Month: October 2017

Author and staff writer for the New Yorker, Philip Gourevitch, to speak on campus

On Monday, October 23rd, 2017, author and long-time staff writer for the New Yorker, Philip Gourevitch will present “Trump’s America in the World” in the Pyle Center’s alumni lounge (702 Langdon Street, Madison).

About the presentation: Last year’s U.S. presidential election delivered the most radical shock to the international order of any event since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The rise of Donald Trump marks the end of a post-Cold-war balance of power and ideology. Much of what America stood for, albeit inconsistently and often ineffectively – democracy, diplomacy, climate security, human rights, non-proliferation, institutional expertise – Trump stands aggressively against. The shift is not merely rhetorical. Long-time foreign correspondent, author and New Yorker writer, Philip Gourevitch asks: How did we get here? And how do we make sense of and respond to the crisis the Trump presidency represents in our world? 

Please indicate your interest in attending HERE.

Schedule of Events:

6:30-7:00 p.m.: Public Reception with light appetizers and beverages

7:00-8:00 p.m.: Lecture followed by Q&A

There will be an opportunity to purchase Gourevitch’s books and have them signed after the event.

Co-sponsored by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, International Division, the UW Law School, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UW-Madison, A Room of One’s Own Bookstore.

IRIS Fall 2017 Open House