April 29, 2010
Bruce Feiler, author of The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me, about the new book and how his cancer and his worry about dying before his twin daughters really knew him led to the renewal of friendships with six men who agreed to look after his girls when and if he died.
Web page: http://brucefeiler.com
April 27, 2010
Malinda Maynor Lowery, author of Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation, about the new book and North Carolina’s Lumbee Indians, the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi River, with more than 50,000 enrolled members.
April 23, 2010
Ernest Dollar, executive director of the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, about the end of the Civil War in Chapel Hill and the planned events for Saturday, April 24..
April 21, 2010
Suzy Barile, author of Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Belle & a Yankee General, about the new book and real love story of the daughter of the President of UNC and the marriage she made with the Union general whose troops occupied her hometown at the end of the Civil War. www.enopublishers.org
April 16, 2010
Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, former Ambassador from Singapore to the United Nations, and author of “The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Power to the East,” about his book, why the 21st Century is the Asian Century, and how the center of the world’s economy, politics and cultural will move from the U.S. to China and India just as the center moved from Europe to the U.S in the 20th Century.
Web page: www.mahbubani.net
April 14, 2010
Former British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Christopher Meyer is teaching an honors course at UNC-Chapel Hill this semester and gave two public lectures about the uses of history and diplomacy. His wife, Lady Catherine, is an author, an advocate for missing and abducted children, and founder of PACT (Parents & Abducted Children Together) is a non-profit organization registered in both the UK and the U.S. www.pact-online.org
April 7, 2010
Chapel Hill author and native of Egypt, Samia Serageldin, author of The Naqib’s Daughter, about the new book which is set in Egypt and the tumult that followed the 1798 French invasion.
March 31, 2010
Deirdre Haj, Executive Director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, about this year’s festival, Thursday through Sunday, April 8-11, and what is in it for folks in Chapel Hill.
March 24, 2010
Raelle Myrick-Hodges, director of the PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda” March 24-28 www.playmakersrep.org
March 19, 2010
Jock Lauterer, who teaches at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with North Carolina Central student Jamon Glover and Carolina students Julian March and Courtney Price, who are working on the “Northeast Central Durham Community Voice” project to provide a community newspaper in that neighborhood..