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..
March 17, 2010
Chapel Hill writer Andrew Park, author of Between a Church and a Hard Place: One Faith-Free Dad’s Struggle to Understand What It Means to Be Religious (or Not), about the new book and a non-believer’s search for spiritual and cultural roots. http://andrewparkauthor.com
March 9, 2010
Matthew Arbour, Director of the Playmakers current production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, through March 21, with actors Jeremy Webb, in the role of Jack Worthing, and Julia Coffey, in the role of Gwendolen,
about the play and the challenges of producing and directing it. For times and tickets: Telephone (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or Web page: www.playmakersrep.org
March 5, 2010
The Reverend Doctor Marcia Mount Shoop, Theologian-in-Residence at University Presbyterian Church and her husband, John Shoop, the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the University of North Carolina Tar Heel football team, discuss the intersections of religion and athletics in their lives.
March 3, 2010
Chapel Hill native and Raleigh attorney Robert Spearman, author of chapter about the Leandro litigation in an new book on school finance litigation, A Quality Education for Every Child, about the new book and the continuing problems of financing and delivering a quality education to every North Carolina child. www.ifeeo.org/id14.html