Thu, September 14, 2006 • 7:30 PM • Life Sciences Library, Herbarium Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Main Building
Remnick's King of the World gives its readers a slice of 60's Americana through boxing, race, newspapers, celebrity, and Vietnam. I will show some films of the fights mentioned in the book and hopefully, come up with a guest who will dazzle.Steven Isenberg is a Visiting Professor of Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching courses on George Orwell, Literature of the Great War, World War II, 20th century British and American literature, and Watergate. He has degrees from University of California - Berkeley, Yale, and Oxford. His career includes newspapers, government, academia and the law. He was publisher of New York Newsday, the Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, deputy publisher of Newsday and the Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles Times. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Committee to Protect the Journalists.
He served as Chief Staff to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay and was a litigator at Breed, Abbott and Morgan. Isenberg is now Chairman of the Board Emeritus of Adelphi University where he was President ad interim. He has taught at Berkeley, Yale, Davidson, and The New School and Polytechnic in New York. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.