Author Archives: Lannan Foundation

Consequences of Capitalism – 13 October 2021 – Audio

Recorded on YouTube on 13 October 2021.

Join Noam Chomsky for a talk, then in conversation with E. Tammy Kim on the brutal realities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic—and the urgent need for an alternative to capitalism.

This was a Readings and Conversations event. This event was in partnership with Haymarket Books.

Duration: 1:33:39

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Consequences of Capitalism – 13 October 2021 – Video

Recorded on YouTube on 13 October 2021.

Join Noam Chomsky for a talk, then in conversation with E. Tammy Kim on the brutal realities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic—and the urgent need for an alternative to capitalism.

This was a Readings and Conversations event. This event was in partnership with Haymarket Books.

Listen to the audio version here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Abolition, Cultural Freedom, Liberation – 05 October 2021 – Video

Recorded on YouTube on 05 October 2021.

The 2020 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize was awarded to Angela Y. Davis for her lifetime achievements as a public intellectual advocating for racial, gender, and economic justice; to Mike Davis for his life’s work as a public intellectual who encourages critical analysis of society in the service of constructing an alternative, post-capitalist future in both theory and practice; and Ruth Wilson Gilmore for a lifetime of achievement as a public intellectual working toward the decarceration of California, the United States, and the world. Join all three, along with acclaimed author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, for an urgent conversation on abolition, cultural freedom, and liberation.

This was a Readings and Conversations event. This event was in partnership with Haymarket Books.

Listen to the audio version here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Abolition, Cultural Freedom, Liberation – 05 October 2021 – Audio

Recorded on YouTube on 05 October 2021.

video screenshot of angela davis, mike davis, ruth wilson gilmore, keeanga-yamahtta taylor

The 2020 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize was awarded to Angela Y. Davis for her lifetime achievements as a public intellectual advocating for racial, gender, and economic justice; to Mike Davis for his life’s work as a public intellectual who encourages critical analysis of society in the service of constructing an alternative, post-capitalist future in both theory and practice; and Ruth Wilson Gilmore for a lifetime of achievement as a public intellectual working toward the decarceration of California, the United States, and the world. Join all three, along with acclaimed author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, for an urgent conversation on abolition, cultural freedom, and liberation.

This was a Readings and Conversations event. This event was in partnership with Haymarket Books.

Duration: 1:24:17

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Masha Gessen with Anand Giridharadas – Surviving Autocracy 20 October 2020 – Video

Recorded on YouTube on 20 October 2020.

Masha Gessen is the author of eleven books and a staff writer for the New Yorker. In addition to Surviving Autocracy (2020), their recent books include The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (2017), which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy (2015), about the Boston Marathon bombers; and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2012). They spoke with Anand Giridharadas, who is an editor-at-large for Time magazine, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at New York University.

This was a Readings and Conversations event. This event was in partnership with Haymarket Books.

Listen to the audio version here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Masha Gessen with Anand Giridharadas – Surviving Autocracy 20 October 2020 – Audio

Recorded on YouTube on 20 October 2020.

Masha Gessen with Anand Giridharadas - Surviving Autocracy 20 October 2020

Masha Gessen is the author of eleven books and a staff writer for the New Yorker. In addition to Surviving Autocracy (2020), their recent books include The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (2017), which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy (2015), about the Boston Marathon bombers; and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2012). They spoke with Anand Giridharadas, who is an editor-at-large for Time magazine, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at New York University.

This was a Readings and Conversations event. This event was in partnership with Haymarket Books.

Duration: 1:20:11

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Yanis Varoufakis with Daniel Denvir 13 August 2020 – Audio

Recorded on YouTube on 13 August 2020.

Yanis Varoufakis is a member of Greece’s parliament and leader of the Greek political party MeRA25, which belongs to the pan-European movement DiEM25. He spoke with Daniel Denvir.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Yanis Varoufakis joined us from his home in Greece and discussed the global economy. He then engaged in conversation with Daniel Denvir, host of “The Dig” podcast from jacobin magazine. Co-presented by Haymarket Books.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Yanis Varoufakis with Daniel Denvir 13 August 2020 – Video

Recorded on YouTube on 13 August 2020.

Yanis Varoufakis is a member of Greece’s parliament and leader of the Greek political party MeRA25, which belongs to the pan-European movement DiEM25. He spoke with Daniel Denvir.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Yanis Varoufakis joined us from his home in Greece and discussed the global economy. He then engaged in conversation with Daniel Denvir, host of “The Dig” podcast from jacobin magazine. Co-presented by Haymarket Books.

Listen to the audio version here.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

James Heffernan: Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and the Ghost of Shakespeare, 16 June 2020 – Video

Recorded by Mr. Heffernan remotely at his teaching office.

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus of English at Dartmouth College, has lectured extensively on James Joyce, particularly Ulysses, which he has covered in 24 lectures for the Teaching Company. His many articles include a close study of Molly’s monologue, and his books include studies of English Romantic poetry and landscape painting, interart relations, “ekphrastic” poetry from Homer to John Ashbery, and—most recently– Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature, published by Yale in 2014. He is now nearing completion of a book on politics and literature at the dawn of World War II.

Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world.

Listen to the audio version here.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

James Heffernan: Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and the Ghost of Shakespeare, 16 June 2020 – Audio

Recorded by Mr. Heffernan remotely at his teaching office.

photo of Professor James Heffernan in his office, talking about James Joyce for Bloomssday

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus of English at Dartmouth College, has lectured extensively on James Joyce, particularly Ulysses, which he has covered in 24 lectures for the Teaching Company. His many articles include a close study of Molly’s monologue, and his books include studies of English Romantic poetry and landscape painting, interart relations, “ekphrastic” poetry from Homer to John Ashbery, and—most recently– Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature, published by Yale in 2014. He is now nearing completion of a book on politics and literature at the dawn of World War II.

Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.