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This installment of the Heyman Center's "Money Series" featured Gillian Tett, US managing editor of the Financial Times, where she oversees global coverage of the financial markets. In March 2009 she was Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. In June 2009 her book "Fool’s Gold" won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards.

This Writing Lives event featured Hisham Matar, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel In the Country of Men, and more recently, Anatomy of a Disappearance.   In addition to reading from his work, Hisham Matar spoke with Bashir-Abu Manneh of Barnard College on the topic of "Literature, Exile, and the 'Arab Spring."

Part of the Heyman Center's Money Series, "The Global Minotaur: The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective" featured Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Responding was Justin Fox, Editorial Director of the Harvard Business Review Group.

Preeminent author Ahdaf Soueif, who spent much of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square, delivered the annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture on "Notes from the Egyptian Revolution."

Egypt Arising, Part 1 of 2

February 10, 2011

Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, Mona El-Ghobashy, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at Barnard College, and Jean-Pierre Filiu, Associate Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, spoke on the continuing political developments in Egypt. This talk was moderated by Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.

Egypt Arising, Part 2 of 2

February 10, 2011

Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, Mona El-Ghobashy, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at Barnard College, and Jean-Pierre Filiu, Associate Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, spoke on the continuing political developments in Egypt. This talk was moderated by Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.

12/3/10: Greil Marcus and Christopher Ricks participate in an evening of discussion on Bob Dylan’s work. Professor Marcus spoke on Dylan’s cover of the traditional American folk song “Man of Constant Sorrow,” and Professor Ricks spoke on race in Dylan’s early recordings, including “No More Auction Block” and “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carol.”

11/10/10: Terry Eagleton, Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, UK, speaks on "The New Atheism and the War on Terror."