Plan II Honors presents:
Adam Gopnik, best-selling author and journalist with The New Yorker: social commentary full of wisdom & elegance.
Posted: March 24, 2010
The Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lecture Series: Adam Gopnik with a lecture titled: "Lincoln and Darwin," is based on Gopnik's most recent book, Angels & Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life.
Gopnik is an award-winning journalist who has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986, and his work for the magazine has won both the National Magazine Award for Essay and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. Gopnik is also a best-selling author. His most recent work embodies his gift for using historical biography to explore the way we live today. It looks at the birth of the modern era through the lives of two extraordinary people born within hours of each other exactly 200 years ago this year.
DATE: April 1, 2010
LOCATION: The AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater, located at the northwest corner of Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd and University Avenue
TIME: Talk begins at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This award-winning journalist speaks with singular wit, eloquence and insight on modern life and culture. He has
a rich trove of delightful stories and revealing observations about people and places and everyday life. He writes funny and touching stories about the ‘domestic pleasures’—how families live (especially his own family) in relation to the places they live. Gopnik also writes long essays on big thinkers for The New Yorker magazine and he has
a genius for bringing these people and their ideas to life in his presentations, for communicating the emotions
behind ideas, and the feelings that ideas evoke in us, and their relevance to modern life.
The Glickman Centennial Lecture is made possible by the generous support of Julius and Suzan Glickman.