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New York attracts world's best minds to its shores: they come here to interact with each other at conferences and seminars, and while they are here they are often invited to give a talk, a lecture, to be a part of a public discussion. We at Club Free Time give you an opportunity to be a part of it: to watch how those best minds in the world work! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York City (NYC) provides!

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In New York City, you can talk with and listen to the best minds in the world without spending a dime! Just take a look at free talks, lectures, discussion, seminars, conferences listed on this page below!

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A new Daytime Lecture Performance Series offers month-long lecture series on a variety of musical topics. Each week’s presentation features a musical performance and/or instrument demonstrations as well as an educational lecture placing the music in context. Presented by Laura Sharpe.
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Lectures, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, Lecture Performance: Four Romantic Composers
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Gallery Talks, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Join actor Jordana Brewster for a moderated conversation about the seventh installment in the popular Fast and Furious franchise. She returns as Mia Toretto — sister of elite street racer and ex-convict Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and wife of LA cop Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker). She’ll talk about the movie and take questions from the audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Talks, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, Actor Jordana Brewster discuss the film Furious 7
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The sixth and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature legendary soprano Renata Scotto, who was one of the greatest artists to grace the Met stage, gave unforgettable and inimitable performances in the entire Italian repertory as well as memorable portrayals by works of other composers. In addition to her singing, she also is one of the finest actresses in opera and has recently turned her attention to stage direction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Legendary Soprano Renata Scotto
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This illustrated lecture reveals how the design for places of consumption informed emerging modernist tenets. It traces the history of architecture’s relationship with retail environments during a time of significant transformation in urban centers and in open suburban landscapes.
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Slide Lectures, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, David Smiley reads from his book Pedestrian Modern
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Hardly a day goes by when religion is not in the news – sadly, often to report on discrimination or violence by one faith group against another or against LGBT communities. Yet faith traditions may not be part of the problem – they may be the solution. This panel brings together experts on Muslim/Jewish/Christian relations in Europe, Latin America, and the US, and LGBT relations with the Abrahamic faiths. They will discuss interfaith dialogue as a way to look at discrimination and cooperation among faith groups and towards LGBT persons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, Faith and Tolerance: Extending Interfaith Dialogue to the LGBT Community

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Talks, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, Interview with a fashion idol
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A talk by Igor Pilshchikov, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and Tallinn University (Estonia). Professor Pilshchikov's lecture relates to the development of the ideas of Russian and German neo-Humboldtians in the theories of Petrograd and Moscow formalists. The talk is primarily devoted to various interpretations of Oleksandr Potebnia's concept of the "inner form of the word."
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Lectures, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, 'The Inner Form of the Word' in Russian Formalist Theory
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Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, will discuss the bank's just-released forecast for economic growth and inflation in Asian economies.
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Lectures, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, The Economic Outlook for Asia
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Gallery Talks, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A talk with Oscar Sosa, Doctoral Student at Department and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley.
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Lectures, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Infrastructure and Citizenship: The Politics of Transportation Reform in Mexico City

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Lectures, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Whose Experiment? Environmental Regulation, NGOs and Protest Movements
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Gallery Talks, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
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Book Discussions, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Book Discussion Group
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Mathematician, bestselling author and columnist John Allen Paulos will investigate the mathematical angles of news stories and debunk popular myths and fallacies at A Mathematician Reads the News (and Its Descendants). Attendees will join fellow coffee-drinkers, straphangers, policymakers, gossipmongers, bargain hunters, trendsetters and others who relish their daily news, and discover an oblique, yet revealing, slant on the traditional Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of the journalist's craft.
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Talks, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Math Encounters: A Mathematician Reads the News (and Its Descendants)
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A talk by Andrei Ustinov, an author and a cultural historian. He studied at the University of St. Petersburg and Stanford University (Ph.D. in Slavic Literatures). He teaches Humanities in San Francisco and had been writing about Russian poetry and European avant-garde for the past twenty five years.
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Lectures, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, The Russian Literary Avant-Garde in Paris in the 1920s
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Rafael Yglesias is the author most recently of the novel The Wisdom of Perversity. His novel, A Happy Marriage, was awarded the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Yglesias was born and raised in Washington Heights. He dropped out of high school to finish his first novel, Hide Fox, And All After, which was published in 1972. After writing four novels by the age of twenty-two, Rafael stopped writing books between 1976 and 1984 and made a living writing screenplays. He wrote Hot Properties in 1986, Only Children in 1988, The Murderer Next Door in 1990, Fearless in 1993, and Dr. Neruda’s Cure For Evil in 1996.
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Talks, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Writing Without Fear: Rafael Yglesias
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This illustrated lecture frames the new research on narcissism, explains the complex, and oftentimes exasperating personality disorder and reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road and in the halls of government, what to do when we encounter it, and how to neutralize its effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Slide Lectures, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Jeffrey Kluger discusses his book The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed - in Your World
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Mathematician, bestselling author and columnist John Allen Paulos will investigate the mathematical angles of news stories and debunk popular myths and fallacies at A Mathematician Reads the News (and Its Descendants). Attendees will join fellow coffee-drinkers, straphangers, policymakers, gossipmongers, bargain hunters, trendsetters and others who relish their daily news, and discover an oblique, yet revealing, slant on the traditional Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of the journalist's craft.
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Talks, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Math Encounters: A Mathematician Reads the News (and Its Descendants)
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The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Alienated Labor by Karl Marx.
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Discussions, April 01, 2015, 04/01/2015, Great Books Discussion Group
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Gallery Talks, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The 1930s witnessed an unprecedented rise of nationalist ideas, which had a decisive impact on the way nations perceived themselves and related with others. Vargas Regime can be included in this trend, especially after 1937 when the previously constitutional ruler converted himself into a dictator. Brazil was, however, a nation of immigrants who, in different levels, remained connected with their roots abroad. The aim of this talk is to analyze the interaction between the Brazilian authorities and one of these groups, namely the Germans, who due to their poor assimilation, became one of the main targets of Vargas' nationalization campaign.
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Lectures, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, The German Threat: Vargas' Nationalization Project and German Minorities
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This interdisciplinary symposium, organized by professors Gregory Erickson and Scott Korb, brings together scholars, authors, students, and actors to explore the ethical and moral side of writing through the work of David Foster Wallace. Schedule of Events 3:00 - 3:45 Student reading of Wallace passages 4:00 - 4:45 Wallace and Religion | a round table With Paul Elie, Gregory Erickson, and Kevin Timpe. Matthew Sitman moderates 5:00 - 5:45 Two short talks Maria Bustillos presents “Since Man First Crept From The Primeval Slurry” Samuel Cohen presents “The Whiteness of David Foster Wallace” 6:00 - 6:45 The Ethics of Biography | a panel discussion With David Lipsky and D.T. Max. Scott Korb moderates 7:00 - 7:45 An excerpt from A (radically condensed and expanded) SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING I’ll NEVER DO AGAIN
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Symposiums, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, David Foster Wallace and the Ethics of Writing
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Gallery Talks, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Ross Poole, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, will give this lecture.
