Upcoming Author Events

We are pleased to provide this listing of upcoming events featuring authors of recent Harvard University Press titles. This page is updated weekly and features events that are open to the public (though some may be ticketed). Contact an individual event’s host or sponsor to confirm details of time and location, or for additional information.

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Cover: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, by Mehrsa Baradaran, from Harvard University Press
Mehrsa Baradaran

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Writ & Vision

274 W. Center Street, Provo, UT 84601

Thursday, March 22, 12:00–1:30 PM

Panelist, “Economic Inequality: What’s In Your Wallet?” (also featuring Keith Payne, author of The Broken Ladder, and Richard V. Reeves, author of Dream Hoarders, moderated by Andrew W. Kahrl, author of The Land Was Ours), Virginia Festival of the Book

City Council Chambers, 605 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Cover: Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America, by Kathleen Belew, from Harvard University Press
Kathleen Belew

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

Saturday, March 24, 2:00–3:30 PM

Panelist, “Roots of White Nationalism and the Alt-Right” (also featuring Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, editor of How We Get Free, and Vegas Tenold, author of Everything You Love Will Burn), Virginia Festival of the Book

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Thursday, April 5, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Tattered Cover Book Store

2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206

Monday, April 9, 6:00–7:30 PM [RSVP]

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 PM

Speaking and signing, City Lights Booksellers

261 Columbus Avenue (at Broadway), San Francisco, CA 94133

Thursday, April 26, 7:00–8:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose at the Wharf

70 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024

Cover: Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church, by James Chappel, from Harvard University Press
James Chappel

Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church

Monday, February 26, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, The Regulator Bookshop

720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

Tuesday, March 13, 6:00–8:00 PM

Public lecture and signing, The American University of Paris

Location TBD, 75007 Paris, France

Cover: Holy Humanitarians: American Evangelicals and Global Aid, by Heather D. Curtis, from Harvard University Press
Heather D. Curtis

Holy Humanitarians: American Evangelicals and Global Aid

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Porter Square Books

25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140

Cover: Paris at War: 1939–1944, by David Drake, from Harvard University Press
David Drake

Paris at War: 1939–1944

Tuesday, March 27, 8:00–9:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution

11 South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BS, United Kingdom

Cover: The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence, by S. Max Edelson, from Harvard University Press
S. Max Edelson

The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence

Friday, March 23, 4:00–5:30 PM

Panelist, “Exploring Land and History” (also featuring Lynn Rainville, author of Virginia and the Great War, and Camille Wells, author of Material Witnesses), Virginia Festival of the Book

CitySpace, 100 Fifth Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Cover: End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice, by Brandon L. Garrett, from Harvard University Press
Brandon L. Garrett

End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop

1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursday, March 22, 4:00–5:30 PM

Panelist, “Criminal Injustice: Bias, Incompetence, and Excess” (also featuring Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, coauthors of The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, and Bill Sizemore, coauthor of A Far, Far Better Thing, and moderated by John Grisham), Virginia Festival of the Book

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Cover: Superbugs: An Arms Race against Bacteria, by William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O’Neill, from Harvard University Press
William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O’Neill

Superbugs: An Arms Race against Bacteria

Thursday, April 26, Time TBD

Book launch and signing, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Location TBD, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom

Cover: From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, by Elizabeth Hinton, from Harvard University Press
Elizabeth Hinton

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Monday, February 26, 6:30 PM

Panel discussion, “Fifty Years since MLK,” (signing to follow), cosponsored by Boston Review and the Cambridge Public Library, featuring Cornel West and Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry, coeditors of To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cambridge Public Library (Main Library), 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursday, March 8, 7:00 PM [Register]

Speaking and signing, Missouri Historical Society

Lee Auditorium, 5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112

Cover: City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement, by Sara Yael Hirschhorn, from Harvard University Press
Sara Yael Hirschhorn

City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement

Thursday, March 8, 7:00 PM [Tickets]

“American Jews: Settlers and Sceptics”: Conversation with Dov Waxman, author of Trouble in the Tribe, moderated by Michael Goldfarb, Jewish Book Week London (in association with Yachad)

Kings Place, Hall 1, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, United Kingdom

Cover: The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World, by Michael Ignatieff, from Harvard University Press
Michael Ignatieff

The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Saturday, June 2, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Hay Festival Wales

Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5PJ, United Kingdom

Cover: Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago, by Brian McCammack, from Harvard University Press
Brian McCammack

Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago

Sunday, April 22, 3:00 PM

In conversation with the University of Chicago’s Adam Green (signing to follow), Seminary Co-op

