Video / Audio  Joseph Stiglitz

MICHAEL SCHUDSON will present a brief history of the development of journalism as a profession and the role of professional news-gathering in preventing America from entering a post-truth age. LEONARD DOWNIE and BILL KELLER, the former executive editors of the Washington Post and the New York Times, will provide commentary and perspective. Featuring: Michael Schudson, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University. Leonard Downie, Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University; Former Executive Editor, Washington Post Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief, The Marshall Project; Former Executive Editor, New York Times. Moderated by Thomas DiPrete, Giddings Professor of Sociology.

General Conversation with: Don Robotham and David Scott

Autobiographical Reflections with: Honor Ford Smith, Performance, Decolonization and Life Stories: Sistren Theatre Collective and the Search for Radical Alternatives in the Present Brian Meeks, Reading the Seventies in a Different Stylie: Dub Poetry and the Urgency of Message

Sustaining Social Movements with: Kimberly Robinson-Walcott, “Black Man Time Now!” Race, Class, and Culture in 1970s Jamaica Rupert Lewis, The Jamaican Left: Dogmas, Theories, and Politics, 1974-1980

Terrance Hayes is the author of several books of poetry, including How to Be Drawn; Lighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; and Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series. A recipient of a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, he is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, poetry editor at New York Times Magazine, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU.

The interconnections of migration, law, bureaucracy and race form the subject of some of the most exciting current research into the Nazis in history. The American roots of National Socialism are explored by James Whitman, one of tonight’s speakers and author of a study of the influences exerted upon the Third Reich by interwar US immigration laws. Alongside Whitman, Hans-Christian Jasch will speak about new insights to be gleaned into the emergence of the wartime German genocide through a focus on the careers, personalities and intellectual outlooks of the civil servants who participated in the Wannsee Conference, a key turning-point in the Final Solution of the Jewish Question.

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities presents Part 1 of our Populism and Religion lecture series from Jose Casanova (Professor of Sociology and Theology, Georgetown University). . 

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities presents Part 3 of our Populism and Religion lecture series from Theda Skocpol (Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University).