Lewis Lapham in conversation with Jonathan Fanton | Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Lewis Lapham in conversation with Jonathan Fanton - Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
Jonathan Fanton, FDR Visiting Fellow and Interim Director of Roosevelt House, continues his series of conversations with fascinating public figures with Lewis Lapham, longtime editor of Harper’s Magazine and now publisher and editor of Lapham’s Quarterly.
Lewis Lapham Publisher and Editor of Lapham's Quarterly, former Editor of Harper's Magazine
Lewis H. Lapham is Editor of Lapham's Quarterly. Formerly Editor of Harper's Magazine, he is the author of numerous books, including Money and Class in America, Theater of War, Gag Rule, and, most recently, Pretensions to Empire. The New York Times has likened him to H. L. Mencken; Vanity Fair has suggested a strong resemblance to Mark Twain; and Tom Wolfe has compared him to Montaigne. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Lapham was educated at Yale and Cambridge.
Jonathan Fanton is a Franklin D. Roosevelt Visiting Fellow at Hunter College and was President of The MacArthur Foundation from 1999-2009. Mr. Fanton holds a Ph.D in American History from Yale University where he taught and was Chief of Staff to President Kingman Brewster. He was Vice President of Planning at The University of Chicago and for 17 years was President of The New School for Social Research.
He is author of Foundations and Civil Society, Volume I and II (2008), and The University and Civil Society, Volume I and II (1995, 2002).
Dr. Fanton currently serves as Interim Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.
Roosevelt House, an integral part of Hunter College since 1943, reopened in 2010 as a public policy institute honoring the distinguished legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Its mission is three-fold: to educate students in public policy and human rights, to support faculty research, and to foster creative dialogue.
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