The EPIC Conversations present distinguished colleagues from the larger EPIC community in conversation with interlocutors who are well acquainted with them and their work. The conversational format is designed for taking a long view, so that interviewees are encouraged to reflect on the whole trajectory of their academic career—and of other aspects of their life and work as well. The EPIC Conversations occur each semester, and have been among the high points of EPIC's activities.
Fall 2022 EPIC Conversation
Roger Lehecka, a founder of Columbia's Upward Bound Program discussed his fascinating journey and career at Columbia University and the program's impact on students with Frances Pritchett, Professor Emerita, MESA on September 15, 2020: Event Recording.
Peter Strauss, Betts Professor Emeritus of Law had an engaging conversation with Gillian Metzger, the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law and now Senior Counsellor in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel on May 11, 2021. Event Recording.
Andreas Huyssen, Villard Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature was engaged in conversation with Marianne Hirsch, William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature on September 21, 2021. EPIC Conversation with Andreas Huyssen.