The Writings of May Ayim
Tiffany N. Florvil discusses her work on a biography of Black poet and activist May Ayim (1960-1996).
Attention Shoppers: American Retail Capitalism and the Rise of the Amazon Economy
Kathleen Thelen traces the origins of the Amazon economy to the late nineteenth century.
A Father in Berlin
Lorrie Moore’s novel-in-progress focuses on the experience of her father's boyhood trip to Nazi Germany.
The Collaborators: Three Stories of Deception and Survival in Times of War
Ian Buruma considers the confused national loyalties, ideological delusions, and sheer opportunism that can lead to collaboration in wartime.
The Breath Archives: Affective Documents, Collective Memory, and the Afterlives of Femicide
Cristina Rivera Garza explores the ways in which her late sister’s personal papers breathe new life into the “archives of breathlessness” that undergird state and patriarchal violence.
Climate Adaptations: Local and Global
Cymene Howe and Sophie Mok discuss the ways in which cities and communities are adapting to climate change locally and globally.
Confronting the Threats of Antimicrobial Resistance
Mary Wilson addresses the importance of understanding the main drivers of antimicrobial resistance and the benefits of interventions from a One Health perspective.
Sustaining Democracies: The Role of Conversations across Difference
Ronald Crutcher probes the forces behind the decline of conversation in Western democracies and the implications for democracy itself.
Europe in an Age of Economic Warfare
Abraham Newman explains how the chokepoints of the global economy have become the battlefield upon which interstate tensions play out.
Gina McCarthy in Discussion
The former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and first National Climate Advisor discusses how to turn the climate crisis into an opportunity.