Taylor Branch talks about secret Clinton tapes, Feb. 23

February 9, 2010

UNC College alumnus Taylor Branch ’68 will discuss his book  The Clinton Tapes at UNC Wilson Library Special Collection on Feb. 23 at 5 pm. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Martin Luther King biographer was invited to record a series of secret White House conversations with Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. The President kept the tapes, but the historian published his recollections of what was said, based on his personal notes and recordings made on the drive home. The result is a fascinating though complicated glimpse of an irrepressible politiciain’s perpsective on our time.

Branch’s tapes, transcripts and notes are available to researchers through the University Library’s Southern Historical Collection.  He returns to his alma mater this month to talk about it all.

Details: http://bit.ly/9uorti


Alum on Public TV’s ‘Environmental Heroes’ Feb. 11

February 9, 2010

UNC TV’s Environmental Heroes features alum Todd Miller of NC Coastal Fed and 2 other local heroes, Thurs 9:30 pm http://bit.ly/btooun

‘How Could Anyone Defend Slavery?’

October 21, 2009

Award-winning literary scholar and social critic Andrew Delbanco will discuss “How Could Anyone Defend Slavery? Moral Crisis in Antebellum America” Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at UNC in Gerrard Hall. Free and open to the public, books for sale and signing at reception afterwards. Learn more.

‘Obama and the World’ with Strobe Talbott, Thurs 9/24

September 22, 2009

Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution and former US deputy secretary of state, will discuss “Obama and the World” at UNC, Thursday Sept. 24. The free public lecture will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Fed Ex Global Education Center. Click here for more details.

Brooks and Dionne parse the presidential campaign

September 3, 2008

With the presidential campaign getting more intriguing by the day, you won’t want to miss a public discussion by David Brooks (NY Times) and E.J. Dionne on the latest news and what to make of it. Hodding Carter III will moderate. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill. No tickets or reservations required, doors open at 6:30.