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Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan talks about the death and rebirth of her forthcoming historical novel

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To re-encounter nature would be a way of getting another angle of vision on the same social facts, the same greedy and unequal humanity.

The following essay is a revised version of a talk, “The Politics of Nature in a Time of Political Fear,” delivered by Jedediah Purdy at the Environment Forum at Harvard University’s Mahindra Center on December 8, 2016.

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Professor Homi Bhabha, director of Harvard's Mahindra Humanities Center, rejects the idea that the center should only focus on pursuits that have traditionally been considered within the realm of the humanities: literature, art, and their related fields.

Read the full article at The Harvard Crimson.

Art and thought have long been adversaries of convention. When practiced with intention, both can call into question the moral legitimacy of social and economic norms kept (largely) in place to preserve the comfort of a few. So often is business and the drive for profit responsible for perpetuating these norms—and engendering cultural homogenization—that the notion of “corporate responsibility” is easily and justifiably scoffed at.

Professor Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language, and the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Prize.

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future

In 2006, Stanley Hoffmann inaugurated our event series, 20 Questions, speaking on his essay, "The Foreign Policy The US Needs."

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The Mahindra Humanities Center has named prominent American novelist and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison the 2016 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry.

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Learn more about the 2015 Tanner Lectures by Carlo Ginzburg here.