Rebecca Carroll, Farai Chideya, Bret Stephens, & Roger Berkowitz

Rebecca Carroll, Farai Chideya, Bret Stephens, & Roger Berkowitz


Rebecca Carroll is Editor of Special Projects at WNYC, where she develops, hosts, and produces podcasts, live events, and culture stories. She is a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times and the author of several interview-based books on race including Sugar in the Raw and Saving the Race. Her essays, cultural criticism, and opinion pieces have appeared in The GuardianThe New York TimesNew York MagazineHarper’s Bazaar, and Esquire, among numerous other publications.

Farai Chideya is an author, researcher, and the journalism program officer at the Ford Foundation. She has covered the past six presidential elections for a variety of outlets, and is the author of six books, the most recent of which is 2016’s The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption. In the past three decades she has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during a career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. Before joining the Ford Foundation, she was a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, studying media coverage of the 2016 election. During the 2016 election she was a Senior Writer covering politics and data at ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight, and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.  With deep knowledge in a variety of disciplines, including the future of work, politics, culture, race, and technology, Chideya frequently appeared on public radio and cable television, and has worked for CNN, ABC, and NPR, and appeared on numerous other networks. Chideya is also the former longtime host of National Public Radio’s News & Notes. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Chideya graduated from Harvard University in 1990. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Bret Stephens, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and a political analyst for MSNBC. He has previously worked as the foreign-affairs columnist and deputy editorial-page editor of the Wall Street Journal, and as the editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post. He was raised in Mexico City, educated at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics, and holds three honorary doctorates. He is the author of “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.” He lives in New York City and Hamburg, Germany.

Roger Berkowitz | Founder/Director, Hannah Arendt Center, Partner of Live Ideas 2018: Radical Vision.

Roger Berkowitz writes about how justice is made present in the world. He is Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College where he is Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy, and Human Rights. He is author of The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition, co-editor of Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics and The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis, co-editor of Artifacts of Thinking, and editor of HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center. He also edits the Hannah Arendt Center Amor Mundi Newsletter. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesBookforumThe Paris Review OnlineDemocracy: A Journal of IdeasThe American Interest, and many other publications.