A Lecture and Conversation with New Yorker staff writer Larissa MacFarquhar
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Fordham University Rose Hill | Freeman Hall 103
Presented by the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Communication and Media Studies
FREE and Open to the Public
Please RSVP at https://strangersdrowning.eventbrite.com
Charity may begin at home, but where should it end? Should we help the worst off, wherever they may be, or should we take care of our family and our own people first? Is need more vital than loyalty? How important are the ties of place and community? Should we help strangers even at the expense of people we love? Larissa MacFarquhar will consider these questions by telling the stories of people who live lives of extraordinary moral commitment—for whom these issues are not theoretical but acutely real.
Larissa MacFarquhar is the author of Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help, which came out in paperback last year. Since 1998 she has been a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, where her profile subjects have included Barack Obama, Noam Chomsky, Derek Parfit, and Hillary Mantel.
Please join us for provocative discussion and light appetizers. For more information, please contact Maureen Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org