Following the overwhelmingly positive response from our community, we are pleased to announce our third Aspen UK Online Seminar. Designed specifically for our alumni network, these seminars are by invitation only, and will prompt us to examine ourselves as leaders in these extraordinary times.
While we normally convene in person, we have created this experience to evoke some of the magic that happens when we bring a diverse range of people together.
On 16 April 2020, moderator Nick Harrison will be leading a discussion on leadership in times of lock-down, and will ask the question – are we all in the same boat? Like all Aspen events, our online seminars are text-based, interactive conversations about that matters in today’s society, led by moderators and subject experts.
Moderator: Professor Nick Harrison
Nick Harrison is Professor of French and Postcolonial Studies at King’s College London. He studied French and German at Cambridge, and began his teaching career with jobs at the University of Tunis then at a school in rural Quebec, which inspired a long-term interest in the francophone world outside France. After a PhD about censorship, which took him to Paris for two years, he returned to Cambridge for a Junior Research Fellowship at St Catharine’s College and began working on francophone literature of the Maghreb, which he taught at Cambridge and UCL before his move to King’s. Nick’s research interests are quite diverse, but a recurring theme has been the sort of political work that literary texts – and also films – are imagined to do, by writers, censors, critics, and teachers. His most recent book is Our Civilizing Mission: The Lessons of Colonial Education (2019).