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Lectures, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Recovering the Human in Human Rights
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Scholarly debates rage about the potential for the Internet and other digital technologies to heighten civic engagement and pursue political action through what Yochai Benkler, Clay Shirkey, Catherine Squires, Lance Bennett, Manuel Castells and others refer to—in varied ways — as the networked public sphere. This event brings together scholars, media producers and racial justice activists to engage the question: What role can and does digital media play in expanding racial discourse and promoting racial justice activism in and beyond the United States? With: - Jasiri X Hip-Hop Artist &amp; Activist; Founder, One Hood Media Academy - Jamilah Lemieux Senior Editor, Digital, at Ebony - Alondra Nelson Dean of Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Columbia University - Charlton McIlwain (Moderator) Associate Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU
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Discussions, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Digital Movement: Black Publics, Black Discourse
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A panel discussion on the LGBTI Human Rights Struggle for Dignity in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Participants: - Zdravko Cimbaljevic, Montenegrin and International LGBT activist - Yelena Goltsman, Founder and executive director for RUSA LGBT - Anna Kirey, Senior Program Officer, Sexual Health and Rights Project, Open Society Foundation - Tanya Domi, Adjunct professor - Moderator: Jasmin Mujanovic, Visiting Scholar
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Discussions, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Coming Out Under Fire: The LGBTI Human Rights Struggle for Dignity in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
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A lecture by Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg (Brown University).
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Lectures, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Grounds of Reclamation: Fascism in the Pontine Marshes
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In the film version of his harrowing memoir, director Rithy Panh uses ceramic figures to represent the Cambodians murdered by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. This screening is intended to mark 40 years since the Khmer Rouge took power in April 1975. 92 min. In French with English subtitles.
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Discussions, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Oscar-Nominated Cambodian Documentary: Rithy Panh's The Missing Picture (2013)
Slide Lecture |
Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York has long been a rich source of inspiration that is open to individual analyses, lending itself to a variety of interpretations, making it many things to many people. It has been depicted in a multiplicity of ways by a variety of authors from many eras. A stunning gallery of some of the world’s finest authors, include Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Jose Marti, Maxim Gorky, Federico Garcia Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Joseph Heller. This illustrated lecture depicts how each one wrote of Coney Island from their own unique vantage point.
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Slide Lectures, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Louis J. Parascandola discusses his book A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion
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Amanda Filipacchi, Dylan Landis, Lindsey Palmer, and Amy Sohn, with moderator Julia Fierro, discuss writing New York-based fiction.
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Discussions, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Set In the City: The New York Novel
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Prof. Luke Gibbons proposes that James Joyce’s Irishness is intrinsic to his modernism, and is not just a source of subject matter but of form itself.
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Lectures, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Joyce’s Ghosts
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A talk with Professor Christopher Mitchell, New York University.
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Lectures, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Change in the Dominican Republic Party System, 1966-2015
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We often wish to exercise more and eat better, yet fail to follow through on our intentions. Can we promote healthier behaviors by offering people to tie their hands? The present project studies this question in the context of a weight loss challenge where participants were offered to commit to exercise, lose weight or eat better. In a comprehensive framework, this study finds strong evidence of a demand for commitment and discusses the potential of commitment devices for promoting healthy behaviors. Speaker Severine Toussaert is a 5th-year PhD student in the Department of Economics. Her areas of research are behavioral economics, experimental economics and decision theory. She has worked on several topics including goal setting, preference for commitment versus flexibility, and trust. Lunch will be served.
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Talks, April 03, 2015, 04/03/2015, Using Carrots and Sticks for a Healthier Self: Evidence from a Weight Loss Challenge
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Gallery Talks, April 03, 2015, 04/03/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 03, 2015, 04/03/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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In his presentation, Dominik Steiger will explore citizen’s participation which is demanded not only by the people in Russia or the Maghreb but also in Germany – a country one might not immediately identify as displaying a democratic deficit. Although it is true that Germany already performs at a very elevated democratic level, Steiger will argue that there are many things to be improved in order to truly speak of a Participatory State. Even if politicians and others warn of the dangers of participation, it will be shown that the dangers are containable; either because they are no dangers at all or because the application of the separation of powers doctrine to participation prevents these dangers from realizing.
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Lectures, April 03, 2015, 04/03/2015, A Citizen's Guide to the Participatory State: Beware of the Leopard?
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Join artist Teresita Fernández and essayist Eliot Weinberger for a discussion of the artist’s MASS MoCA exhibition and accompanying publication As Above So Below. Fernández’s exhibition, her largest solo show to date, is defined by the artist’s ability to create immersive, expansive installations across widely varying scales, from the panoramic to the intimate. Weinberger, whose new essay-like poem A Calendar of Stones was written for the exhibition catalogue, will engage in a dialogue with the artist, following an introduction from MASS MoCA curator Denise Markonish.
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Talks, April 03, 2015, 04/03/2015, Artist Teresita Fernández discusses her exhibition As Above So Below
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Gallery Talks, April 04, 2015, 04/04/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 04, 2015, 04/04/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Ethical Culture emphasizes the importance of social relationships. Like the Xhosa of South Africa, we hold that “I am because we are” and, as one member recently added, “We are because I am,” recognizing ethical mutuality. Felix Adler’s purpose in founding Ethical Culture societies was to provide opportunities for people to move toward goodness: not with a formal creed, but with a common desire to find better ways of living together. His supreme ethical rule was this: “So act as to elicit the best in other, and thereby in thyself.” What does that mean? How are we to understand its practical fulfillment? Anne Klaeysen will engage participants in an exploration of these questions.
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Talks, April 05, 2015, 04/05/2015, Elicit the Best: A Moral Commandment
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In Profile: Portraits from the Permanent Collection presents a diverse selection of portraiture from the Museum's holdings: self-portraits, busts, cameos, commissioned portraits and photographs documenting black life in America. The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome.
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Gallery Talks, April 05, 2015, 04/05/2015, Gallery Tour: In Profile
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Gallery Talks, April 06, 2015, 04/06/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 06, 2015, 04/06/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
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Book Discussions, April 06, 2015, 04/06/2015, Mystery Lovers Monthly Book Discussion Group
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Between 1994 and 2002, Bogotá, Colombia, was the site of a grand social experiment in activating urban residents’ capacity for cooperation and management. Through a fusion of art, pedagogy, and public policy, then-Mayor Antanas Mockus, a mathematician and philosopher who was formerly a professor and provost at the National University of Colombia, inspired Bogotá citizens to work together in devising and applying solutions to the city’s most pressing problems. Together, Bogotá’s population participated in the shared creative project of addressing not only a soaring homicide rate and entrenched corruption, but also tax evasion, infrastructural woes, and basic social intolerance. Teacher, politician, writer, researcher and innovator of the “Citizenship Culture” methodology, Antanas Mockus was elected Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia twice, from 1995 to 1997 and from 2001 to 2003. Both times, he reduced the rate of homicides in the city by 40%, made major fiscal improvements, and established participatory budgeting processes in 20 locations. Prof. Mockus ran for the Colombian presidency in 2010, but was defeated in a runoff election against candidate Alvaro Uribe.
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Talks, April 06, 2015, 04/06/2015, The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship Culture and the Future of Cities
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This illustrated lecture tells the story of how the leader of the capitalist world and the leader of the Communist world became more than allies of convenience during World War II.
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Slide Lectures, April 06, 2015, 04/06/2015, Susan Butler discusses her book Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership
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How do critics transform the experience of watching dance? What role do they play in the perception of women dancers and choreographers and in the discourse about gender? Do they make a difference in how people think? Join chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay and freelancers Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert, and alumna Siobhan Burke for a searching discussion of dance criticism at The New York Times and beyond.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Discussions, April 06, 2015, 04/06/2015, Team Dance: The Dance Critics of The New York Times
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A Detroit area native, Daniel Kahn attended the University of Michigan where he studied acting, directing, playwriting and poetry. After finishing his studies he lived, played music, recorded, acted, directed plays and composed theatre music in New Orleans, Detroit, New York and Ann Arbor. He has received awards for his playwriting, poetry, acting, and composing. In Yiddish and English.
