Ilan Stavans

In Contrast Host

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. He is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator, public speaker, editor, short-story writer, and TV host, whose New York Times best-selling work focuses on language, identity, politics, and history.

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Amartya Sen is a noted economist and philosopher. The author of many books and articles including Development as Freedom and The Idea of Justice, Sen was awarded a Nobel Prize in economics in 1998.

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Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize winning economist. He is formerly both the chief economist at the World Bank and chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. A professor at Columbia University, he is the author of several books including Globalization and its Discontents, which was originally released in 2002 and updated and revised in 2017.

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Saskia Sassen is known for her analysis of globalization and human migration. Amongst her books are: A Sociology of Globalization, and Cities in a World Economy.

George Will
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George Will is a political commentator for The Washington Post, NBC News and MSNBC. The author of fourteen books, his column appears in over 450 newspapers. He’s received numerous awards for his writing including a Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

What Can We Do? Nations get the media they deserve.

This last of a seven-episode In Contrast podcast special, What’s Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations.

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