Vartan Gregorian’s considerable legacy as a scholar and humanitarian stretches from his presidencies of the New York Public Library, Brown University, and philanthropic Carnegie Corporation to his founding and oversight (with actor George Clooney, among others) of the international Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.
The Library continues its examination of immigration in America with a screening of the film My American Girls: A Dominican Story and discussion of the enormous role of family and community in immigrants’ adaptation to American life.
As the editor of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s papers—all 21 volumes—Louis Galambos might know more about the American military hero turned commander in chief than anyone alive.
“To me,” Molly Peacock says, “a sonnet makes impossible emotions possible.” The revered poet, biographer, essayist, and short fiction writer, a former president of the Poetry Society of America, discusses and reads from her poetry and talks about the motivation she has drawn throughout her life from her motto: “In the attempt is the success.”
Drawing from her new book Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy in the Japanese Internment Camps of World War II, award-winning Kansas City-area author Andrea Warren looks at a heart-wrenching chapter in American history and an inspirational figure who rose from it. Mineta grew up to become the first Japanese-American mayor of a major U.S.