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Cover: Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration, by Ana Raquel Minian, from Harvard University Press
Ana Raquel Minian

Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, City Lights Booksellers

261 Columbus Avenue (at Broadway), San Francisco, CA 94133

Cover: The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, by Yascha Mounk, from Harvard University Press
Yascha Mounk

The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 PM

In conversation with Masha Gessen, Interface NYC (sponsored by the New America Foundation)

140 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001

Monday, March 5, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Alley Cambridge (sponsored by Harvard Book Store)

Alley Cambridge, 10 Ware Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sunday, March 11, 3:00 PM

In conversation with E. J. Dionne (Q&A and signing to follow), Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 PM [Tickets]

In conversation with Francis Fukuyama (Q&A and signing to follow), The Commonwealth Club

Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 PM [Register]

“Is the Public Destroying Democracy?”, conversation with Joe Mathews, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (sponsored by Zócalo Public Square and the Daniel K. Inouye Institute)

Japanese American National Museum, 111 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, March 15, 7:00–8:15 PM

Speaking at the Seattle Public Library

Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room (Level 4, Room 1), Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Saturday, March 17, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, The King’s English Bookshop

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Tuesday, March 20, 12:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

Location TBD, Austin, TX

Thursday, March 22, 6:30–8:30 PM [RSVP]

“Liberal Democracy in Danger,” conversation with Wendy Weiser (Q&A and signing to follow), The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street (between Washington Square South and West Third Street), New York, NY 10012

Tuesday, March 27, 5:30–7:00 PM [Register]

In conversation with WBEZ’s Jerome McDonnell (Q&A and signing to follow), The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (cosponsored by WBEZ/Chicago Public Media)

CCGA Conference Center, 130 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Thursday, March 29, 7:00–8:00 PM [Register]

In conversation with Toronto Star reporter Sabrina Nanji, Toronto Public Library

Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, Canada

Tuesday, April 3, 12:00 PM

Speaking and signing, National Endowment for Democracy

1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, April 5, 5:00–6:30 PM (reception to follow) [RSVP]

Speaking and panel discussion featuring AEI’s Stan Veuger, Jonah Goldberg, and Norman J. Ornstein, The American Enterprise Institute

AEI Auditorium, 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Saturday, April 21–Sunday, April 22 (Date and Time TBD)

Speaking and signing, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Location TBD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, June 2, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Hay Festival Wales

Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5PJ, Wales, United Kingdom

Cover: Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, by Samuel Moyn, from Harvard University Press
Samuel Moyn

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Thursday, April 12, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop

1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tuesday, May 22, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Cover: After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene, by Jedediah Purdy, from Harvard University Press
Jedediah Purdy

After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30–8:00 PM

Public lecture, “Nature and Nationalism in the Age of Trump,” NYU School of Law (cosponsored by the New York Institute for the Humanities)

Tishman Auditorium, 40 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and MacDougal Streets), New York, NY 10012

Cover: Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy, edited by Michael J. Sandel and Paul J. D’Ambrosio, with a Foreword by Evan Osnos, from Harvard University Press
Edited by Michael J. Sandel and Paul J. D’Ambrosio, with a Foreword by Evan Osnos

Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy

Monday, March 19, 6:45–8:45 PM (doors at 6:15) [Register]

Public debate, “Democracy and the Common Good: What Do We Value?” (signing to follow), St Paul’s Institute

St Paul’s Cathedral, Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom

Cover: To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., edited by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry, from Harvard University Press
Edited by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry

To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 26, 6:30 PM

Panel discussion, “Fifty Years since MLK,” (signing to follow), cosponsored by Boston Review and the Cambridge Public Library, featuring coeditors Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry; Cornel West; and Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Cambridge Public Library (Main Library), 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens, by David Stuttard, from Harvard University Press
David Stuttard

Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens

Wednesday, April 25, 6:30–8:00 PM [Tickets]

Speaking and signing, Heffers Bookshop

20 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY, United Kingdom

Tuesday, May 1, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Athenaeum Boekhandel

Spui 14–16, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thursday, May 3, Time TBD

Public lecture (“Gallery Talks” series) at the British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom

Cover: The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon, by David Webber, from Harvard University Press
David Webber

The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon

Tuesday, March 13, 7:00–8:00 PM [RSVP]

In conversation with Elliot Williams (signing to follow), Solid State Books

600F H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Friday, April 13, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, April 21–Sunday, April 22 (Date and Time TBD)

Speaking and signing, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Location TBD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Monday, April 23, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, UCLA School of Law

Law Building, 385 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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