This Thursday March 25 at 6pm ET, Asia Society present what promises to be an interesting conversation live on Livestream. The Honorable Jaswant Singh, a former member of Parliament in India joins Steven I. Wilkinson, Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University to discuss Singh’s new book, the controversial Jinnah: India-Partition- Independence.
The partition of India has been, without a doubt, the most wounding trauma of the 20th century. The people of India and the world ask “Why did this partition take place at all?” and “Who was or is responsible?” Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer—his answer, as there may be no definitive answer. Jinnah’s political journey began as “an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity” yet ended with his becoming the “sole spokesman” of Muslims in India; the founder of Pakistan, the Quaid-e-Azam. Join the discussion online as Steven Wilkinson asks Singh how this transformation occured.
While no Indian or Pakistani politician or Member of Parliament has ventured an analytical, political biography of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, this book attempts an objective evaluation, which is one of the sparks to its controversy. Singh asks when this questionable thesis of “Muslims as a separate nation” first originated and where it led the Indian subcontinent and Pakistan. He also asks why there was then a need for the establishment of Bangladesh, as well as the question of where Pakistan is headed.
Join the Associated Press live at the Red Carpet of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. The action begins on Sunday March 7 at 3:00pm PST / 6:00pm EST. While the Academy Awards is technically about the year’s best in film, all eyes will be on the Red Carpet to glimpse some of the most extravagant, contemporary, and buzzworthy fashion coming straight from the runway. The exclusive star-studded event will also feature in-depth interviews with some of the biggest names in show business. Don’t forget to take your place on the Red Carpet at http://livestream.com/theoscars.
Grammy Award winners Lady Antebellum have a new feature on their Livestream channel: Webisode Wednesday! Each Wednesday, the group will post a new webisode which documents their lives and follows them in their adventures as country superstars. They may also respond to fans in future webisodes. The latest webisode will be available this Wednesday, March 3, with a new webisode to premiere each week. Catch them all at http://livestream.com/ladyantebellum.
In the world of boxing, it doesn’t get much better than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Two of boxing’s veterans prepare for their brawl as Livestream broadcasts live on Tuesday March 2 at 12:00pm EST from the heated press conference. This broadcast event will also feature exclusive live interviews with the ring warriors afterward. Catch the trash talking, ring details, and interviews at http://livestream.com/mayweathervsmosley.
Fans will have the special opportunity to chat live with the cast of TNT‘s Southland on Tuesday March 2 at 8:00pm PST / 11:00pm EST. Immediately following the Season 2 premiere of the police & detective drama, fans can interact via Facebook and Twitter with stars Ben McKenzie, Michael Cudlitz, and the rest of the cast. Don’t miss the chance to ask your favorite stars a question about their role on the show. They’ll be taking questions and sharing possible spoilers right here.
Celebrate the Bicentennial of St. James’ Church with a special panel discussion “The Church and Global Reconciliation” as it’s broadcast live this Sunday, March 7 at 4:30pm EST. This broadcast event will include honored guests Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, The Rt. Rev. Gordon McMullan and The Rt. Rev. Hays H. Rockwell. These three great friends will discuss ways a local congregation can be called upon to participate in global reconciliation efforts. You can attend this discussion by watching live at http://livestream.com/scribemedia.
Synthpop duo The Bird and The Bee will broadcast their concert at the El Rey Theatre live in Los Angeles. The band will perform on Friday March 5 at 8:00pm PST / 11:00pm EST. They will also play selected tracks from their newest release, Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. There may also be a surprise guest in store. Listen live & watch the concert at http://livestream.com/thebirdandthebee to see what happens.
When halftime starts, people are always discussing the the game thus far. Now’s your chance to ask an expert. During Halftime during the Lakers vs. Heat game this Thursday March 4, NBA TV Analyst Chris Webber will take live questions about the game and the NBA season up to now. Be ready to ask your questions via Facebook and Twitter and make sure to watch Chris live at http://livestream.com/turnersportslive.
The New York Times said it best: “Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the Shorty Awards,” coming to you live from NYC at the Times Center on Wednesday March 3 at 7:00pm EST. Honoring the best people and organizations on Twitter, these unique awards are for the Twitter community and awarded by the Twitter community. Online voting is public and culminates in a hilarious awards ceremony that recognizes the winners in 26 official categories as well as those in brand new crowd-sourced categories. Tune in at http://livestream.com/shortyawards to see if your favorite Twitter user wins!
