Radcliffe Fellow Kristen R. Ghodsee | Everyday Utopia: What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us

Hear Radcliffe Fellow Kristen R. Ghodsee discuss her new book, Everyday Utopia: What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us, in conversation with Arwa Mahdawi at the Parkway Central Library on May 18th.


everyday-utopia-email-signatureReferred to by bestselling author Rebecca Traister as “exhilarating, good humored, and forward looking,” Kristen R. Ghodsee’s Everyday Utopia is a two-millennia examination of diverse civilizations’ boldest dreams of and experiments in ideal societies. Ghodsee is also the author of six other books, including the acclaimed and bestselling Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence, which has been translated into 14 languages. A professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, she has contributed articles to numerous publications, including The New Republic, The New York Times, and Le Monde Diplomatique; and she has appeared on dozens of television shows, radio programs, and podcasts.


Arwa Mahdawi is a London-born, Philadelphia-based writer, speaker, and business consultant. Arwa is the author of Strong Female Lead, a book urging us to reconsider our preconceptions about leadership and laying out a blueprint for the types of leaders we need in a time of permacrisis. She writes a weekly column for The Guardian covering everything from politics to pop culture. She is also the creator of the viral website Rent-A-Minority, which is an ‘Uber for diversity.’ (Yes, before you ask, it’s satire.) 


Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023 

Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm, ET

Location: Parkway Central Libary, 1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cost:  Free!  Register thru Free Library website.         


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7:30PM - 8:30PM Thu 18 May 2023, Eastern timezone


Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, pa 19103

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