JILL LEPORE, PhD
The Digital Veil: Misinformation and the Future of Democracy
Friday, April 28, 7:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2:00pm
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper Professor of American History and Affiliate Professor of Law at Harvard University, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. In 2020, she published her fourteenth book, If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future. Using her in depth knowledge about history and academic research, Lepore will give the audience a look into the emerging world of computer technology, human behavior prediction and politics. Have we come to rely too heavily on Google, Twitter and Facebook? A prolific author, Lepore’s first book, The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity, won the Bancroft Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of American history writing. These Truths: A History of the United States, was an international bestseller named one of Time magazine’s top ten non-fiction books of the decade. Several of her writings have appeared in the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Foreign Affairs, and Yale Law Journal to name a few. Lepore is a lively, funny, and engaging presenter promising us an evening of thoughtful and energizing conversation.