Category Archives: Guest Authors

Hip-Hop generation’s activism

Andreana Clay will examine the response of hip-hop communities to current movements like Black Lives Matter in her talk “‘Hell You Talmbout?’: Black Lives, Black Resistance and Hip-Hop.” Her lecture will be held on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in … Continue reading

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Engaging Islam

Gerhard Böwering, a professor of Islamic Studies at Yale University and Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, will deliver a lecture on “Finding Roots in Scripture and Tradition” as part of the Gasson Lecture Series: Engaging Islam, presented … Continue reading

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Evicted

Matthew Desmond, author of the New York Times bestseller, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Penguin/Random House, 2016), will give a talk on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Drawn on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly … Continue reading

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Vorenberg at Clough Center

Historian Michael Vorenberg will give a talk on “The Fourteenth Amendment as an Act of War” on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. at Barat House, Newton Campus. Vorenberg, an associate professor of history at Brown University, is the author of Final Freedom: … Continue reading

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Reporting on gender inequities and global health

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will present “A Path Appears: Reporting on Gender Inequities and Global Health” on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Murray Function Room of the Yawkey Athletic Center. Kristof and WuDunn combine journalism and activism … Continue reading

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The War on Poverty

Christopher Jencks, the Macolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will give a talk titled “The War on Poverty: Did We Give up Too Soon?” on  Apr. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 230. Jencks is … Continue reading

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Poet Afaa Michael Weaver

Award-winning poet Afaa Michael Weaver will give a talk on Apr. 6 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. He has published more than 10 poetry collections, including City of Eternal Spring, winner of 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and The Government … Continue reading

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