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Talks, April 06, 2015, 04/06/2015, Meet a Yiddish Celebrity: An Evening with Daniel Kahn
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Gallery Talks, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Irish immigrants in New York and London have long organized themselves into county associations. This pattern is neither unique to these cities nor to this immigrant group. But the Irish and their love of county provides a rich and enduring example of this type of immigrant association and in the years proceeding World War II the networks of county associations in both these immigrant hubs provided important social, cultural, benevolent and psychological maps. This presentation demonstrates how this type of associational behavior provides a fascinating lens through which immigration patterns can be elucidated and compared. Lecturer Miriam Nyhan received her BA and MPhil degrees from University College Cork and her PhD from the European University Institute, Florence. With a special interest in twentieth-century migration, she has focused primarily on Irish immigrants who settled in New York and London.
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Lectures, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, The Irish and Their Associations in New York and London
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A panel discussion with Claude Henry, Geoffrey Heal, Peter Keleman, and Stephen Cassell. Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a major contribution to economics, economic history and our understanding of fundamental social and political issues we face today. Equally fundamental, as far as capital in the twenty-first century is concerned, is the condition of those components of natural capital – biodiversity, water, soil, energy, climate – that will shape the future of mankind on earth.
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Discussions, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, Beyond Piketty (and Before the Deluge): Natural Capital in the Twenty-First Century
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The practice of designing jackets and covers for books becomes a lens through which to view the question: What do books look like? (How much of the imaginative content of the reading experience is the author's, and how much is the readers; who owns the reading experience; can an author preside in some real way over our reading imaginations; what are the parameters which hem in the reading imagination? How should books be packaged and sold?) These questions will be touched on during a rich visual tour of Peter Mendelsund's design work.
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Slide Lectures, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, Peter Mendelsund discusses his book What We See When We Read: An Examination of the Book Designer's Art
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A lecture by Shane Vogel of Indiana University. What does it mean to be a fad? This presentation outlines a historically specific ontology of black fad performance that unfolds within the political economy of race and entertainment between the 1890s and the 1960s.
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Lectures, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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Book Discussions, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, Science Fiction Book Discussion
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With Li Weidong, Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Human Rights.
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Lectures, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, From Regional Power to Superpower: China and the World Under Xi Jinping
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Gallery Talks, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A talk by Laszlo Bruszt, European University Institute.
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Lectures, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Institutional Mono-Cropping
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Gallery Talks, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A lecture by Gina Ulysse of Wesleyan University.
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Lectures, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love V: Meditations on VooDoo Doll
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A lecture by Ambassador Michael McFaul, who served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014).
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Lectures, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Michael McFaul, Former US Ambassador to Russia
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A talk with Artur Mas i Gavarró, the President of the Government of Catalonia, who will discuss Catalonia’s next steps in the wake of the 2014 vote on independence.
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Talks, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Catalonia at the Crossroads
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In celebration of a major exhibition of Wiley’s signature paintings and sculptures, the artist discusses his work over his prolific fourteen-year career with Eugenie Tsai, Curator of Contemporary Art at Brooklyn Museum.
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Talks, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Artist Talk: Kehinde Wiley
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As the food movement gains traction, lawyers are becoming more vital to the conversation. Come hear from five experienced attorneys who practice a wide range of food law, spanning the corporate, sustainable agriculture, class action litigation, and public policy arenas. Speakers: Michele Simon, President, Eat Drink Politics Jason Foscolo, Partner, Foscolo and Handel, The Food Law Firm Kim E. Richman, Law Office of K. E. Richman Steve Armstrong, Chief Food Law Counsel, Campbell Soup Company Ellen Fried, Adjunct Assistant Professor (moderator)
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Discussions, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, What Do Food Lawyers Do?
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This illustrated lecture examines the diet of the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years, describing the country’s cuisine in the context of its religious, moral, social, and philosophical development.
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Slide Lectures, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Colleen Taylor Sen discusses her book Feasts and Fasts: A History of South Asian Food from The Indus Valley to Little India
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Born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1977, Shadi Habib Allah received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2003 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2010. He was twice awarded 2nd Prize for the Young Artist Award from the A.M. Qattan Foundation, and has attended residencies at Cittadelarte, Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy and Gasworks in London, England.
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Talks, April 08, 2015, 04/08/2015, Artist Talk: Shadi Habib Allah
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A symposium on the life and work of legendary New York social activist, poet, short story writer, and feminist Grace Paley. Paley fought for the rights of women and minorities and protested the Vietnam War and nuclear arms proliferation. It was in her extraordinary fictional stories of ordinary lives and through her grassroots activism that she changed the social and political landscape of her day.
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Symposiums, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Grace Paley and the Disturbances of Man
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Gallery Talks, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography

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Lectures, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Measuring Rhythmic Similarity using Computational Methods
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Gallery Talks, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Ping Chong is an internationally acclaimed theater director, playwright, and video and installation artist. He is a seminal figure in the interdisciplinary theater community and pioneer in the use of media in theater. With his company, Ping Chong + Company, he produces theatrical works addressing the important cultural and civic issues of our times, striving to reach the widest audiences with the greatest level of artistic innovation and social integrity.
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Talks, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, An Evening with Ping Chong
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The history department presents Chris Dixon, a longtime anarchist organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Recent decades have seen the exciting convergence of anti-authoritarian radicalism and broader-based movements in the U.S. and Canada. From this convergence, a growing set of activists – from anti-poverty organizers in Toronto to prison abolitionists in Oakland, from occupy activists in New York to migrant justice organizers in Vancouver – are developing shared politics and practices.
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Lectures, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements
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A panel discussion and book-launch celebrating a new volume of essays from a diverse group of well-known scholars that examines the role of history and theory in contemporary architectural praxis.
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Discussions, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Architecture's Appeal: Book Launch and Panel
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Social Research was launched in 1934 by the founding members of the "University in Exile,” all of whom were scholars rescued by Alvin Johnson, the first President of the school, at the brink of World War II. The journal was intended to address “subject matter… drawn from interests that transcend the boundaries of a single country.”
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Discussions, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Social Research: An International Quarterly
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Sonali Chakravarti (Assistant Professor of Government, Wesleyan College), will give this lecture.
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Lectures, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Hannah Arendt and the Danger of Victim Testimony
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Ann Jefferson will discuss her recent work on genius in France. Child prodigies are a recurrent feature of the literature on genius, which records the many occasions on which the exceptional talents of children have been held up for exhibition. When the prodigy is incited to become a performer, the effect is both to confirm and to question the assumptions we hold about the nature of genius itself. Ann Jefferson is professor of French literature at the University of Oxford and fellow and tutor in French at New College, Oxford. Her books include Reading Realism in Stendhal and Biography and the Question of Literature in France and most recently, Genius in France: An Idea and its Uses.
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Lectures, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Child Prodigies and the Performance of Genius: From Pascal to Minou Drouet
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A talk by Substantia Jones, founder of and photographer for the photo-activism campaign, The Adipositivity Project. Her award-winning images of fat physicality and intimacy seek to "broaden definitions of physical beauty. Literally."
