Emmanuel Naniuzeyi of Savannah State University’s Center for International Education talks about the Confucius Institute. He talks about its potential for promoting trade, cultural exchange and understanding with China. He also addresses concerns about academic freedom.
Bertha Husband and Mari Jo Marchnight talk about novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Conrad Aiken. He spent his first and last 11 years in Savannah. He was fascinated by the human mind, perhaps because of his childhood experience. But he’s not widely celebrated.
Stefania Cancemi talks about her upcoming exhibit at Gallery Espresso. An animation student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, her photo lens takes a lonely view of Turkey. Her animations focus on the textures of hair, eyes and skin.
Dr. Robert J. Bunker talks about epochal changes taking place in warfare. He says gangs, terrorist groups and other non-state actors pose a challenge to modern nation states. He takes a broad historical approach to many subjects, but mostly, the blurred lines between armed conflict and law enforcement.
Denise Norman talks about the Russian Festival in Rincon. She also talks about her brilliant iconography, her egg-decorating art, Russian food, the Orthodox Church in America and its music and history.
Wiley McCrary of McCrary’s Championship BBQ talks about the people who led him to where he is today, including mentors in and out of the food industry. He also talks about the BBQ competition circuit and his award-winning Wilmington Island restaurant.
Chris Desa of the Savannah Folk Music Society talks about this year’s Folk Music Festival and his biography. He explains how a child from Bombay ended up in our Southern port city, meeting the likes of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. And he plays a tune he wrote for his son.
Cort Atkinson of the Ocean Exchange talks about finding solutions to the planet’s most vexing problems by connecting innovators with a marketplace. She talks about how her Savannah-based organization is bring problem-solvers and large companies together to make a better world.
Savannah trombonist Teddy Adams talks about his life in jazz. He explains how many of his musical connections go back to his Air Force duty in Japan. And he talks about why he believes jazz music doesn’t have mass market appeal.
Hal Brands of Duke University talks about the idea of “grand strategy” and how it relates to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions. He talks about the phrase “Don’t do stupid stuff.” This speech was recorded for the Savannah Council on World Affairs.