Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Pascal Bruckner is a world renowned essayist and novelist whose works have been translated in thirty countries. He has taught for fifteen years at the Institude d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and has been a visiting professor at New York University and at San Diego University. As a “public intellectual,” Bruckner has served as an expert commentator on French and European affairs for newspapers, reviews, and magazines around the world, including Le Monde, Le Figaro, and Libération, as well as the New Yorker, the New Republic, and in the op-ed pages of the New York Times.
Bruckner’s latest book, The Paradox of Love (Princeton University Press, 2012), draws on history, politics, psychology, literature, pop culture, and current events. He has received numerous prestigious awards for his essays and novels, some of which include: Le Sanglot de l’Homme blanc (“The Tears of the White Man”); La Tentation de l’innocence (“The Temptation of Innocence”), which won the 1997 prix Medicis de l’essai; and La tyrannie de la penitence, which was translated in 2010 to The Tyranny of Guilt. In 1997, Bruckner’s novel Les voleurs de beauté (“Beauty Thieves”) was awarded the prix Renaudot, and in 2000, his essay L’Euphorie perpetuelle (“Perpetual Euphoria”) won the prix du Meilleur livre d’économie.
LECTURE SUPPORTED IN PART BY:
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
France/Texas A&M University Institute (Centre Pluridisciplinaire)
Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
Department of Philosophy
Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 6 p.m.
Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs Seminar
“Civil Society, Public Opinion, and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine”
Pascal Bruckner | Essayist and Novelist
Location: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
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