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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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Gallery Talks, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Discussion |
Join writer-director Bob Byington and actor Jason Schwartzman as they discuss 7 Chinese Brothers. The quirky comedy centers on Larry (Schwartzman), an inebriated sad sack who has a dog for a best friend and relies on his grandmother for financial support. But when fate lands him a job at a Quick Lube, he falls for his boss and begins to turn his life around.
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Discussions, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Actor Jason Schwartzman discusses his film 7 Chinese Brothers
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture highlights indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and readily available. It includes tips on care, maintenance, ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays, and offers inspiration for incorporating houseplants into a variety of décors.
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Slide Lectures, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Tovah Martin discusses her book The Indestructible Houseplant: 200 Beautiful, Easy-Care Plants that Everyone Can Grow
Gallery Talk |
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Gallery Talks, September 01, 2015, 09/01/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 01, 2015, 09/01/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Book Discussion |
By H.G. Wells.
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Book Discussions, September 01, 2015, 09/01/2015, Science Fiction Book Discussion: The Time Machine
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Join writer, director, executive producer, and actor Edward Burns for a moderated conversation about the new TV series from TNT. The police drama takes place in 1960s New York and centers on Terry Muldoon (Burns), an officer of the Public Morals Division. Fighting vice and trying not succumb to its temptations, Muldoon tries to make the city a safer place to raise his family.
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Discussions, September 01, 2015, 09/01/2015, Actor Edward Burns discusses his TV series Public Morals
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Gallery Talks, September 02, 2015, 09/02/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 02, 2015, 09/02/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Book Discussion |
The Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
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Book Discussions, September 02, 2015, 09/02/2015, Riverside Book Discussion Group
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Gallery Talks, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio is, at times, lauded as a “canny tactician” and “crusader” and, at others, accused of letting “messes pile up.” Such comments come after a year of big-ticket news items, including a historic rent freeze voted in by the Rent Guidelines Board, the killings of unarmed black men at the hands of the NYPD, the controversial battle to regulate Uber, and the bumpy rollout of Universal Pre-K. Despite the ups and downs, the mayor is still cast—by himself and many others—as a torchbearer of the national progressive agenda. The Urban Democracy Lab convenes a panel of journalists to ask: Is de Blasio the progressive leader he promised to be? What can we expect from him as he embarks on the second half of his mayoral term? And is the Mayor’s policy agenda a true benchmark for American progressives, or just a scattershot attempt to solve the city’s intractable and persistent inequality? Featuring: - Jennifer Fermino, City Hall Bureau Chief, New York Daily News - Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor and Publisher of City Limits - Azi Paybarah, Senior Reporter, Politico New York - Moderated by Mary Rowe, Executive Vice President at The Municipal Art Society
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Discussions, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, (Still) The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio in Year Two
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Gallery Talks, September 04, 2015, 09/04/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 04, 2015, 09/04/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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With Joe Rinehart, Peer Advisor in the Democracy at Work Network’s Technical Assistance Program. A worker cooperative is a values-driven business that puts worker and community benefit at the core of its purpose. Interest in worker cooperatives and cooperative development is growing. Though we don’t yet have comprehensive data on the nature and scope of worker cooperatives in the U.S., researchers and practitioners estimate that there are 300-400 democratic workplaces in the United States, employing around 7,000 people and generating over $400 million in annual revenues.
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Talks, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, Worker Cooperatives: Sustainable and Growing
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Usman Hamid will explore the impact of social media on freedom of expression in Indonesia. Usman was a student activist at Trisakti University when 4 students were shot dead triggering a nationwide protest that toppled Suharto. He joined KontraS, the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence and was an expert adviser to the ICTJ, Jakarta. He co-founded the Indonesian branch of Change.org. He attended the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia.
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Lectures, September 08, 2015, 09/08/2015, Social Media and the Quality of Freedom of Expression in Indonesia: Evidence from the Field
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Gallery Talks, September 08, 2015, 09/08/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 08, 2015, 09/08/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Book Discussion |
By Ian McEwan. In this novel, Fiona Maye is High Court judge whose professional success belies her domestic strife. Her husband asks for an open marriage as she deals with the challenging case of a 17-year-old boy whose parents are refusing the medical care that would save his life based on religious beliefs.
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Book Discussions, September 08, 2015, 09/08/2015, Book Discussion Group: The Children Act
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture features The Ziegfeld Follies, the chorus girls from Florenz Ziegfeld's theatrical spectaculars from 1907 to 1931. The Ziegfeld Girl became an American Institution, a symbol of the modern independent woman. Florenz Ziegfeld was instrumental in bringing women to the center of society. Included in the presentation are: Florenz Ziegfeld, Irving Berlin, Anna Held, Justine Johnston, Ann Pennington, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Fanny Brice, Joseph Urban and Ruth Etting. The following songs are also presented "My Man," "Love Me or Leave Me," and "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody."
