The desire to improve living standards throughout the globe is a commendable goal, but given the enormous scope and scale of the challenges, how can someone who has dedicated his life to meeting that goal remain optimistic? By focusing on the successes! Join Brookings scholar John McArthur on February 23 to learn about the successes — and potential future successes — as he reports on the UN’s Millennium initiative.
How does age impact the work of creative artists? Does an artist’s accumulated knowledge and experience, combined with a sense that time is finite, create the conditions for especially intense or heightened expression? And how do these dynamics – common to artists of all kinds – play out in the realm of music composition?
The internationally-renowned pianist Jonathan Biss explores these questions of “late style” creativity in a panel discussion with Washington University faculty on February 8 at 5 pm in Danforth University Center’s Goldberg Formal Lounge.
Julian Bond was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and activist for social equality and liberty for all people. On (insert date) 2011, he delivered his lecture “Post Racial America: Fact or Fiction.”
The beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak spoke on campus more than once, but on Nov. 29, 1989 his talk was on “Creative Theft.”