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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
Jared Diamond, Distinguished Author

Monday, May 13, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Photo Credit: The Sonoma Index-Tribune


7:30-9 PM
First United Methodist Church Dallas

“Diamond's most influential gift may be his ability to write about geopolitical and environmental systems in ways that don't just educate and provoke, but entertain.”

—Seattle Times

Acclaimed scientist and historian Jared Diamond returns to Dallas with his new book "Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis," a brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others do not. In a dazzling comparative study, he reveals how seven countries have successfully survived defining upheavals in the recent past through a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation, and he identi­fies patterns in the way that these nations recovered from calamity. Looking ahead to the future, Diamond investigates whether the United States and the world are squander­ing their natural advantages, on a path to­ward political conflict and decline. This epic, urgent, and groundbreaking book reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient.

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his many awards are the National Medal of Science, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his internationally bestselling book Guns, Germs, and Steel.

-From the Dallas Museum of Art Arts and Letter Live

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Location: First United Methodist Church
(1928 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201)
Fees: Public $40, DMA Member/Educator $30, Student $20
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