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.
- The Work-From-Home Economy and the Urban Job Outlook | The New York Times: Eduardo Porter comments that offices are unlikely to be as full after the pandemic as they were before.
- Did Making the Rules of War Better Make the World Worse? | The New Yorker: Dexter Filkins talks about how wars have become easier to start and harder to stop.
- Ken Burns on the dangers of partisan echo chambers | CNN: Ken Burns reflects on the dangers of divisive rhetoric in the US.
- The unfolding meaning of 9/11 | CBS News: Elliot Ackerman talks about how September 11 and the War on Terror changed American lives.
- “Everything changed in architecture” after 9/11 attacks says Daniel Libeskind | dezeen: Daniel Libeskind speaks on how urban planning became more important to the public.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Lauren Groff Delves Into The World Of The Nunnery In New Book | NPR: Lauren Groff talks about her new novel, Matrix, set in 12th century Europe, based on the life of the poet Marie de France.
- Robin DiAngelo and the Problem With Anti-racist Self-Help | The Atlantic: Danzy Senna writes about the issue with white progressive pursuit of racial virtue.
- The 34 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2021 | TIME: Elizabeth Strout, Colson Whitehead, Ruth Ozeki, and Lauren Groff have books coming this fall.
- MacArthur Genius Grant Winner Jacqueline Woodson Is Publishing Two New Children’s Books | Oprah Daily: Jacqueline Woodson’s picture books will be released in 2022.
- Interview: E. Lockhart Talks Whistle and Creating A New DC Hero | Screenrant: E. Lockhart talks about her upcoming graphic novel Whistle and what it was like to create a new DC Comics hero.