Upcoming Author Events

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Cover: The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West, by Payal Arora, from Harvard University Press
Payal Arora

The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West

Friday, September 20, 12:00–12:20 PM

Giving a keynote address on The Next Billion Users, NEXT Conference

Schmidt Tivoli Theater, Spielbudenpl. 21–22, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

Friday, September 20, 3:00–3:45 PM

Panelist, “AI for Good,” NEXT Conference

Copper House Restaurant, Davidstraße 37, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

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, November 6, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab at the USC Marshall School of Business

Bridge Hall, 3670 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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, September 19, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

Speaking at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law

727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705

Sunday, September 22, 10:00 AM

Panelist, “Criminal Justice and Injustice in One of the Most Imprisoned Democracies in the World: America” (signing to follow), Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Law School Moot Court, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tuesday, September 24, 5:00–6:00 PM

Speaking at the Criminal Justice Forum of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Monday, October 21, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM

Speaking at the NYU Law Review 2019 Symposium

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Thursday, November 7, 12:30 PM

Speaking at Duke University Law School

Law School Room 4045, 210 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Monday, November 18, Time TBD

Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Friday, February 21, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking at the University of Richmond School of Law

410 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173

Cover: Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing, by Françoise Baylis, from Harvard University Press
Françoise Baylis

Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing

Monday, October 14, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Chicago Ideas Festival

Location TBD, Chicago, IL

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

Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 PM

Speaking and Q&A (reception and signing to follow), Westminster Town Hall Forum

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue (Nicollet Mall at 12th Street), Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cover: Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It, by Heather Boushey, from Harvard University Press
Heather Boushey

Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It

Wednesday, October 30, 8:30 AM

“Programs with a Purpose” Breakfast lecture (signing to follow), Leadership Greater Washington

1602 L Street NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20036

Cover: The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, by T. H. Breen, from Harvard University Press
T. H. Breen

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America

Tuesday, September 17, 4:00–5:00 PM

Giving the 2019 Marsh Professor Lecture, “Ending the American Revolution: Reconciliation and Revenge” (signing to follow), University of Vermont

Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, 85 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Wednesday, October 23, 5:30–6:30 PM [Tickets]

Speaking and signing, Colonial Williamsburg

Hennage Auditorium (The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg), 326 Francis Street West, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Wednesday, October 30, 7:00–8:00 PM

Giving the 2019 Sally Lanagan Lecture (signing to follow), The Concord Museum

53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742

Thursday, November 7, 6:00–7:00 PM (reception at 5:30 PM) [Register]

Speaking and signing, Massachusetts Historical Society

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Thursday, November 21, 6:00–7:30 PM [Tickets]

Speaking and signing, Museum of the American Revolution (“Read the Revolution” Speaker Series)

101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Cover: Rationing the Constitution: How Judicial Capacity Shapes Supreme Court Decision-Making, by Andrew Coan, from Harvard University Press
Andrew Coan

Rationing the Constitution: How Judicial Capacity Shapes Supreme Court Decision-Making

Thursday, October 24 (evening) and Friday, October 25 (morning)

Chair, Wisconsin Law Review Fall 2019 Symposium on Rationing the Constitution

Location TBD, University of Wisconsin Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706

Cover: Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide, by Jo Dunkley, from Harvard University Press
Jo Dunkley

Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide

Thursday, October 24, Time TBD

In conversation with ZPS Editor-in-Chief Lisa Margonelli, Zócalo Public Square Events

California Club of Los Angeles, 538 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Cover: The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe, by Thane Gustafson, from Harvard University Press
Thane Gustafson

The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe

Sunday, January 12, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Friday, February 28, 2020, 2:00–4:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University

Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street (at Cabot Way), Cambridge, MA 02138

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, September 23, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing (also featuring Caitlin Zaloom, author of Indebted), Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursday, September 26, 12:15–1:15 PM

Speaking (followed by lunch and group discussions with faculty/staff and student leaders), Trinity College

Washington Room and Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, 300 Summit Street, Hartford CT 06106

Saturday, September 28, 12:30–1:15 PM

Speaking at #RealCollege 2019

WHI Auditorium, West Houston Institute, Houston Community College, 2811 Hayes Road, Houston, TX 77082

Wednesday, October 2, 8:30–9:30 AM

Speaking at the National Scholarship Providers Association Conference

Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Monday, October 7, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Colgate University

Location TBD, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346

Tuesday, October 22, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Muhlenberg College

Location TBD, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104

Wednesday, October 23, 5:00–8:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Northwestern University (sponsored by the School of Education and Social Policy as part of the Loeschner Leadership Series)

Annenberg Hall, 2120 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Thursday, October 24 – Friday, October 25, Time(s) TBD

Keynote speaker, Administrators of Color in Independent Schools Conference

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Monday, November 4, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing (also featuring Paul Tough, author of The Years That Matter Most), Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday, November 11, Time TBD

Speaking at the Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting

Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00–8:00 PM

Speaking and signing, California State University, San Marcos (sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center)

University Student Union, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096

Thursday, November 21, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Georgetown University

Location TBD, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057

Cover: Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography, by Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis, from Harvard University Press
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis

Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography

Thursday, October 3, Time TBD

Coauthor Katrina Karkazis speaking and signing, Yale Law School

Location TBD, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Sunday, November 17, Time TBD

Coauthor Katrina Karkazis speaking and signing, The Booksmith

1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Cover: The Limits of Blame: Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility, by AUTHORNAME, from Harvard University Press
Erin I. Kelly

The Limits of Blame: Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility

Saturday, October 19, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival

Location TBD, Copley Square, Boston, MA

Cover: City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present, by Alex Krieger, from Harvard University Press
Alex Krieger

