Location: Room C-103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Ian Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches and mosques-as well as cults, sects, and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty-over what it means to be Chinese, and how to live an ethical life in a country that discarded traditional morality a century ago and is still searching for new guideposts. Ian Johnson will talk about his six-year project to document the great awakening of faith that is shaping the soul of the world's newest superpower.…
Accompanied by Hindole Majumdar (tabla) and Anirban Chakrabarty (harmonium)
Ritesh and Rajnish Mishra are among the leading young vocalists of India. They represent the sixth generation of a family of eminent musicians of the Benaras Gharana. They have trained under a number of great musicians, including the famous duo, Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra, their father and uncle, respectively. They have performed extensively at concerts in India and abroad, and have received several prestigious awards, including the Yuva Ratna Award, the Bhavishya Jyoti Award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Award, and the Sangeet Samriddhi Samman and also received a Grammy nomination. They are 'A' grade vocalists of All India Radio and Doordarshan (Indian National Television). For more information, see: http://www.riteshrajnishmishra.com/home.htm
Eugene Costello will speak on the traditional Irish practice of "booleying"--the term used for the seasonal movement of people and cattle between low-lying farms and remote summer pastures in hilly terrain.
Participants will be:
Eugene Costello, Keough-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, University of Notre Dame…