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C-SPAN’S ‘Book TV’ Comes To Northwestern

Professors discuss books on health care reform to racial politics

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Gary Saul Morson, Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University, discussed “The Fabulous Future? America and the World in 2040,” a book he co-edited with Northwestern President Morton Schapiro, on C-SPAN’s “Book TV” July 12. Watch the interview here.

Eight Northwestern professors, in addition to Morson, were interviewed June 8 by “Book TV” executive producer Peter Slen on the University’s Evanston campus about their recently published books.

“The Fabulous Future?” (Northwestern University Press, May 2015) seeks to open a dialogue by asking some of the world’s leading specialists from diverse fields to share their expectations for the future. 

Their book was inspired by Fortune magazine’s 1955 publication of “The Fabulous Future in America in 1980,” in which some of the smartest and most influential Americans at the time made various predictions that held true: technology sped up, polio was conquered and “calculating machines” were invented. 

For a number of years, “Book TV” has been visiting campuses around the country for their “College Series.”

Following is the list of professors and corresponding links to their interviews: 

Robert Burns, professor of law, School of Law: Book Discussion on “Kafka’s Law: ‘The Trial’ and American Criminal Justice” aired June 28

Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, School of Law, and professor of political science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences: Book Discussion on “The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform” aired June 13

John D. Márquez, associate professor of African-American and Latino/a studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences: Book Discussion on “Black-Brown Solidarity: Racial Politics in the New Gulf South” aired July 19

Wendy Pearlman, assistant professor, Crown Junior Chair in Middle East Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences: Book Discussion on “Violence, Nonviolence and the Palestinian National Movement” aired July 26

Martha Biondi, professor of African-American studies and history, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences: Book Discussion on “The Black Revolution on Campus” aired Aug. 9

Philip Kotler, S.C. Johnson & Son Professor of International Marketing, Kellogg School of Management: Book Disussion on “Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System” aired Aug. 16

Lauren Rivera, associate professor of management and organizations, Kellogg School of Management: Book Discussion on “Pedigree: How Elite Students get Elite Jobs” aired Aug. 23

Deborah Tuerkheimer, professor of law, School of Law: Book Discussion on “Flawed Convictions: ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ and the Inertia of Injustice” aired Aug. 30

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