Please find below a roundup of this week’s free, public virtual events, as well as recent articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
In the News
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political and societal landscape.
- Author Elliot Ackerman Reflects on 9/11 and 20 Years of War | Vanity Fair: A veteran of both the Afghan and Iraq wars, Elliot Ackerman dissects 9/11’s long-term impact on American life, politics, and culture.
- Edwidge Danticat Remembers September 11th | The New Yorker: Edwidge Danticat talks about the way that tragedies are memorialized by those who survive them.
- Author Lawrence Wright Reflects on 9/11 And How It Forever Changed Us | Oprah: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright looks back on the tragedy two decades later.
- The recall in California goes on as nation building in Afghanistan comes to an end. | kcrw: Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses a suburb the U.S. constructed in Afghanistan 70 years ago.
- An Open Letter to Tim Cook on Why Apple Should Compromise With Antitrust Regulators | TIME: Roger McNamee writes on how Apple need to spearhead changes.
- Attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel Responds to Gov. Abbott’s Comments | CNN: Alisyn Camerota talks with Dallas women’s rights attorney Michelle Simpson Tuege about the Heartbeat Bill.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Forests Are Wired For Wisdom | On Being with Krista Tippett: Suzanne Simard speaks on how trees depend on each other.
- How Colson Whitehead Pulled It Off | Vulture: Colson Whitehead’s heist novel, Harlem Shuffle, is about life in the gray area between legitimate business and hustle.
- Remembering Michael Richards | The New York Review: Edwidge Daniticat writes about the young artist who was among those killed in the September 11, 2001 attack.
- The Painter on the Street | GQ: Ottessa Moshfegh writes about a chance encounter with an artist she would never forget on September 10th, 2001.
- Lee Child: ‘Jack Reacher would have the jab — he’s data driven’ | The Times: Lee Child fears for America as he hands his creation over to his brother.
- The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2021 Longlist | Yahoo News: Omar El Akkad’s WHAT A STRANGE PARADISE has been longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.