The Wilson Lecture: Jane Mayer
Wellesley welcomes award-winning journalist and best-selling author Jane Mayer to campus to deliver this year’s Wilson Lecture. This annual event brings internationally prominent speakers to campus to explore the issues of the day. Mayer will speak on the topic “Fake News and Alternative Facts: The War on Truth,” before answering questions from the audience.
Mayer was the Wall Street Journal’s first woman White House correspondent, is a best-selling author, and currently serves as the chief Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, where she writes about politics, law, national security, and culture. At the Wall Street Journal, she covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the last days of the Soviet Union, and the first war in the Persian Gulf. Known for holding powerful public officials accountable, Mayer is the author of the 2016 New York Times best-seller Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, which the Times named one of the 10 best books of the year. She also wrote the 2008 Times best-seller The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, which was named one of the top 10 works of journalism of the decade by NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and one of the 10 best books of the year by the Times.
On the evening of the event, doors will open at 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and tickets are required for entrance (either bring a printed copy of your ticket or show it on your mobile device). Attendees are asked not to bring any large bags, backpacks, or signage.
All attendees are invited to attend a reception immediately following the lecture in Alumnae Hall Ballroom.
Mar 8, 7:30 PMVisions of Paradise: Tchaikovsky’s <em>String Quartet No. 2</em>
In the intimate setting of the musical salon, the group will explore the background and historical context of this masterpiece and trace its important musical ideas before performing the piece in its entirety.Event Date:Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 7:30pm
Feb 25, 7:30–10 PMShoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School, discusses her recent book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and how our economy, politics, and society are increasingly being shaped by digital technologies.Event Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -7:30pm to 10:00pm
Apr 14, 4 PMThe Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture
Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, and Megan Núñez discuss racial relations in the U.S. and how to facilitate conversations about race and inclusion among young people.Event Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Mar 17, 3:30 PMThe Legacy of Whiteness in Multiracial Ireland and Irish America
Are immigrants as welcome in Ireland as citizens claim? Newhouse Fellow Sarah Townsend unearths the secret history of Irish-American assimilation that haunts race relations in Ireland today.Event Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 3:30pm