A Conversation With Chris Hedges: Corporate Totalitarianism

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A Conversation with Chris Hedges: Corporate Totalitarianism
Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Description:
Chris Hedges, writer and commentator, was a member of the Pulitzer-winning team reporting on global terrorism for The New York Times. Hedges received an individual award from the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. An online columnist and the host of an Emmy-nominated television show, Hedges has been a war correspondent for The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The Christian Science Monitor, reporting from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has written 12 books including the bestsellers "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America" and "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” and “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt,” His book "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" was a National Book Critics Circle finalist and his most recent book is “America: The Farewell Tour.” 
 
Hedges will talk about the rise of corporate power and the danger of fascism around the globe, based on personal experience as well as academic scholarship. He has been a teacher inside the American prison system for the past ten years; a reporter on the front line at violent coups and successful revolutions in foreign countries for the preceding two decades; and an ordained Presbyterian minister and competitive boxer in earlier years. Hedges is a graduate of Harvard University and has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and the University of Toronto. He will answer questions from the audience at the conclusion of this talk.


Moderator:
Diane Fener, Co-Chair, Senior Lawyer Committee

Sponsoring Committees:
Senior Lawyers, Diane Fener and Gertrude Pfaffenbach, Co-Chairs
Task Force on the Rule of Law, Stephen L. Kass, Chair
Business and Human Rights Working Group, Irit Tamir and Viren Mascarenhas, Co-Chairs
International Human Rights, Lauren Melkus, Chair



Where
Online Event

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