The Rubin David Rockefeller, Jr. + Kurt Andersen
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How much money do you need to be happy? Or should the question be: how much of your wealth do you need to give away to be happy? Scion of the Rockefeller fortune, David Rockefeller, Jr., attempts to answer these and other questions in conversation with novelist and broadcaster Kurt Andersen.
About the Speakers
The multi-faceted Kurt Andersen’s latest novel True Believers was hailed by Jon Robin Baitz in Vanity Fair as being "beautifully drawn…a great American novel." His previous novel, Heyday, a New York Times bestseller, won the 2008 Langum Prize for the year's best work of American historical fiction. His earlier novel, Turn of the Century, was a national bestseller that Times reviewers called "wickedly satirical," "outrageously funny" and "the most un-clichéd novel imaginable." He is the host of WNYC’s Studio 360, and among his many achievements has been editor-in-chief of New York magazine and a founder of Spy magazine. This is Kurt’s first appearance on stage at the Rubin, although he has introduced many a film at the museum’s Friday night CabaretCinema.
David Rockefeller, Jr. is a director and former chairman of Rockefeller Financial and has been an active participant in the nonprofit arena, especially in the areas of environment, philanthropy, arts and public education. He is a past vice chair of the National Park Foundation; served as a member of the Pew Oceans Commission that issued a comprehensive report on the health of U.S. marine waters in June 2003; and is an advisor and former vice chair of the Alaska Conservation Foundation, and a founder of the Alaska Fund for the Future. His commitment to the arts is evident through his trusteeship of the Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Cultural Council, and as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School as well as being an avid sailor and chorister.