March 25, 2019

Timothy Egan, “Toward a Shared National Narrative”

Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Department

History


Location

Hemmingson Ballroom


Event Type & Tags

  • Academics

About This Event

The Sioux Indians had a saying: "A people without history are like wind on the buffalo grass." With the balkanization and polarization of our politics, you might think this country no longer has a set of shared historical values. The New York Times columnist Timothy Egan disagrees and will discuss in this William L. Davis, S.J. lecture how the current unsettled time has solidified some of the core historical stories we tell about ourselves.

Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interests range wide across the American landscape and American history. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author. His weekly online column for The New York Times, the popular “Opinionator,” is consistently among the most read pieces on the NYT site. Before that, he worked as one of the newspaper’s national correspondents, roaming the West and serving as its Pacific Northwest correspondent. In 2001, Egan was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that wrote the series, “How Race Is Lived in America.”