Humanities Event

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Friday, June 8, 2018 7:009:30
Award-winning playwright J.T. Rogers and longtime foreign correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran will talk about the intersection of politics, journalism, and art. Rogers's most recent play, Oslo, won seven awards, including the 2017 Tony for Best Play, and dozens of rave reviews: "as expansive and ambitious as any in recent Broadway history" (New York Times); "a riveting political thriller" (AP). Rogers transforms modern history into drama, tackling such complex subjects as the Rwandan genocide, the CIA's early involvement in war-torn Afghanistan, and racism in America. Chandrasekaran, following a career at the Washington Post that sent him to three dozen countries and led to his authoring books on Iraq (Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a National Book Award finalist), Afghanistan (Little America), and the lives of today's war veterans, is now the executive producer of Starbucks' social impact media initiatives.