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Faculty from various schools and disciplines at the University provide insights about and read from their recently published works of non-fiction.

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Faculty from various schools and disciplines at the University provide insights about and read from their recently published works of non-fiction.

    Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Oxford English Dictionary

    Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Oxford English Dictionary

    A symposium celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the dictionary of record of the English language.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Conservative Case for Liberal Immigration

    A Conservative Case for Liberal Immigration

    Jason Riley, editorial writer at The Wall Street Journal and guest of the Yale Journalism Initiative, discusses his new book, "Let Them In." Jason Riley is one of the leading voices on the right using free-market and classical liberal principles to argue for a more open policy toward immigrants.

    • 43 min
    "Education's End"

    "Education's End"

    Anthony T. Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law, discusses his latest book "Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life". Prof. Kronman discusses the relinquished role of the humanities — specifically an exploration of the meaning of life — in higher education

    • 28 min
    A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

    A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

    David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, discusses his new book "A Slave No More". Prof. Blight talks about the autobiographical narratives of two slaves who escaped to freedom during the Civil War.

    • 28 min
    The Eagle & The Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy

    The Eagle & The Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy

    Frank Prochaska, lecturer and senior research scholar in history, reads from his new book "The Eagle & The Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy". Historian Frank Prochaska's new book examines the American public's fascination with the British monarchy.

    • 6 min
    "Firing Back," Jeffrey Sonnenfeld discusses his latest book

    "Firing Back," Jeffrey Sonnenfeld discusses his latest book

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld discusses his most recent book, “Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters” (Harvard Business School Press, 2007). Co-author is Andrew Ward. In the book, Professor Sonnenfeld discusses how and why some CEOs are able to come back from major career reversals. He cites numerous examples, including Bernie Marcus (Home Depot), NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Michael Dell, Martha Stewart and others, who were fired, imprisoned or otherwise discredited, but who were able to overcome their setbacks and reinvent themselves. Sonnenfeld has a five-point set of recommendations for people who find themselves in this situation. (March 12, 2007)

    • 25 min

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