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    Sonia Sotomayor Freedom to Write Lecture

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the 2013 PEN World Voices Festival Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture at Cooper Union in New York City. Following her remarks,…

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    Book Discussion on Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice

    Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke about her memoir, Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice, at the Cooper Union in New…

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    A Tale of Three Constitutions

    New York University Law School Professor Burt Neuborne spoke about the “original intentions” and the evolving interpretations of the U.S. Constitution by the Supreme…

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    New York City Skyscrapers and Public Buildings

    Architectural historian Barry Lewis teaches a course on New York’s architecture and urban planning at Cooper Union in New York City. In this week’s class he looks at the…

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    Book Discussion on The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

    Linda Greenhouse, former U.S. Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, examines the inner workings of the court. Ms. Greenhouse explores the day-to-day operations of the…

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    Book Discussion on Borrow: The American Way of Debt

    Louis Hyman looks at the impact of credit cards and consumer borrowing on the economy since the Great Depression. He responded to questions from members of the audience in the Rose…

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    Lincoln's Right Makes Might Speech

    A performance commemorated the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s “Right Makes Might” speech on the stage where it was originally delivered on February 27, 1860. In…

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    Panel Discussion on Secularism, Islam, and Democracy

    From Cooper Union in New York City, a panel discussion on issues facing Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States featuring Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan. …

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    Freedom to Write Lecture

    Egyptian novelist, psychiatrist, and activist Nawal El Saadawi delivered the fourth annual PEN World Voices Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. Topics included a subtle lack of…

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    Book Discussion on The Lincoln Anthology

    Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about the book he edited, The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now…

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    Book Discussion on Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

    Barbara Kingsolver talked about her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, published by HarperCollins. She described her family’s year-long attempt to eat only…

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    2008 Presidential Campaign Politics

    Newt Gingrich and Mario Cuomo talked about issues facing presidential candidates in the 2008 election, moderated by Tim Russert. In the belief that national and international issues…

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    Book Discussion on The Black Panthers

    Stephen Shames talked about his book, The Black Panthers, published by Aperture. This collection of never-before-published images of the Black Panther Party members taken by…

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    Book Discussion on Life Out of Context

    Walter Mosley talked about his book Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-Violent Takeover of the House of Representatives, published by Nation…

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    Book Discussion on Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy

    Former Minister Ben-Ami talked about his book Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy, published by Oxford University Press. An Oxford-trained historian, he was…

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    Readings Against Torture and Arbitrary Detention

    PEN American Center’s second “State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings” event called “Readings Against Torture, Arbitrary Detention and Extraordinary…

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    Book Discussion on The Secret Histories: Hidden Truths That Challenged the Past

    Mr. Friedman moderated a panel titled “Secret Histories: Uncovering the Past and Influencing the Present” with CBS correspondent Morley Safer and authors who have written…

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    Book Discussion on The Green Belt Movement

    Ms. Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, gave a lecture titled “The Future of the Planet is in Your Hands” in the Historic Grand Hall of Cooper Union on International…

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    Book Discussion on The Dominion of War: North America, 1500-2000

    Professors Andrew and Cayton talked about their book The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000, published by Viking. In the book they examined the lives and…

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    Book Discussion on What We Do Now

    Panelists talked about the book edited by Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians, What We Do Now, published by Melville House Publishing. The book was a collection of essays written by…

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