AP Live isn’t just bringing you to The Oscars Red Carpet this week; they’re also bringing you exclusive live interviews with some of the biggest names in Hollywood & beyond. On Tuesday March 2, they’ll talk to Brooklyn’s Finest director Antoine Fuqua at 12:30pm EST and Parenthood actor Peter Krause at 1:15pm EST. AP will also speak to Real Housewives of NYC‘s Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and Bethenny Frankel on Thursday March 4 at 1:30pm EST. Lastly, on Friday March 5 they’ll be speaking live with newly-crowned Miss America Caressa Cameron at 1:00pm EST. Last week’s highlights include Aerosmith‘s Joey Kramer and Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe. See these and past interviews at http://www.livestream.com/aplive.
Electronic Arts and Xfire will host an exclusive broadcast of Dragon Age Origins: Awakenings this Friday March 5 at 8:00pm EST! In Awakenings, players become the Grey Warden Commander and are entrusted with the duty of rebuilding the Order and uncovering the secrets of the darkspawn. In this special event, 10 lucky chat participants will win 1 of 10 digital copies of the game on PC or 1 of 10 signed Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne novels. Watch live at http://www.xfire.com/stream_series/dragonage and don’t miss your chance to win!
Asia Society invites you to join them Wednesday March 3 at 6:30pm EST for a conversation with Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate, human rights activist and founder, Centre for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran. Ebadi will join Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai to discuss the current Iranian regime, its religious and ethical ideals and national aspirations, the prospects for change, and what other governments and peoples ought to do in response. Ebadi has worked to support these norms, with particular concern for the rights of women, children, refugees, and political prisoners, as well as issues relating to free expression. Please join the discussion by submitting questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and watching live at http://livestream.com/asiasociety.
Watch live and on-demand episodes of Samsung Product Support TV‘s “Keep It Simple” program, live on Thursdays & Fridays at 3:00pm EST/ 12:00pm PST. You can participate in SPSTV by using our online chat via Facebook and Twitter. Submit your questions and get an answer live from product experts! Tune in to so that you can get the most out of your Samsung products. You can catch this and other Samsung programs at http://livestream.com/spstv.
The World Economic Forum will take place Wednesday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 31, starting at 2:45 AM (ET) on 01/27. Livestream has created a custom grid for the organization, allowing several conference rooms to be broadcast simultenously. The grid has additionally social media tools Twitter and Facebook integrated to the application so that viewers can chat, interact, and share the livestream on these networks.
The 40th Davos meeting will challenge decision-makers to “Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild”. Over 2,500 leaders from over 90 countries representing business, government and civil society will work together on pressing challenges. Haiti will feature on the agenda: “We hope we can present a major common effort to the world community showing true corporate global citizenship in Davos,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF.
Listen to the brightest minds in the business world at http://www.livestream.com/worldeconomicforum.
The Winter X Games Fourteen will stream live from Aspen, Colorado from Thursday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 31, starting at 2 PM (ET) 01/28. More than 200 of the best action sports athletes, including past Olympians, will compete in Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile events. The Winter X Games are in its 14th season, and will feature Louie Vito, Shaun White, Dane Ferguson, and many more. Hit the slopes at http://www.livestream.com/xgames.
In partnership with AP Live, Livestream is producing a live Red Carpet hosted event at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 5 PM (ET). Expect to see the latest fashion and some great in-depth interviews with the biggest names in music, such as Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Taylor Swift—and yes, maybe even Kanye West. Take your place on the red carpet at http://www.livestream.com/aplive.
In continuation with Haiti relief efforts, City Winery will host “New York Sings for Haiti” on behalf of Partners in Health on Monday, Jan 25 at 7 PM (ET). The music-filled fundraiser will feature many Indie artists, such as The Bongos, Amber Rubarth, Ian Axel, Vienna Teng, Wes Hutchinson, Ari Hest, Will Knox, Joey Ryan, Rosi Golan, Nate Campany, Martin Rivas, Dov Rosenblatt, Alex Berger, Greg Holden, and Howie Statland from NYCSmoke. Enjoy the live music at http://www.livestream.com/nysingsforhaiti and donate to Partners in Health at https://donate.pih.org/page/contribute/haiti_earthquake?source=earthquake&subsource=standwithhaiti.
AP Live will interview musicians Neil Sedaka on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 2 PM (ET) and Joe Satriani on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2 PM (ET). Sedaka, mostly known as a songwriter, has worked with Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Frankie Valli, Olivia Newton-John, Andy Williams, The Carpenters, Elton John, and many more over the past five decades. Satriani is a multi-Grammy Award winning guitarist, who has collaborated with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Steve Vai, Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot, Jason Becker, and has also enjoyed a successful solo career as well. Make sure to watch both music legends’ interviews at http://www.livestream.com/aplive.