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Talks, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, The Adipositivity Project: Fat Physicality and Body Positivity
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With Mel Haber. Born in Peru, Indiana, in 1891, Cole Porter wrote words and music for many Broadway and Hollywood musicals. Among them were Anything Goes, The Gay Divorce, Kiss Me Kate, and High Society. In this illustrated lecture, videos of singers, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Ethel Merman and others will be featured. Some of the songs performed are "You're the Top," "Begin the Beguine," "Night and Day," "True Love," and "I've Got You Under My Skin."
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Slide Lectures, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Words and Music by Cole Porter
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Join a new reading group focusing on books written by female authors. A mix of fiction and non-fiction, this month's selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein. Come join the discussion.
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Book Discussions, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Women's Reading Group for Women and Men
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An evening of fun and trivia with Mitchell Kriegman and Neena Beber, creator and headwriter of 90s cult classic Clarissa Explains It All. Moderated by Flavorwire's Pilot Viruet. Dress up as the iconic 90s fashionista Clarissa Darling, reminisce with fellow fans, win great prizes and discover what you've always wanted to know about all your favorite episodes.
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Discussions, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Clarissa Fest
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A lecture by Axel Englund, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University. To what extent could the idea of poetic musicality retain its validity in the 20th century? Examples from Rilke, Celan and Sachs show that it was still crucial, but above all as an arena for the playing out of acute conflicts: between sound and silence, between remembrance and forgetfulness, and between transcendent spirit and palpable body.
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Lectures, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, How the Voice Did Not Sing On: Figures of Music in German Modernist Poetry
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A symposium on the life and work of legendary New York social activist, poet, short story writer, and feminist Grace Paley. Paley fought for the rights of women and minorities and protested the Vietnam War and nuclear arms proliferation. It was in her extraordinary fictional stories of ordinary lives and through her grassroots activism that she changed the social and political landscape of her day.
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Symposiums, April 10, 2015, 04/10/2015, Grace Paley and the Disturbances of Man
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Gallery Talks, April 10, 2015, 04/10/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 10, 2015, 04/10/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The Hours by Michael Cunningham
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Book Discussions, April 11, 2015, 04/11/2015, Book Discussion Group
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You are invited to a free ongoing drop-in group reading and discussion of a collection of short stories with additional background lectures on their place in literature. Featuring: Wilde's The Sphinx without a Secret and Wells' The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes.
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Book Discussions, April 11, 2015, 04/11/2015, The Classic Literature Reading Group
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Gallery Talks, April 11, 2015, 04/11/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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An-My Lê’s art explores conflict by avoiding simple representations of war and the military machine. She maintains a certain distance from her subject, in order to create nuanced scenes that hover between documentary, fiction, play and battle. Driven both by personal experience, and by empathy, the resulting images embody a quiet and intense emotion.
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Gallery Talks, April 11, 2015, 04/11/2015, An-My Lê discusses her exhibition Hasselblad Center
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The exhibition Second Nature ponders the dynamic relationship between humans and nature and its impact on our current landscape. His choice of media reflects these ruminations, using technology to envision the future and ever-changing silver point to resist a fixed vision of our present.
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Gallery Talks, April 11, 2015, 04/11/2015, Artist Talk: Joseph Smolinski
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Gallery Talks, April 11, 2015, 04/11/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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In 2003, fine art photographer Barbara Yoshida pitched a tent next to a circle of tall standing stones called the Ring of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands in Scotland (pictured above). Using a 4 x 5 film camera, she photographed the stones from evening to dawn, bathed in moonlight. This experience inspired her to embark on a project to photograph lesser-known stones that were built before Stonehenge. Over the next ten years, she traveled to fifteen countries and three continents to photograph ritual stones, many never documented on film until now. Her exquisite, elegant images of the stones are being shown in a solo exhibition.
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Gallery Talks, April 11, 2015, 04/11/2015, Artist Talk: Barbara Yoshida
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A conversation between Christoph Hochhäusler, the director and screenwriter of The Lies of the Victors, and the American artist Amie Siegel about the representation of cities in film, with a particular focus placed on the city of Berlin. This conversation will be moderated by Professor Ulrich Baer, Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity.
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Discussions, April 11, 2015, 04/11/2015, German director Christoph Hochhäusler discusses his film The Lies of the Victors
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With: Dr. Joseph Chuman. Let's talk values. What do the anti-vaccination campaign, outbursts of racist verbal assaults, the Republican move to turn Medicare into vouchers and the top one percent owning 40 percent of American wealth have in common? Though each is a product of many underlying dynamics, what threads through them all is hyper-individualism.
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Talks, April 12, 2015, 04/12/2015, Individualism Gone Wild
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Salon Style brings together work by artists in which hair and nails figure as media and/or inspirations. Comprised mostly of objects from the permanent collection, Salon Style suggests hair and nails as fluid sites of self-expression where identities and personhood are asserted. Demonstrating the cultural, economic and gender politics of these facets of personal style, several works in the exhibition feature synthetic hair and nails as artistic materials, while others use found objects as proxies for them.
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Gallery Talks, April 12, 2015, 04/12/2015, Gallery Tour: Salon Style
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A riveting discussion of both the history and the modern state of Jewish children's literature today. Join panelists Marjorie Ingall (Tablet Magazine), Joanna Sussman (publisher of Kar-Ben Publishing) and Barbara Krasner (Sydney Taylor Book Award committee member) for an in-depth look at how books for and about Jewish kids have changed over the last century and where they may go in the future.
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Discussions, April 12, 2015, 04/12/2015, Books for Kids and Judaism: A Look at Jewish Children's Literature Then and Now
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Gallery Talks, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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For almost 200 years, the Mughal emperors ruled supreme in northern India. How was it possible that a Muslim, ethnically Turkish, Persian-speaking dynasty established itself in the Indian subcontinent to become one of the largest and most dynamic empires in the early-modern period? Using the figure of the Mughal prince, Munis D. Faruqui offers a new interpretive lens through which to comprehend Mughal state formation.
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Lectures, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Othello: the theater of race It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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A talk with Melissa Gregg, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation. Gregg will explain productivity as a form of secular athleticism, while also posing the question: are we prepared for a future in which we bring a virtual companion to work?
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Lectures, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, This Productive Life
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Looking for a little something to liven up your Monday evening? Join us after work for the second Contemporary Classics book discussion. This month's book up for discussion will be Jonathan Franzen's darkly hilarious novel, The Corrections.
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Book Discussions, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Contemporary Classics Book Discussion
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This season, Derek McLane has created Carole King’s recording studio for Beautiful, the woods for the Broadway- bound revival of Into the Woods, Never, Never Land for NBC’s Peter Pan, and the glittering tinsel-town set of the 2014 Academy Awards. In this Selfie Session, McLane shares unseen personal photos documenting recent projects and discusses how he conceives and constructs sets for theater and television.
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Slide Lectures, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Derek McLane, Tony- and Emmy-Winning Set Designer
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After graduating from Brown University, Akhtar moved to Italy and studied acting with Jerzy Grotowski. He returned to the U.S. to teach acting classes with André Gregory and earn his Master of Arts in directing from Columbia University School of the Arts. His playwriting credits include Disgraced, which premiered at The American Theater Company in January 2012 and which was staged at LCT3/Lincoln Center in New York in October 2012, and won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His first novel, American Dervish, was published by Little Brown Publishing in January 2012.
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Talks, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Ayad Akhtar
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Twyla Tharp brings her year as Distinguished Guest Artist to a close with an informal presentation. Tharp has created more than 160 works ranging from concert, television, and Broadway dances to best-selling books. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, 19 honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor.
