Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture, delivered by Walter Kirn


Feb. 23, 2017, 6pm to 7:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Hall


In honor of the late Jim Rogers, a fierce and renowned contrarian, this lecture series invites a celebrated writer and intellectual to quarrel with conventional wisdom on an issue of vital importance. This year, we’re honored to host Walter Kirn, a 2015-'16 Diana L. Bennett BMI Fellow, who will deliver an original lecture. Kirn is an American novelist, critic, and essayist. The acclaimed author of nine books, including Up in the Air and Thumbsucker, both made into feature films, Kirn’s work has often appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, GQ, and elsewhere, and he currently writes a bi-monthly column for Harper’s Magazine. His most recent book is Blood Will Out, a memoir of his surprising friendship with the con artist and murderer “Clark Rockefeller.” Writing in The New York Times Book Review, Christopher Buckley wrote that Kirn “can get you into a Moment faster than a Zen master.”

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This event is free and open to the public.

To attend, please register.

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Black Mountain Institute