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Our Compelling Interests: Book Launch and Discussion
The National Press Club
Washington, DC 20045
September 28, 2016
06:00 p.m.

In celebration of the Our Compelling Interests book launch, New Yorker Staff Writer and Columbia Journalism School Professor Jelani Cobb moderated a panel discussion featuring contributors Patricia Gurin, Nicole Smith, and Thomas Sugrue. Series coeditors Earl Lewis and Nancy Cantor shared welcoming remarks.

Our Compelling Interests: A Panel on Diversity and Democracy Discussion
The New York Public Library
New York, NY 10018
December 13, 2016
06:00 p.m.

At a time when American society is swiftly transforming, the new book series Our Compelling Interests sheds light on how our differences will only become more critical to our shared success. After a reading by poet and Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young, WNYC Host Brian Lehrer moderated a panel discussion featuring Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor (series coeditor), Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Nicole Gelinas, New York Public Library President Tony Marx, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill.