Nov. 6: Climbing the Empathy Wall: A Journey to the Heart of Trump Country

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Monday, November 6, 2017
4:30pm – 5:30 PM
Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall
108 West 3rd Street


Join renowned sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild and Professor Kenji Yoshino for a conversation on Hochschild’s book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (2016), a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award.


Hochschild spent five years immersed in the arch-conservative Louisiana bayou country, where she discovered powerful feelings: fear of cultural eclipse and economist decline, a deep resentment of the scorn of coastal liberals, and a perceived betrayal by the federal government. Justly described by the New York Times as a “smart, respectful, and compelling book,” Hochschild’s work illuminates the country’s deep political divide and a way forward.


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This event is part of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging speaker series. The speaker series is sponsored by:

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Davis Polk
  • DLA Piper
  • Fried Frank
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Paul, Weiss
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges



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