Event Title

Keynote Address: The Failure of Empathy

Graduation Year

2018

Location

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center

Start Date

21-4-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

21-4-2018 2:00 PM

Description

Aleksandar Hemon was born in 1964, in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He came to the US as part of a month long cultural exchange program of journalists but was granted political asylum when he was unable to return to Sarajevo which was by then under siege. Hemon is the author of The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, The Lazarus Project, Love and Obstacles, The Making of Zombie Wars and a collection of auto-biographical essays, The Book of My Lives. He is working on his next novel, tentatively titled The World and All That It Holds, as well as two works of nonfiction, How Did You Get Here?: Tales of Displacement (oral histories) and My Parents: An Introduction (memoir), all forthcoming from FSG. How Did You Get Here? was the recipient a PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History in 2017.

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Apr 21st, 12:30 PM Apr 21st, 2:00 PM

Keynote Address: The Failure of Empathy

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center

Aleksandar Hemon was born in 1964, in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He came to the US as part of a month long cultural exchange program of journalists but was granted political asylum when he was unable to return to Sarajevo which was by then under siege. Hemon is the author of The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, The Lazarus Project, Love and Obstacles, The Making of Zombie Wars and a collection of auto-biographical essays, The Book of My Lives. He is working on his next novel, tentatively titled The World and All That It Holds, as well as two works of nonfiction, How Did You Get Here?: Tales of Displacement (oral histories) and My Parents: An Introduction (memoir), all forthcoming from FSG. How Did You Get Here? was the recipient a PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History in 2017.