Sparks: Tour

All events in person unless noted. Missing details and links to event organizers will be added as they become available.

U.S. East Coast In-person

Sept. 26, 7 pm official launch at McNally Jackson South Seaport location, New York City, in conversation with Gal Beckerman, senior editor at The Atlantic, and author of The Quiet Before, which like Sparks discusses the crucial networking early phase of revolutions. To reserve a seat ($5 donation), please click here.

Sept. 27, 7 pm, Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, Mass., discussion with Annie Jieping Zhang, former editor in chief of Initium Media, founder of Matters Lab, and currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. Details here

Sept. 28, 12:30 pm, Council on Foreign Relations book launch and reception, New York City. 

Sept. 29, 12-1:30 pm. Georgetown University law school. Watch the video of the event here.

Sept. 30, 3 pm, Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C. Details here.

United Kingdom In-person:

Oct. 4. London School of Economics. 6-8 pm, in conversation with Prof. Vlad Zubok. Details here.

Oct. 5., 6:30 pm, Waterstones, in conversation with Zhang Lijia. Details here.

Oct. 6, 12-1 pm, Oxford University China Centre. Details here.

Oct 6, evening, Reform Club London

U.S. West Coast In-person

Oct. 14, 2 pm, Wende Museum, Los Angeles. Details here.

Oct. 16, 4-5:30 pm, UC Irvine, Details here.

Oct. 17, 12:15-1:30. UCLA Law School. Details here.

Oct. 18, 4-5:30 pm. USC. Free admission but register here please

Oct. 19, Internet Archive, San Francisco. 6 pm PT. Details  here. Watch the video of the event here.

Other Events 

Oct. 25, 12:30 Pacific time, LA World Affairs Council livestream. in talk with Jeff Wasserstrom. Details here. See the video here.

Oct. 30. Asia Society. I put together an in-person discussion with Li Yuan, Annie Zhang Jieping, and Jiang Xue on “Reporting in Exile.” Details here. See the video here

Nov. 14. World Affairs Councils of America annual meeting dinner discussion with Bonny Lin of CSIS. Details here.

Nov. 20 Worcester Polytechnic Institute. An in-person lecture through the China Hub. Details here.

Nov. 21, Boston College. Public lecture hosted by Prof. Yajun Mo. Details here.

Nov. 27. City Lights, San Francisco. In conversation with Hong Kong publisher Bao Pu. Livestream details here.

Dec. 11, Atlantic Council, Washington D.C. Fireside chat with RFA’s Bay Fang and a panel discussion with Katie Stallard and Eric Schluessel of GWU. Watch the event here.

 Events in 2024

For future events, please go to the normal “Speaking and Media” page of this site.

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