With a White House facing multiple investigations, what will it mean for the legislative agenda, America’s global influence, and our political culture? Consider these speakers:
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Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer renowned for his works about life as an American Indian. His new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, is set for release next Tuesday, June 13th. It has been listed on various summer reading lists including those of Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and Google Play.
“He was truly amazing, spending three hours on stage, making us laugh until tears were running down our cheeks, and using that humor to make us think critically about our tightly held truths.” – Fresno State University
A New York Times bestselling author, Alexie’s modern-classic, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, won the National Book Award upon its release. Spending the better part of a decade on required reading and banned books lists, it was named the Best Young Adult Book of all time by TIME. He is currently working on the film adaption with Temple Hill (The Fault in our Stars) and with Hugh Jackman in a supporting role.
Sherman has published 26 books including his new memoir, his first picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., and numerous collections of poems and short stories. His new story, “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest,” was featured in the June 5th issue of The New Yorker.
He has won multiple awards including the PEN Faulkner Award and the Literature Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Smoke Signals, the film Alexie wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.
How do we think about moral and ethical dilemmas in a global age? Are globalization and capitalism good for democracy and the common good? What do we owe one another as citizens?
Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel challenges audiences to examine the hard questions we confront in politics and in our everyday lives. The Guardian described him as “the man who is currently the most effective communicator of ideas in English.”
He is the bestselling author of Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? which has been translated into 27 languages, and What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. His legendary course “Justice” has been viewed by millions of people around the world.