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Title: The Drue Heinz Lecture Series: Tina Brown

The Basics: Tina Brown is a world-renowned marketer and newsmaker whose 25-year career to date has included editorial positions at Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Talk magazine. Her lecture will highlight some of her experiences as a writer and touch on her recent book The Diana Chronicles, a biography of the life of Princess Diana. Brown is currently in the process of writing her second book, The Clinton Chronicles.

When: Today at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Carnegie Music Hall

Title: School of Art Lecture Series: Stephanie Syjuco

The Basics: Stephanie Syjuco is a visual artist who uses her sculptures to explore the tactics of bootlegging and counterfeiting as they apply to cultural and economic globalization issues. Her past work has included recreating various 1950s furniture pieces by French designer Charlotte Perriand out of rubbish in Beijing, China, and photographing models of Stonehenge made from cheap, imported, Asian food products.

When: Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: Giant Eagle Auditorium (Baker Hall A51)

Title: University Lecture Series: Steven Greenhouse

The Basics: Steven Greenhouse, a labor and workplace correspondent for The New York Times, will discuss his recent book The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker. His book analyzes the economic and business factors which have had a negative effect on the majority of the American workforce. Greenhouse will also touch on the role working-class voters will have in this fall’s election. Greenhouse has written for various newspapers in both the United States and Europe for the past 25 years, and has made appearances on CNN, BBC, PBS, National Public Radio, and MSNBC.

When: Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)

Title: Idealism/Realism/Modernism: Rethinking Literary History or How Modernism Emerged

The Basics: Norwegian-born Toril Moi, the James B. Duke Professor of Literature, Romance Studies and English at Duke University, will discuss the emergence of modernism and its ties to literature, history, and the arts in general. Moi’s areas of research include feminist theory, women’s writing, and the intersection and influence which literature, philosophy, and aesthetics have on each other. She also has special interests in psychoanalytic theory and theater. Moi has written several books including Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory, a bestseller originally published in 1985.

When: Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Breed Hall (Margaret Morrison 103)

Title: University Lecture Series: Toward a More Peaceful World

The Basics: Harriet Fulbright, president of the J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center, will address the growth and importance of international education as well as discuss programs that have helped promote international understanding as a means to achieve a more peaceful world. Her talk will highlight the efforts of the Fulbright Center, a non-profit group which promotes world peace and the use of nonviolent means and international collaboration as a way to resolve conflicts. The group’s efforts are designed to be a continuation of the work and dreams of Fulbright’s late husband, Senator J. William Fulbright.

When: Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)