Coming up next week on Focus, we’ll talk about cycling and how strong biking communities and cultures are fostered, why records are coming back and if they’ll stick around. We’ll also talk about nanotechnology and the exciting possibilities for the future.
Monday, March 11 - My Name is Jody Williams
Have you been an activist? What causes matter to you?
Jody Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her campaign to eradicate landmines. But she wasn’t always an activist. Monday on Focus, we’ll talk with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams about her new memoir, “My Name is Jody Williams.” She’ll tell us about her life as an activist, why she’s spent her career advocating for freedom and human rights and what she really means when she uses the word “peace.”
Historian and Geographer David Harvey is a leading theorist in the field of urban studies, whom Library Journal called “one of the most influential geographers of the later twentieth century.”
He is a Distinguished Professor of The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, and the author of a number of books. His most recent work is Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution.
David Harvey will give the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities “Revolution” Theme Lecture on November 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m. at Foellinger Auditorium.
Justin Martin, Writer and Biographer
Host: David Inge
This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, July 18, 2011, 11 am
With Luisa Dantas (Director, Producer and Editor)
With Eric Darton (Historian and Writer)
With Justin Martin (Writer and Biographer)
With Timothy R. Pauketat, Ph.D. (Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois)
With Robert B. Olshansky, Ph.D. (Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Urbana and Regional Planning, University of Illinois)
With Joan Fitzgerald, Ph.D. (Professor and Director of the Law, Policy and Society Program, Northeastern University)