Fall 2010

Taking Stock of (Analytical) Marxism

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, Jon Elster, Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University, and John Roemer, Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University, will speak on "Taking Stock of (Analytical) Marxism."

Franciscus Verellen, Director of École française d'Extrême-Orient, will give the William Theodore de Bary Lecture on "Halcyon Days: Emerging Centers of Regional Power in Shu (Sichuan) and Jiao (Vietnam) after the Fall of the Tang."

This discussion will focus on Eric Foner's new book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.

The New Atheism and the War on Terror

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Terry Eagleton, Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, UK, will speak on "The New Atheism and the War on Terror."

The Fall 2010 Lionel Trilling Seminar will feature Terry Castle, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.

Language and Expression

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Charles Taylor, Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, returns to Columbia to speak on "Some Issues about Language".

Storytelling the City

Monday, November 29, 2010

Suketu Mehta, Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University, Richard Sennett, Professor at New York University and the London School of Economics, and Michael Taussig, Class of 1933 Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will speak on "Storytelling and the City."

Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, will speak on "Tea Leaves: The Right, before and after the Election."

The Never-Ending Bob Dylan

Friday, December 3, 2010

Music critics Greil Marcus and Christopher Ricks will speak on "The Never-Ending Bob Dylan".

Elizabeth Bishop’s Geography III

Monday, December 6, 2010

Three of today's finest American poets, Rachel Hadas, Richard Howard, and Jane Shore, will read from Elizabeth Bishop's Geography III.


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