Name: Cafe Social Sciences
Date: March 23, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: PicNic Cafe
2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd), NYC 212-222-8222
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Café Social Science is a series of informal discussions about the questions surrounding the social science field today, led by Columbia University's foremost professors. The discussions are held at the Picnic Market Café at 2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Street).

Space is limited; $10 cover (cash only) includes one drink
Science on Us, First Come, First Served
NO RSVP Necessary

A True Story of Lies in Our Recent Past
Historian  Alice Kessler-Harris
March 23, 6–7 p.m.

A recent spate of memoirs and autobiographical works has raised questions about how and why people “lie” about their past. But how should an historian think about the role of lies? Can they simply be dismissed from the historical record? Before she died, playwright and memoirist Lillian Hellman (the subject of Kessler-Harris’ new work) earned a reputation as one of America’s most notorious liars. Did she deserve the label? Does it matter?

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