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Peter Beinart in conversation with Jim Fallows

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
02:00pm

Location Hall of Philosophy

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Peter Beinart is Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is also a Contributor to The Atlantic, a Senior Columnist at The Forward and a CNN Political Commentator. 

His first book, The Good Fight, was published by HarperCollins in 2006. His second book, The Icarus Syndrome, was published by HarperCollins in 2010. His third, The Crisis of Zionism, was published by Times Books in 2012.

Beinart has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Slate, Reader’s Digest, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Polity: the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Studies AssociationThe Week magazine named him columnist of the year for 2004. In 2005, he gave the Theodore H. White lecture at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Charlie Rose,” “Meet the Press,” “The Colbert Report” and many other television programs. 

Beinart graduated from Yale University, winning a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University. After graduating from University College, Oxford, he became The New Republic's managing editor in 1995, senior editor in 1997, and from 1999 to 2006 served as the magazine’s Editor.


A national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows is co-creator, with his wife Deborah, of the publication’s American Futures project.  Through that project in partnership with Marketplace, the Fallowses travel the country reporting on the people, organizations, and ideas re-shaping the country. They have just completed a book based on their travels ready for publication in 2017.

James Fallows has written for The Atlantic since the late 1970s, living and reporting in Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Beijing.  He is currently based in Washington, DC.   In addition to working for The Atlantic, Fallows spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and two years as the editor of US News & World Report.  He has won the National Magazine Award and the American Book Award among other recognitions, and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series “Doing Business in China.”  

Founding chairman of the New America Foundation and a frequent public-radio commentator, James Fallows has written 11 other books, including National DefenseBreaking the NewsBlind Into Baghdad, and two books based from China, Postcards From Tomorrow Square and China Airborne

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