Conversations on Memory: Literature, Neuroscience, History

Tuesday, November 19, 2013  6:30pm The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium


Committee on Global Thought

The Committee on Global Thought presents Orhan Pamuk, Joseph LeDoux, and Partha Chatterjee in an interdisciplinary conversation bringing perspectives from literature, neuroscience, and history to explore the ways in which we understand, think about, and study the past.

Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul, and Creator of the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul
Joseph LeDoux, Neuroscientist and researcher on memory and emotion, Author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self
Partha Chatterjee, Political theorist and historian, Author of A Princely Impostor? and The Black Hole of Empire

Moderated by Carol Gluck

Inaugurating the international collaborative research project of the Committee on Global Thought: The Politics of Difficult Pasts: Memory in Global Context.

Free and open to the public. First-come, first-seated.


  • Orhan Pamuk

    Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities

    Columbia University

  • Joseph LeDoux

    Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science

    New York University

  • Partha Chatterjee

    Professor of Anthropology

    Columbia University

  • Carol Gluck

    George Sansom Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Language and Cultures

    Columbia University


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