Meet and Greet: James and Deborah Fallows

2012-11-13 by

Deborah Fallows discusses her new book, ‘Dreaming in Chinese.’ Joining her is James Fallows author of ‘China Airbourne’ and ‘Postcards from Tomorrow Square’ He is a distinguished journalist, serving nearly 30 years as national correspondent for ‘The Atlantic.’

Annie Ping Zeng, director of the UAA Confucius Center, also spoke.

This event was sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore and the UAA Confucius Institute. The podcast was recorded Nov. 12, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.

The Fallows spoke later the same day at Wendy Williamson Auditorium, delivering the Bartlett Lecture for 2012.



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Bartlett Lecture: James and Deborah Fallows, China experts

2012-11-13 by News, Sports, and Art

The Bartlett Lecture Series was established in 1970 by the Bob Bartlett Memorial Fund and the University of Alaska.

The 2012 Bartlett Lecture was delivered by Deborah and James Fallows.

James is based in Washington as a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has worked for that magazine for nearly 30 years. He has a distinguished journalism career that includes authoring a number of books and being chosen as finalist for the National Magazine Award and winning the American Book Award for nonfiction.

Deborah authored ‘Dreaming in Chinese.’ She is a linguist and writes on women, education, work and t ravel and has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic and Newsweek.



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Terry Tempest Williams presented by the Bartlett Lecture Series

2010-09-21 by News, Sports, and Art

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.

Williams, like her writing, cannot be categorized. She has testified before Congress on women’s health issues, been a guest at the White House, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses and worked as “a barefoot artist” in Rwanda.

Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert; and The Open Space of Democracy. Her book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World, was published in October 2008 by Pantheon Books.



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