Past Event

Nueva America

December 10, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the first of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination's 'Writing Lives' series, former Fellow Eduardo Halfon will be in conversation with Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology Claudio Lomnitz and II&I Director Mark Mazower. They will discuss the challenges and complexities of recasting family experience as history and literature through the prism of their experiences as writers and researchers, bringing to life deeply personal stories of exile, displacement and resettlement across the twentieth century from the Jewish heartlands of eastern Europe to what Lomnitz calls Nuestra America.

This event is organized by the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, in partnership with the Columbia Institute of Latin America Studies and the Paris Center.