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Slide Lectures, September 08, 2015, 09/08/2015, Marty Schneit discusses his book The Ziegfeld Girls
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Iranian/Canadian cartoonist Nik Kowsar will discuss the field of cartooning in Iran. Nikahang Kowsar (born 1969), also known as Nik Kowsar is an Iranian-Canadian cartoonist, journalist, and blogger, currently living in Washingon DC, US. Kowsar was also a reformist candidate for the second term of city council of Tehran in 2003, an election won by the conservative candidates of Abadgaran. He studied Geology in the University of Tehran, and joined Gol-Agha, an Iranian political satire magazine as a cartoonist in 1991. He worked for the the major national Iranian newspaper Hamshahri from 1992 to 1998, and was a member of other newspapers, including "Zan", "Aftab-e Emrooz", "Sobh-e Emrooz", "Akhbar-e Eghtesadi", "Azad", "Bahar", "Bonyan", "Doran-e Emrooz", "Nosazi", "Hayate No", "Abrar-e Eghteadi", "Hambastegi", "Farhang-e Ashti". Most of these papers were banned by Saeed Mortazavi. He was arrested in Feb. 2000 for drawing a cartoon and spent 6 days at the Evin Prison in Tehran.
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Symposiums, September 08, 2015, 09/08/2015, Political Cartooning in Iran
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Gallery Talks, September 09, 2015, 09/09/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 09, 2015, 09/09/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Discussion |
The School of Constructed Environments presents Nina Rappaport, author and curator of Vertical Urban Factory, with Rama Chorpash, Director of MFA Industrial Design, whose creative practice focuses on "making in place," will engage in a discussion about renewal of industry in the city. They will address the topic from the spatial, economic, and design-to-production perspectives both on the local and global scale in the new economy. Today, manufacturing has shifted to be local, clean, and flexible, returning to cities in a new form that could be more transparent, hybrid, and equitable.
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Discussions, September 09, 2015, 09/09/2015, Vertical Factories
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture showcases Monet's art, his gardens and his passion for good food accompanied by slides of some of Monet's favorite meals, his house interiors, his kitchen garden, his favorite variety selections and his ornamental gardens - all of which are extensions of his art.
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Slide Lectures, September 09, 2015, 09/09/2015, Derek Fell discusses his book Monet's Palate Cookbook: The Artist and His Kitchen Garden at Giverny
Discussion |
While the financial industry has spent the past decade dealing with mergers, the financial crisis, and meeting regulatory requirements, other industries have embraced the digital revolution by evolving to the shifting consumer landscape and optimizing their processes to better serve them. As trust and confidence in banks and financial advisors continue to erode, many financial institutions are faced with re-evaluating the way they market, promote and offer products and services to a new generation of digitally native consumers. As new financial startups (LendingClub, FutureAdvisor) and the big internet companies (Apple, Google, Facebook) enter the financial services space, too big to fail is turning into too big to evolve. In panels, they will examine this cultural and technological shift, the innovation required for an evolution in banking, and what smart financial institutions are doing to catch up and ultimately win back the customers.
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Discussions, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Too Big To Evolve? How Customer-Centric Innovation Will Change Financial Services
Conference |
Examining the politics of cultural memory from the perspective of social difference, this international conference will analyze strategies by which artists, scholars and activists have succeeded in mobilizing the memory of political and social violence to promote redress, social justice, and a democratic future.
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Conferences, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Women Mobilizing Memory: Collaboration and Co-Resistance
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Gallery Talks, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Gallery Tour: Folk Art and American Modernism
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Gallery Talks, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Book Discussion |
They will be reading The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
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Book Discussions, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Morningside Heights Book Discussion Group
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture tells the fascinating story of the reclusive genius who, as a teen, invented the plastic polarizer, which is still used almost a century later in countless popular applications including our ubiquitous sunglasses and LCD screens.
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Slide Lectures, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Ronald K. Fierstein discusses his book A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War
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The School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is proud to announce Randy Weston as their first ever artist-in-residence for the academic year '15-'16. Pianist, composer, and bandleader, Randy Weston is one of the world’s most influential jazz musicians, a remarkable innovator and visionary whose career has spanned five continents and more than six decades. To kick off Weston's residency, this program will introduce his long career through a conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley, with piano demonstrations by Randy Weston, and audio and video samples.
