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Fall 2020: Jill Lepore

The CLAS Reads selection in the fall of 2020 was This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore, a Professor of American History at Harvard University. She has published several books on American history and politics, including the New York Times bestseller, These Truths. She is a staff writer and regular contributor to The New Yorker.

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Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin Wall Kimmerer, indigenous woman and environmentalist author and professor, visited Lesley in the fall of 2019 to discuss her book, the CLAS Reads selection for that year, "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants."

Suzy Hansen in Alumni Hall.

Suzy Hansen

Author and foreign correspondent Suzy Hansen presented at Lesley in the fall of 2018 on her book, "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World.”