Events

Missing Man

with Barry Meier

Tuesday, June 14 — 7:30 pm

Barry Meier, an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, draws on years of interviews and never-before-disclosed CIA files to weave together a riveting narrative of ex-agent Robert Levinson’s journey to Iran and the hunt to rescue him. The result is an extraordinary tale about the shadowlands between crime, business, espionage, and the law, where secrets are currency and betrayal is commonplace.

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Lit Up

with bestselling author David Denby

Wednesday, June 22 — 7:30 pm
JOINT EVENT WITH SAMUEL E. ABRAMS

Bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape lives
Can teenagers be turned on to serious reading? What kind of teachers can do it, and what books? In a sea of bad news about education and the fate of the book, Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance and inspiration of great books.

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Education and the Commercial Mindset

with author Samuel E. Abrams

Wednesday, June 22 — 7:30 pm
JOINT EVENT WITH DAVID DENBY

America’s commitment to public schooling once seemed unshakable. But today the movement to privatize K–12 education is stronger than ever. A veteran teacher and administrator, Samuel Abrams examines the rise of market forces in public education and reveals how a commercial mindset has taken over.

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