Our Towns

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, in collaboration with Pomona College, the Claremont Museum of Art and the City of Rancho Cucamonga, presents “An Evening with James and Deborah Fallows," featuring a live, interactive conversation with the husband and wife co-authors of the nationally bestselling book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. Professor of Politics Susan McWilliams will moderate the discussion, and a book signing will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase prior to the talk.

Known to readers of The Atlantic as one of America’s most astute observers of contemporary culture, writer James Fallows is eager to share what has been learned from his and Deborah’s four-year cross-country journey in search of communities that are successfully reinventing themselves for success in the 21st century. Formerly associated with the Pew Research Center, Deborah shares a special interest in the role of arts and artists as essential ingredients in the building of creative and prosperous communities that are also humane and healthy.

McWilliams currently serves as chair of the Politics Department at Pomona College, where she has taught since 2006, and where she has twice won the Wig Award for Excellence in Teaching. Among her areas of expertise are political theory, American political thought, politics and literature and civic education. She is the author, most recently, of The American Road Trip and American Political Thought (2018).

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

This event is a kick off to The Maloof Futures Conference 2019, made possible in part with support from the Windgate Foundation in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Friday, April 12, 2019 8:00 pm
  • Pomona College
  • Bridges Hall of Music
  • 150 E. Fourth Street
General Public
Pomona Alumni
Los Angeles
Pomona Faculty and Staff
Pomona Families
Pomona Students
Claremont Colleges Community

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.