The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will host the annual Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series with Roger Cohen, an award-winning columnist for the New York Times and the International New York Times. This free public lecture is funded with an endowed gift from Jonathan and Maxine Marshall.
The lecture, “The Disunited States: Trump and the Fracturing of America,” will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Ventana Ballroom at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus.
Cohen, an op-ed columnist who writes about international affairs and diplomacy, will discuss the tactics of President Donald Trump and how division between red and blue states is hardening across America. The lecture explores how America can begin to heal in the face of disagreement and growing inequality.
In 1990, Cohen joined The New York Times. He has served as a foreign correspondent, foreign editor and columnist. In addition, Cohen has written a column for the International New York Times, formerly known as the International Herald Tribune, since 2004.
Cohen has written “Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo,” an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction, and “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble.” He has also co-written a biography of Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, “In the Eye of the Storm.” His family memoir, “The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family,” was published in January 2015.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Visitor parking for the event is available in the Apache Boulevard Structure. Standard parking rates apply, and attendees are responsible for any parking fees incurred. For additional information, call 480-965-2779.
About the Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series
The Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series brings to ASU nationally renowned scholars concerned with promoting culture through the humanities and a better understanding of the problems of democracy.
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