Program Tags: Society, Culture and History


Main Program | In Conversation with Marina Mahathir

This is Marina Mahathir’s story, from her perspective and no one else’s. It is, she hopes, the answer to the question: What is it like to be Dr. M’s daughter? …

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Main Program | Bali, 50 Years of Change

Jean Couteau and Eric Buvelot discuss Bali, 50 Years of Changes – A Conversation with Jean Couteau, translated from French by Diana Darling, looking back at Bali since the 1970s, …

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Cultural Workshop | The Language of Offering

With their intricately woven leaves and stunning collection of petals, you’ve no doubt admired the Balinese Hindu offerings adorning homes, streets, and temples. Now you can discover the reasons behind …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Carla Power

Carla Power, the author of two Pulitzer Prize finalists in General Nonfiction, discusses in her latest book, Home, Land, Security, the emerging field of deradicalization. By inquiring into the stories of those …

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Main Program | Writing as Catharsis

In the face of trauma, writing can be deeply cathartic and help us make sense of our lives, our relationships, and ourselves. In his new memoir, Patting the Shark, Tim …

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Cultural Workshop | Bahasa Bali Breakfast

Kick-start your Festival day with Balinese treats and coffee while learning the basics of Basa Bali with the team from Cinta Bahasa. Learn key greetings, the dos, and don’ts, as …

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Main Program | What are the Roots of Radicalism

Radicalism and extremism continue to create considerable concern and conflict around the world. An expanding field of study is looking at the roots and influences on what motivates these groups …

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Main Program | Memayu Hayuning Bawana

Our theme, Memayu Hayuning Bawana, from the Ancient Javanese Philosophy, of seeking beauty and harmony in our lives, can easily be related to contemporary society. Carma Citrawati, Ki Purbo Asmoro, …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Osman Yousefzada

British activist, interdisciplinary artist, and celebrated designer Osman Yousefzada, discusses his first book, The Go-Between, a uniquely observed memoir of his childhood growing up between worlds in a closed migrant community. …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Sequoia Nagamatsu

Sequoia Nagamatsu’s debut novel, How High We Go in the Dark, follows generations of intricately-connected characters as humanity attempts to rebuild after a pandemic. This haunting and hopeful story about …

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