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NYU Center for Global Affairs Announces Its Spring 2008 “In Print” Series: Conversations with Leading Journalists, Authors, and Film-Makers of the Global Arena

January 28, 2008
N-247, 2007-08

The “In Print” series, co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs features James F. Hoge, editor, and Peter G. Peterson chair of Foreign Affairs, chairman of the International Center for Journalists, and CGA advisory board member, in conversation with leading journalists, authors, and filmmakers. Events are followed by book signings and a light reception.

All events are free and open to the public, and unless otherwise noted, take place at the Center’s location at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street [between Broadway and Church Street]. By subway, take the R or W to City Hall; the 4, 5 or 6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge; the 2 or 3 to Park Place; or the A or C to Chambers Street. Space is limited, and reservations are required for most events. For more information, the public may call the Center at 212-992-8380 or email

Thursday, February 21 6.30-7.45 p.m. FRED KAPLAN-DAYDREAM BELIEVERS: HOW A FEW GRAND IDEAS WRECKED AMERICAN POWER. Fred Kaplan writes the “War Stories” column in Slate and has also written for the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, New Yorker, the New Republic, and other publications. He is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter who covered the Pentagon and post-Soviet Moscow. In Daydream Believers Kaplan combines high-level reporting with razor-sharp analysis to examine President Bush’s foreign policy. Kaplan argues that the foreign policies unleashed by Bush and other “daydream believers” stemmed not from incompetence, but from two misconceptions: that the way the world works changed after 9/11; and that America emerged from its Cold War victory stronger than before. Nonfiction. Wiley. February 2008.

Monday, March 10 6.30-7.45 p.m. SAMANTHA POWER-CHASING THE FLAME - SERGIO VIEIRA DE MELLO AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD. Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, based at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she was the founding executive director. If there is a single individual who can be said to have been at center stage through all of the most significant humanitarian and geopolitical crises of the late 20th and early 21st century, it was Sergio Vieira de Mello. By taking the measure of this remarkable man’s life and career, Power offers a fascinating answer to the question: Who possesses the moral authority, the political sense, and the military and economic heft to protect human life and bring peace to the unruly new world order? Nonfiction. Penguin. March 2008

Thursday, April 10 6.30-7.45 p.m. PHILIP GOUREVITCH-STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. Philip Gourevitch is the award-winning author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda and A Cold Case. He is the editor of the Paris Review and a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker. Standard Operating Procedure reveals the stories of the American soldiers who took and appeared in the iconic photographs of the Iraq war-the haunting digital snapshots from Abu Ghraib prison that shocked the world- and simultaneously illuminates and alters forever our understanding of those images and the events they depict. Drawing on more than 200 hours of Errol Morris’s startlingly frank and intimate interviews with Americans who served at Abu Ghraib and some of their Iraqi prisoners, as well as on his own research, Philip Gourevitch has written an account of Iraq’s occupation from the inside out-rendering vivid portraits of guards and prisoners ensnared in a breakdown of command authority and moral order. Nonfiction. Penguin. April 2008

The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New York’s architectural treasures. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs (formerly held at the NYU Vernon Center for International Affairs), and houses a new graduate program in global studies and myriad non-degree courses in international affairs.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, School of Professional Studies

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

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