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Necessary Trouble: A Conversation with Drew Gilpin Faust

Nov 8
7:00pm - 8:30pm
On Campus Event - Old Library, Great Hall
Drew Gilpin Faust with a bookshelf in the background
Photo by Stephanie Mitchell
Book jacket cover

Join President Kim Cassidy in a conversation with historian and author Drew Gilpin Faust ‘68 about her new memoir Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury.

Published in August, the book chronicles Faust's experience of coming of age in a conservative Southern family in postwar America and how, through her intellectual curiosity and engagement with social justice issues, she began to find her own path forward. Faust was a student activist and protester during her years at Bryn Mawr College and later went on to become the first woman president of Harvard University (2007-2018).

Books will be available for purchase and author signing. Read a book excerpt from our Fall 2023 edition of the Alumnae Bulletin magazine. 

Books ordered online will be made available for pick up at the event.

register for in-person attendance 

Access the virtual livestream
(11/8/23 - 6:45 p.m. eastern) 

Audience: Public
Type(s): Special or Campuswide Event
Alumnae/i Relations and Development

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