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Talks, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Twyla Tharp, Tony- and Emmy-Winning Choreographer
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With Adam Sobel, author of "Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future." This illustrated takes the audience through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using the storm to explain our planet’s changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future.
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Slide Lectures, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Superstorm Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses
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The Monday Night Reading Group discusses Arthur and George by Julian Barnes. Read the book and join in. They're a welcoming bunch.
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Book Discussions, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Monday Night Reading Group
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With Adriana Trigiani and Mary Murphy.
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Book Discussions, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, A Discussion of the Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
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With Adriana Trigiani and Mary Murphy.
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Book Discussions, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, A Discussion of the Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
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Gallery Talks, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The Daytime Lecture Performance Series offers month-long lecture series on a variety of musical topics. Each week’s presentation features a musical performance and/or instrument demonstrations as well as an educational lecture placing the music in context.
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Lectures, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Life in the Harem: Soprano Alison Davy Considers Women in Mozart’s Operas
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Gallery Talks, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Professor Sanjay Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research, will speak.
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Lectures, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, The Global Consumption and Income Project: New Results on the World Distribution of Income
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NW by Zadie Smith
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Book Discussions, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Book Discussion Group
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In magazines, newspapers, and throughout social media, there is seemingly endless discussion about women’s response to aging. Often this response is categorized as a battle over cosmetics, diets, and surgery, but how do ideas of beauty and aging intersect and coexist? To explore the connections and disconnects, this event will bring together a distinguished panel, including Joanna Coles, award-winning journalist and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan; Dayle Haddon, former top model and founder and CEO of WomenOne; Dr. Rhoda Narins ’62, cosmetic dermatologist and clinical professor at NYU Langone Medical Center; and Naomi Wolf, bestselling author of The Beauty Myth. They'll discuss how our ideas and ideals change over time and how feminism and gender are linked to our feelings about how we look and how we age.
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Discussions, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Beauty and Aging
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A background talk about medical institutions on RI during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Presented in conjunction with Judith Berdy and the Roosevelt Island Historical society.
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Talks, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Medical Roosevelt Island
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Linda Basch, a 2014 Athena Distinguished Fellow, joins a lively discussion of women’s leadership. Basch has led teams in a number of diverse settings, from higher education to the United Nations to the non-profit sector. An anthropologist by training, she worked as a research director at the United Nations, where she focused on social and economic development.
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Discussions, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Women's Leadership
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Julia Preston, The New York Times national correspondent covering immigration since April 2006, delivers two successive lectures on the subject of immigration and the changing identity of America today.
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Lectures, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Immigration and the Emerging America, Part 1
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Join the non-fiction book group in their discussion of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Please read the book first.
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Book Discussions, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, Non-Fiction Book Group
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The artist David Wojnarowicz, who died in 1992, left behind an amazing body of art. But after his death, one unknown work was discovered under his bed: the "Magic Box." It's a collection of unexplained objects that make up a private world we still don't fully understand. Hugh Ryan and Matthew Leifheit will present their fascinating study on noted artist David Wojnarowicz and his "Magic Box." Hugh Ryan is a freelance writer and the founding director of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, through which he has organized exhibitions in queer communities around the country. Matthew Leifheit is Photo Editor of VICE Magazine, where some of the original images of the "Magic Box" appeared.
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Lectures, April 14, 2015, 04/14/2015, David Wojnarowicz's Little Known 'Magic Box'
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Brown Bag Lecture with Hae Yeon Choo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto Mississauga.
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Lectures, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, In the Shadow of Working Men: Gendered Labor and Migrant Rights in South Korea
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Gallery Talks, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Composers Charlie Morrow, David Rothenberg and David Solder will discuss the intrigue of composing music beyond the human: for elephant performers, insect accompanists and an audience of fish.
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Discussions, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, Composing Music Beyond the Human
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As relations between Cuba and the United States reach a historic turning point with the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, agriculture will remain a key issue for the future of US-Cuban economic relations, presenting significant opportunities for trade and sustainability. This lecture is to be given by Professor Pedro Sanchez of the Earth Institute at Columbia. Professor Sanchez is the director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center and former co-chair of the United Nations Millennium Project Hunger Task Force and former Director General of the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Lectures, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, Feeding Cuba: Sustainable Agriculture and Challenges of Production in Cuba Today
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A conversation between Make Music New York President Aaron Friedman and composers Charlie Morrow, David Rothenberg and David Solder about the challenges and intrigue of composing music beyond the human: that is, for elephant performers, insect accompanists and an audience of fish.
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Discussions, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, Make Music Monthly
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We Need Diverse Books is a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. They are committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality. Their mission is to promote or amplify diversification efforts and increase visibility for diverse books and authors, with a goal of empowering a wide range of readers in the process. With Allie Jane Bruce, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonelle Clayton, Tim Federle and Renée Watson.
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Discussions, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, We Need Diverse Books
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A special evening exploring how artists, musicians and journalists in Mexico speak out against corruption and intimidation, honor the lives lost, and preserve a hope for the future. Carlos Lauria, Americas director of the New York-based Committee for the Protection of Journalists, and curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado discuss what it means to bear witness through music, words and images.
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Discussions, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, ¿QUÉ ONDA?: Bearing Witness in Mexico
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Laylah Ali was born in Buffalo, New York in 1968. The precision with which Ali creates her small, figurative, gouache paintings on paper is such that it takes her many months to complete a single work.
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Talks, April 15, 2015, 04/15/2015, Artist Talk: Laylah Ali
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Gallery Talks, April 16, 2015, 04/16/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Natural by B. Malamud
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Book Discussions, April 16, 2015, 04/16/2015, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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Gallery Talks, April 16, 2015, 04/16/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A guest lecture by Linnaea Tillett. Tillett Lighting Design Associates crafts highly nuanced lighting programs. Founded in 1983, it has a reputation for artistry, technical innovation and functionality.
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Talks, April 16, 2015, 04/16/2015, The Dark Arts: How Light Connects the Civic, the Poetic and the Psyche in the Urban Landscape
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Carol Smith, Associate Professor, retired, CCNY, will highlight CCNY student and faculty activism, which was spawned by the Great Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, and brought repeated crackdowns from the administration—as well as state interrogations on “subversion” in New York City’s public colleges that served as the model for anti-communist investigations in the 1950s.
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Lectures, April 16, 2015, 04/16/2015, The Dress Rehearsal for McCarthyism
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Distinguished writer Jamaica Kincaid, originally from Antigua, and debut novelist Tiphanie Yanique, who grew up in St. Thomas, come together with associate professor Kaiama Glover to discuss their experiences as Caribbean women of color, their thoughts on writing about the Caribbean region, and their engagement with gender and feminism in their writings.
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Discussions, April 16, 2015, 04/16/2015, Caribbean Feminisms on the Page
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The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide is a guidebook to the 1920s world of the famous "Vicious Circle" with 100+ photos, maps, and rare material. Journey back in time to a grand city teeming with hidden bars, luxurious movie palaces, and dazzling skyscrapers. In these places, Dorothy Parker and her cohorts in the "Vicious Circle" at the infamous Algonquin Round Table sharpened their wit, polished their writing, and captured the energy and elegance of the time.
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Slide Lectures, April 16, 2015, 04/16/2015, Kevin C. Fitzpatrick discusses his book The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide
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Eamon Gilmore talks about the Irish economy’s road from IMF bailout toward recovery, followed by a roundtable discussion with members of the business and university communities.
