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Conversations

Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University

Personal History

NEH Chairman Jim Leach talks with Drew Gilpin Faust, daughter of the South, president of Harvard, and this year's Jefferson Lecturer.

Mo Yan

The Real Mo Yan

The renowned Chinese novelist talks with NEH Chairman Jim Leach.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities

The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.

NEH Chairman Jim Leach

The Gentleman from Iowa

NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.

Jill Lepore

The Public Historian

How Jill Lepore went from Harvard office temp to Harvard professor.

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Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.

Leon Kass

Searching for Truth: From Genesis to Genotype

Jefferson Lecturer Leon Kass describes his journey from medical school to the heart of the humanities.

Bruce Cole

Renaissance Scholar at Work

Humanities discusses art and the achievements of the Endowment with outgoing Chairman, Bruce Cole.

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Historian for Hire

Phil Cantelon of History Associates talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the profession outside the walls of academia.

Thomas Saunders

Unlimited Partnership

Chairman Bruce Cole talks with Thomas Saunders, Wall Street titan-turned-philanthropist, and his irrepressible wife, Jordan.