92nd Street Y "Live" Lecture Series
Last year was the best ever for Brotherhood’s 92nd
St Y program. More than 1,500 people took part, increasing the four year
total to 4,500. Our fifth year has all the earmarks of being another
A series for all 6 programs is
$50; a single ticket purchased in advance is $12; and at the door is $15.
If you would rather call, the reservation phone number is 883-3144, ext. 390. Please leave your name, e-mail address, phone and ticket request(s).
92Y Live Series - 2013 Fall/Winter Schedule
Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 PM ET
Why are we so often surprised when underdogs win? Do Goliaths make mistakes in spite of their strength—or because of it? Why are the childhoods of people at the top of so many professions marked by deprivation? Gladwell uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty. Malcolm has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. He is a bestselling author of four #1 best-selling books, "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference" (2000), "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" (2005), "Outliers: The Story of Success" (2008), and "What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures" (2009), a collection of his journalism.
Robert Gibbs and Ari Fleischer with Ben Feller
Full Court Press: Inside the Bush and Obama White Houses
Wednesday, October 23 at 8:00 PM ET
Go inside the West Wing with two men who gave voice to America’s last two presidents— Robert Gibbs and Ari Fleischer, the first White House press secretaries for President Obama and President George W. Bush. A lively night of stories and candid reflection about the nation’s leadership, moderated by former chief White House correspondent Ben Feller, who covered both presidents for The Associated Press.
Alan Dershowitz and Jeffrey Toobin
Monday, November 4 at 8:00 PM ET
You know that Alan Dershowitz, the preeminent defense lawyer in America today, has had an impact on the lives of storied clients like O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bülow, Bill Clinton, Julian Assange, Jeffrey MacDonald, Patty Hearst, Mike Tyson, and many more. But who has affected Dershowitz himself? The attorney and author is now Taking the Stand in a new memoir and on 92Y’s stage. Professor Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.” Jeffrey Toobin, author of "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court," and writer for the New Yorker and a CNN analyst, interviews Dershowitz.
Governor Jeb Bush
Monday, November 18 at 8:00 PM ET
Regardless of where you or your parents are from, you probably have strong feelings about immigration. It’s a divisive issue which needs careful analysis. As the former governor of Florida and the author of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution," Jeb Bush has given careful thought to crafting a practical, bipartisan approach to immigration policy. Hear for yourself what he proposes and listen to a member of one of America’s leading political families and a potential Presidential candidate in 2016. Jeb Bush is the 43rd governor of the state of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007.
Piers Morgan with Dr. Gail Saltz
Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 PM ET
Piers Morgan is a British journalist and the current host of "Piers Morgan Live" on CNN, which he began hosting in January 2011. The show replaced "Larry King Live" in the 9:00 pm time slot following King's retirement. He is a former judge on "America's Got Talent" and a former winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice." In the United Kingdom he worked as a writer and editor for several British tabloids, including The Sun, News of the World, and Daily Mirror, and was a judge on Britain's Got Talent.
In November 2012 Morgan was criticized in the official findings of the Lord Leveson Inquiry which found that Morgan's testimony about phone hacking "clearly prove is that he was aware that it was taking place in the press as a whole and that he was sufficiently unembarrassed by what was criminal behavior that he was prepared to joke about it". Morgan has written eight books, including three volumes of memoirs.
Ari Shavit with David Remnick:
The Tragedy and Triumph of Israel
Wednesday, January 8 at 8:00 PM ET
Haaretz senior correspondent Ari Shavit joins New Yorker editor David Remnick for an incisive analysis of the Jewish state’s fraught history—and its prospects for the future. Shavit’s new book, "My Promised Land: TheTriumph and Tragedy of Israel," is the sweeping result of his 30 years in the trenches of Israeli society and politics. David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker since July, 1998, is the author of several books, including "King of the World," "Resurrection," and "Lenin’s Tomb."