2 Apr 2015

From Buryatia to Oregon

From Buryatia to Oregon: Protecting the Environment Through Law Across Borders By Maggie Keenan In January, Oksana Imetkenova traveled to Eugene, Oregon from Ulan-Ude in Russia’s Buryatia Republic. This remote area of East Siberia is home to the Buryat people, whose traditional yak husbandry, native species, and watersheds are threatened by gold mining waste and changing land use.   Oksana came to Eugene to collaborate on her work with colleagues from around the world at

Fire and Water on the Mountain

Blog Entry from the Altai Republic originally at www.sacredland.org By: Christopher McLeod The fire was hungry. It consumed milk, vodka, bread, cheese, lamb’s heads, cow’s legs, barley, cedar, juniper, water and the prayers and songs of a shamans from all over Asia. The fire roared, sparked, smoked, called out to ancestors and spirits, and seemed very happy to be fed by the people. On the summer solstice, beneath Uch Enmek Mountain in the Altai Republic of

Unsound Labs 2012

UNSOUND FESTIVAL NEW YORK is dedicated to bringing quality artists from around the world and needs your help to start a new program: UNSOUND LABS. The kick starter funds will go to help put on the free LABS collaboration shows during the festival (weekend afternoons at ISSUE Project Room), as well as all the talks, screenings, etc. that happen during the festival at various locations. The funds will be directed toward artists and production of LABS events themselves. ___________________________

hotINK at the Lark 2012

hotINK at the LARK will present readings of new plays by ten dramatists  from outside the United States. Each day includes staged readings during the afternoon and evening, featuring the work of distinguished New York actors and directors, and followed by meet-the-writers events. All events are free, but require a reservation. Reservations will be available after March 1st online at www.larktheatre.org. Waiting lists for all events will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity is

The Center for Safe Energy Helps Establish First US-Ukrainian Sister National Park Agreement

Melissa Prager EcoTravel Blog Follow my journey from Odessa's Black Sea to Siberia's Lake Baikal as I meet with ordinary people doing extraordinary things. August 16 was a historic day between Ukraine and the US, and the Center for Safe Energy was honored to be a part of it. The newly established Nizhnidnestrovsky National Park in the Odessa region of Ukraine, and Florida’s Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve signed the first sister national park agreement

Prague Quadrennial 2011

Intersection: Intimacy & Spectacle -undisciplined art inhabiting the very center of Prague in June 2011 Prague, May 25th, 2011 As part of the next Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, the world's largest performance design event held in Prague once every four years, Intersection: Intimacy and Spectacle will transform Prague, introducing to the city center an ephemeral artistic dwelling composed of thirty boxes. These boxes will be inhabited for the duration of the Prague

Diary of a Wolverine Tracker

Guest blogger, Rebecca Watters, writes about her experience in the summer of 2010 on a TMU-sposored project that sent The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative to research the impacts of climate change on wolverine and pika populations in Mongolia.

U Street: street, neighborhood, discussion

We are thrilled to invite you to for a reading and discussion of Blair Ruble’s newest book, “Washington’s U Street: A Biography” at the offices of TMU on January 26th at 5:30pm. We are very glad to be able to host this event and hope that you will be able to join us!

Modern Day Clark Kents: Engaging Your Inner Superhero

Grist, Goethe Institut-New York, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding hosted a conversation with the theme Modern Day Clark Kents—a talk about how there is a super hero in all of us.Last night a group of New Yorkers gathered at the Goethe Institut-New York’s downtown alternative art and performance space, The Wyoming Building to learn more about the real people behind three of the environmental movement’s most exciting characters: No Impact Man, the Yes Men, and Ask Umbra.

Soft Power of Art

Wendy Luers, long-time TMU grantee, President of The Foundation for a Civil Society, and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of The Project on Justice in Times of Transition, recently published an article in the Washington Diplomat on the importance of cultural diplomacy and the "Soft Power of Art," the article's fitting title.