92nd Street Y Lecture series returns to Vail | VailDaily.com

92nd Street Y Lecture series returns to Vail

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Tony Blair

============This fall, as part of its adult education initiative, the B’nai Vail Congregation will present three lectures from the Live from NY 92nd Street Y program: Tony Blair will speak live via satelite on Tuesday; Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan on Oct. 5; and Steve Martin on Nov. 29.The lectures will be held at the Vail Chapel and will be broadcast in real time, via satellite, which will allow audience members in Vail to submit questions to the speakers in New York. All programs will be free and open to the public, courtesy of B’nai Vail and the Vail Symposium.The satellite broadcast series “Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y,” now in its seventh year, offers lectures, interviews and readings from nationally and internationally recognized political figures, entertainers, newsmakers and authors to community organizations across America and Canada. It enables subscribers in remote locations to take part in discussions with some of the world’s most influential and fascinating people at their live appearances in New York.Blair has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times. Few British prime ministers have shaped the nation’s course as profoundly as he did during his 10 years in power, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to come. In his much-anticipated memoir, “A Journey: My Political Life,” Blair tells of his political and personal journey, charting his successes, controversies and disappointments with unusual candor. As an account on the nature and uses of power, the recently published memoir illuminates the challenges of leadership today. In this compelling conversation with Blair, he will discuss his book and more.The lecture will start promptly at 6 p.m. and last until approximately 7:15 p.m., including the Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 5:45 p.m. to get seated, and during the lecture may submit questions or comments in writing for B’nai Vail staff to transmit via e-mail to New York. In the past, many of these questions from Vail have been answered.No reservations are necessary. If you need further information, please call Jeanne Whitney at B’nai Vail at 970-477-2992.

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