Mildred Harnack: An American Graduate Student at the Center of Berlin’s Underground Resistance to Hitler featuring Rebecca Donner
April 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and the International Division
This lecture is a part of the Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture. The lecture seeks to promote greater understanding of human rights issues and explore the intersections of human rights and democracy around the world. Presenters of the Mildred Fish-Harnack Lecture advocate for human rights through academic scholarship and/or active leadership and discuss human rights and democracy around the world.
About the presenter
Born in Canada, Rebecca Donner was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University. Donner’s third book is the instant New York Times bestseller All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days. She is also the author of Sunset Terrace, a critically acclaimed novel, and Burnout, a graphic novel about ecoterrorism. Her essays, reportage, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Bookforum. She was a 2018-19 fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the City University of New York, is a two-time Yaddo fellow, and has twice been awarded fellowships by Ucross Foundation. She has also held residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center. Donner is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and has taught writing at Wesleyan University, Columbia University, and Barnard College.