Rondel V. Davidson Endowed Lecture Series



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Adam Hochschild writes frequently about issues of human rights and social justice. The latest of his eleven books is American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis, which won the Gold Medal for Nonfiction of the 2023 California Book Awards. King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion. 1914-1918. His Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the PEN USA Literary Award. Hochschild has also written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Nation, and many other magazines, and teaches at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

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