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PEN Presents: On Fascism with Jason Stanley, Timothy Snyder and Jelani Cobb

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

PEN America presents Jason Stanley and Timothy Snyder in conversation on the occasion of the publication of Stanley’s How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House). Jelani Cobb will moderate a discussion on this critical debate playing out on a national and international scale on democracy vs. authoritarianism.

Doors for this event will open at 6:30pm, the event will begin at 7pm.

Jelani Cobb has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2012, and became a staff writer in 2015. He writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture. His most recent book is The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress. He’s a professor of journalism at Columbia University. He won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice

Timothy Snyder is an author, historian, and the Levin Professor of History at Yale University. His books include Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, which won him the Hannah Arendt prize for political thought; Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning; On Tyranny; and The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America. Snyder is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Before coming to Yale in 2013, he was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Stanley is the author of Know How, Languages in Context, and Knowledge and Practical Interests, which won the 2007 American Philosophical Association book prize; and How Propaganda Works, which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers. His first book, Knowledge and Practical Interests, won the American Philosophical Association Book Prize, awarded to one philosopher every year, for 2005-06. He is a frequent contributor The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Boston Review, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications. Stanley lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his family.

Presented in partnership with PEN America, the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, the Office of Social Justice, and the Executive Dean's Office at the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School.

A limited number free tickets for this event are available to New School students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Click here to reserve a ticket.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Humanity, Society, Social Justice, International and Global, Politics, Policy and Government


Schools of Public Engagement, Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs


Economics, History, International Affairs and Development , Philosophy, Politics, Sociology



$30 with book; $15 without book; free to New School students, faculty, staff and alumni by entering the code NEWSCHOOL via the top right button.

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