To inaugurate the World Monuments Fund H. Peter Stern Lecture, Pico Iyer delivers a talk entitled 'In Journeys Begin Responsibilities'. In it, he shares insights about the wonder of travel and the responsibilities that accompany it."
Pico Iyer is the author of "Video Night in Kathmandu," "The Lady and the Monk," "The Global Soul," "The Open Road," and "The Art of Stillness," among other books. An essayist for Time for more than 25 years, Pico Iyer also writes for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Harper’s and other publications. He divides his time between Japan and California.
Pico Iyer, travel essayist and novelist, counters the argument that travel is a "passive" experience. Iyer asserts that traveling is a conversation that requires give-and-take between traveler and culture.