Upcoming Author Events

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Cover: Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration, by Rachel Elise Barkow, from Harvard University Press
Rachel Elise Barkow

Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

Thursday, February 21, 5:00–7:00 PM

Panel discussion featuring New York Times staff writer Emily Bazelon and Yale’s James Forman (signing to follow), New York University School of Law

Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall, 110 West Third Street, New York, NY 10012

Wednesday, March 6, Time TBD

Panel discussion featuring Shaun King and NYU’s Anne Milgram (signing to follow), NYU School of Law

Location TBD, New York, NY

Thursday, March 7, Time TBD

Speaking at the American Constitution Society (NYU Law Chapter)

Location TBD, New York, NY

Cover: To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture, by Eleonory Gilburd, from Harvard University Press
Eleonory Gilburd

To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

Monday, February 18, 6:00–7:00 PM [RSVP]

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Cover: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press
Anthony Abraham Jack

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Monday, February 18, 6:00–8:00 PM

Speaking and signing, 2019 First-Generation and/or Lower-Income (FGLI) Consortium Conference at Princeton University (sponsored by the Scholars Institute Fellows Program)

Palmer House, 1 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08544

Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 AM

Speaking and signing, Goodwill Excel Center of Greater Washington

1776 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Tuesday, February 26, 3:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Trinity Washington University (hosted by the Student Affairs Office)

125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017

Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 PM

In conversation with poet and social justice scholar Clint Smith, KramerBooks

1517 Connecticut Avenue NW (Dupont Circle), Washington, DC 20036

Thursday, February 28, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Yale University (sponsored by the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life)

New Haven, CT 06520

Cover: More than Medicine: The Broken Promise of American Health, by Robert M. Kaplan, from Harvard University Press
Robert M. Kaplan

More than Medicine: The Broken Promise of American Health

Sunday, March 10, 1:00–2:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Cover: Thinking and Being, by Irad Kimhi, from Harvard University Press
Irad Kimhi

Thinking and Being

Wednesday, March 13, 6:00–7:00 PM [RSVP]

In conversation with University of Chicago Philosophy Professor Jim Conant, Seminary Co-op

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Cover: Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions, by Yair Listokin, from Harvard University Press
Yair Listokin

Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions

Monday, April 8, 12:00–1:00 PM

Speaking at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Faculty Lounge (Room 433), Law School Building, 699 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Tuesday, April 9, 12:20–1:10 PM

Speaking at the University of California, Irvine School of Law (Intellectual Life Workshop speaker series)

Law Building (Room 3750), 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697

Wednesday, April 10, 12:15–1:30 PM

Speaking at the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Law Building (Room 1242), 385 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cover: Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime, by Jonathan Lusthaus, from Harvard University Press
Jonathan Lusthaus

Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime

Friday, May 3, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Sydney Writers’ Festival

Location TBD, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Cover: Butterfly Politics: Changing the World for Women, With a New Preface, by Catharine A. MacKinnon, from Harvard University Press
Catharine A. MacKinnon

Butterfly Politics: Changing the World for Women, With a New Preface

Thursday, April 11, 4:00–5:30 PM

Giving the 2019 DHRC Distinguished Lecture (signing to follow), Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan

Amphitheatre, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 915 Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Cover: The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas, by Monica Muñoz Martinez, from Harvard University Press
Monica Muñoz Martinez

The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 AM–4:30 PM [Register]

Speaking, Q&A, and signing, Third Annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas, Austin Public Library (sponsored by KAZI Book Review)

Austin Central Library, 710 W. César Chávez Street, Austin, TX 78701

Monday, February 25, 6:00–7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, San Antonio Public Library (Forest Hills)

Forest Hills Branch Library, 5245 Ingram Road, San Antonio, TX 78228

Cover: Making China Modern: From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping, by Klaus Mühlhahn, from Harvard University Press
Klaus Mühlhahn

Making China Modern: From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping

Tuesday, March 12, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Center for Strategic and International Studies

1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, March 13, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Young China Watchers NYC

Location TBD, New York, NY

Thursday, March 14, 3:30–4:30 PM

Speaking and signing, The Confucius Institute at Pace University

One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

Friday, March 15, 7:00 PM [RSVP]

Speaking and signing, The Harvard Coop (cosponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University)

400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: How Girls Achieve, by Sally A. Nuamah, from Harvard University Press
Sally A. Nuamah

How Girls Achieve

Friday, March 8, 8:30 AM–1:30 PM [Register]

Speaking at the Take No Bull Women’s Conference (#NoBullCon19), hosted by the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Millennium Hotel Durham, 2800 Campus Walk Avenue, Durham, NC 27705

Wednesday, March 27, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Thursday, March 28, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Global Women’ Institute at George Washington University

2140 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052

Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Women & Children First

5233 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Thursday, April 11, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Card Carrying Books & Gifts

15 East Market Street, Suite 102, Corning, NY 14830

Thursday, April 18, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Bluestockings

172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

Friday, April 19, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Book Culture

536 West 112th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), New York, NY 10025

Thursday, April 25, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Tuesday, April 30, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Regulator Bookshop

720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

Thursday, May 2, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Bookmarks

634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Cover: Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management, by Caitlin Rosenthal, from Harvard University Press
Caitlin Rosenthal

Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management

Friday, March 8, 6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, San Francisco Library Laureates 2019 Gala

San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Cover: Under the Starry Flag: How a Band of Irish Americans Joined the Fenian Revolt and Sparked a Crisis over Citizenship, by Lucy E. Salyer, from Harvard University Press
Lucy E. Salyer

