Topic: book talk

Stephen Kinzer, professor of international and public affairs, spoke about the moral implications of Cold War CIA Agent Sidney Gottlieb’s work.

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Kinzer speaks on Cold War mind control

October 3, 2019 1 comment

In the height of the Cold War, a CIA agent named Sidney Gottlieb worked quietly to weaponize mind control against Soviet Russia.

Author Meg Wolitzer ’81 read from her most recent book, “The Female Persuasion,” at an event held in the First Unitarian Church. She spoke about the transformation both her career and the literary world have witnessed alongside changing technology and social movements.

Arts & Culture

Wolitzer ’81 reflects on writing as craft, practice

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Meg Wolitzer ’81 discussed the evolution of her decades-long career as a novelist at an event hosted by the Providence Athenaeum that filled the olive-green pews of First Unitarian Church Friday, March 22.

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“The Revelations of Asher” experiments with social justice, identity

February 8, 2017 0 comments

What does “supreme love” have to do with social justice movements?