Public Voices: Steven Pinker & Robert Jay Lifton
Friday, March 23, 6:00-7:30 PM
A conversation between Steven Pinker and Robert Jay Lifton about whether we live in a more or less violent time. Pinker's most recent book is The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined and Robert Jay Lifton is author of, most recently, Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir.
Social Research: An International Quarterly conference:
Egypt in Transition
Thursday, April 12, all day
Experts will shed light on the origins of the events in Tahrir Square, the deposing of President Mubarak, the changes currently under way, and the future of Egypt. Speakers will address the "Roots and Character of the Egyptian Revolution" in the 10:00 AM Roundtable, "Possible Outcomes of the Egyptian Revolution" in the 2:30 PM Roundtable, and Saad Eddin Ibrahim will deliver the keynote address at 6:00 PM.
Social Research: An International Quarterly launch:
Politics & Comedy
Saturday, April 28, 5:00-7:00 PM
Social Research launches its spring issue on Politics and Comedy with an evening panel in collaboration with the New School for Drama and Acting.
Speakers include Tim Carvell, head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nancy Giles from CBS News Sunday Morning, and Victor Navasky, former editor of The Nation, now at work on a book about political cartoons.
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