ROXANA ROBINSON, “GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: THE LIFE WE WANT” | APRIL 21, 2015
Author Roxana Robinson explores the life of artist Georgia O'Keeffe. "O'Keeffe is a model for women everywhere," says Robinson. "She showed that a woman could paint what she saw and what she felt, and lead a life that was productive and fulfilling, the life we want."
“IS BIOGRAPHY TRUE?” FEATURING STACY SCHIFF, RON CHERNOW, JOHN MATTESON & JAMES ATLAS | MARCH 24, 2015 "Is Biography True?": a panel discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Stacy Schiff, Ron Chernow, and John Matteson. Moderated by James Atlas. Introduction by Center Director Philip Kunhardt. Co-presented by New York University's Biography Seminar and The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives on March 24th, 2015 at The Torch Club in New York City.
JOHN MATTESON, “MARGARET FULLER AND THE RE-INVENTION OF AMERICAN WOMANHOOD” | NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Pulitzer-prize winning biographer John Matteson discusses the transformative life of Margaret Fuller in his lecture, "Mine Are Well-Spent Days: Margaret Fuller and the Re-Invention of American Womanhood” November 18th, 2014.
JAMES CARROLL, “THE POPE’S UNEASY CONSCIENCE: WHY BERGOGLIO MATTERS” | SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Author James Carroll discusses the transformative life of Pope Francis, exploring Jorge Bergoglio’s personal and costly transformation from a rigid, even authoritarian figure during Argentina’s Dirty War into the compassionate “bishop of the slums” he became in later years, and the pontiff who seems to be challenging church norms today.