World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind will host an online chat regarding Ground Zero in New York City, as well as his opinions of development projects in Europe—in particular Warsaw. On Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2 PM (ET), Libeskind will debate with young architects, art students, and others about how Warsaw should re-develop and modernize the city. Watch a brilliant architect mind at http://www.livestream.com/live4space.
In support of her new album “Downtown Church,” Christian singer-songwriter, Patty Griffin will host a live session and chat from her studio in Nashville. The broadcast will air live on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 PM (ET), giving fans around the world the unique opportunity to watch Patty perform and interact with her. “Downtown Church,” which will release on Jan. 26, is Patty’s seventh album and is a collection of her favorite Gospel standards and two of her original songs. Tune into the live performance and chat at http://www.livestream.com/emicmglabelgroup or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pattygriffin.
The monthly New York Video Meetup will ensue on Wednesday, Jan 27 at 6:30 PM (ET). NY Video is the world’s largest organization of web video professionals, and meet monthly to showcase local startups, content producers, and media companies. For their first meeting of the New Year, they plan to honor “5min” for winning their top award of 2009, while also highlighting exciting new demos from four new local startups. Join New York’s finest web video professionals at http://www.livestream.com/nyvideo.
Asia Society will hold their next live event Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 PM (ET). The program will discuss Indian innovations—specifically grassroots innovations by social entrepreneurs such as SELCO, which provides solar lighting to the poor, Bopay, a mobile payment startup, and Dr. Mohan’s Mobile Medical Van.
Watch the live webcast at http://www.livestream.com/asiasociety.
The JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival will be streamed live from Thursday, Jan. 28 to Saturday, Jan. 30. The 2010 staging of the JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival will be a celebration of The Art of Music that will see Montego Bay engulfed in the awesome sights and sounds of the TurnKey Productions event. The event will feature performances by Gladys Knight, Joss Stone, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmunds, Erykah Badu, John Secada, Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Tamia, Machel Montano HD, Billy Ocean, The Whispers, as well as reggae band Third World. Tune in, starting at 6:45 PM (ET), for days filled with great Jamaican music at http://www.livestream.com/jamaicajazzandblues.
Asia Society will be hosting a conversation between Composer Tan Dun and artist Wendy Gu on Monday Nov. 2 form 7-8:30pm (ET). They will be broadcasting the entire conversation live from New York City as part of their fall Panel Discussion series, which you can watch on their channel page: www.livestream.com/asiasociety
Tuesday November 3rd at 1pm ET (postponed until next Tuesday Nov. 9 at 1pm ET) The Jump on NBA.com will be premiering exclusively on Livestream. The show will air weekly Tuesday’s 1pm ET and will feature NBA announcers Kyle Montgomery and Dennis Scott discussing the latest news, highlights and analysis of that week in the NBA. Tune in to interact live using Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday directly at http://my.nba.com/jump and www.livestream.com/thejump
Steven Curtis Chapman of EMI will perform an exclusive live show on Livestream at Livestream.com/emicmglabelgroup and Facebook.com/stevencurtischapman Tuesday November 3 at 7pm PT / 10pm ET. The country music artist is a veteran of the Country Music scene and will be performing in support of his latest record “Beauty Will Rise” on the official EMI Livestream channel page.
The New Jersey Gubernatorial Elections will take place on Tuesday November 3rd and local Gannett properties will be hosting evening coverage of the process with several of their New Jersey affiliates including The Asbury Park Press, The Courier Post, The Daily Record, Mycentraljersey.com, and The Daily Journal. Visit any of the NJ affiliate websites for the coverage or visit the APP Livestream Channel page to watch on Livestream.
Tuesday November 3rd Livestream will be on the Red Carpet of the L.A. premiere of the new film ‘2012‘ at 6PM (PT)/9PM (ET). Tune in to the broadcast on Tuesday to the 2012 channel page to chat with fans using Twitter and Facebook, and to see all of the stars, including Hank Azaria, Jason Bateman, Camilla Belle, Jason Biggs, Lauren Graham, Natasha Henstridge, Jane Kaczmarek, John C. McGinley, Ruben Fleischer, Kevin McKidd, Luc Robitaille, Jessica Stroup, Sela Ward, Estella Warren, Rumor Willis.
Thursday November 5th at 6pm ET Food Inc. present a live Q&A with Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and Josh Trought of the D Acres farm. The two will be chatting live with the audience about their respective companies and their dedication to organic farming on: http://www.livestream.com/foodinc
The TedXEast Conference will be streamed live all day on Friday November 6th from 1-6:30pm (ET) on their custom Livestream page http://www.livestream.com/tedxeast. The inaugural TEDxEast event will feature a half day of speakers, TEDTalks, music and dance. The “Developing World Ideas” theme explores the people and processes that drive “world ideas” through stories that resonate on a global stage. Guest speakers will include web entrepreneur Rachel Sterne, best-selling author Suzy Welch and Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen among others. Tune in Friday to watch and chat live with Twitter and Facebook on Livestream.
