Local Bostonian, New York Times espionage writer and award-winning author of thrillers, Joseph Finder lives and breathes the real-life and fiction world of spies. This fall, a movie will be released based on his book Paranoia starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford. This spring, he’s coming to Boston University as part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center’s Friends Speaker Series.
On Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 pm, Finder will be at the Metcalf Ballroom to lead a discussion on his life and career, beginning with his early childhood spent in Afghanistan and the Phillippines. Finder is the author of The Zero Hour, High Crimes, Killer Instinct, Company Man,Vanished, and Buried Secrets. His novel High Crimes was made into the film of the same name starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.
A reception will follow the lecture as well as an exhibition of his archive on display. This event is free to students with a BU ID.
The Metcalf Ballroom is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
On Thursday, November 10th, the Rubin-Frankel Gallery will host an academic symposium, “Revival in Art and Culture After World War II.” The event features a panel of experts who will discuss the “revival of Jewish Soviet art after the trauma of war.” The panel will be moderated by Dr. Katherine O’Connor, professor of Russian in the Modern Languages and Comparative Literature program at the College of Arts and Sciences.
The symposium begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Rubin-Frankel Gallery, located in the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at 213 Bay State Road. The event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments following the discussion. RSVPs can be directed to Giang Luc at RubinFrankelGallery@gmail.com or 617-353-7634. For more details on the event, including a full schedule of speakers, please visit the Rubin-Frankel Gallery website.