The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute is an international literary center dedicated to promoting discourse on today‘s most pressing issues. Activities sponsored by BMI encourage dialogue, in opposition to monologue, as a necessary tool in the deepening of cross-cultural understanding. To that end, the program provides venues in which lively communication between people of unlike minds can occur. The Lectures & Events collection includes podcasts of KNPR interviews; the KUNV Nexus series of discussions; lectures; panel discussions and readings.

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Submissions from 2014

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2014 Elias Ghanem Chair, Robert Coover

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KNPR Interview, Robert Coover

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KNPR Interview, Bart D. Ehrman

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"Does It Matter If Jesus Was Married?", Bart D. Ehrman, Mark D. Jordan, and Karen L. King

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O, Heart: A Verse Drama, Claudia Keelan

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Emerging Novelist Leni Zumas, Leni Zumas

Submissions from 2013

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The Arab Spring, John Entelis and Hamadi Redissi

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The Arab Spring: Between Hopes & Impediments, Mustapha Marrouchi, Sophie Bessis, John Entelis, and Hamadi Redissi

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KNPR Interview, George Saunders

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Three Generations of American Writers, George Saunders, Maile D. Chapman, and Douglas Unger

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Life, Career, and the Evolving Role of the Artist, Wole Soyinka

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Writing in an Untenable World, Wole Soyinka

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Readings from Luis Alberto Urrea, Luis A. Urrea

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KNPR Interview, Richard Wiley

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The Book of Important Moments: A Reading and Discussion with Richard Wiley, Richard Wiley

Submissions from 2012

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KNPR Interview, Blake Butler

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KNPR Interview, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

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KNPR Interview, Peter Covino

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A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

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Keynote Speech: Vegas Valley Book Festival, Jennifer Egan

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KNPR Interview, Mary Gaitskill

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Female Novelists in the 21st Century: Not Your Grandmother's Sense and Sensibility, Mary Gaitskill, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Cheryl Strayed, and Maile Chapman

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KNPR Interview, Kelle Groom

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Readings From Selected Works, James Longenbach

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American Gypsy, Oksana Marafioti

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Bear Down, Bear North, Melinda Moustakis

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KNPR Interview, Kris Saknussemm

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Readings from Reverend America, Kris Saknussemm

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KNPR Interview, Cheryl Strayed

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A Night in the Operating Room: A Cutting Edge Discussion on Medical Ethics, Harriet Washington, David Ewing Duncan, and Jacob Appel

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Is Moderation Possible in American Politics?, Juan Williams, Norman J. Ornstein, Kathleen Parker, and Patricia Cunningham

Submissions from 2011

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KNPR interview, Uwem Akpan

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Bennett Fellows in Conversation, Uwem Akpan, Daniel Brook, and Mary-Anne Tirone Smith

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Nexus 9: Human trafficking, Uwem Akpan and Alexis Kennedy

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God and Islam, Reza Aslan

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Vegas Valley Book Festival Crystal Bookmark Award presentation, Christina Barr, Glenn Schaeffer, and Lee Solonche

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Nexus 18: Solar energy, Robert F. Boehm and Donald Reid

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Modern architecture and what a building means, Daniel Brook

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Nexus 16: Globalization of architecture, Daniel Brook and Bradley Schulz

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Nexus 7: Shakespeare's enduring appeal, Richard Dutton and Richard Harp

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KNPR interview, Barbara Ehrenreich

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The Future of American liberalism, Barbara Ehrenreich, Lewis H. Lapham, and Curtis White

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Nexus 13: Vietnam War, J. Andy Fry and Terry Care

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Nexus 14: Life of Eleanor Roosevelt, Marcie Gallo and Blanche Wiesen Cook

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Nexus 20: Pioneer women in Nevada, Joanne Goodwin and Kathleen England

Nexus 17: Education reform, Gene Hall, Sonya Douglass Horsford, and Thomas Loveless

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Black Mountain Institute fifth anniversary celebration, Carol C. Harter

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Nexus 11: Narrative poetry and creative writing, Carol C. Harter and C. D. Wright

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Nexus 21: Higher education and liberal arts, Christopher Hudgins and Gina Polovina

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Freethinker and atheist, Susan Jacoby

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Theism/atheism: Belief and unbelief in America, Susan Jacoby, Karen King, and Reza Aslan

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Christians aren't always right about christianity, Karen King

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Readings from Crit, Andrew Kiraly

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KNPR interview, Joshua Kryah

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Readings from We Are Starved, Joshua Kryah

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Jazz: America's gift to the world, David L. Loeb, Ellis Marsalis jr., Ishmael Reed, and Marlena Shaw

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Nexus 8: The Las Vegas housing market, Alan Mallach and Mark Stark

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Talking jazz, Ellis Marsalis Jr.

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Nexus 10: Pakistani women and feminism, Riffat Masood and Hanadi Nadeem

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Nexus 12: Economics and the environment, Helen R. Neill and Adele C. Morris

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Jazz, Obama, and today's African-American, Ishmael Reed

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Nexus 2: Urban development and UNLV, Michael Saltman and Gregory S. Brown

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Nexus 5: Las Vegas history and culture, Geoff Schumacher and Michael S. Green

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KNPR interview, Jane Smiley

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Vegas Valley Book Festival keynote address, Jane Smiley

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Nexus 22: Environmental policy and politics, Krystyna Stave and Scot Rutledge

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Nexus 15: Juvenile justice system, David Tanenhaus and Barbara Buckley

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Nexus 19: The U.S. Civil War, Mary-Anne Tirone Smith and Elizabeth White Neslon

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Nexus 1: Black Mountain Institute, Dina Titus, Richard Wiley, and Tom Gallagher

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Nexus 4: Latin America and opportunity, John P. Tuman and Mauricio Cardenas

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KNPR interview, Laura van den Berg

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KNPR interview, C. D. Wright

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Reading from selected works and discussion, C. D. Wright

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Nexus 6: The legacy of Latin America's human rights struggle, Thomas Wright and Douglas Unger

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Nexus 3: The Cold War, the Nevada Test Site, and national security, Stephen Younger and Troy Wade

Submissions from 2010

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KNPR interview, T. C. Boyle

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The Foot, T. C. Boyle

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The Future of American conservatism, Richard Brookhiser, Sam Tannenhaus, and David Frum

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KNPR interview, Maile Chapman

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KNPR interview, Junot Diaz

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Blurring borders, Junot Diaz, Yiyun Li, and Pablo Medina

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St. Patrick's celebration, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Aine Meenaghan, and Timothy O'Grady

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Writing the world: American authors looking outward, Peter Hessler, Paul Theroux, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, and Marnie Mueller

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KNPR interview, Jim Lehrer

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The Death of old news, Jim Lehrer and Alex Jones

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KNPR interview, Yiyun Li

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KNPR interview, Pablo Medina

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KNPR interview, Lavonne Mueller

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Fellows in conversation, Lavonne Mueller, Judith Nies, and Timothy O'Grady

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Working girl in the 60s, Judith Nies

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Knife Thrower, Alissa Nutting

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The Modern day woman, Alissa Nutting

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KNPR interview, Timothy O'Grady

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I Could Read the Sky, Timothy O'Grady, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, and Aine Meenaghan

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The Future of conservatism, Sam Tannenhaus

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Writing around the world, Paul Theroux

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KNPR interview, Mary-Anne Tirone Smith

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KNPR interview, Vu Tran

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Reading of selected works, Vu Tran and Maile Chapman

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Here Bullet, Brian Turner