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