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Charting the careers of successful public intellectuals

April 17, 2021 at 11:00 pm SMT

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In his latest Interintellect Salon, Visakan Veerasamy will lead an exploration of successful creatives and intellectuals throughout history. 

Let’s focus particularly on people who achieved success during their lifetimes.

How did intellectuals achieve positions of power, influence, status?

What were the stepping stones along the way?

In this Salon, let’s ask and explore:

How do great artists…
Can we deliberately recreate such conditions for ourselves, and/or our successors? How?
What are the constraints that keep us from achieving an unprecedented age of enlightenment?
Are there any errors in the existing analysis of how these Golden Ages came to be?
How can we get more people interested in these questions?
Our best work as a species is surely not behind us.   – Salon host Visakan Veerasamy

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Make sure to think of your own favorite intellectuals throughout history and look up their stories!


Time zones:
10:00 am in New York
3:00 pm in London
4:00 pm in Berlin
8:30 pm in Bangalore
11:00 pm in Singapore

You will be sent a Zoom link for the Salon in your emailed ticket.

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April 17, 2021
11:00 pm SMT
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