The Books That Shaped My World, featuring David Leebron

David Leebron

Please join the Friends of Fondren Library for The Books that Shaped My World, Featuring David Leebron, Rice University President.

David W. Leebron, J.D., has served as Rice University's seventh president since 2004, a period of growth and transformation for the university. A native of Philadelphia, Leebron is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review. Following a judicial clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, he taught at the UCLA School of Law in 1980. After two years in private practice, he joined the faculty at the NYU School of Law in 1983. In 1989, Leebron joined the faculty of Columbia Law School, where in 1996 he was appointed dean and served in that position until coming to Rice. He is a member of the political science faculty at Rice, and has written in the areas of international trade and investment, torts, privacy, corporate law and human rights. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the Association of American Universities, and the IMAX Corporation. He has also been awarded Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the government of France and the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel La Católica by the government of Spain.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library 3rd Floor

To RSVP, please visit https://foflbooksleebron.eventbrite.com.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Guests are welcome.

Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage, in Founder's Court Lot, in Lot N at Gate 21 off of Rice Boulevard or in the Stadium Lot. A credit card is required. A campus map with parking information is available at www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.


Childhood:

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back – Dr. Seuss

Dictionary

Thesaurus

Atlas

The Way Things Work – An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Technology

Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

 

Abuse and Oppression:

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself – Harriet Ann Jacobs

Night – Elie Wiesel

 

The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka

 

Science:

The Copernican Revolution – Thomas S. Kuhn

The Life of Galileo – Bertolt Brecht

 

What to Read in Paris:

Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell

Lew Miserables – Victor Hugo

Eiffel’s Tower – Jill Jonnes

 

Problems of the Mind:

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

An Unquiet Mind – Kay Redfield Jamison

 

Human Rights:

The Age of Rights – Louis Henkin

Political Theory and International Relations – Charles R. Beitz

Black Panther – the recent movie

 

Fighting for Justice:

Michael Kohlhaas – Heinrich Von Kleist

Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow

 

Family Matters:

In the Middle of All This – Fred G. Leebron

 

Everyone’s World:

Silent Spring – Rachel Carson

The Sixth Extinction – Elizabeth Kolbert

 

Crime, Guilt, Punishment & the Obligatory Russian Novel:

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser

 

Books That Shaped Me (Literally):

Michelin Guide to France

Zagat Survey New York City Restaurants

 

Rice University Books:

Edgar Odell Lovett and the Creation of Rice University – Edgar Odell Lovett

University Builder – John B. Boles