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For the eighteenth consecutive year, a distinguished group of Stanford authors and editors made brief presentations about their recently published books. The program was hosted by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford. The program was co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Humanities Center.

Please note the videos have been added to each panel. All videos are posted on Vimeo

1:00 pm Welcome (Peter Stansky)

1:05 - 1:35 pm The Arts
Peter Stansky, Chair

Marci Kwon, Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism
Usha Iyer, Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema
Shane Denson, Discorrelated Images
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1:40 - 2:10 pm The Richness of Writing
Barbara Gelpi, Chair

Daniel Mason, A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth: Stories
Maria Cichosz, Cam & Beau
Paul Robinson presenting John L'Heureux's The Beggar's Pawn: A Novel
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2:15 - 2:35 pm A Celebration of George Shultz
Larry Horton, Chair

George Shultz and John Taylor, Choose Economic Freedom: Enduring Policy Lessons from the 1970s and 1980s
George Shultz and James Timbie, A Hinge of History: Governance in an Emerging New World
VIEW "A Celebration of George Shultz" Video >>

2:40 - 3:20 pm The World of Literature and Photography
Roland Greene, Chair

Valerie Miner, Bread and Salt
Cynthia Haven, The Man Who Brought Brodsky into English: Conversations with George L. Kline
Jeannette Ferrary, The Future Is Leaving: photographs from once-upon-a-time
Richard White, California Exposures: Envisioning Myth and History
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3:25 - 3:55 pm History and Politics
Carolyn Lougee, Chair

Jack N. Rakove, Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion and The Cambridge Companion to The Federalist
Terry M. Moe, Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy
Priya Satia, Time's Monster: How History Makes History
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4:00 - 4:40 pm How We Function
Tania Granoff, Chair

Rafael Pelayo, How to Sleep: The New Science-Based Solutions for Sleeping Through the Night
David Eagleman, Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
James P. Steyer, ed., Which Side of History: How Technology is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives
Adrian Daub, What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley
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4:45 - 5:15 pm God, Butterflies, and Britain
Paul Robinson, Chair

Tanya Luhrmann, How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible Others
Leslie Friedman, The Story of Our Butterflies: Mourning Cloaks in Mountain View
Peter Stansky, Twenty Years On: Views and Reviews of Modern Britain
VIEW "God, Butterflies, and Britain Video" >>