New Books, New Perspectives
Join these distinguished writers this fall for discussions ranging from the war in Afghanistan to the war against pandemic disease, from the 20th century intellectuals who reshaped Asia’s image to China’s reach for power in the 21st century.
All programs are preceded by receptions from 6:00pm. Talks begin promptly at 7:00pm.
Buy a season ticket and attend all five author talks for the price of four.
19 September 2012
Gregg Jones shares the remarkable story of America's drive for an overseas empire on the eve of the 20th century, and the brutal realities for those living under foreign domination.
26 September 2012
Indian author Pankaj Mishra profiles Liang Qichao, Rabindranath Tagore, and Jamal Al-Din Al-Afghani, three men whose writings and political activism helped revive nationalism in China, India, and the Muslim world, setting the stage for today’s rise of the East.
POSTPONED | 24 October 2012
Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses his new book Little America, which explores what went right and what went wrong with President Obama's troop surge in southern Afghanistan.
15 November 2012
Award-winning science writer David Quammen tells the fascinating story of how organisms jump from animals to humans — sometimes with devestating results.
4 December 2012
Renowned strategist Edward Luttwak argues that China’s growing military and economic power will inevitably provoke countermeasures as surrounding countries like Vietnam, India, Japan, and the Philippines join forces with each other and the United States to blunt China’s ambitions.
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12 November 2012 | 6:00pm
Book Launch: An Invitation to Entertain by Elizabeth Stone
18 November 2012 | 3:00pm
Prem Souri Kishore, author, India: A Culinary Journey
9 December 2012 | 4:00pm
Shih Shu-Ching, author, City of the Queen