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Georgetown University Press, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown University Library have launched "Books for a Better World," a weekly series of live streamed interviews with Georgetown faculty and Press authors about their books. Topics include current affairs such as the future of the international system and the plight of refugees during the public health crisis, and discussions of historical, ethical, and pedagogical themes. Interviews take place Thursdays at noon.
Scheduled interviews include:
May 7: "Managing Your Social Presence" with Jeanine Turner, Communication, Culture, and Technology Program associate professor and McDonough School of Business affiliate professor
May 14: "The Ethics of Reopening the Economy" with David Cloutier, Catholic University of America associate professor of theology
May 21: "Pandemics at Tudor Place" with Grant Quertermous, Tudor Place Historic House curator
May 28: "Archiving the Present: Thinking Historically about COVID-19" with Ananya Chakravarti, Georgetown College Department of History associate professor
More interviews will be scheduled throughout the summer. See Georgetown University Press for updates and to register to attend each session, and to watch archives of previous sessions, including "The Future of the International Order" with Anthony Clark Arend, Walsh School of Foreign Service professor of government and foreign service; and "Migrants and Refugees in a Time of Crisis" with David Hollenbach, S.J., Pedro Arrupe distinguished research professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, senior fellow of the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and affiliated professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University.