The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb on “Race, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election”—Oct. 27


The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb will discuss “Race, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election,” in a conversation with NYU historian Greg Grandin, on Thurs., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. at Judson Memorial Church.

The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb on “Race, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election”—Oct. 27
The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb, above, will discuss “Race, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election,” in a conversation with NYU historian Greg Grandin, on Thurs., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. at Judson Memorial Church. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb will discuss “Race, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election,” in a conversation with NYU historian Greg Grandin, on Thurs., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South [between Sullivan and Thompson streets]).

The event, the NYU Press Centennial Lecture, is free and open to the public. RSVP to rsvp@nyupress.org. For more information, please call 212.998.2575.

Cobb, a professor in Columbia University’s School of Journalism, has contributed to the New Yorker since 2012, becoming a staff writer in 2015. He is the author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress as well as To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic, among other works. In 2015, Cobb received the Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis Journalism.

Grandin is the author of Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, which received Columbia University’s Bancroft Prize, and Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, among other works.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (W. 4th St.); 1 (Christopher St.).

 

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