Big Ideas

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  • Audio Recordings Are Now Posted

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]If you aren’t busy enough this holiday season and looking for something entertaining, thought-provoking, and edifying to experience, may we suggest the audio recordings of some of this year’s THIN AIR 2015 stellar events. As promised way back in September, a number of our events were recorded and the audio for the Mainstage, the […]

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  • Willing to Travel: Willing to Learn

    by Jason Cheung “Learning to travel: Traveling to learn” may be Robin Esrock’s greatest motto in life. Disclaimer: Coming from a highly biased fan who watched pretty much every single episode of Word Travels – Esrock’s signature travelogue series that catapulted him as a travel writer/producer and superstar seen and well known around the globe. […]

  • Big Ideas: Will Ferguson

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the New Heart of Africa Giller Prize-winning author Will Ferguson started off his talk by saying “Rwanda itself is a big idea. It represents something.” He said it represents the best and the worst of human nature. He read the beginning of his book to us. I found his writing […]

  • Stalin’s Daughter, by Rosemary Sullivan

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I conceived of writing my biography of Svetlana Alliluyeva after reading the obituaries that appeared across the world when she died in November 2011. In many of them she was quoted as saying:  “Wherever I go, to Australia or some island, I will always be the political prisoner of my father’s name.” What an impossibly dark, […]

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