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Lectures, April 16, 2015, 04/16/2015, The Irish Economy’s Road
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Gallery Talks, April 17, 2015, 04/17/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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With filmmakers Felix Thompson, Ido Mizrahy, Jeppe Ronde-Bridgend, Gordon Cox.
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Discussions, April 17, 2015, 04/17/2015, Script and Screen: Act Your Age
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Mendi and Keith Obadike's public sound art installation dedicated to writer and public intellectual James Baldwin (1924-1987), who explored a politics of listening across many of his works and was keenly aware of the social role of blues. The 12-hour, immersive sound artwork quietly resonates within the glass façade, transforming the building itself into a speaker for its slow moving harmonies, melodicized language from Baldwin's writings, ambient recordings from the streets of Harlem, and an inventory of sounds contained in Baldwin's short story "Sonny's Blues."
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Gallery Talks, April 17, 2015, 04/17/2015, Artist Talk: Mendi and Keith Obadike
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Gallery Talks, April 17, 2015, 04/17/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Although social relations are rarely described in terms of attraction or repulsion, these forces form, in some way, nearly every feature of social life. From classic topics of anthropological inquiry, like communitas and kinship, to more recent academic work investigating the construction of “the enemy” and the politics of solidarity, our social world, it seems, is constructed along the lines of our attractions and repulsions. This conference aims to bring these forces into focus as devices for investigating our objects and practices of inquiry. Attraction and repulsion are forces that draw things together or push them apart, produce new configurations and remake old arrangements. We are interested in what attending to these vectors may illuminate in inquiries, past and present.
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Conferences, April 18, 2015, 04/18/2015, Magnetic: Attraction, Repulsion, and the Social Sciences
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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the end of the war and the publication of Walt Whitman's Drum-Taps. Music, the Civil War, and American Memory will feature five speakers: Richard Leppert (University of Minnesota) will talk about period sheet music and its musical and visual impact; Elizabeth Morgan (St. Joseph's University) will discuss and perform some newly discovered battle pieces of the period for piano; Robynn Stilwell (Georgetown University) will discuss cinematic and televisual soundtracks on Civil War themes; the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang will discuss his piece for large chorus and dance, Battle Hymns; the Poets Out Loud publication prize winner Daneen Wardrop (University of Michigan) will discuss the role of music in her prizewinning volume, Cyclorama, about the Civil War; and there will be readings of poems from Walt Whitman's collection of Civil War poems, Drum-Taps, including a poem composed by the other Poets Out Loud prizewinner, Terrence Chiusano, collaged from the titles of the poems in Whitman's volume. The 5pm concert, for tenor and piano, will feature a setting of four Wardrop poems by Lawrence Kramer; settings of Whitman by student composers and also by Kurt Weill; and a group of Stephen Foster songs connected to both Wardrop's and Lang's work. The tenor is the internationally renowned Rufus Muller, accompanied by distinguished pianist Julia Hsu.
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Conferences, April 18, 2015, 04/18/2015, Music, the Civil War, and American Memory: A Conference and a Concert
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Gallery Talks, April 18, 2015, 04/18/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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An event exploring and celebrating international picture books and the publishing industry, emphasizing their role in promoting global literacy and creativity. A year ago, noted children’s book specialist Betsy Bird reported on the School Library Journal’s blog that many U.S. publishers and librarians were opposed to buying or republishing picture books first issued overseas. American publishers, Bird said, rejected non-U.S. works as culturally inscrutable or inappropriate for American audiences—an attitude that stems the flow of imaginative, beautiful, and sometimes provocative work into our country today.
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Symposiums, April 18, 2015, 04/18/2015, Where the Wild Books Are
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How old is astrology? Has it changed over the years? Can it really be useful? How many types of astrology are there? What are the signs? How are the planets involved? Presented by Anthony S. Picco.
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Talks, April 18, 2015, 04/18/2015, All About Astrology
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With filmmakers Reed Morano, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Sibs Shongwe-La, Eric Kohn, and David Osit.
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Discussions, April 18, 2015, 04/18/2015, Script and Screen: The Beauty of Angst
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Gallery Talks, April 18, 2015, 04/18/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Speakers will share stories and photos from their recent trip to Southeast Asia with an organization that promotes education, jobs, and sustainable development.
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Slide Lectures, April 19, 2015, 04/19/2015, See a Problem, Solve a Problem: Socially Responsible Tourism in the 21st Century
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With: Sadie Barnette, Lauren Halsey, Eric Mack Guests are invited to visit the working studios of the 2014–15 artists in residence. All three artists will be present to answer questions about their work.
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Gallery Talks, April 19, 2015, 04/19/2015, 2014–15 Artist-in-Residence Open Studios
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Concealed: Selections from the Permanent Collection examines artistic interpretations of disguise, masking and embodiment. Works by Elizabeth Catlett, Cyrus Kabiru and Willie Cole present masks themselves as subject matter, while Romare Bearden's Conjur Woman (1964), Robert Pruitt's Pretty for a Black Girl (2005) and others reference existing African masquerade practices and its influence on African-American identity.
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Gallery Talks, April 19, 2015, 04/19/2015, Gallery Tour: Concealed
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With filmmakers Pamela Romanowsky, Kevin Kerslake, Zachary Treitz, Nick Sandow, Ross Miller.
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Discussions, April 19, 2015, 04/19/2015, Script and Screen: This Is Real Life
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Gallery Talks, April 20, 2015, 04/20/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 20, 2015, 04/20/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A talk by Atul Kohli, Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.
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Lectures, April 20, 2015, 04/20/2015, Corporate Imperialism: East India Company Revisited
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Hamlet: the self as theater It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, April 20, 2015, 04/20/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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Discussions on Classroom Wars with Profs. Jeremy Varon and Claire Potter, and Prof Jonathan Zimmerman. Refreshments will be served.
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Book Discussions, April 20, 2015, 04/20/2015, Book Launch: Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture
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The sixth and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature tenor Piotr Beczala, who has sung opening nights at the Met, La Scala and many leading opera houses. He is admired for his beautiful voice, sensitive artistry and noble stage presence. He will be appearing in a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the Met and then sing Gustavo III in Un Ballo in Maschera there for his first New York performances of the role.
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Discussions, April 20, 2015, 04/20/2015, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Met Tenor Piotr Beczala
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The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology to illuminate the one-acre former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, just below Delancey Street. The result will be a stunning underground park, providing a beautiful respite and a cultural attraction in one of the world’s most dense, exciting urban environments. The site was opened in 1908 for trolley passengers, but has been unused since 1948. Speaker James Ramsey, Co-Founder and Creator, is the inventor of the remote skylight, which delivers sunlight below ground using a system of optics. In 2004, Ramsey opened design practice RAAD, and they have since built over a hundred projects, both in NYC and across the country.
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Talks, April 20, 2015, 04/20/2015, The Lowline: A Proposed Underground Park
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Two years ago, New York City launched “Close to Home,” a groundbreaking juvenile justice reform. Its goal: providing group home-like detention for juvenile offenders instead of sending them to scandal-plagued Upstate facilities. Is "Close to Home" living up to its promise? Join this installment of the de Blasio series - a conversation with experts to be announced on juvenile justice reform.
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Discussions, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Juvenile Justice: Strengthening Police-Community Relations
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Gallery Talks, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The Daytime Lecture Performance Series offers month-long lecture series on a variety of musical topics. Each week’s presentation features a musical performance and/or instrument demonstrations as well as an educational lecture placing the music in context.
