TITLE: Renewing American Culture: The Pursuit of Happiness
SPEAKER: Theodore Malloch, Scott Massey
EVENT DATE: 05/25/2006
RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes
Theodore R. Malloch and Scott T. Massey discussed their book, "Renewing American Culture: The Pursuit of Happiness" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book.
The foreword to the book is by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, who participated in a panel discussion about the volume following the presentation. The other panel members were Michael Novak, a writer and scholar, and Herb London, the president of the Hudson Institute, a nonprofit public policy research organization.
How are the dynamics of globalization, smart technologies and the growth of knowledge affecting the core values of American culture and the humanities? "Renewing American Culture" (M&M Scrivener Press, 2006) examines the issues and sets forth the conditions needed for the pursuit of happiness in the 21st century.
Speaker Biography: Theodore Roosevelt Malloch is chairman and CEO of The Roosevelt Group, which conceptualizes and executes some of today's most dynamic intellectual projects. Deemed a "global sherpa" by Lady Margaret Thatcher, Malloch was president of the World Economic Development Congress sponsored by CNN and has served on the executive board of the World Economic Forum, which hosts the renowned Davos meeting in Switzerland. He was senior fellow and vice president for all executive programs of The Aspen Institute. He has held an ambassadorial-level position in the United Nations; he headed consulting at Wharton-Chase Econometrics; worked in capital markets at the investment bank, Salomon Brothers, Inc.; and served in senior policy positions in the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and in the U.S. State Department.
Speaker Biography: Scott T. Massey is president and CEO of the Indiana Humanities Council and founding president of Global Strategies, Inc. is a community strategist, educational leader, author, and innovator. Prior to joining the council, Massey worked with Leonard Bernstein and The Bernstein Education through the Arts Fund to create and found The Leonard Bernstein Center. In 2004, he served as national chairman for the Aspen Summit on Rethinking the Public Humanities.
SERIES: Books & Beyond