Speaking events this spring

I’m doing a bunch of public events this semester. Here’s the schedule.

On Tuesday, February 13, at 6 pm, I’ll be joining Ruthie Wilson Gilmore and Tom Sugrue on a panel about Nikhil Singh’s new book, Race and America’s Long War, which I highly recommend. Singh puts the current moment in a broad historical context, tracing Trump’s licensing of new states of cruelty back to the earliest days of America as a settler society. The book is full of surprises, which will shock even the most jaded observer of American life. The panel will be at NYU, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor.

On Thursday, February 22, at 4:30 pm, I’ll be delivering the Oscar Jászi Memorial Lecture at Oberlin College. Jászi, an émigré historian from Hungary who taught at Oberlin for years, was the teacher of Sheldon Wolin, who was one of my undergraduate professors. Circle of life. Anyway, I’ll be talking about Clarence Thomas. The lecture will be in Oberlin’s Norman Craig Lecture Hall.

On Sunday, March 4, at 3 pm, I’ll be talking about The Reactionary Mind at the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival. I’ll be in conversation with Kathy Newman, my old friend from graduate school and now a professor at Carnegie Mellon. Location here.

On Saturday, March 10, I’ll be delivering the keynote address at a conference on “Withering of the State” at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The exact time hasn’t been announced, but I’m told it will be between 4 and 5 pm, in the Student Center East, Room 713.

On Tuesday, April 3, at noon, I’ll be speaking at the Yale Law School about Trump and conservatism. I don’t have a link or place yet, but when I do I’ll post it.

On Tuesday, April 10, at 7 pm, I’ll be in conversation with Zachary Davis about Trump and conservatism at the Harvard Divinity School, as part of the Ministry of Ideas series. I don’t have a link or place yet, but when I do I’ll post it.

On Wednesday, April 11, at noon, I’ll be speaking at the Harvard Law School on “Donald Trump’s Reactionary Mind.”

On Thursday, May 3, at 6 pm, I’ll be in conversation with Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor of Princeton about The Reactionary Mind. We’ll be talking at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.


  1. Chase Burghgrave February 10, 2018 at 3:07 pm | #

    Are you aware if the University of Illinois at Chicago conference is open to the public?

  2. Zach March 29, 2018 at 11:47 pm | #

    Here are details for the April 10th Harvard Divinity School event: https://www.ministryofideas.org/events/actionandreaction

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