'Journalistic Travel Writing' is Topic For Denison Lecture Series Convocation
Posted: February 1, 2003
The Denison University Lecture Series presents best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan to discuss "Journalistic Travel Writing: How I Found a New Genre." Set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 10) in Herrick Auditorium, this convocation is free and open to the public.
Kaplan is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of nine books on international affairs. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and Forbes magazine. His most recent book,Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos, discusses how ancient philosophy can improve critical thinking in business and foreign affairs in the age of terrorism and other non-conventional threats.
A provocative essayist, Kaplan's publications such as the 1994 Atlantic Monthly article "The Coming Anarchy," an exploration about how population rises, urbanization and resource depletion are undermining governments, have been hotly debated worldwide. His bookBalkan Ghostswas chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 1993 and by Amazon.com as one of the best travel books of all time.The Arabists(1993),The Ends of the Earth(1996) andAn Empire Wilderness(1998) were recognized by the New York Times as notable books of the year andAn Empire Wildernesswas chosen by both the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times as one of the best books of 1998.
Kaplan is a senior fellow at the New American Foundation in Washington and has served both as a consultant for the armed forces and lecturer at the CIA, FBI, military colleges, universities and business forums. He has delivered the Secretary of State's Open Forum Lecture at the U.S. State Department and briefed former President George H.W. Bush in the White House. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman calls Kaplan one of the four most widely read authors defining the post-Cold War.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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