Events

  • Tue
    16
    Feb
    2021
    7:00 pmOnline

    A roundtable on future political trajectories for the country after the chaos of Trump and his GOP allies.

    With
    Christopher Caldwell—journalist, author
    Kimberlé Crenshaw—TNR contributor, author
    Melissa Gira Grant—TNR staff writer
    Michael Kazin—journalist, author, professor of history
    Moderator: Chris Lehmann—TNR editor

    RSVP to The New Republic

    Note: This is a free Zoom event. You will be notified before the talk with the link to connect to the event.



    Christopher Caldwell 
    is a contributing editor at the Claremont Review of Books and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He was previously a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a columnist for the Financial Times. He is the author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West and The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties.

    Kimberlé Crenshaw is the co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum, the host of the podcast Intersectionality Matters!, the moderator of the webinar series Under the Blacklight, and a professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. She is popularly known for her development of “intersectionality,” “critical race theory,” and the #SayHerName campaign and is a leading authority on civil rights; Black feminist legal theory; and race, racism, and the law.

    Melissa Gira Grant is a staff writer at The New Republic. Melissa has reported on gender, sexuality, politics, and justice for more than a decade. She is the author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. Before coming to The New Republic, Melissa was a contributing writer at The Village Voice and Pacific Standard.

    Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University and editor emeritus of Dissent magazine. He is the author of six books and the editor of three. His most recent is War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918, published in January 2017 by Simon and Schuster. It won the best book prize from the Peace History Society. He is currently completing a history of the Democratic Party, to be published in 2022 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kazin is a former online columnist for The New Republic and has written articles and reviews for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and many other periodicals and websites.

    Chris Lehmann has been editing The New Republic since early 2019. Formerly, he was editor in chief of The Baffler, co-editor of BookForum, managing editor of Yahoo News, senior editor of Congressional Quarterly, and deputy editor of The Washington Post Book World, among a host of other way stations in a long and colorful career. He has also been a politics columnist for the New York Observer and a culture columnist for In These Times. He’s the author of three books, most recently The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream (Melville House, 2016).

  • Tue
    16
    Mar
    2021
    7:00 pmOnline

    A panel discussion on the state of the alt-right in the post-Trump era

    With

    Rick Perlstein—historian, journalist
    John Ganz—journalist
    Tess Owen—senior reporter, Vice News
    Melissa Gira Grant—TNR staff writer
    Moderator: Chris Lehman—TNR editor

    RSVP to The New Republic

    Note: This is a free Zoom event. You will be notified before the talk with the link to connect to the event.


     

    John Ganz is a journalist. His work has been seen in The New Republic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Baffler, and The New York Times.

    Melissa Gira Grant is a staff writer at The New Republic. Melissa has reported on gender, sexuality, politics, and justice for more than a decade. She is the author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. Before coming to The New Republic, Melissa was a contributing writer at the Village Voice and Pacific Standard.

    Chris Lehmann is an editor at The New Republic. He most recently was editor in chief of The Baffler, and author of the former “Jaundiced Eyeball” and “The Blessed and the Brightest” columns. He remains editor at large at The Baffler. He’s previously held roles at Newsday, New York magazine, The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, and Yahoo! News, and published the books “Rich People Things: Real-Life Secrets of the Predator Class” and “The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity and the Unmaking of the American Dream”.

    Tess Owen is a reporter with VICE News covering extremism, hate crimes, and gun control. Since joining VICE in 2015, she has written extensively about white supremacy and nationalism, including the American neo-Nazi movement. She is a two-time winner of the Newswomen Award for Investigative Reporting. Owen earned a MS in Journalism from Columbia University, and holds a BA in English literature from Mount Holyoke College.

    Rick Perlstein is the author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Before that, he published Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. A contributing writer at The Nation, former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, and a former online columnist for The New Republic and Rolling Stone, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and many other publications.