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Talks, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Randy Weston, Jazz Innovator
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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her books include the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. Her most recent title is The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age (Ecco, 2015). Oates is the Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the Creative Writing Program. This event is hosted by Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
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Talks, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Author Talk: Joyce Carol Oates
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Gallery Talks, September 11, 2015, 09/11/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 11, 2015, 09/11/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Book Discussion |
They are having a book social! They hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. They want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. This month's theme is NEW YORK. Is there a book that captures the spirit of our vast city for you? Or a book that taught you something new about New York? A book that made you move here? Or one that helps you stay? Is there a book that gave you real insight into New Yorkers? Maybe there's a quintessential New York character — real or fictional — you'd like to discuss? They'd love to hear about it!
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Book Discussions, September 11, 2015, 09/11/2015, Open Book Night
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Join writing professor Susan Shapiro, author of the new novel What's Never Said and her former student Aspen Matis, author of the powerful debut memoir Girl in the Woods, with the editors and agents who shepherded their books to publication. With Naomi Rosenblatt, editor-in-chief at Heliotrope Books; New York Times Modern Love editor Daniel Jones, and agent Ryan Harbage.
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Discussions, September 11, 2015, 09/11/2015, Publishing Panel
Colloquium |
This event focuses on the impact of incarceration on young people — those whose parents are imprisoned or are imprisoned themselves. This event brings together nationally recognized experts and local activists to clarify the issues, spark discussion, and offer practical advice on how to make a difference. Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, delivers the keynote address. He recently narrated a short video, Slavery to Mass Incarceration, as part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Race and Poverty project. Panel speakers will include Divine Pryor, Judith Kaye, the Rev. Vivian Nixon, and Diana Ortiz. Lunch is provided.
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Colloquiums, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Our Children, Our Prisons: Moving Young People from Incarceration to Education
Book Discussion |
A family and friends discussion of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
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Book Discussions, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Classic Literature Reading Group
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Book: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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Book Discussions, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Book Discussion Group
Talk |
Learn about the differences among the financial professionals, including how they charge, and when you need one. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York.
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Talks, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Broker, Financial Planner, or Investment Advisor: How To Pick One
Gallery Talk |
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Gallery Talks, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Gallery Tour: Folk Art and American Modernism
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Times are tough, money is tight, but that doesn't mean you need to give up your healthy lifestyle. Learn inexpensive ways to be healthy. Discuss how one can be healthy and save money at the same time. Speaker Dr. Adrian Miranda is a board-certified orthopedic specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. Miranda is a professor at TOURO College in the orthopedic physical therapy residency program. In addition, he is currently a health host on the web tv series YUP show and Brooklyn Public Access TV shows.
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Talks, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Inexpensive Ways to Be Healthy
Book Discussion |
Book: The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne.
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Book Discussions, September 14, 2015, 09/14/2015, Mystery Lovers Monthly Book Discussion Group
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At the center of bleak war-torn village in Italy during the last days of World War II lies a man covered in bandages, but filled up with stories. His memories bring several characters together despite their differences, and reveal a slew of connected mysteries that will change these characters’ lives forever.
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Book Discussions, September 14, 2015, 09/14/2015, Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
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A selection of portraits and paintings, originally part of a major exhibition at the United Nations in New York that took place in June 2015. Ruggiero’s unique style is based on the ancient fresco technique with three-dimensional textures created by layers of natural pigments.
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Gallery Talks, September 14, 2015, 09/14/2015, Fabrizio Ruggiero discusses his exhibition The Transformative Power of Art
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The Monday Night Reading Group discusses The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Read the book and join in. They're a welcoming bunch.
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Book Discussions, September 14, 2015, 09/14/2015, Monday Night Reading Group
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Gallery Talks, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Speaker Dr. Julie Matthaei is a Marxist-feminist-anti-racist-ecological economist. Dr. Matthaei specializes in women, gender, feminism, and work. Her current research involves and promotes the emerging solidarity economy.
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Lectures, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Workers, Women and Revolution: From Inequality to Solidarity
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Roxie Munro will discuss her freelance children's book writing and illustration career, and her evolution into taking her work crossmedia. She'll talk about working with publishers, creating nonfiction, the "gamification" of children's content, and making interactive apps.
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Lectures, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Creating for Children's Media
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A talk by Professor Elisabeth Bronfen. War has, for many centuries, been the affair of men, while women were often reporting from the front lines in their function as nurses. During the Second World War, however, the U.S. military began actively courting women war correspondents. The most celebrated of these - Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller, and Martha Gellhorn - are the subject of this talk. In a unique manner, they bring together personal courage, clear-sighted reportage and self-performance.
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Lectures, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Gendering War Dispatches: Martha Gellhorn, Lee Miller and Margaret Bourke-White Give Witness to the German Stunde Null
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Dodo talks with: Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Thomas Looser, associate professor of East Asian Studies.
