Join Us for the Next "Voices of the Rainbow" Event:

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Thursday, November 6, Noon, Humanities Building, Room 206

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based, Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word artist who has been featured at over 275 performances worldwide including three seasons of HBO's award-winning Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam.

Voices of the Rainbow Event

Gary Shteyngart & Marie-Elena John

Wednesday, October 8, Noon
Health Sciences Building, Room 119

Gary Shteyngart was born in the Soviet Union. He is the author of the satiric novels The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Absurdistan, chosen as one of the New York Times' best books of 2006.

Marie-Elena Jones, a native of Antigua, is author of the novel Unburnable, "a love story, a murder mystery, a multigenerational epic, and a reinterpretation of Black history."

Faculty Forum Event

Professor Harriet Malinowitz (English Department) on "Propaganda: Persuasion in the Age of Unreason"

The Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Invites the LIU Brooklyn Campus Community to a Faculty Forum Presentation by Professor Harriet Malinowitz of the English Department

Title & Topic

"Propaganda: Persuasion in the Age of Unreason"

Why don’t human beings respond more consistently to logic and reason? Why do so many people vote and act against their self-interest? What is the difference between robust public debate and the engineering of consent? These are questions worth pondering on the eve of a national election.

Please join us as Professor Malinowitz examines the roots of contemporary propaganda in late 19th and early 20th century theories of “the crowd,” “the public,” and “the herd instinct,” as well as the pioneering of methods of mass manipulation.

When & Where

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Library Learning Center, Room 515

Refreshments will be served

For further information, please contact Gladys Schrynemakers (718-488-1001) or William Burgos (718-488-1094).

Note: This is part of the Campus-wide Faculty Forum program; it is not part of the English Department's own Faculty Forum: Works in Progress program.