Second Lahore Literary Festival in New York takes place tonight.
The second edition of the Lahore Literary Festival in New York, #LLFNYC2017, commences this evening, May 6, and features an array of opinion leaders, thinkers and artists—including two Pulitzer Prize winners among other celebrated speakers.
Like last year’s debut, this latest event, which is being co-presented with Asia Society as part of a three-year association, is sold out. But you can catch all the scintillating discussions live from 725 Park Avenue through the free webcast at AsiaSociety.org/Live.
Here’s the program for the event (please note, all timings have been converted from Eastern Standard Time to Pakistan Standard Time for your convenience):
7 p.m. (PST)
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Is Fake News Crowding Out Real News? Ahmed Rashid, author of five books, including the bestselling Taliban Amb. Robin Raphel, former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Tom Freston, former CEO of Viacom and MTV; board member, VICE Amna Nawaz (moderator), anchor and reporter, ABC News
8:30 – 9:15 p.m. Imagination as Imagery Shahzia Sikander, MacArthur fellow, contemporary artist Du Yun, 2017 Pulitzer-winning composer Ali Sethi, singer and writer Rachel Cooper (moderator), director, Asia Society’s cultural initiatives
9:30 – 10:15 p.m. The Sound of Data Darbar Tahira Syed, classical singer Raza Rumi (moderator), columnist, policy analyst, and journalist
11:15 p.m. – 12 a.m. Lahore: Of Kings and Commoners F. S. Aijazuddin, art historian, author, and columnist for Dawn Navina Najat Haidar, curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
12:15 – 1 a.m. Populism and the Global Rise of Strongmen Basharat Peer, author of A Question of Order; op-ed editor, The New York Times Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University Saskia Sassen, Co-chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University Akbar Noman (moderator), Adjunct Associate Professor, SIPA, Columbia University
1:15 – 2 a.m. Where Conspiracies are a Pastime: Satire and Escapism in Fiction and Beyond Mohammed Hanif, author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes Nadeem Aslam, author of The Golden Legend Dwight Garner (moderator), literary critic, The New York Times
2:15 – 3:15 a.m. Notes from the Raga Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies Ikhlaq Hussain, performer Dr. Azra Raza (moderator), translator and oncologist
5 – 7:30 a.m. Qawwali Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers
This program is part of Asia Society’s Creative Voices of Muslim Asia initiative. For updates, follow @lhrlitfest and @AsiaSocietyNY. Join the conversation by using #LLFNYC2017 on social media.