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Gallery Talks, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Artist Shunji Dodo discusses the exhibiton For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979
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Art Young (1866-1943) was the best known political cartoonist in the first half of the twentieth century, but sadly, he's been mostly forgotten - and the story behind this, as with most Art Young tales, is quite remarkable and unfortunate. He's a cartoonist almost legendary, yet nearly become myth. Speaker Marc Moorash, curator of The Art Young Gallery (housed one mile from where Young built his gallery in Bethel CT in 1928) will talk about publishing Types of the Old Home Town, the handmade book process of making Types, Art's history and legacy in American cartooning, and show slides of a number of images and photographs that haven't been seen in public for decades.
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Talks, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Bringing Art Young Back to Life
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An evening with Swami Nityananda, who inspires people around the world to practice meditation and the yoga of self-knowledge.
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Talks, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Peace Within, Peace Without: A Satsang
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Gallery Talks, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Book Discussion |
By Markus Zusak. Death tells the story of a young German girl, Liesel, whose book-stealing and storytelling talents during World War II help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
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Book Discussions, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, Book Discussion Group: The Book Thief
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Book: The Stand by Stephen King
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Book Discussions, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, Book Discussion Group
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A panel discussion celebrating the opening of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibition, with Steve Clay, Johanna Drucker, Jerome Rothenberg, Charles Bernstein, Daniel Kelm, Buzz Spector, and Victor Katz.
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Discussions, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, The Book Undone: 30 Years of Granary Books
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The United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, will take place in Paris in December 2015. Laurence Tubiana and Scott Barrett discuss the expectations, hopes, and likely outcomes of the upcoming climate negotiations and consider what the next steps should be to maintain any chance of mitigating the disastrous global climate changes experts are expecting in the coming decades. Speakers: Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, The Earth Institute; Laurence Tubiana, Founder and Director, the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Sciences Po, Professor of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs.
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Talks, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: What to Expect and What Should Follow
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Award-winning news producer Mary Pflum Peterson delves into the story of her family in this memoir about a daughter who tries to understand her vulnerable mother who struggles with hoarding. In conversation with Sara Haines of Good Morning America.
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Book Discussions, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, Mary Pflum Peterson reads from her book White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters
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Gallery Talks, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Gallery Tour: Folk Art and American Modernism
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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 Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.
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Book Discussions, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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Gallery Talks, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A discussion about personal reasons to increase one’s income and how we are capable of succeeding at any endeavor we commit ourselves to. Participants work on a skill/talent inventory worksheet and exchange ideas as to how they can best serve the public with their marketable skills. Learn about the importance of goal setting, organization, time management, and self-improvement. Presented by Edil Solis.
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Talks, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, How to Accelerate Your Income
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A discussion about personal reasons to increase one’s income and how we are capable of succeeding at any endeavor we commit ourselves to. Participants work on a skill/talent inventory worksheet and exchange ideas as to how they can best serve the public with their marketable skills. Learn about the importance of goal setting, organization, time management, and self-improvement. Presented by Edil Solis.
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Talks, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, How to Accelerate Your Income
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This illustrated lecture helps the audience to understand exhaustion, rule out any underlying illnesses, correct any allergies or hormonal issues that may be contributing to extreme tiredness, and incorporates lifestyle factors and alternative therapies that will improve overall energy.
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Slide Lectures, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Holly Phillips discusses her book The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good
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By Akhil Sharma.
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Book Discussions, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Book Discussion Group: Family Life
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Despite the growing recognition of the risks associated with head injury, many questions remain. How does damage happen? What effects can it have in the days afterward? And what are the long-term consequences to the health of the brain? Dr. Barclay Morrison III, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, studies how the brain responds to head impact, and how it initiates, and sometimes falters, in its own repair. This talk is offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior.
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Talks, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Heading Off Damage: New Insights in Traumatic Brain Injury
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In this two-part lecture, Eyal Weizman will discuss the work of the research agency of the same name that he established in 2009. In Part One, Weizman will recount an incident in the West Bank in which two teenagers were shot and killed—a case that involved filmmakers, architects, and a sound artist before it could be properly resolved. In collaboration with Amnesty International, Forensic Architecture’s investigation of the 2014 Gaza war has similarly involved an analysis of social media—on unprecedented scale. Forensic Architecture’s report includes hundreds of testimonies and user-generated videos and photographs, 3D models, analytical videos, and dozens of maps to describe a single day during the war, August 1st, also known as Black Friday. Part Two of the lecture, "The Conflict Shoreline," will take place on Sept. 24.
