Our Towns: Journey Into the Heart of America

by Mens et Manus America

Speaker --Diversity and Inclusion

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

6 PM – 7:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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E51 Wong Auditorium

100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States




Journey Into the Heart of America: A Conversation with James and Deborah Fallows about their book Our Towns

James and Deborah Fallows traveled to dozens of towns and small cities across America – places like Duluth, MN and Demopolis, AL – and from their interviews and experiences crafted their best-selling book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. In a conversation with Barbara Dyer, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan and Executive Director of the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan, the Fallowses will discuss what they’ve learned about the surprising reinvention going on in many American communities. The discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. After the event, there will be a book signing in the Ting Foyer outside the auditorium.


JAMES FALLOWS has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for more than thirty-five years, reporting from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, and across the United States. He is the author of eleven previous books. His work has also appeared in many other magazines and as public-radio commentaries since the 1980s. He has won a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award. 

DEBORAH FALLOWS is a linguist and writer who holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics and is the author of two previous books. She has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Monthly, and has worked at the Pew Research Center, Oxygen Media, and Georgetown University. 

Event sponsored by: MIT’s Mens et Manus America Initiative; Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan; MIT Sloan Student Life Office; MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS); and MIT Press Bookstore.

Food and beverages will be provided.

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