Who: Bret Stephens, Gidi Grinstein and Daniel Zisenwine
What: America’s Retreat and Israel’s Predicaments
Where: The Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
When: November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Why: Stephens is the author of America in Retreat; Grinstein wrote Flexigidity
Who: Eugene M. Grant, Daniel Gordis, Ethan Bronner
What: Private reception followed by conversation about Israel in the media
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th Street
When: Reception at 6 p.m., forum at 7:30 p.m.
Why: Eugene M. Grant is the honorary president of The Jewish Week
Who: Gary Shteyngart, Jonathan Safran Foer
What: Talking writing, life and the writing life
Where: The Great Hall at Cooper Union
When: Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Why: One wrote Little Failure; the other Everything Is Illuminated.