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“Government,” said Leo Tolstoy, “is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.”
…liberation as an intellectual mission…has now shifted from the settled, established, and domesticated dynamics of culture to its unhoused, decentered, and exilic energies whose incarnation today is the migrant, and whole consciousness is that of the intellectual and artist in exile, the political figure between domains, between forms, between homes, and between languages. —Edward Said
“Ultimately our aim should be to create a world free from the displaced, the homeless, and the hopeless, a world of which each and every corner is a true sanctuary where the inhabitants will have the freedom and the capacity to live in peace.” — Aung San Suu Kyi
Submit a 1,500-word essay or a two- to four-minute multimedia piece that addresses "On Being Human: Freedom and Constraint in the Year 2013." Three first-place winners will be chosen along with honorable mentions from Bard’s network institutions.
Successful submissions will include: