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Political cartoon panel

Wed, Oct 2, 2013, 6–7:30 pm

With their prominence in the Arab Spring, US elections, and social satire, Victor Saul Navasky, (former editor of The Nation and author of The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power), and Liza Donnelly (a cartoonist best known for her work in The New Yorker), discuss the continuing relevance and importance of cartooning. WBEZ Arts and Culture Reporter Alison Cuddy moderates the conversation.

Victor S. Navasky, the former editor and publisher of The Nation, is the author of, among other books, Naming Names, which won a 1981 National Book Award, and A Matter of Opinion, which won the George Polk Book Award. He teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he is the director of the Delacorte Center of Magazine Journalism and chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review.

Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist with The New Yorker, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for more than 30 years. She is also a weekly columnist and cartoonist for Forbes.com, specializing in politics and women’s rights. And for three years, Donnelly has been drawing a weekly cartoon on gender issues and women’s rights for the news site Women’s Enews. Donnelly is a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department, traveling around the world speaking about freedom of speech, cartoons and women’s rights and is the author/editor of 15 books. She is a charter member of an international project, Cartooning for Peace, helping to promote understanding around the world through humor; and is one of the founding members of USA FECO, the US chapter of the international cartoonists’ organization FECO. She conceived of and is editor for World Ink.org, a site of international cartoons from contributors around the globe and has curated several exhibits of international cartoonists, here and abroad.

Alison Cuddy is the arts and culture reporter at WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio. Cuddy has been with the station since 2001 and was previously host of Eight Forty-Eight. She currently co-hosts Changing Channels and Strange Brews.