City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Wednesday, November 13, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library (in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit “America Transformed, Part 2: Homesteads to Modern Cities,” running November 9, 2019–May 10, 2020)

700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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, October 26–Sunday, October 27, Time(s) TBD

Speaking and signing, Texas Book Festival

Location TBD, Texas State Capitol, 100 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Cover: The Cigarette: A Political History, by Sarah Milov, from Harvard University Press
Sarah Milov

The Cigarette: A Political History

Thursday, October 3, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, the National Archives

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408

Saturday, October 5, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose at Union Market

1270 Fifth Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Thursday, October 10, 6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Georgia Historical Society

Location TBD, Savannah, GA 31401

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The San Bernardino County Museum

2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374

Wednesday, March 18–Sunday, March 22, 2020, Date and Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Virginia Festival of the Book

Location TBD, Charlottesville, VA

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

Monday, September 30, Time TBD

Speaking at the 21st Century China Center, University of California, San Diego

Location TBD, 9500 Gilman Drive #0519, La Jolla, CA 92093

Tuesday, October 1, 4:00–5:30 PM

Speaking at the Center for Asian Studies, University of California, Irvine

Location TBD, 1100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697

Wednesday, October 2, 3:00–5:00 PM

Speaking at the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies

11381 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Thursday, October 3, 4:00–5:30 PM

Speaking and signing, University of Southern California U.S.–China Institute

Location TBD, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Tuesday, October 8, 4:00–6:00 PM

In conversation with UC Berkeley Professor Wen-hsin Yeh (signing to follow), Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies

180 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, South Hall Road, Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday, October 9, 4:30–6:00 PM

Speaking at the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies

Knight Building, 521 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Thursday, October 10, 5:30 PM

Speaking at the University of Wyoming

Location TBD, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071

Friday, October 11, 4:00–6:00 PM

Speaking at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Location TBD, Boulder, CO 80309

Cover: Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I, by Michael S. Neiberg, from Harvard University Press
Michael S. Neiberg

Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I

Sunday, October 20, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, National WWI Museum and Memorial

2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108

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

How Girls Achieve

Friday, October 18, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) Educating Girls Symposium

The Bryn Mawr School, 109 West Melrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Cover: The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets, by Thomas Philippon, from Harvard University Press
Thomas Philippon

The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets

Monday, October 7, 9:25–10:35 AM [Register]

Panelist, “Progressivism and Its Agenda,” also featuring Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University and the Roosevelt Institute), Lina Khan (Columbia Law School), and Ryan Bourne (Cato Institute), seventeenth annual conference (“Progressivism, Socialism, Nationalism”) of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University

Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Friday, December 6, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Aspen Institute (Aspen Economic Strategy Group public forum talks series)

2300 N Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037

Cover: Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle, by Lukas Rieppel, from Harvard University Press
Lukas Rieppel

Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle

Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Museum of Natural History

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This event will be livestreamed.

Cover: Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States, by Brian Rosenwald, from Harvard University Press
Brian Rosenwald

Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States

Saturday, October 19, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival

Location TBD, Copley Square, Boston, MA

Cover: Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom, by Sarah A. Seo, from Harvard University Press
Sarah A. Seo

Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Boswell Book Company (cosponsored by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)

2559 N. Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Cover: The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War, by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, from Harvard University Press
Aaron Sheehan-Dean

The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War

Saturday, November 2, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Louisiana Book Festival

Location TBD (State Capitol and Environs), Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Cover: Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White, by William Sturkey, from Harvard University Press
William Sturkey

Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White

Wednesday, October 16, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Eureka School Museum (in conjunction with Main Street Books)

410 E. Sixth Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Thursday, October 17, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, University of Southern Mississippi

Location TBD, Hattiesburg, MS

Cover: Me the People: How Populism Transforms Democracy, by Nadia Urbinati, from Harvard University Press
Nadia Urbinati

Me the People: How Populism Transforms Democracy

Monday, October 14, 6:00–8:00 PM [Register]

In conversation with Federico Finchelstein (The New School), moderated by Adam Tooze (signing to follow), Maison Française at Columbia University (cosponsored by Columbia’s European Institute and Alliance Française

East Gallery, Buell Hall, 515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

Cover: China and Japan: Facing History, by Ezra F. Vogel, from Harvard University Press
Ezra F. Vogel

China and Japan: Facing History

Monday, September 23, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, University of Notre Dame

Location TBD, Notre Dame, IN 46556

Cover: Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Susan Ware, from Harvard University Press
Susan Ware

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

Saturday, November 16, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Avon Public Library (part of the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program)

280 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322

Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Lowell National Historical Park (part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series)

Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852

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

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Dharma message based on American Sutra (signing to follow), San Francisco Zen Center (City Center)

300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Sunday, September 22, 9:45–10:45 AM [RSVP]

Dharma message based on American Sutra (signing to follow), Houston Zen Center

1605 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77008

Saturday, September 28, 1:30–3:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Gardena Buddhist Church

GBC Hondo, 1517 166th Street, Gardena, CA 90247

Saturday, October 5, 2:00–5:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Buddhist Church of Oakland

825 Jackson Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Sunday, October 6, 1:00–3:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Enmanji Buddhist Temple

1200 Gravenstein Highway South, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Wednesday, October 9, 6:00–7:00 PM

Speaking at Berea College (cosponsored by the Asian Studies Department and the Campus Christian Center)

Draper Building 308, Campus Drive, Berea, KY 40404

Sunday, October 13, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

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

2401 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818

Tuesday, November 19, Time TBD

Speaking at Grinnell College (cosponsored by the Center for Humanities and the Department of Religious Studies)

Location TBD, Grinnell, IA 50112

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

Saturday, October 26, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, De Young Museum

Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

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