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Lectures, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Forensic Architecture: The Image Complex
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Gallery Talks, September 18, 2015, 09/18/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 18, 2015, 09/18/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Ngawang Jorden's show explores four themes: man's universe and mental patterns, traditional Tibetan symbolism, political imagery, and the relationship of humans with nature and technology. He employs a meticulous classical technique, influenced by traditional Tibetan Buddhist art themes, fused with organic and natural forms. In his paintings, Jorden tells the story of humans trapped in samsara, repeating the same actions under different circumstances at different points in time. Ngawang Jorden is a Tibetan artist and thangka painter born in Tawang, birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama. He attended the Sera Monastery and lives in Boston. As a Tibetan political activist and community organizer, Jorden interprets current and historic socio-political events and human behavior in combination with ideas from his life as a shepherd, monk, a stupa builder and carpenter.
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Gallery Talks, September 18, 2015, 09/18/2015, Artist Ngawang Jorden discusses his exhibition Buddha Within You
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The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility presents “Reimagine Belonging,” an event organized by With Wings and Roots, which marks the launch of the interactive website ReimagineBelonging.org. Visitors will attend a panel discussion on the intersections of immigrant rights, racial justice, and visions of citizenship; explore an installation of timelines of migration, citizenship, and belonging; and have the chance to share their own stories for the site.
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Discussions, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, Reimagine Belonging
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Noam Chomsky will discuss the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of U.S. planners, "the overall framework of order” — and its intimate relationship with U.S. domestic policy. MIT professor of linguistics and philosophy Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. His recent books include the New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States, as well as Hopes and Prospects and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books is currently reissuing twelve of his classic books in new editions.
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Lectures, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, Noam Chomsky on Power and Ideology
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With: Massimo Pigliucci. Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of ethics and resilience. It was practiced by emperors like Marcus Aurelius, as well as former slaves like the teacher Epictetus. It taught that the most important thing in life is to develop one’s moral character, and that we should live according to our nature, i.e., as social beings capable of reason. Stoicism is experiencing a surprising comeback these days, positioning itself as the Western answer to Buddhism, with which it shares a number of similarities. This talk will explain the basics of Stoicism and argue that it is a philosophy highly suitable to the complexities of life in the 21st century.
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Lectures, September 20, 2015, 09/20/2015, Stoicism for a Secular Age
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A lecture by Wayne A. Wiegand, F. Williams Summers Professor Emeritus, Florida State University.
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Lectures, September 21, 2015, 09/21/2015, Popular Fiction: A People's History of the American Public Library
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This illustrated lecture explores the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. It demonstrates that climate change can and should be dealt with - and what could happen if we do not.
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Slide Lectures, September 21, 2015, 09/21/2015, Gernot Wagner discusses his book Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
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Panel discussion examining voting rights in U.S. elections and the continuing fight to equal access to the ballot. A conversation with The Nation's Ari Berman, author of the forthcoming Give us the Ballot; The New York Times' national correspondent Maggie Haberman; Fordham University political science professor Christina Greer; Barbara Arwine of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. The panel will be moderated by professor Jeff Smith.
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Discussions, September 21, 2015, 09/21/2015, An Examination of Voting Rights in the 2016 US Election
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A conversation between the writer Siri Hustvedt and the literary scholar Elisabeth Bronfen, who will discuss the potentials, challenges, and limitations of psychoanalysis as well as their historical narratives such as hysteria at the beginning of the 21st century. The conversation will be moderated by Rosemarie Brucher.
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Discussions, September 21, 2015, 09/21/2015, Shaking Women and Knotted Subjects: The Future of Psychoanalysis and Its Narratives
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Please join the East Central European Center for a talk by Beth Holmgren, Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and SES Department Chair at Duke University. Holmgren, an expert on Polish cabaret, is the author of Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America (Indiana University Press, 2011), among many other publications on Polish culture and the performing arts.
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Talks, September 21, 2015, 09/21/2015, Cabaret Warsaw: Jewish-Gentile Co-Productions, 1919-1939
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Gallery Talks, September 22, 2015, 09/22/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 22, 2015, 09/22/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 23, 2015, 09/23/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 23, 2015, 09/23/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Book: Disgruntled by Asali Solomon.
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Book Discussions, September 23, 2015, 09/23/2015, Harlem Heights Book Discussion Group
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Volodymyr Kulyk will examine recent changes in Ukrainian national identity under the impact of the Euromaidan protests and the subsequent Russian aggression. He will demonstrate that national identity has become more salient vis-à-vis other territorial and non-territorial identities. Moreover, the very meaning of belonging to the Ukrainian nation has considerably changed, which primarily manifests itself in the increased alienation from Russia and the greater embrace of Ukrainian nationalism. In addition to perceptions of the Ukrainian population as a whole, Dr. Kulyk will examine differences between preferences of major regional groups. Volodymyr Kulyk is a head research fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He has also taught at Columbia, Stanford, Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Ukrainian Catholic University as well as having research fellowships at Harvard, Stanford, Woodrow Wilson Center, University College London and other scholarly institutions.
