Though Lourenço Bustani holds citizenship in two countries, founded a multinational consulting company called Mandalah that represents corporations such as General Motors, was selected by Nike to help develop a strategy for the 2014 World Cup, and will head cultural planning in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic games, he insists he’s nothing special.
Standing under a photograph that he took of a shirtless, 15-year-old street kid high on industrial glue, National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner recalled the destitution that he encountered while photographing the lives of “glue kids” in northeastern Brazil in the late 1990s.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, award-winning National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner will begin this week’s theme of “Brazil: A Rising Superpower” by looking back on his journey through Brazil with photos that not only show the beauty throughout the South American country, but also its history from the people on whose backs it was built.
In 1959, a 22-year-old woman, who Silicon Valley Archives project historian Leslie Berlin called “V,” moved with her four daughters from Los Angeles to Santa Clara County. V’s parents had moved there to escape the Dust Bowl in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and found jobs in a Del Monte peach cannery.
Two former governors of Western states, Robert List, R-Nevada, and Bruce Babbitt, D-Arizona, who later served as secretary of the interior under President Bill Clinton, discussed politics in the American West with Washington Post White House reporter Juliet Eilperin at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday in the Amphitheater.
Shortly after former Apple CEO Steve Jobs began his second stint at the future tech giant in 1997, he decided to scrap the plans for an Apple corporate museum in California’s Silicon Valley, and instead donate the company archives to Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Archives.
What made Silicon Valley happen? As a historian of the region, I am often asked this question, and I thought I would use this space to begin to answer it.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, a panel of three — including journalist Juliet Eilperin, former governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt, and former governor of Nevada Robert List — will be explaining how environmental issues unique to the West are tied up in national politics.
Native Americans have a far greater geographical reach than the American West, W. Richard West said in the Amphitheater on Wednesday. But they have served as an “undeniably potent originating element” in the canvas of the West, making their history, art and culture a dynamic and complicated subject for museums to represent.
I am often asked, is the West red or blue? Republican or Democrat? The answer is neither. Even as the rest of the nation aligns by region into red, Republican South and blue, Democratic North, western states continue their maverick ways, switching from one color to the other.