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September 6, 2002

Travel Writer Pico Iyer to Kick Off Weissman Center Series

A little more than a year has passed since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but anxieties about safety still trouble many would-be travelers. While we fret, essayist and inveterate voyager Pico Iyer urges us to continue to explore, arguing that travel has taken on a new necessity since last September. "Travel," writes Iyer in Time magazine, "is how we put a face on the Other and step a little beyond our secondhand images of the alien. It is, in fact, how we learn about the world and come to terms (and sometimes peace) with it." more>

Other Stories

Márquez Receives Major Award in Cuba more>

Service of Remembrance to be Held September 11 more>

'In between Plans' The Perfect Time for a Presidential Sabbatical more>

Sandi Sonnenfeld '85 to Read September 10 more>

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Comes to MHC more>

Front-Page News more>

Nota Bene more>

Quidnunc more>

Happenings more>

 

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