Confronting the compounded impacts of the pandemic, climate crisis and structural injustice ushers a protracted and complex period of reassessment, reimagination, and regeneration. Complex problems call for complex solutions.
Focusing on contemporary approaches to miniature painting, the exhibition Miniature 2.0: Miniature in Contemporary Art brings together the works of 14 artists from different countries such as Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan. The current crises of the pandemic, social justice and climate have laid bare the deep fissures in our worlds, demanding that we reimagine and articulate the possibilities that go beyond narrow binaries of national/global or past/present.
Uptown People’s Assembly: Facing the Raging Pandemics organized by the Wallach Art Gallery on June 12, 2020. Moderator of the 4 pm segment is Vishakha N. Desai, chair of the Committee on Global Thought and principal investigator of the Politics of Visual Arts Project, Columbia University, and features Betti-Sue Hertz, director and chief curator, Wallach Art Gallery.
Meeting the world’s biggest challenges requires a global, interdisciplinary approach.In this interview, Vishakha Desai of Columbia University explores how rethinking “global” as transnational, interdependent, and relational empowers faculty and others working in the field to tackle the world’s pressing issues. These challenges are inherently interdisciplinary, and students must be prepared to face and solve those challenges.
Vishakha Desai, President Emerita Asia Society and Senior Research Scholar in Global Studies, Columbia University, and Barbara Earl Thomas, Visual Artist and Writer, moderated by Chiyo Ishikawa, Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, Seattle Art Museum.
More than 3,200 educators, decision-makers, and influential experts from the public and private sectors from over 100 countries gathered in Doha for engaging plenaries, dialogues, debates, and tailored networking sessions to reimagine and build the future of education.
Dr. Vishakha N. Desai talks about her moving her work forward with Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul. The Center aims to contribute to the academic and research environment of Turkey across a variety of fields, while also allowing members of the Columbia community to increase their knowledge and explore academic opportunities within Turkey.
As nativism spreads and borders close, does the power of cultural diplomacy still have an impact around the world? In association with The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, Public Forum will discuss the theater of politics and the politics of theater in a changing international landscape.
AFS Global Conference (26-28 September 2018 in Budapest) convened more than 450 leading educators, researchers, business leaders and policymakers to push for more global competence education at a time when “globalism” is under attack, and nationalism is on the rise.
NEW YORK, October 25, 2016 — Vishakha Desai, who served as president and CEO of Asia Society from 2004 to 2012, discusses the organization's six decades of history.
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