Cosmopolitanism and the Liberal Arts

Cosmopolitanism and the Liberal Arts

Cosmopolitanism and the Liberal Arts 2 OCTOBER 2013 Cosmopolitanism NYU Abu Dhabi Scholarship and Teaching It was great fun speaking on this subject last Friday at Harvard. Thanks to everyone who came to me over the next couple of days to talk further about...
1983 Thinks Big

1983 Thinks Big

The panel on which I spoke yesterday was called “1983 Thinks Big: 5 for 10.” Here’s how it was billed: “Modeled on Harvard Thinks Big and Ted Talks, five classmates who are professors in various fields and at various universities each give a...
Thirtieth College Reunion

Thirtieth College Reunion

I’m on my way to my thirtieth college reunion in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My, oh my, how time flies! This trip marks the furthest I’ve had to travel for a reunion, but this time I’ll be part of the program. I’m giving a brief TED-style talk...
Literary Wandering

Literary Wandering

My review of Philip Hoare’s latest book, The Sea Inside, appeared recently in The National, Abu Dhabi’s English-language newspaper. It bore the headline “Deep connections: Philip Hoare’s seminal encounter with a blue whale,” and you can...