PBK Lecture 2012: Eugene Robinson

The University of Louisville 2012 PBK Lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana.

The PBK Faculty of the University of Louisville hosted Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist from the Washington Post, who delivered the UofL PBK Lecture on February 7, 2012.

Mr. Robinson’s lecture concerned his most recent book, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America (2010), a study of the current fracturing of the African American populace into four quite different, and too often detached, socio-economic groups.

Mr. Robinson signed copies of his book for reception guests.

About Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes a twice-a-week column on politics and culture for the Washington Post, contributes to the PostPartisan blog, and hosts a weekly online chat with readers. In 2009, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “his eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic picture.”

He is also the author of Last Dance in Havana (2004), and Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race (1999).

Eugene Robinson photo

About the University of Louisville Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Series

The Phi Beta Kappa faculty of the University of Louisville are proud to present the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture series. In partnership with the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana, the Dean and faculty of the UofL College of Arts and Sciences host the annual PBK lecture which is free and open to the public.

The UofL PBK Series began in 2006 with a lecture by George Greenia, Spanish professor at the College of William and Mary, who presented an illustrated lecture titled “Sacred Steps: Pilgrimage Medieval and Modern.” The UofL PBK lecture series has welcomed several speakers of national prominence covering a broad range of topics and intellectual interests.