Monday, September 10, 2018
An Evening with
Yuval Noah Harari
discussing his new book,
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012
$55 Orchestra Section Seat + copy of the book
$45 Balcony Section Seat + copy of the book
Yuval Noah Harari received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is currently a lecturer in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Published in 2014, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind has become an international bestseller and is published in nearly forty languages worldwide. In 2016, Harari published Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, which was also a widely hailed international bestseller. He lectures around the world on the topics explored in his books and articles and has written for newspapers such as The Guardian, Financial Times, The Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
In Sapiens, Harari explored our past; in Homo Deus Harari looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.
Religion, terrorism, war, politics, fake news, human migration, the environment, nationalism. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing investigation into the big subjects that we are confronting on a daily basis in the media and in our lives, and the issues of crucial importance to understand as we move into the unchartered territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, terrorism and fundamentalism rise, and the world feels more polarized than ever.
Harari makes sense of it all and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves if we are to survive. In 21 accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, he provides advice on how to think about these topics and how to act in order to prepare for a future unlike anything we can dream of.
Few writers of nonfiction have captured the imaginations of millions of readers in quite the astonishing way Harari has managed. His unique ability to look at where we have come from and where we are going has gained him fans from every corner of the globe. There is an immediacy and accessibility to this new book that makes it essential reading for anyone interested in navigating the world today.