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Lectures, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Ukrainian Identity Under the Impact of Euromaidan and the War
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Gallery Talks, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Gallery Tour: Folk Art and American Modernism
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Gallery Talks, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Described by Henry Louis Gates as “Black Britain’s leading theorist of Black Britain,” Stuart Hall was the preeminent post-colonial intellectual of Great Britain. One of the founders of cultural studies, Hall’s influence extended across the intellectual spectrum of the Left, rocking political and academic worlds with his theories of race, ethnicity, feminism, nationality, and politics, shaping their discourses into the 21st century. Using Hall’s key essays and books as touchstones, this conference examines how his ideas can help us think through some of the most urgent problems of the contemporary moment. With ongoing crises of authority caused by police violence, mass incarceration, as well as concerns around economic, environmental, and social justice across the world, Hall’s bold theories of neoliberalism remain intensely relevant. This conference takes place September 24-26, 2015
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Conferences, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique
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In this two-part lecture, Eyal Weizman will discuss the work of the research agency of the same name that he established in 2009. In Part Two, Weizman examines the “battle over the Negev,” desert region of southern Israel that is at the center of an ongoing Israeli state campaign to uproot the Bedouins from the desert’s northern threshold. Unlike other frontiers that have been fought over during the Israel-Palestine conflict, this threshold is not demarcated by fences and walls but advances and recedes in response to cultivation, displacement, urbanization, and climate change.
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Lectures, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Forensic Architecture: The Conflict Shoreline
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A panel discussion with Edouard Tetreau, Andrew Revkin, Erin Lothes, and Anthony Annett. Moderated by Laura Flanders. On the occasion of Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., invited panelists discuss the implications of the papal encyclical on climate change and the pope's call for drastic changes in "lifestyle, production and consumption" from unsustainable practices to more prudent care of "our common home" in order to avert environmental catastrophe.
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Discussions, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Pope Economics/Pope Ecology
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This illustrated lecture describes the harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians.
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Slide Lectures, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Lou Ureneck discusses his book The Great Fire: One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide
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Join Marion Nestle, food policy expert and award-winning author of Food Politics, Safe Food, What to Eat, and the upcoming Soda Politics, and one of the world’s most powerful foodies, for this special evening. Researchers have finally come to recognize food – too little or too much of it – as central to wellness and illness in the 21st century. This panel brings together a leading neuroscientist of food and flavor, a public health nutritionist, a historian of taste, and a cultural sociologist in a lively conversation with each other and the audience to raise and answer the most compelling questions about why we eat what we eat. Panelists: Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition and Food Policy Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University Gordon Shepard, Professor of Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine Moderator: Krishnendu Ray, Associate Professor of Food Studies
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Discussions, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Why We Eat What We Eat
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Hosted by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development Solutions Network, this is a high-level event in partnership with the Campaign for Urban Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments. Engage with world-leading mayors and local government representatives as they pledge their support for the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals in their cities and commit to implementing the new urban agenda between now and 2030. At this event, global urban leaders will offer a roadmap from New York’s UN SDGs to Paris’ climate summit at COP21 (December 2015), with implications for the new urban agenda to be adopted at Habitat III in Quito (October 2016). ,br&gt; Expected speakers: - Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City - Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor of California - Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris - Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro - Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen, China - Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg - Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul - Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul
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Forums, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Cities Deliver Sustainable Development, with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Jerry Brown, and More
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Described by Henry Louis Gates as “Black Britain’s leading theorist of Black Britain,” Stuart Hall was the preeminent post-colonial intellectual of Great Britain. One of the founders of cultural studies, Hall’s influence extended across the intellectual spectrum of the Left, rocking political and academic worlds with his theories of race, ethnicity, feminism, nationality, and politics, shaping their discourses into the 21st century. Using Hall’s key essays and books as touchstones, this conference examines how his ideas can help us think through some of the most urgent problems of the contemporary moment. With ongoing crises of authority caused by police violence, mass incarceration, as well as concerns around economic, environmental, and social justice across the world, Hall’s bold theories of neoliberalism remain intensely relevant. This conference takes place September 24-26, 2015.
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Conferences, September 25, 2015, 09/25/2015, Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique
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Gallery Talks, September 25, 2015, 09/25/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 25, 2015, 09/25/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A panel discussion with Professor Paul Reitter, Professor Chad Wellmon, and the translator Damion Searls on Friedrich Nietzsche's book Anti-Education. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Mark Greif. In 1869, at the age of twenty-five, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical philology at the University of Basel. He seemed marked for a successful and conventional academic career. Then the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the music of Wagner transformed his sense of purpose. The genius of such thinkers and makers — like the genius of the ancient Greeks — was the only touchstone for true understanding. How then was education to answer to such genius?
