Events

Wallace House Presents Our Fall 2022 Events

September 06, 2022

  • Fall 2022 |
  • In-Person Events |

Our fall lineup includes in-person events with (clockwise from top-left) Scott Tong, Anna Quindlen, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and Jelani Cobb.

Wallace House Presents returns to campus this semester with live events, bringing journalists whose work is part of the national conversation to our university community. Please mark your calendars for the events below and join us.

2022 Hovey Lecture

The 35th Annual Hovey Lecture with Scott Tong of NPR’s “Here and Now”

“China’s Paradox: Authoritarianism and Weakness” 

5 PM | September 15, 2022
Reception following lecture

Wallace House Gardens, 620 Oxford Road
An in-person outdoor event

RSVP here. Your RSVP is not required, but helpful for our planning. Free and open to the public.

Welcome remarks by Tabbye Chavous, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

In 2013, longtime China correspondent Scott Tong came to the Knight-Wallace Fellowships to research China’s on-again, off-again ties with the global community and how it connected with his own family. The resulting book, “A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World,” examines nationalism and globalization through the stories of five generations of Tongs.

Now a co-host of “Here and Now,” Tong returns to Wallace House to discuss Beijing’s increasing authoritarianism and international aggression and what it means for its future and that of globalization.

This is an in-person event and will not be live-streamed. A video recording will be available on our website after the event.

Michigan Radio is a co-sponsor of this event.


An evening with Anna Quindlen
in conversation with Anne Curzan

“Write for Your Life”
6 PM | Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

An in-person event at Rackham Auditorium
915 Washington Street

Free and open to the public

Best-selling author Anna Quindlen says recording our daily lives in an enduring form is more important than ever, urging all of us to pick up a pen and find ourselves. Join Anna Quindlen and Anne Curzan, LSA Dean and English Professor, for an in-person discussion about Quindlen’s book “Write for Your Life,” and learn how anyone can write and why everyone should.

This in-person event will also be live-streamed. A video recording will also be available on our website after the event.

Co-sponsors:
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Department of English Language and Literature

Detroit Public Television
Literati Bookstore
Michigan Radio


Jelani Cobb in conversation with Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Dean of the Ford School

“The Half-Life of Freedom: Notes on Race, Media and Democracy”
6 PM | Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022

An in-person event at Rackham Auditorium
915 Washington Street

Free and open to the public

Wallace House Presents journalist and scholar Jelani Cobb, in conversation with Ford School Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, as part of the continuing series: “Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press.” Join Cobb, dean of Columbia Journalism School and staff writer for The New Yorker, as he examines race and the historic challenges to democracy, the impact of the media, and how these obstacles frame and inform our current moment.

This in-person event will also be live-streamed. A video recording will also be available on our website after the event.

Co-sponsors:
Democracy & Debate
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy


Special Screening of the feature film “She Said,” and conversation with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

5:30 PM | Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2022

Michigan Theater

The link to purchase tickets through Michigan Theater will be available here in mid-October.

In October 2017, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of The New York Times broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual abuse allegations and ignited the #metoo movement.  Meet the reporters behind the groundbreaking expose and watch the feature film, “She Said,” based on their book of the same name.  The conversation with Kantor and Twohey will follow the movie screening. 

This event will not be live-streamed. Wallace House and its co-sponsors will not receive any proceeds from ticket sales.

Masks required. 

Co-sponsors:
College of Engineering
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion