13th March 2017 – Lecture at NYU for Prof Steven Lukes

I am honoured to have been invited back to NYU Sociology Department by the esteemed political theorist Prof. Steven Lukes – here are some pictures of me on 9th March 2017 teaching a class on Propaganda, Politics and Foreign Policy – we had such a really wonderful time! …what lovely students! The class seemed to have a lot of fun and we had lively discussions – very bright sparks! They were fascinated to learn about Hollywood’s role in propaganda and of recent developments in digital propaganda.

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The class at NYU

Prof Lukes was kind enough to take me to the Russian Tea Room for a drink afterwards and we went for food and to Carnegie Hall to see the incredible pianist Sir Andras Schiff play Schubert!

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Russian Tea Room

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Russian Tea Room

We went with the brilliant feminist writer Katha Pollitt, who is married to Prof. Lukes and who I was very excited to meet properly. I admire her writing for The Nation and particularly her response to Katie Roiphe.

It was really such a special trip that I will remember always.

 

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Russian Tea Room

 

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Carnegie Hall

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Andras Schiff – Schubert

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Lunch with Katha Pollitt and Prof. Lukes

I always learn so much from talking with Prof Lukes and I feel very grateful to have had such an incredible visit and to be blessed with the generosity and kindness of such wonderful friends. Prof Lukes even gave me a signed copy of his hilarious novel The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat which I was reading all the way back on the bus today!

To top it off the view from my hotel was also quite exceptional…

View from hotel

View from hotel

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View from hotel

What a wonderful city! <3 you NYC!

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