While events are postponed at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in the heart of Manhattan, videos of recent public programs from its archive will be featured here for your enjoyment. The videos offer illuminating discussions in two main categories: insights into current events and conversations with leading writers and artists.
With the U.S. health care system under potentially catastrophic stress, take a look back at important issues raised by experts with diverse viewpoints in “The Future of Healthcare in America.” Margot Sanger-Katz (The New York Times) moderates a panel featuring Jonathan Gruber (MIT), Paul Krugman (The Graduate Center), Avik Roy (Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity), and Dana Singiser (Planned Parenthood). Also enjoy a brilliant lecture by the poet, essayist, and translator Anne Carson, in which she pays tribute to Greek tragedy.
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Anne Carson, a writer of “inscrutable brilliance,” according to The New York Times, calls herself a visual rather than a verbal artist. She discusses the influence of the Classics on her work as a poet, essayist, and translator. A teacher of ancient Greek as well, Carson has published 20 books, blending genres and media. Her first book, Eros the Bittersweet, was named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time by the Modern Library. She is also the author of Nox, Antigonick, The Beauty of the Husband, Autobiography of Red, and its sequel Red Doc, and is a recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant,” among many other awards.