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September 6, 2017

Festival to Host Authors Covering Current Affairs

Extra, extra! Read all about it! This year at Fall for the Book, we have an array of writers discussing politics and current events. Come hear a fresh spin on what you’ve seen in the headlines.

Susan Bordo on The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

Susan Bordo, professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Kentucky discusses her book The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, in which she outlines this destruction in three key areas: gendered stereotypes and double standards, political forces, and media influence.

Event: Wednesday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m. Click for more details.

Making America Green

Stanford professor Mark Jacobson details his roadmap for converting the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within the next few decades. His career has largely focused on air pollution and global warming, and he’s written multiple books and articles on global and national renewable energy options. His most recent, a textbook titled Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions has been called “engaging and comprehensive.”

Event: Thursday, October 12 at 12 p.m. Click for more details.

Fighting A Drone War

In Drone: Remote Control WarfareHugh Gusterson explores the significance of drone warfare from multiple perspectives, drawing on accounts by drone operators, victims of drone attacks, human rights activists, international lawyers, military thinkers, and more, as well as maps the “ethical slippage” over time in the Obama administration’s targeting practices.

Event: Wednesday, October 11 at 12 p.m. Click for more details.

Reporting on Trump and the 2016 Election

Reporter Jared Yates Sexton and essayist Tim Denevi discuss covering the squabbles, scandals, and victories of the 2016 presidential election. Denevi wrote about the election for outlets like LitHub and New York Magazine. Jared Yates Sexton’s book The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters on Your Shore: A Story of American Rage chronicles the nation’s most unexpected and divisive election to date, from an insider’s perspective.

Event: Friday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. Click for more details.

The Idea of the Muslim World

In The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History, Cemil Aydin, Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill,sheds light on the intellectual origins of longheld misconceptions that the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims constitute a single religio-political entity.

Event: Friday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m. Click for more details.


Interested in more events about politics and current affairs?

Check out “A History of Concentration Camps” with Andrea Pitzer.