Although the Pequot War was small by today's standards, the rhetoric of the English Puritans made their victory over the the Native Americans a significant event in the early history of the United States and crystallized the attitudes and myths that became the foundations of a nation.
Sun, 10/07/2012 - 7:00pm
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — women are claiming space within the mosque.
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 3:00pm
BROADSIDE tells the story of how the English invasion of Dutch Manhattan sparked the first global naval war. It employs talented actors in 17th-century settings, large-scale re-enactments, animation and scholarly interviews to capture the drama and intrigue as two nations fight for prosperity abroad and face demands for religious freedom at home.
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 7:00pm
Women and girls across the globe face threats — trafficking, prostitution, violence, discrimination — every day of their lives. But hope endures. Brave men and women have developed innovative ways of helping those living in some of the most challenging conditions.
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows six actress-advocates including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, and Olivia Wilde as they travel to six countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.
Testing Milton Friedman
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 7:00pm
Equality of Opportunity -- the panelists explore Friedman’s ideas and the possible implications of equality of opportunity and equality of outcome. The panelists include: Walter Williams, Shikha Dalmia, Matthew Yglesias, and John Bouman.