Hopkins Online Book Club

Welcome to the Hopkins Online Book Club.

The Hopkins Online Book Club connects alumni through participation in a virtual book group and online discussion.

Hosted by a different faculty each month, the Book Club begins with a taped conversation available online (as well as a transcribed version) with that month's faculty presenter. The conversation continues with the online discussion for the duration of that month.

This program is currently on hold while we develop the second phase of our online community and future site of book club discussions, Connect.

Please check back in 2014 for updates on the book club. In the meantime, please enjoy the previous book club selections and introductions by faculty hosts by clicking on the book links below.

May 2011 Book Selection

by Malcolm Gladwell
Hosted by Karl Alexander
John Dewey Professor of Sociology

Previous Selections

January 2011 Book Selection

Is God a Mathematician?
by Mario Livio
Hosted by Mario Livio,
Astrophysicist, Head of the Office of Public Outreach,
Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute

November 2010 Book Selection

Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
Hosted by Dean Winston Tabb,
Dean of University Libraries and Museums 

June/July 2010 Book Selection

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore, A&S '01, University Trustee
Hosted by Professor Katrina McDonald
Associate Dean, Multicultural Affairs,
Department of Sociology 

April/May 2010 Book Selection

The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
by Lawrence Wright
Hosted by Professor Steven David
Professor of Political Science,
Vice Dean for Centers and Programs

February/March 2010 Book Selection

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
by John M. Barry
Hosted by Professor Andy Pekosz
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

December 2009 Book Selection

The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude
by P.M. Forni
Hosted by P.M. Forni,
Professor of Italian Literature

June 2009 Book Selection

Wild Nights!: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain,
James, and Hemingway

by Joyce Carol Oates
Hosted by Frances Ferguson,
Mary Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Arts and Sciences,
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English

April 2009 Book Selection

The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse
by Richard Thompson Ford
Hosted by Matthew Crenson, A&S '63,
Professor Emeritus of Political Science

February 2009 Book Selection

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
by James M. McPherson, A&S '64
Hosted by Michael Johnson,
Professor of History