Under the Starry Flag: How a Band of Irish Americans Joined the Fenian Revolt and Sparked a Crisis over Citizenship

Thursday, March 7, 7:00–8:30 PM

Speaking at Hampstead Public Library

Second Floor Meeting Room, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead, NH 03841

Cover: Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power, by Sheila A. Smith, from Harvard University Press
Sheila A. Smith

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose at The Wharf

70 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024

Cover: Plato as Critical Theorist, by Jonny Thakkar, from Harvard University Press
Jonny Thakkar

Plato as Critical Theorist

Thursday, February 28, 6:30–7:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Penn Book Center

130 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cover: American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War, by Duncan Ryūken Williams, from Harvard University Press
Duncan Ryūken Williams

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

Friday, February 15, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hill Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard, Beaverton, OR 97005

Sunday, February 17, 10:00–11:30 AM

Speaking and signing, Buddhist Church of San Francisco

1881 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30–8:00 PM

“Day of Remembrance 2019: Memory, Faith, and Music”: Multimedia event featuring book presentation and musical performance by Kishi Bashi, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Warner Bros. Theater, 1 Center, 1300 Constitution Avenue NW (between 12th and 14th Streets), Washington, DC 20560

Wednesday, February 20, 4:00–6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Legal History Forum at Yale Law School (cosponsored by Yale’s Asian American Cultural Center; Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; Council on East Asian Studies; and its Departments of American Studies; Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; and Religious Studies)

Room 129, Sterling Law Building, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Thursday, February 21, 7:00–8:30 PM [Tickets]

“Through a Buddhist Lens: Faith and Freedom in America”: Conversation with writer Pico Iyer (reception and signing to follow), Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan (cohosted by Tricycle Magazine)

Goldman-Sommenfeldt Family Auditorium, 334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th Street, New York, NY 10023

Friday, February 22, 4:15–7:00 PM

In conversation with Harvard Divinity School Professor Diana Eck (signing to follow), Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University

Belfer Case Study Room (S020), Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, February 23, 2:00–4:00 PM [Tickets]

Panel discussion (reception and signing to follow), Japanese American National Museum (Tateuchi Democracy Forum, presented in partnership with the Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture at the University of Southern California

100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sunday, February 24, 3:00 PM

Multimedia event featuring book presentation and musical performance by No No Boy, in conjunction with the photography exhibit Then They Came For Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, Futures without Violence Gallery at the Presidio

100 Montgomery Street (The Presidio), San Francisco, CA 94129

Monday, February 25, 4:00–6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, University of California, Berkeley (sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and the Department of Ethnic Studies)

Room 180, Doe Memorial Library, South Hall Road, Berkeley, CA 94704

Tuesday, February 26, 6:00–8:15 PM [RSVP]

Book presentation and conversation with USC Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni (signing to follow), East Asian Studies Center at the University of Southern California (cosponsored by the Office of Religious Life, the School of Religion and the Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture)

The Fishbowl, University Religious Center, University Park Campus, 835 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Thursday, February 28, 4:00–5:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Duke University (sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program, Asia/Pacific Studies Institute, and the Department of Religious Studies)

Korman Assembly Room (217), Perkins Library, 411 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Friday, March 1, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Midwest Buddhist Temple

435 West Menomonee Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Monday, March 4, 4:30–6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, University of Hawai‘i (sponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Department of Religion)

Room 110, HIG (Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics), 1680 East–West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

Thursday, March 21, 5:30–8:30 PM

Book presentation and musical performance by Francis Wong and Wesley Ueunten (signing to follow), San Jose State University (sponsored by the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center and the Department of Humanities)

Hammer Theater, 101 Paseo De San Antonia, San Jose, CA 95113

Friday, April 5, 7:00–8:30 PM

Speaking and signing, University of Oregon (sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies)

Location TBD, Eugene, OR 97403

Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Talk and workshop/discussion (signing to follow), Buddha Eye Zen Community Temple

2190 Garfield Street, Eugene, OR

Monday, April 8, 5:30–8:00 PM

Speaking at the Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia (cosponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League of Philadelphia)

425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Friday, April 12, Time TBD [RSVP]

Speaking and signing, Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center (sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League Memorial Pilgrimages program)

Location TBD, Little Rock, AR

Monday, April 15, 4:00–5:45 PM

Speaking at the University of California, Irvine (sponsored by the Program in Religious Studies and the Department of Asian American Studies)

Room HG 1030, Humanities Gateway Building, Irvine, CA 92697

Sunday, April 28, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Manzanar National Historic Site (National Park Service) (sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League Memorial Pilgrimages program)

Manzanar Interpretation Center, 5001 Highway 395, Independence, CA 93526

Saturday, May 4, 10:15–11:15 AM

Book presentation and conversation with Vice-Abbot Alan Hozan Senauke (signing to follow), Berkeley Zen Center

1931 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

Sunday, May 5, 10:00–11:00 AM

Dharma message based on American Sutra (signing to follow), Mountain View Buddhist Temple

575 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043

Wednesday, May 8, 5:20–7:00 PM

Speaking at the Institute of American and Canadian Studies at Sophia University

Library (Seventh Floor), 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan

Sunday, May 19, 10:00 AM–2:30 PM

Dharma message at morning Gotanye Service and later lecture/signing, Orange County Buddhist Church

909 S. Dale Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804

Sunday, October 13, 9:30 AM–1:00 PM

Dharma message at morning Eitaikyo Service and later lecture/signing, Buddhist Church of Sacramento

2401 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818

Cover: Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age, by Donna Zuckerberg, from Harvard University Press
Donna Zuckerberg

Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age

Friday, April 26, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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