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Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa

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Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa is a podcast from The Phi Beta Kappa Society's Visiting Scholars program, featuring leading scholars across multiple disciplines in conversation with Fred Lawrence, PBK's Secretary and CEO.

Latest Episodes

We Ask Literature Professor Ayanna Thompson “What Would Shakespeare Say?”

Ayanna Thompson specializes in Renaissance drama and issues of race in performance. She discusses the universality of Shakespeare while honing in on how he would have reacted to racialized readings of his work. Would he recognize that race plays a role in his plays? Would he agree with Thompson that one of his characters delivers “the first Black-Power speech in English”?

25 MIN3 weeks ago
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We Ask Literature Professor Ayanna Thompson “What Would Shakespeare Say?”

REPLAY: Former Diplomat Harold Koh Is Worried

In our first episode, Fred Lawrence, Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, chats with his longtime friend, professor Harold Hongju Koh from Yale Law School. Professor Koh is a distinguished former diplomat and a renowned authority on public and international law. Their intimate and revealing conversation covers Koh’s expansive knowledge of foreign affairs, his views on the state of our nation, and the lasting influence of a father whose curiosity and capacious mind still inspire him.

32 MINMAY 31
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REPLAY: Former Diplomat Harold Koh Is Worried

Middle East Scholar Lisa Anderson on Leading a University in Cairo During the Arab Spring

Her passion for Middle East studies was ignited during a college course with an intense teacher. She immersed herself in the region’s history and language--and has never looked back. For this episode, Prof. Anderson retraces her growing enthusiasm for and deepening knowledge of the Arab world, which saw her break scholarly ground in Libya, take up residence as a professor at American University Cairo, and eventually landed her in the president’s office mere weeks before the upheaval of the Arab Spring.

28 MINMAY 3
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Middle East Scholar Lisa Anderson on Leading a University in Cairo During the Arab Spring

Latest Episodes

We Ask Literature Professor Ayanna Thompson “What Would Shakespeare Say?”

Ayanna Thompson specializes in Renaissance drama and issues of race in performance. She discusses the universality of Shakespeare while honing in on how he would have reacted to racialized readings of his work. Would he recognize that race plays a role in his plays? Would he agree with Thompson that one of his characters delivers “the first Black-Power speech in English”?

25 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
We Ask Literature Professor Ayanna Thompson “What Would Shakespeare Say?”

REPLAY: Former Diplomat Harold Koh Is Worried

In our first episode, Fred Lawrence, Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, chats with his longtime friend, professor Harold Hongju Koh from Yale Law School. Professor Koh is a distinguished former diplomat and a renowned authority on public and international law. Their intimate and revealing conversation covers Koh’s expansive knowledge of foreign affairs, his views on the state of our nation, and the lasting influence of a father whose curiosity and capacious mind still inspire him.

32 MINMAY 31
Comments
REPLAY: Former Diplomat Harold Koh Is Worried

Middle East Scholar Lisa Anderson on Leading a University in Cairo During the Arab Spring

Her passion for Middle East studies was ignited during a college course with an intense teacher. She immersed herself in the region’s history and language--and has never looked back. For this episode, Prof. Anderson retraces her growing enthusiasm for and deepening knowledge of the Arab world, which saw her break scholarly ground in Libya, take up residence as a professor at American University Cairo, and eventually landed her in the president’s office mere weeks before the upheaval of the Arab Spring.

28 MINMAY 3
Comments
Middle East Scholar Lisa Anderson on Leading a University in Cairo During the Arab Spring

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