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  • In conversation with Karen Heller,  national features writer for The Washington Post,  formerly a metro and features columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer , and a finalist for the  2001 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. “A master of narrative… more

  • Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture In conversation with Marjorie Margolies, President, Women's Campaign International and author of  And How Are the Children?: Timeless Lessons from the Frontlines of Motherhood The younger sister of President Joe… more

  • In conversation with Herman Beavers Gene Andrew Jarrett is the author of Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature and Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature . He is the editor of an… more

  • “The world’s best green journalist” ( TIME ), Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about climate change with his 1989 book The End of Nature . His many other bestselling books about the environment include Falter , Deep Economy ,… more

  • In conversation with Benjamin Todd Jealous A political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post since 2011, Robert Samuels has chronicled the impact of national policies and controversies from across the United States. He… more

  • In conversation with Adnan A. Zulfiqar Haroon Moghul ’s many books include My First Police State , The Order of Light , and How to Be Muslim: An American Story , a “profound and intimate” ( The Washington Post ) memoir about life in the United… more

  • In conversation with Ramesh Ponnuru, editor of National Review A senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Matthew Continetti works in the field of American political thought and history, with an emphasis on the Republican Party and the… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist The United States attorney general from 2009 to 2015, Eric Holder is the first African American to hold that position. In his 30-year career in government he also… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition “A national treasure” ( Vanity Fair ), Margo Jefferson won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her memoir Negroland , an examination of her upbringing and… more

  • In conversation with Solomon Jones. Lawrence Jackson ’s award-winning books include The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics , biographies of Chester Himes and Ralph Ellison, and a memoir about his… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist The host of BET News , Black News Tonight , and UpFront , Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. His books… more

  • In conversation with Mitchell Orenstein, Department Chair and Professor of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania In 2019, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was the focus of international interest when… more

  • In conversation with Nydia Han, Consumer Investigative Reporter and co-anchor of 6ABC Action News Sunday mornings A reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 31 years, Jennifer Lin worked as an international correspondent in China, a national… more

  • In conversation with John M. Cooper Historian  Neil Lanctot  is the author of  Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella  and  Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution , a “prodigiously researched” and “enormously… more

  • A Dublin native and a 34-year columnist and drama critic for The Irish Times, Fintan O’Toole is the author of nearly two dozen books, including  A History of Ireland in 100 Objects ,  Enough is Enough: How to Build a Republic , and  Heroic… more

  • In conversation with Michael Kulikowski “A national treasure, and easily the world’s most famous classicist” ( The Guardian ), Mary Beard “radiates authority and expertise” in guiding her readers through the world of Ancient Roman civilization.… more

  • In conversation with Danielle M. Conway The Nation ’s legal analyst and justice correspondent, Elie Mystal is an Alfred Knobler fellow at the Type Media Center and is the legal editor of  More Perfect , Radiolab’s podcast about the U.S. Supreme… more

  • Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Endowed Lecture In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Michael Kazin ’s many critically acclaimed books include  War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918 , selected… more

  • Education historian Erika M. Kitzmiller has conducted research in the city of Philadelphia, its public schools, and the Free Library for nearly two decades. The result of her investigation is  The Roots of Educational Inequality , a… more

  • In conversation with Jacob S. Hacker Political scientist Barbara F. Walter is the author of  Reputation and Civil War: Why Separatists Conflicts are So Violent ;  Globalization, Territoriality, and Conflict; and Civil Wars, Insecurity, and… more