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Book Discussions, September 25, 2015, 09/25/2015, A Discussion on Nietzsche's Anti-Education
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The social impact of mass communication has been studied at The New School since its founding in 1919. Marshall McLuhan's colleague, John Culkin, brought his Center for Understanding Media to The New School in 1975 and The New School began offering the Master of Arts degree in media studies, one of the first graduate programs of its kind. This upcoming fall 2015-spring 2016 academic year will mark the 40th anniversary of Media Studies at The New School. Today, the graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education curricula of the School of Media Studies carefully balance theory and practice, so that our students are fully engaged with current media scholarship as well as the latest tools of media production and management. Our programs prepare students to advance in almost any career direction in the rapidly evolving global media industries. In commemoration of the 40-year milestone, please join Media Studies for a night of looking back at the school’s rich and diverse history with opening remarks from David Van Zandt. Guest speakers include Media Studies founding faculty member Carol Wilder, prominent Media Studies alum Kit Laybourne, and president of School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Media Studies alum, Elissa Tenny. Reception will follow.
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Discussions, September 25, 2015, 09/25/2015, Forty Years Looking Forward: Media Studies 40th Anniversary Keynote Celebration
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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, September 25, 2015, 09/25/2015, Friday Night Fiction Group
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Described by Henry Louis Gates as “Black Britain’s leading theorist of Black Britain,” Stuart Hall was the preeminent post-colonial intellectual of Great Britain. One of the founders of cultural studies, Hall’s influence extended across the intellectual spectrum of the Left, rocking political and academic worlds with his theories of race, ethnicity, feminism, nationality, and politics, shaping their discourses into the 21st century. Using Hall’s key essays and books as touchstones, this conference examines how his ideas can help us think through some of the most urgent problems of the contemporary moment. With ongoing crises of authority caused by police violence, mass incarceration, as well as concerns around economic, environmental, and social justice across the world, Hall’s bold theories of neoliberalism remain intensely relevant. This conference takes place September 24-26, 2015.
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Conferences, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique
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With Curt Collier. Pope Francis's Encyclical on Climate Change, Laudato Si, highlights the emerging crises facing our planet, which he attributes mostly to an economic system out of ecological balance and to moral shortcomings and lifestyles of those who perpetuate such a system. This talk will explore the ramifications of the Pope's encyclical from a variety of perspectives, the impact it will have on the climate change debate, and whether he got it right. Come hear from ethicisits, economists, clergy, and environmentalists as they reflect on this bold statement.
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Lectures, September 27, 2015, 09/27/2015, Reflections on Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
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This illustrated lecture channels the author's grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history's most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act.
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Slide Lectures, September 28, 2015, 09/28/2015, Jennifer Michael Hecht discusses her book Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It
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Everyone has an opinion about graphs and charts. “That’s beautiful!” “That’s misleading!” But few people have precise language to describe what they like or don’t like about data visualization. Drawing on ten years producing the Junk Charts blog, the premier source of online dataviz criticism, speaker Kaiser Fung has developed the Trifecta Checkup framework for appreciating data graphics. This framework also serves a guide for improving one’s charts, as good artists must develop a discriminating eye for the strengths and weaknesses of artwork.
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Talks, September 28, 2015, 09/28/2015, What I Learned from Ten Years as a Datavis Critic
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From speaker Bálint Magyar: "After the collapse of the Soviet Empire, many of us lived under the illusion that communist dictatorships were going to be replaced by liberal democracies. Although the road ahead appeared to be bumpy, there was consensus that we were going through a process of a linear progression. Deviances from the norms of liberal democracies seemed to be children’s diseases rather than characteristics of adulthood. However, the chronic symptoms of such deviances caused analysts to interpret the political processes of certain post-communist states and describe their systems, which got stalled and even turned back on the road, along the liberal democracy-autocracy axis."
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Lectures, September 28, 2015, 09/28/2015, Post-Communist Mafia State: The Lessons of the Hungarian Case
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Gallery Talks, September 29, 2015, 09/29/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Speaker Simon Head is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, a Senior Member of St Antony's College, Oxford, Director of Programs at the New York Review of Books Foundation, and a contributor to The Review.
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Lectures, September 29, 2015, 09/29/2015, Was Marx Right After All?
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This illustrated lecture guides the attendees how to identify, understand, manage and coexist with narcissistic personalities.
