The Guys

September 10 and September 11 at 7:00 pm; Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

In this staged reading of the now-classic play about September 11, a journalist attempts to help a distraught fire chief write eulogies for his lost men. In the process each learns what it is to to be a citizen of the world as well as of their wounded city.

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

September 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm; Tishman Commons

One of “Time” magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Esther Duflo, professor of poverty alleviation and development economics at MIT, discusses her work on economics and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Reading by Vera Pavlova

September 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm; Newhouse Center for the Humanities

One of Russia’s best-known contemporary poets, Vera Pavlova has published 15 collections of poetry and authored five opera librettos. Her first collection in English, “If There Is Something to Desire,” was among the top 10 best-selling poetry books for that year in the United States.