A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates


Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


JFK Jr. Forum

A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

As a bestselling author, 2015 MacArthur fellow, and national correspondent for The AtlanticTa-Nehisi Coates has emerged as one of the foremost thinkers about race and racial issues in America. His book, Between the World and Me, written as a letter to his teenage son, has brought a personal and powerful voice to bear on the centuries-old legacy of violence inflicted upon African Americans.

Remarks by Kathryn Edin
Distinguished Bloomberg Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Moderated by Bruce Western 
Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

William Julius Wilson
Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University

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HKS Malcolm Wiener Center; HKS Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; HKS Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; HKS Black Student Union; HKS Office for Student Diversity & Inclusion; Harvard College Black Men's Forum; Hutchins Center for African and African American Research