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Slide Lectures, September 29, 2015, 09/29/2015, Joseph Burgo discusses his book The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me Age
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Brad Gooch is the author of Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard &amp; Art &amp; the 70s and the 80s (Harper, 2015) and Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor (Little, Brown, 2009), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a New York Times bestseller. His previous books include City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara; as well as Godtalk: Travels in Spiritual America; three novels - Scary Kisses, The Golden Age of Promiscuity, Zombie00; a collection of stories, Jailbait and other Stories, chosen by Donald Barthelme for a Writer’s Choice Award; a collection of poems, The Daily News; and two memoirs,
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Talks, September 29, 2015, 09/29/2015, Author Talk: Brad Gooch
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Speaker Kathryn A. Smith is Professor of Medieval Art in the Department of Art History, New York University. She is the author of Art, Identity, and Devotion in Fourteenth-Century England (2003), The Taymouth Hours: Stories and the Construction of the Self in Late Medieval England (2012), and numerous articles, essays, and reviews on early Christian and late medieval art. She is currently working on several projects concerning image-text relationships in medieval manuscripts and the roles of images, including manuscript illuminations and sculpture, in late medieval religion and culture.
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Lectures, September 29, 2015, 09/29/2015, Crafting the Old Testament in the Queen Mary Psalter: Image, Text, and Contexts in Early Fourteenth-Century England
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In St. Croix, a disproportionate number of young women from middle and upper-middle class backgrounds are hired to work within the Economic Development Commission, an initiative that grants tax incentives to businesses based in the US Virgin Islands. In this lecture, Associate Director Tami Navarro examines questions of gender, racial inequality, and widening class divisions by looking at the competing expectations workers face from their employers and their local communities. Through the EDC program, neoliberal expectations of privatization (of property, of identity, of spending decisions) clash with community demands for solidarity and more equitable dispersal of EDC capital – widely understood as circulating through exclusionary networks of wealth.
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Lectures, September 30, 2015, 09/30/2015, Easy Money and Respectable Girls: Neoliberalism and Expectation in the US Virgin Islands
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Gallery Talks, September 30, 2015, 09/30/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, September 30, 2015, 09/30/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Trickster god Loki describes the rise and fall of the gods of the Norse, detailing how he left Chaos to serve Odin until the fall of Asgard. By the best-selling author of Chocolat.
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Book Discussions, September 30, 2015, 09/30/2015, Book Discussion Group
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Speaker David Miliband oversees the IRC’s relief and development operations in over 40 countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout the United States. In addition, he leads the IRC’s advocacy efforts in Washington, Geneva, Brussels and other capitals on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.
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Lectures, September 30, 2015, 09/30/2015, Migrants, Refugees and Deportees: Confronting the Humanitarian and Political Challenge
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Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was once called "the best artist of the world from amongst Polish artists and the most Polish one from amongst artists of the world." Parallel to this characterization, Kantor's works, staged in New York at La Mama, E.T.C. during the author’s lifetime, bear an overwhelming Jewish presence — from Purim groggers and Chasidic melodies, to a rabbi saying kaddish and Jews with arm bands facing annihilation, though it is not clear to what extent Kantor identified as Jewish. He said of his own background, "I think that there were some Jewish family origins, which for me are not essential. What is essential in my opinion, is that Jewish culture has a colossal meaning for Polish culture." Presenter David A. Goldfarb has served as Curator of Literature and Humanities at the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and has taught at Barnard College. He has published on Polish and Russian literature in a range of academic journals and anthologies, wrote the introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of “The Street of Crocodiles” and Other Stories by Bruno Schulz, and is currently writing about Bruno Schulz.
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Lectures, September 30, 2015, 09/30/2015, The Jewish Presence and Absence in the Theater of Tadeusz Kantor
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Ben Lerner is the author of the novels Leaving the Atocha Station (2011) and 10:04 (2014). He has written several full-length poetry collections, including Mean Free Path (2010); Angle of Yaw (2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Northern California Book Award; and Mean Free Path (2010). His sonnet sequence, The Lichtenberg Figures (2004), won the Hayden Carruth Award, was chosen by Library Journal as one of the year’s 12 best poetry books, and was a Lannan Literary Selection. Lerner is a professor of English at Brooklyn College.
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Talks, September 30, 2015, 09/30/2015, Author Talk: Ben Lerner
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With Thomas Drysdale, associate professor of Photography and Imaging, who will discuss the experimental techniques used by photographers in the exhibition.
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Gallery Talks, September 30, 2015, 09/30/2015, A Talk on the Exhibiton For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979
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This is a show of illustration artworks of John Lennon to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his birthday.
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Gallery Talks, October 09, 2015, 10/09/2015, Curator's Tour: The Art of John Lennon: Imagination Nation
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