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Cristen Hemingway Jaynes and John Hemingway discuss their family's legacy
Authors Cristen Hemingway Jaynes and John Hemingway will chat their work and the complex and sometimes troubling legacy of their family.
Talks at the Schomburg: Racial History of the American Criminal Justice System
Michelle Alexander, author of
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
Vying for Allah's Vote: Part 3
Author Haroon Ullah discusses his book
Vying for Allah's Vote: Understanding Islamic Parties, Political Violence, and Extremism in Pakistan
. For more information on the book, please visit: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/vying-allahs-vote
A Panel In Celebration of Coco Chanel
Susan Swimmer, Emily St. John Mandel, Lauren Cerand and Brittney Canty reflect on the life and legacy of Coco Chanel.
Greg Grandin on
Empire of Necessity
In his new book,
The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World
, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin examines how the transnational slave trade transformed the world, causing mass economic, social and political upheaval in ways that continue to reverberate today.
Author Talk: Chang-Rae Lee
Author Chang-rae Lee talks about his newest novel, ON SUCH A FULL SEA.
Chang-rae Lee is the author of the novels NATIVE SPEAKER, A GESTURE LIFE, and ALOFT, which was a
New York Times
Bestseller and Notable Book. NATIVE SPEAKER was awarded the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and an ALA Notable Book of the Year Award. A GESTURE LIFE won the Anisfield-Wolf Literary Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, and the NAIBA Book Award for Fiction, and was cited as a Notable Book of Year by the
New York Times
, and the
Los Angeles Times
. Mr. Lee has also written stories and articles for
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Food & Wine
, and many other publications.
His fourth novel, THE SURRENDERED, will be published in March 2010.
Chang-rae Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He was educated at Phillips Exeter, Yale, and the University of Oregon. He is a professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, where he teaches creative writing.
Tuesday, January 7, 2013
S. Stevan Dweck Center
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know
Peter W. Singer is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
Secretary Hank Paulson:
Hank: 5 Years from the Brink
| Talks at Google
Secretary Hank Paulson joins us in conversation about the documentary
HANK: 5 Years from the Brink.
Patrick Ness talks to
Patrick Ness is the author of the YA trilogy
and most recently an adult novel,
The Crane Wife
caught up with the author at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis to chat about his work.
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings & the American Experience
Stephen Wade presents a talk related to the research for his recent book,
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.
Sari Botton, Dani Shapiro, Emily Gould and Chloe Caldwell on NYC
In tribute to Joan Didion's iconic 1967 essay, on leaving New York, "Goodbye to All That," a group of contemporary female essayists have come together to recount their own experiences with the city.
Inside Random House: The Journey from Manuscript to Book
What happens to a manuscript after it leaves an editor's desk?
NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading
Anthony Marra, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice McDermott, Ruth Ozeki, Frank Bidart, Lucie Brock-Broido, Denise Duhamel, Carmen Giménez Smith, Hilton Als, Aleksandar Hemon, Rebecca Solnit, Amy Wilentz, Scott Anderson, Leo Damrosch, Linda Leavell, Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, Sheri Fink, David Finkel, George Packer, and Lawrence Wright.
Laurie Anderson and Amanda Stern
Laurie Anderson and Amanda Stern.
The Case for Debt Refusal: A Panel Discussion
OR author, NYU professor and Strike Debt activist, Andrew Ross discussed debt refusal with Sarah Jaffe, George Caffentzis, Sarah Ludwig, Pamela Brown and Mike Konczal on Wednesday, February 19 at Brecht Forum.