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Inaugural H. Peter Stern Lecture featuring Pico Iyer
Monday, May 21, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, United States
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
World Monuments Fund
Inaugural H. Peter Stern Lecture
In Journeys Begin Responsibilities
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium
365 Fifth Avenue
New York City
Advance registration is required.
Lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Support the work of WMF with a $100 tax-deductible contribution and, as a benefit, you and a guest are invited to attend the inaugural H. Peter Stern Lecture, “In Journeys Begin Responsibilities,” by renowned travel essayist and novelist Pico Iyer.
Your generous contribution will support WMF’s work to save treasured places worldwide. Donors are invited to special events and trips throughout the year, highlighting some of the most extraordinary and iconic places and featuring compelling speakers and fascinating topics. More information.
New to WMF and interested in attending “In Journeys Begin Responsibilities” without becoming a donor? You are welcome! A limited number of tickets are available for purchase.
*Donors who have given a gift of less than $100 since 1/1/2011 may be eligible to attend with a supplemental gift. Please contact the WMF Development Office at 646-424-9594 for more information.
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World Monuments Fund
World Monuments Fund is the leading independent organization devoted to saving the world’s most treasured places. For over 45 years, working in more than 90 countries, our highly skilled experts have applied proven and effective techniques to preserve important architectural and cultural heritage sites around the globe. Through partnerships with local communities, funders, and governments, we inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations. Headquartered in New York, WMF has offices and affiliates worldwide.