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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.”

The Never-Ending Bob Dylan

December 3, 2010

Preeminent critics Greil Marcus and Christopher Ricks spoke on "The Never-Ending Bob Dylan." Greil Marcus spoke on "Man of Constant Sorrow" and Christopher Ricks spoke on "The Color of His Skin OR Don't Forget That You Are White."

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

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

Discussion centered on topics raised by Eric Foner's new book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. Panelists included Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, Robin Blackburn, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and Eric Foner, Dewitt Clinton Professor of History.