Past Event

Geoffrey Nunberg: The Years of Talking Dangerously

Wed, May 13 2009 - 6:00pm

The Years of Talking Dangerously

Geoffrey Nunberg, Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley; Senior Researcher, Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University; Author, The Years of Talking Dangerously

Language can inspire and move people. But it can also deceive and deflect. Our new president has often been praised for his ability to use language, while our former president was accused by opponents of “linguistic trickery.” Nunberg takes a closer look at our nation’s political and social discourse over the past several years, revealing what it says about us.

Location: Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese/networking, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $12 members, $18 non-members
Also know: Bookseller: West Portal Books. Photo by Peg Skorpinski