We’ve got a great slate of author events this week:
The week kicks off with a talk on understanding climate change from Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines.
Tuesday includes a triple-header with George Rupp discussing his book Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities at Columbia University. He will be jointed by Scott Pelley, Wayne Proudfoot, and others. Meanwhile, Alexander Butler, author of Walking the Night Road: Coming of Age in Grief, will be in conversation with poet Joan Retallack in a program entitled In Writing, In Mourning. Heading back uptown, Stuart Schaar talks about his new biography Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age, at Book Culture. Schaar will be joined by Rashid Khalidi.
Wednesday and Thursday bring discussions of the history of American wealth and the fight against inequality. On Wednesday, Edward O’Donnell will be at the Lehman Center in honor of his book Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age. Wall Street itself is the subject of Edward Morris’s new book Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance. Morris will be at Left Bank Books to talk about the book.
Finally, on Friday, Wayne Koestenbaum, Sharon Marcus, Michael Moon, and our own Jennifer Crewe join a distinguished group of scholars and publishers in a conference at The Center for the Humanities to celebrate the thirtieth-anniversary edition of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire