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    • 10/11/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Asia Society Texas

    An Evening of Tibetan Culture at the Asia Society

    Join us for an exploration of Tibetan culture and unique family history
    as Ann Tashi Slater reads from her book,
    Travels Within and Without

    In a multimedia presentation, author Ann Tashi Slater (Princeton ’84) will discuss her Tibetan family history, talking about the friendship between her great-grandfather and the 13th Dalai Lama, as well as the vibrant Tibetan community in Darjeeling, India. Reading from her work and sharing photos and film clips, Slater will reflect on disappearing traditions, cultural heritage, and the exploration of family history as a modern-day pilgrimage. A reception will take place before the program.

    6:00 pm - Reception with the Author
    7:00 pm - Multimedia Presentation and Reading

    Location:  Asia Society Texas - 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

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    Ann Tashi Slater’s writing has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, AGNI, and The Huffington Post, among others. Her work includes a novel related to the Tibetan after-death "bardo" journey and her family history, and a memoir-in-progress about a pilgrimage to India. Future projects include a book chronicling a vanishing Tibet. Slater's "Teatime in Darjeeling" (Tin House), an essay about reconnecting with her Tibetan roots, is a Notable in Best American Essays 2018. Slater was born in Spain, lived in Darjeeling and Kathmandu, and then moved to the States. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. A longtime resident of Tokyo, she teaches at a Japanese university.

      • 11/07/2019
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Hanover Rice Village, Media Room
      • 25

      Princeton Pre-Read Event in Houston - Book Discussion

      Engage in the intellectual life of the university without ever leaving Houston, by participating in our first annual Princeton Pre-Read event.  We will read the book assigned by Princeton’s President Eisgruber to all incoming freshmen; and then gather over refreshments to watch short videos of the on-campus discussion with the author, followed by our own discussions.

      The incoming class of 2023 book, “Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy,” was written by James Williams, who recently received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, focusing on the philosophy of attention and persuasion in technology design. Previously, Williams worked for a decade at Google as a technology and business strategist.  The book presents a rigorous and original argument about the profound influence of digital technology on human attention and democratic political competence. President Eisgruber hopes that Stand Out of Our Light will inspire discussion and debate about the ways in which this digital landscape is affecting our ability to shape our identities, lives, and societies

      View President Eisgruber’s video introduction for the book.

      Get the book at your local Houston Public Library, Harris County Public Library, Brazos Bookstore, or Amazon. 

      Refreshments at 6:30 pm
      Discussion begins at 7:00 pm

      Location:  Hanover Rice Village, Media Room - 2455 Dunstan Rd., Houston, TX 77005

      Questions?  Email Shirley Rouse '83

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