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Lessons in Exile

September 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in for the first Mexican Mondays Seminar of the semester: a presentation of Carlos Pereda’s most recent book, Lessons in Exile. This book, winner of the 2007 Siglo XXI International Essay Prize, is unique in its approach to exile and offers remarkable insights into the subject. It discusses both human nature and the phenomenon of exile with depth and exactness from the combined perspectives of philosophy, morality, politics, anthropology, and history.

After retracing the lessons learned through diverse experiences of exile from antiquity to modern times, it uses poetry as metatestimony to examine exile, subjectivity, and the many moral and political implications involved. The result is a series of thought-provoking connections between exile and the way we assume our lives.

The author will be in conversation with Omri Boehm (The New School for Social Research) and Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia University).

This event will take place on Monday, September 23 at 4:30 pm. International Affairs Building, room 802.

Free and open to all public. Refreshments will follow.


September 23, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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802 International Affairs Building
420W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States