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What is a Public Intellectual Today: Jelani Cobb

October 27, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
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The Changing Human Experience/Graduate Humanities Public Writing Project with co-sponsorship by the Stanford Humanities Center and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society

The Graduate Humanities Public Writing Project, as the first engagement of its 2020-21 "What Is A Public Intellectual Today?" speaker series, is proud to present a virtual appearance by Jelani Cobb. 

In this public interview, Cobb and Dr. Zandra L. Jordan, Director of Stanford's Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, will discuss the historicity of 2020's election year, the purpose of the public intellectual, and elements of literary craft. Cobb is a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic, and The Devil & Dave Chappelle and Other Essays.This free event invites Stanford affiliates—faculty, staff, alumni, and especially humanities students interested in publishing work for a popular audience—to gather for candid conversation. Registering for the webinar is required. 

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