on future episodes! http://www.articulationsvlog.com You can also follow us on: Tumblr: http://articulationsvlog.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/articulationsvlog Twitter: https://twitter.com/articulationsv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/articulationsvlog Sources & Further Reading: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-real-life-story-of-the-monuments-men/ http://listverse.com/2014/11/15/10-priceless-works-of-art-rescued-by-the-monuments-men/ http://www.whudat.de/top-20-most-expensive-paintings-in-the-world/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_paintings http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_law

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