Event Details


Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Arts District Mansion, 2100 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
Cost for Tickets: Guest/Non-Member: $25.00

Harvard Club’s annual Ivy Lecture Series on May 2, 2024 at the Arts District Mansion. “Storytelling & Climate Change with Prof. Martin Puchner”.

Register directly at https://hcdallas.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=849

At this turning point for the planet, scientists, policymakers, and activists have woken up to the power of stories in the fight against global climate change. Professor Puchner will argue for why we must learn to tell new stories about our relationship with the earth if we are to avoid climate catastrophe. As we take a collective romp across four thousand years of world literature, Puchner will share vital lessons for how we put ourselves on the path of climate change—and how we might change paths before it’s too late.

Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is a prize-winning and bestselling author whose books include

• The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization (Random House 2017)
• The Language of Thieves: My Family’s Obsession with a Secret Code the Nazis Tried to • Eliminate (2020, W. W. Norton & Company)
• Literature for a Changing Planet (Princeton 2022)
• Culture: The Story of Us, From Cave Art to K-Pop (Norton 2023).

He is the general editor of The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Special welcome to our Partner Clubs: Columbia, Cornell, and Princeton Clubs of Dallas

Reception –
Hors-d’œuvres and a cash bar will be provided

Parking: The entrance to the Parking Garage at the Arts District Mansion is located off Olive Street

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