Garry Kasparov, Chairman, Human Rights Foundation; Former World Chess Champion; Author, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped; Twitter: @Kasparov63 Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »
Sinclair’s novel about the 1907 stock panic explores the inner workings of Wall Street at the time. In the novel, a prosperous New York lawyer, Montague, tries to help an old friend from Mississippi, who’s just moved to the city, sell a block of stock. Lucy, whose beauty makes men's hearts skip a beat, is eager to move forward and establish herself in the right social circles. But with that one transaction, they unwittingly became tangled in a web of unscrupulous power brokers who’ve concocted a daring scheme to manipulate the stock market for personal gain. Read more »
Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Kim Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Chair and Co-founder, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice Andrea Jung, President and CEO, Grameen; Former CEO, Avon Products, Inc. Read more »
Join us to discuss paradise within Dante’s Divine Comedy with discussion leader Lynn Harris. The Clive James’s translation will be used, which took decades to finish and renders the entire epic as a coherent and compulsively readable lyric poem. The translation reproduces the same wonderful momentum of the original Italian, propelling the reader along the pilgrim’s path, from hell to heaven, from despair to revelation.
Adam Johnson, Associate Professor, Stanford University; Author, The Orphan Master’s Son and Fortune Smiles Kathryn Ma, Author, The Year She Left Us and All That Work and Still No Boys; Jury Member, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards — Moderator
This program is part of the Good Lit series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »