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12 Apr 18

Barbara Nagel: The Terror of Flirtation from Critical Theory to #MeToo

With a hint of nostalgia, Princeton literary scholar Barbara Nagel looks back to early theories of flirtation in Critical Theory and German realism to trace the literary–historical emergence of what she terms a “terror of flirtation.”

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10 Apr 18

Michael Sandel: Trump, Populism, and the Future of Democracy

Philosopher Michael Sandel argues that before mainstream parties can hope to win back public support, they should learn from the populist protest that has displaced them.

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05 Apr 18

The Bay of Angels

Writer Carole Maso discusses her war-inflected novel-in-progress, The Bay of Angels.

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27 Mar 18

Beyond the Lecture: Keith David Watenpaugh

Keith David Watenpaugh, director of Human Rights Studies at the University of California, Davis, speaks with American Academy president Michael Steinberg.

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15 Mar 18

Fellow Spotlight: Christian Ostermann

Cold War historian Christian Ostermann, of the Woodrow Wilson Center, is working on a biography of Markus Wolf (1923-2006), the longtime foreign intelligence chief of the German Democratic Republic.

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15 Mar 18

Fellow Spotlight: Paul Reitter

Historian Paul Reitter is reconstructing several intellectual crises within the humanities in nineteenth-century Germany.

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14 Mar 18

Fellow Spotlight: Andrew Hicks

Historian Andrew Hicks seeks to reframe the history of medieval Persian musical culture by focusing on poetic imagery, artistic visualizations, and metaphors of music.

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13 Mar 18

Democratic Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Yale political scientist Ian Shapiro on how some forms of democratic political competition can fragment voters into blocs, impeding the adoption of long-term, overarching policies.

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13 Mar 18

The 2008 Global Crisis: Approaches to a Future History

Business historian Adam Tooze says it is not too early to write the broader history of the 2008 global crisis, which many have identified as an epochal break in the post-Cold War era.

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09 Mar 18

Artist Talk: An Intoxicating Insistence

Artist Ran Ortner discusses his personal history of racing motorcycles and surfing, and how they inform his artistic practice.

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