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Lectures, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Life in the Harem: Soprano Alison Davy Considers Women in Mozart’s Operas
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Gallery Talks, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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William “Sandy” Darity will present “Does Racism Make You Sick?: Health, Wealth and Race in America." Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the Director of the Duke Consortium on Social Equity at Duke University. His research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity.
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Talks, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Does Racism Make You Sick?
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Take a look back at the landmark immigration law of 1965 which opened the nation’s doors to a much larger part of the world than ever before and dramatically transformed the city’s landscape. NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, sociologist Nancy Foner, and city demographers Peter Lobo and Joe Salvo, will discuss how the law has impacted New York City and look to the future.
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Discussions, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, The 1965 Immigration Act 50 Years Later
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The speaker, Sebastian Heath, is a Roman archaeologist whose work often focuses on the use of digital tools to model, work with, and publish data and scholarship about the ancient world. His talk will combine a media-rich perspective on Roman amphitheaters with mapping and visualization approaches being developed under the rubric of “Big Data” and within the context of open source software applications.
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Lectures, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, When Big Data Slows Down: Digital Humanities and the Study of Roman Amphitheaters
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Julia Preston, The New York Times national correspondent covering immigration since April 2006, delivers two successive lectures on the subject of immigration and the changing identity of America today.
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Lectures, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Immigration and the Emerging America, Part 2
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Gallery Talks, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A talk by Roger Schoenman, UC Santa Cruz.
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Lectures, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Party Systems and Market Institutions
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Gallery Talks, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A lecture by Carlos Decena of Rutgers University.
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Lectures, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Experiencing Evidence
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This illustrated lecture explores the inside story of Yahoo's many years of CEO turmoil, Marissa Mayer’s controversial rise at Google, and her desperate fight to save the Internet icon.
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Slide Lectures, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Nicholas Carlson discusses his book Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
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A lunchtime lecture by Rachel Eisendrath. In medieval and Renaissance literature, ugliness often serves as an outward mark of a character’s internal depravity. Such a character is self-condemned, destroyed from within. But there are also cases of ugly characters who stand up for their ugliness, as though in protest against the moral code constructed by the larger society—or even by the text itself: it is not that their ugliness hides an internal beauty, but that they reject the standard of what constitutes beauty or ugliness, frolicking and reveling in the cool mud of what has been condemned as dirty or loathsome. Assistant Professor of English and Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Rachel Eisendrath focuses on what Ben Jonson called “turdy-facy-nasty-paty-lousy-fartical” characters in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, and Jonson.
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Lectures, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, A History of the Ugly
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Gallery Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The featured speaker at this event is renowned artist Wangechi Mutu, whose work across media explores gender, race, war, colonialism, global consumption, and the exoticization of the black female body. Her work has recently been on view in New York in the solo exhibition A Fantastic Journey at the Brooklyn Museum. A dialogue and a reception will follow Wangechi Mutu's presentation.
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Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Artist Talk: Wangechi Mutu
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Regarded as “one of modern dance's reigning divas” by Time Out New York, Dianne McIntyre is a groundbreaking artistic pioneer, with an impressive career spanning over 40 decades of choreography for the dance and theatre stage, television, and film. McIntyre is also a generous and committed dance educator, having worked with young performers and choreographers throughout the country. McIntyre offers an inspiring look into her process for creating a new dance for the Philadelphia-based dance company Philadanco.
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Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Dianne McIntyre, 'One of Modern Dance's Reigning Divas'
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Urban dramaturgy plays with the structure, rhythm, and flow of the city to enact new stories of what our cities are and for whom. There are a myriad of artists, housed by cultural institutions and art venues, taking up urban space and showcasing new and exciting approaches to framing the city. Join an evening with Bertie Ferdman, who will discuss new tendencies in contemporary American dramaturgy with Mallory Catlett, Peter Eckersall, Andrew Kircher, and Jeff Stark.
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Discussions, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Urban Dramaturgy
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On April 23, Saint Jordi’s Day, Catalonians offer books and flowers to loved ones in honor of Barcelona’s patron saint. In a New York version of this tradition, Jordi Puntí and Colm Tóibín pay tribute to the great Catalan writer Josep Pla, whose books include The Gray Notebook and Life Embitters. Puntì and Tóibín will discuss Pla’s life, work, and enduring influence on Catalan and Spanish literature.
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Discussions, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, A Tribute to Josep Pla, the Great Catalan Writer
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SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City.
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Conferences, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Shashin: Photography from Japan
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Gallery Talks, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Panel discussion on literal and ideological noise, race, class and inequality that positions James Baldwin as a key figure in the history of political sound making, and launches the conference "What Now? The Politics of Listening." With Rich Blint, Rashida Bumbray and artists Mendi and Keith Obadike, moderated by Julie Napolin.
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Discussions, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Taking Listening Seriously: James Baldwin
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Please join an afternoon with Indigenous activist Eriel Deranger and renowned environmental photojournalist Garth Lenz as they discuss the human and environmental effects of the largest industrial development project on our planet. Deranger reveals how the tar sands have impacted the people, culture, and land of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, a community situated on Lake Athabasca about 150 miles downstream of the Alberta Oil Sands project, and underscores the central role of Indigenous resistance to ongoing state extraction in the climate justice movement as a whole. Complimenting Deranger’s exposé through his haunting photo project, The True Cost of Oil, Lenz offers a stark visual representation of the ecological nightmare currently unfolding in Alberta as a result of our insatiable thirst for oil.
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Talks, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Inside the Tar Sands: The Human and Ecological Costs of Canada's Catastrophic Search for Oil
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Gallery Talks, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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This month's selection is On the Edge by Ed St. Aubyn. Read the book and join in.
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Book Discussions, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Friday Night Fiction Group
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What are the sources of happiness? How can we foster happiness in our societies? What is the state of global happiness today? The World Happiness Report 2015 answers the questions. For the first time ever, the three co-editors of the World Happiness Report – Professors Jeffrey D. Sachs, Richard Layard, and John Helliwell – will do a public event to discuss the Report’s findings and future directions.
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Discussions, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, World Happiness Report 2015
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Ideas about gender have changed in complex ways in the 125 years since the college was founded. How have the natural sciences and humanities each contributed to these transformations? How have scientific and humanistic ways of thinking interacted to produce innovative, critical, and potentially transformative knowledge about the nature and meaning of human difference? What does this history suggest about the potential for future collaborations across the disciplines? Panelists include Frances Champagne, Columbia; Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard; Gloria Origgi, the French National Center for Scientific Research; Rosalind Rosenberg, Barnard; Banu Subramaniam, U. Mass. Amherst; Rebecca Jordan Young, Barnard.
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Discussions, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Gender: A Dialogue Between the Sciences and Humanities
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SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City.
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Conferences, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Shashin: Photography from Japan
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Gallery Talks, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Kelly Savage is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA summa cum laude from Brooklyn College. She is the founder of the artist collective Subject to Change and a member of the Visual Arts Committee at ABC No Rio. Savage’s art has been in numerous group exhibitions in NYC spaces including: ABC No Rio, Bullet Space, Not an Alternative/Change You Want to See, Petri Space, St. Mark’s Church and Soho20 Chelsea.
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Gallery Talks, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Artist Kelly Savage discusses her exhibition Pestering
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With: Curt Collier. What is the one thing you would say to an alien from another planet to summarize the human experience? What does it mean to be human? Using quirky characters, themselves facing the challenges of loving and mortality, this short one-act play explores the complications of life and the deeper meaning that pervades it all. It will be followed by an audience discussion.
