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Cogut Center Film Archive


"My Friend is Mine:
The Photography of John Dugdale"

Revisit this symposium with photographer John Dugdale, Jonathan Katz (Visual Arts, SUNY/Buffalo), Douglas Nickel (History of Art and Architecture, Brown), Stuart Burrows (English, Brown), and convener Jacques Khalip (English, Brown) with their thoughts on photography as a form that continues to engage scholars in the humanistic disciplines, inflecting ethical, aesthetic, and political reflections that testify to a world subject to vision.


"Reconsidering Hannah Arendt"

Watch the January 2014 taped roundtable discussion Reconsidering Hannah Arendt with Ariella Azoulay, Comparative Literature; Ted Bogosian, Cogut Center; Bonnie Honig, Modern Culture and Media/ Political Science; Pamela Katz, screenwriter of Hannah Arendt; Adi Ophir, Cogut Center; and Michael Steinberg, Cogut Center.


"Political Concepts"

Watch taped sessions from the two-day conference, Political Concepts at Brown: A Critical Lexicon in the Making held at the Cogut Center in November 2013.


"South Africa: Voices of a New Future"

Visit with members of the University of Cape Town Opera School in this moving video about how the opera program there is changing lives.


"Poetic Forces: Creative Change in
and Beyond the Arab Spring"

Watch this March 2013 conversation on youth, social media and the Arab Spring with hip-hop artist Deeb, and scholars Lara Dotson-Renta, Elias Muhanna and moderator Tricia Rose.


"Playing with the Enemy: Orchestra Brings Together Israelis and Arabs"

from the PBS Newshour, January 2013.


"Dissonance and Harmony:
The Arab-Israeli Conflict Through
Music and Academic Discourse"

Watch this January 2013 conversation with members of the Brown community and Daniel Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra


"Dissonance and Harmony:
A Conversation"

Watch this conversation with Daniel Barenboim, Mariam Said, Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, and Miko Peled from this January 24, 2013 event


"Health Inequality: Economics, Ethics and Public Policy"

Watch President Christina Paxson deliver the 2012 Invitational Lecture in the Humanities on December 3, 2012


"Our Bodies Belong to God"

Watch former Cogut Center Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, and current Brown Anthropology professor, Sherine Hamdy talk about her new book "Our Bodies Belong to God," from a November 5, 2012 presentation.


"Sentiment to Cinema: Revisiting Eisenstein on Dickens and Griffith"

The 2012 Sarah Cutts Frerichs Lecture in Victorian Studies by James Chandler, University of Chicago, from April 18, 2012


"A Practical Global Humanities: Approaching a Vocabulary for Art and Advocacy"

The 2012 Invitational Lecture in the Humanities by Erik Ehn, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, from April 10, 2012


"The Last Resistance: Piano Music of Mohammed Fairouz"

The performance and talk with composer Mohammed Fairouz and pianist Steven Spooner from February 23, 2012


"Music, Writing and Critique"

The conversation with Jacqueline Rose, Mohammed Fairouz and Michael Steinberg from February 24, 2012


"Music and Civil Society"

includes talks by Leon Botstein, Toshiko Mori, Sebastian Ruth from November 18, 2011