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Author @ the Library: "Sharing Jokes across Cultures: Problems and Possibilities" with Carol C. Gould, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, City University of New York and author of "Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice."


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

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Drawing on the author's recent book as well as current events, this illustrated lecture  analyzes several examples of jokes—American, Jewish, Irish, Egyptian, Eastern European, etc.—and  some hard cases of offensive jokes and cartoons that have provoked visceral reactions from various cultural communities. It also considers the uses of humor for enhancing cross-cultural understanding in contemporary social and political life.

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