The David Berg Distinguished Speakers Series: An Evening with Andrew Solomon
Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
212-534-1672 Price: $40
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Reflecting on 25 years of international reporting, New York native Andrew Solomon argues that in a global world, travel should be a right, not a luxury—indeed, a moral imperative for those who can afford it. From his time on the barricades in the putsch that ended the Soviet Union to his more recent work in Libya, Rwanda, Myanmar, and Afghanistan, Solomon traffics in how we perceive and are perceived. His extensive travels make him more committed to the New York he came from – a city of immigrants and travelers. These international narratives are of particular relevance in a society that threatens to turn inward against itself. If we are to survive the autocracy burgeoning in the west, we would do well to study the recent history of beleaguered countries mired in isolationism, and listen to the people within those countries who defended freedom despite a constant siege against it.
*Please note that the timing for the evening has changed. A book signing and reception will precede the talk from 6 to 7 pm. The talk will begin at 7 pm.