Writers Junot Diaz and Francisco Goldman discuss writing lives, through history and fiction. Junot Diaz is the author of Drown and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which was awarded the Sargent First Novel Prize and was selected by Time and New York Magazine as the best novel of 2007. Francisco Goldman is [...]
In conjunction with Wales in NYC Week, acclaimed Welsh writers Jan Morris and Owen Sheers discuss Sheers’ new novel, RESISTANCE, which imagines a German invasion of Wales during World War II. This event was presented by the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library.
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine, will reflect on the magazine’s 142-year history and offer her views on the role of The Nation in turbulent political waters. Ms. vanden Heuvel will share some of her plans for the growth of the magazine and discuss the challenges facing print [...]
Samantha Power, Barack Obama’s former Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, examines in her new book, CHASING THE FLAME: SERGIO VIEIRA DE MELLO AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD, the humanitarian work of Vieira de Mello, who as an idealist and fierce pragmatist worked in more war zones than any other person in his generation. She [...]
George Dreyfus, Professor of Religion at Williams College and J. David Velleman, NYU Professor of Philosophy, discuss the Tibetan Buddhist concept of time, from a philosophical standpoint. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.
Ronald Dworkin, distinguished professor of law and of philosophy at New York University, delivered a lecture entitled, “Can We Disagree About Law or Morals?” The event was held at the New York Institute of Philosophy, a new research center at NYU.
Known for his empathy, humor and hope, Jonathan Schell is The Nation’s peace and disarmament correspondent. His latest book, The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, will be published in November. The book examines threats posed to the world by nuclear power and continuing arms development. Mr. Schell will share excerpts from the [...]