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Talks, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, See a Problem, Solve a Problem: Socially Responsible Tourism in the 21st Century
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Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing chronicles the foundation and evolution of Hancock's prolific career. The exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the artist's extensive body of drawings, collages and works on paper.
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Gallery Talks, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, Gallery Tour: Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones
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Gallery Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Coriolanus: politics as theater It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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Alice Eve Cohen is a memoirist, playwright, and solo theater artist. Her memoir, What I Thought I Knew (Viking) received the Elle Magazine Literary Grand Prix for Nonfiction, and was one of Oprah magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and Salon's Best Books of the Year. Her new memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back, will be published by Algonquin in March 2015; the audiobook will be published by HighBridge. She has written for Nickelodeon, CTW, and CBS, and has toured her solo plays to theaters, festivals and schools, nationally and internationally. Her play, Thin Walls, will be produced by The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca in June.
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Nonfiction Forum: Alice Eve Cohen
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This illustrated lecture provides a clear, scientifically based explanation of what happens to all the major organ systems and bodily processes — such as the cardiovascular and digestive systems — as people age.
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Slide Lectures, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Gary F. Merrill discusses his book Our Aging Bodies
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Ben Jealous, Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Former CEO, Green for All will speak on The New Civil Rights Agenda. Through this lens questions such as “How do you build an organized movement for racial justice?” and “How can advocates and community activists effectively use public policy as a tool for advancing a new civil rights agenda?” can be explored.
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, The New Civil Rights Agenda
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Gallery Talks, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The Daytime Lecture Performance Series offers month-long lecture series on a variety of musical topics. Each week’s presentation features a musical performance and/or instrument demonstrations as well as an educational lecture placing the music in context.
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Lectures, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Life in the Harem: Soprano Alison Davy Considers Women in Mozart’s Operas
Gallery Talk |
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
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Gallery Talks, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The 10:00 PM news hasn’t even started, but you’re too exhausted to watch: who can stay awake that late? Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bath time, bedtime. You do it all — on top of your own job — and have just enough energy left to drag yourself to bed so you can wake early and start the routine all over again. Each day with young kids feels like a week, each week like a month. Yet as every new birthday passes, childhood seems to be moving at warp speed: five-month-olds become five-year-olds, then 15-year-olds in the blink of an eye. How can we possibly be working so hard to get through each crazy, chaotic day with our kids, and yet have the years fly by so quickly? How do we make our time with kids more meaningful and memorable? Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatric specialist for the past 32 years and current professor and vice chairman emeritus of the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado guides us in taking the mundane, exhausting routines of parenthood and turning them into special parenting events. Come learn how to redefine “quality time.”
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Talks, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, No-Regrets Parenting: Making the Most of the 940 Saturdays of Childhood
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Christina Baker Kline, Valerie Martin and Mary Morris will riff on this topic. Each writer has told her own story of another time.
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Discussions, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, The Ups and Downs of Writing Historical Fiction
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Gallery Talks, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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From the 1920s, Muslims in British India promoted an active missionary agenda. Seeking political recognition as well as an antidote to Hindu conversion campaigns, the heterodox Muslim sect, the Ahmadiyya, had a vision of global evangelism in which Western and Sudanic Africa figured centrally. Its members argued that Muslims had a right to migrate for the purpose of evangelism and, to support this, they drew on the history of cosmopolitanism and non-racial egalitarianism in Islamic networks in earlier centuries, citing specifically the African settlement in Mughal, India. In this way, West Africa became a prime area of Ahmadiyya conversion, the appeal of the sect coming in part from the protection to migrate in the era of late empire and independent nation-state building. Lecturer Shobana Shankar is assistant professor of history at SUNY Stony Brook. Her book, Who Shall Enter Paradise? Christian Origins in Muslim Northern Nigeria, c.1890-1975, was published in 2014 in the Ohio University Press’ New African Histories Series.
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Talks, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, On the Rights of Muslim Migrants: Indian Missionaries in West Africa Since the 1920s
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Wayne Koestenbaum is an American poet, novelist, and cultural critic. His books include The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (Poseidon, 1993), Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics (Ballantine Books, 2000), Andy Warhol (Lipper/Viking, 2001),The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (University of California Press, 2012), and My 1980s and Other Essays (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013). Koestenbaum will discuss the influence of French writers on his work (and life) in conversation with Elisabeth Ladenson, Chair of the Department of French and Romance Philology.
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Lectures, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Writer Wayne Koestenbaum discusses the French influence on his work
Discussion |
This event celebrates the publication of Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s and the exhibition by the same title, on view at the Montclair Art Museum this spring before embarking on a national tour. Featuring four artists from the exhibition and moderated by its curator Alexandra Schwartz, the panel examines the insights achieved by, and challenges inherent in, creating a history of a relatively recent era, many of whose key issues—surrounding identities, digital technologies, and globalization—remain urgent today.
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Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Artists discuss the exhibition Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s
Book Discussion |
Join us for a thoughtful discussion of Want Not by Jonathan Miles.
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Book Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Book Discussion Group
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The chipping paint, peeling wallpaper, and threadbare linoleum floors of 97 Orchard are more than relics of long ago. They are evocative of life lived and illuminate the stories and events of the past. In an appreciation of ruins, Andrew Dolkart, director of Columbia’s historic preservation program, Katherine Malone-France, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Christopher Payne, photographer of North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City, and Marisa Scheinfeld, who documented abandoned resorts of the Borscht Belt in the Catskills, gather to discuss the significance of these spaces.
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Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, The Stories of Ruins
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Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious affordable housing agenda is at the heart of his administration’s pledge to start a new chapter in “a tale of two cities.” In 2015, Albany serves as the rent-regulation battleground but the true impact of this fight will be felt in the five boroughs where more than 2.3 million people live in rent-regulated housing. While proposals to construct new affordable housing continue to garner the most media attention, the mayor’s State of the City address revealed just how dependent his strategy is on preserving the affordability of existing units. What does the battle over rent regulation in the state capital portend for turning de Blasio’s vision into reality? Join a forum with leading officials, experts, and practitioners who will shed light on this question and more. Speakers to be announced.
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Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Affordable Housing: Rent and Reality
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An evening of philosophy and film! Thomas Wartenberg, expert in the philosophy of film, will discuss Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa’s distinctive contributions to cinematography. Professor Wartenberg will show how Figueroa creates a unique synthesis between two important cinematic traditions proposed by French critic and theorist André Bazin: one emphasizing the image and one focused on realism.
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Lectures, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Figueroa Sky: The Cinematographer as Artist
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Gallery Talks, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, the author turns the spotlight on what goes on behind the show curtain, sharing true tales of her life in the theatre and recounts some of the most memorable anecdotes of a career that started in 1970 with “Applause” and continues to this day.
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Slide Lectures, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Susan L. Schulman discusses her book Backstage Pass to Broadway
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A talk by Irish chef and author Darina Allen.
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Lectures, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, The Role of Ballymaloe Cookery School in the Irish Food Renaissance
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: The Winter’s Tale: theater after the end of time It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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Associate Producer for NPR Music Anastasia Tsioulcas will share lessons learned and personal anecdotes from her experiences producing large-scale participatory performances in public.
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Talks, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Producing Participatory Performances in Public
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Theater | An amazing evening of intimate magic

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Concert | Symphonic band performs traditional music of Asian countries

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Theater | An amusing musical

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