The Elbrun Kimmelman Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-India Relations

Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Monday, September 19, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
The Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street
New York , NY
Event type

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association on Monday, September 19th for the inaugural Elbrun Kimmelman Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-India Relations. We are delighted to be joined by William Dalrymple. Mr. Dalrymple is a historian and author of The Company Quartet, a series of four publications that covers the rise and fall of the British East India Company. Books in the Quartet include The Anarchy, White Mughals, Return of the King, and The Last Mughal. Mr. Dalrymple has also worked on best sellers including In Xanadu, City of Djinns, Nine Lives, and From the Holy Mountain
The Lecture will take place at the Harvard Club of New York located at 35 West 44th Street. The event will begin at 6:00pm and run until 8:00pm. There will be a reception to follow. 
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Event Speakers

    • William Dalrymple - Speaker
      Author & Historian

      William Dalrymple is one of Britain’s great historians and the bestselling author of the Wolfson Prize-winning White Mughals, The Last Mughal, which won the Duff Cooper Prize, and the Hemingway and Kapuściński award-winning Return of a King. His most recent book, The Anarchy, was long-listed for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2019, and shortlisted for the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History, the Tata Book of the Year (Non-fiction) and the Historical Writers Association Book Award 2020. It was a Finalist for the Cundill Prize for History and won the 2020 Arthur Ross Bronze Medal from the US Council on Foreign Relations.

      A frequent broadcaster, he has written and presented three television series, one of which won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series at BAFTA. He has also won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, The Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Foreign Correspondent of the Year at the FPA Media Awards, and been awarded five honorary doctorates. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Asiatic Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and has held visiting fellowships at Princeton, Brown and Oxford. He writes regularly for the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and the Guardian. In 2018, he was presented with the prestigious President’s Medal by the British Academy for his outstanding literary achievement and for co-founding the Jaipur Literature Festival. He was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers for 2020 by Prospect.

      William lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Delhi.