Panel moderator: “Creating Climate Change Narratives,” with climate movement hero Bill McKibben; New York Times magazine writer Nathaniel Rich; USC Professor Manuel Pastor; and Pulitzer-prize winning New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction.” At the conference “Fire and Ice: The Shifting Narrative of Climate Change” February 8, 2019. More info HERE
Panel on draft resistance in LA during the Vietnam war, featuring Paul Barnes Lake, Geoffrey Fishman and Joe Maizlish of the Los Angeles Resistance, who all served time in federal prison.
July 19, 2018: More info HERE
Panel with New Yorker writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, Harvard Law Professor and MacArthur Genius Annette Gordon-Reed, Bancroft Prize winner and Princeton Professor Sean Wilentz, and local hero and LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano. Opening session of conference on “American Identity and the Ideal of Democracy in the 21st Century,” organized by Amy Wilentz. Feb. 9, 2018,
more info HERE
My conversation with David Cole about his new book “Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law,” sponsored by the SoCal ACLU:
June 15, 2016, 7pm Ward AME Church, 1177 West 25th St. in LA.
LISTEN to the iTunes podcast HERE
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, American volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War, are legendary heroes in the fight against fascism.
ADAM HOCHSCHILD tells their story in his new book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39.
Adam is an award-winning author and one of the founders of Mother Jones magazine.
LA Public Library ALOUD series, April 4, 2016
Watch BookTV video HERE
“Everything Connects: Building Blocks of Daily Life”
my panel this year at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC, Hancock Foundation auditorium, 1:30pm; featuring
–Jonathan Waldman, “Rust: The Longest War”;
–Edward Humes, “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation”;
–Brian Fagan, “The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History.”
The panic began in 1692, when a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged. I’ll be in conversation with the Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Véra, about the wild story of the Salem Witch Trials. Her new book is The Witches.
LISTEN HERE 11/3/2015
“How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America”
— UC Irvine School of Humanities Author Series, Tuesday, May 14, 2013:
Humanities Gateway 1010, 6:00pm.
Presented by the Office of the Dean, UC Irvine.
more info at http://www.humanities.uci.edu/SOH/calendar/detail.php?recid=4035&dept_code_val=all&file_name=events
“How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America.”
92nd Street Y Tribeca, 200 Hudston St., New York NY.
— talk followed by roundtable lunch discussion. May 2, 2012
C-SPAN Book TV: live from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books “Cold War Hollywood” panel with Steve Ross and Richard Schickel, April 21, 2013: http://www.booktv.org/Program/14460/2013+Los+Angeles+Times+Festival+of+Books+Sunday.aspx