Colgate University will host a new installment of their ‘Living Writers Series’ on Friday Oct. 6 at 4:30 pm ET. This week they will be presenting Chinese/American author Yiyun Li, author of “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” Tune in to the Colgate Channel Page to watch and chat, and have a look at the complete schedule for upcoming speakers.
The India Economic Summit, presented by the World Economic Forum, will be live beginning Sunday November 8th and running through Tuesday November 10th exclusively on Livestream. World leaders will discuss some of the most pressing economic issues facing India in the global economy, and will brainstorm potential solutions and courses of action. The complete schedule and list of speakers is available here or you can tune in on Sunday to the official WEF Livestream channel to watch the entire broadcast.
Amid allegations that Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election through fraud, massive protests continue in Tehran and other Iranian cities on a scale not seen since the revolution in 1979. While expressing concerns over these events, the Obama administration has indicated an intention to continue its attempt at dialogue with Iran.
Tonight Thursday 25 June, from 6:30PM to 8PM (ET) Asia Society brings together two leading Iran experts to take a closer look at what’s happening in Iran and what it all means. How should we assess the outcome and aftermath of Iran’s presidential election? Has Iran entered an entirely new phase of its post-revolutionary history? How will these developments impact President Obama’s efforts to engage the country and US-Iran relations more broadly?
- Arang Keshavarzian, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University (he was in Iran for the presidential election and its immediate aftermath).
- Suzanne DiMaggio, Director of Policy Studies, Asia Society (moderator).
The event will be broadcast live at www.livestream.com/asiasociety
The coming days will be quite busy on Livestream. We have already mentioned some of the very exciting upcoming broadcasts such as the World Refugee Day (Saturday June 20th) and Invisible Children’s lobbying days in Washington (Monday and Tuesday 22-23 June). Here’s a selection of additional events that will take place from tonight on until Friday 26 June.
Asia Society, Wednesday 17 June, 6.30PM-9PM (ET)
The Road Not Taken: Zhao Ziyang’s Memoirs and the Legacy of Tiananmen. Join the Asia Society for a fascinating evening of discussion with two of the book’s editors, Adi Ignatius and Bao Pu, and former Ambassador to China, Winston Lord, in conversation with Orville Schell, Director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society.
NY Video June Meetup, Thursday June 18th, 8PM-9PM
This month’s presenters are:
1. Epix – Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer (Unveiling new JV)
2. Tremor Media – Shane Steele, VP Marketing
3. Zixi – Israel Drori, Founder & CEO
4. Motionbox – Chris O’Brien, Founder
5. ooVoo – Rodger Wells, VP BD & Tom Herman, VP PM
Open Video Conference, Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th, 9AM-6PM
Open Video is a broad-based movement of video creators, technologists, academics, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, activists, remixers, and many others. The conference will address the growing movement for transparency, interoperability, and further decentralization in online video.
World Refugee Day, Saturday June 20th 8AM-8PM (ET)
For the first time in history, the world will be able to witness refugee camp life. The UN Refugee Agency will stream from Chad and Central Columbia. Under the theme “Real People, Real Needs”, this World Refugee Day asks you to remember the millions of forcibly displaced and stateless people under our care who are struggling with their day-to-day lives.
How It Ends, Monday June 22nd and Tuesday June 23rd
Invisible Children, Resolve Uganda, and the Enough project are joining forces to bring peace and safety to the children caught in the crossfire of Joseph Kony’s war in Uganda. The program will include lobbying trainings, VIP speakers, a kick-off rally and will culminate in an unprecedented outpouring of activism on Capitol Hill, with hundreds of meetings taking place between Members of Congress and their constituents.
Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Monday June 22nd to Thursday June 25th
Presented by Techweb, the conference provides business managers with access to the right information at the right time through a web of inter-connected applications, services and devices. Stay tuned for more info and the schedule in the next couple days.
Structure 2009 Conference, Thursday June 25th, 9AM-7PM (ET)
Om Malik and The GigaOM Network team are proud to announce a premiere event for Cloud Computing and Internet infrastructure. The schedule is available here.
Acclaimed Iranian American author Reza Aslan (“No God but God” and “How to Win a Cosmic War”) discusses Islam today in the context of history, faith, ideology, and culture. In conversation with Asia Society President Vishakha Desai, Aslan will explore historic patterns of interaction between the Muslim world and the United States, and the potential to build new and more meaningful relationships, particularly for the next generation.
The event will be broadcast live tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST at www.livestream.com/asiasociety. Viewers are encouraged to send questions to email@example.com.