Four Evenings Discussion: Ayad Akhtar's Homeland Elegies

Four Evenings - Global Literary Encounters
Activity Type: 
Panel Discussion
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Dr. Michael Kenney
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 18:00
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As Scheduled
Contact Person: 
Maja Konitzer
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Free and Open to the Public w/ registration

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures "Ten Evenings" series. The Global Studies Center will be once again hosting "Four Evenings: Global Literary Encounters" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. The series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Open to all, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts prior to author events with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. You can register for the book discussions here -

A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in post-Trump America. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

Discussion led by Dr. Michael Kenney, Posvar Chair in International Security Studies; Director of the Ridgway Center at University of Pittsburgh

For questions and more information, contact Maja Konitzer at

UCIS Unit: 
Global Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Non-University Sponsors: 
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
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