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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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Speaker: Michael Auslin, Director of Japan Studies and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise InstituteModerator: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 22
12:00 pm

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Talks, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Trump's Asia Policy: The View from DC
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Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 22
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
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This joint lecture will shed light on the work of Milica Mićić Dimovska, one of the first women writers in the Balkan literatures to promote a gender perspective in contemporary fiction of the 1980s and 1990s. An engaging storyteller, exceptional stylist, and sharp observer of social life, Mićić Dimovska is also the author of one of the most important novels about the era of Slobodan Milošević. She deconstructs the institutional, cultural and media mechanisms of mass self-deception of the part of the Serbian population that supported Milošević’s prolonged rule. She unmasks the closed system of destabilization of all possible grounds for safe judgment, which produced a situation in which post-truth was effectively introduced in public spaces.Lecturers: Jasmina Lukić, Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and Sibelan Forrester, Susan W. Lippincott Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Russian at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 22
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Deconstructing the Culture of Post-Truth Under Slobodan Milošević
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During the first three centuries of its history, Coptic, the final stage of the Egyptian language written with Greek letters, was only used for literary purposes and private correspondence but not for contracts between individuals, documents sent by individuals to the authorities, or internal administrative communication—areas in which the Greek language had a monopoly. This situation is unique in comparison with what is observed in other provinces of the Roman Empire and cannot be explained by a legal prohibition.With: Jean-Luc Fournet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 22
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Egyptian vs Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status
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Katherine Litwin and Fred Sasaki of the Poetry Foundation guide audiences on a walking tour of the exhibit followed by an oral history of Poetry Magazine by editor Don Share. Audiences enjoy an up-close look at T.S. Eliot’s first published poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”; the inscribed books of Langston Hughes and Charles Bukowski; and many more rare items. Tour at 6PM, Talk at 7PM.    ,  ,  ,      Date and Time: March 22, 2017 - 6:00PMAdmission: Free and Open to the PublicTour at 6PM, Talk at 7PMKatherine Litwin and Fred Sasaki of the Poetry Foundation guide audiences on a walking tour of the Poets House exhibit, Poetry Since 1912: Books, Issues, & Ephemera from the Poetry Foundation followed by an oral history of Poetry magazine by editor Don Share. Audiences enjoy an up-close look at T.S. Eliot’s first published poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”; the inscribed books of Langston Hughes and Charles Bukowski; and many more rare items. Co-sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.Event Sponsored By: Co-sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and Poets HouseEvent Type: Readings and ConversationsExhibitions
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 22
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Exhibition Tour: Poetry Since 1912: Books, Issues, and Ephemera from the Poetry Foundation
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Marilyn Nonken considers the foundational principles of the spectral attitude, examining the contributions of composer Hugues Dufourt in relation to his training as a philosopher. To come to terms with the philosophical scope of spectral music is to appreciate Dufourt's contributions and engage with a line of inquiry that has placed him, paradoxically, at a conspicuous distance from the movement he crucially defined.Marilyn Nonken is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Piano Studies at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 22
6:30 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Composer Hugues Dufourt and the Origins of Spectral Music
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Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization. Her nonfiction titles include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner and New York Times bestseller The Argonauts (Graywolf Press, 2015), The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (Norton, 2011; named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Bluets (Wave Books, 2009; named by Bookforum as one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years), The Red Parts (Free Press, 2007; reissued by Graywolf, 2016), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (U of Iowa Press, 2007).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 22
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Maggie Nelson, Award-Winning Writer
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This is an essential event on acquiring and working with a literary agent. Joining us will be Claudia Ballard of WME, Jacqueline Ko of Wylie Agency, and Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary, with Electric Literature’s Halimah Marcus moderating.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 22
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Agents and Agency: Building a Writing Career
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Speaker Neil Krishan Aggarwal’s research focus is cross-cultural diagnostic assessment and treatment planning with racial and ethnic minorities in mental health settings. Dr. Aggarwal has published research on hybridity and intersubjectivity in the clinical encounter, translating medical anthropology into clinical practice, and adapting the cultural formulation for clinical assessments in forensic psychiatry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, The Commander of the Faithful in Islamic History and the Taliban-Islamic State Rivalry
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The physical geography of a place can have a major impact on political stability and human well-being. Are certain landscapes more prone to armed conflict? How can we reverse this impact and contribute to sustaining peace? This panel brings together four expert scholars and practitioners in peace and security to explore the roles that landscape and spatial understanding play in making and sustaining peace in communities around the world. They will discuss geography's role in the challenge of terrain, state formation, and conflict through interwoven disciplines of history, journalism, international security, and anthropology to consider how our understanding can be used to set the conditions for sustainable peace.Featuring:Judith Matloff, Author & Journalism ProfessorPaul Gillingham, Historian of Modern Mexico & AuthorDipali Mukhopadhyay, Author & Assistant Professor of International and Public AffairsAldo Civico, Author, Anthropologist, & Conflict Resolution Lecturer (moderator)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
1:00 pm

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Forums, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Sustaining Peace Forum: Peace, Mountains, and Borders
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Presenters: Andria Reyes, MA, Administrative Manager & Community Health Educator, Community Ambulatory Research & Enrollment, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Alejandro Cruz, Clinical Research, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. The talk will be in English and Spanish. Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
3:00 pm

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Talks, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Have You Had a Colorectal Cancer Screening? An Educational Talk on Colorectal Health
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A lecture by Lien-Hang Nguyen. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the Q+A session.     
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, On the Eve of Tet 1968: 50 Years Later
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The passage of the 1947 Japanese Fundamental Law on Education appeared in its time as a triumph for Japan’s fledgling postwar democracy and as proof that Japan's new mode of separating religion from the state was working. By 2006, however, legislators had significantly revised the law to allow for the teaching of “religious culture education” in Japan’s public schools. In this talk, Dr. Jolyon Thomas will argue that the postwar disaggregation of religion and public school education inaugurated by the FLE was always tenuous, and he will show that a surprising combination of clerics, scholars of religion, and nationalistic lobbying groups vigorously collaborated to bring religion back into public schools in a constitutionally valid and socially acceptable way.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, The Politics of Religion in Postwar Japanese Public School Education
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With a growing population of college-educated, second-generation children of immigrants joining the labor force, it is necessary to examine how young professionals navigate the work world, and the extent to which race and ethnicity play a role in their career paths. However there is limited research on this issue, particularly about the privatized, corporate world where ethnic minorities and racial discourses are less visible, and the politics of promotion, attrition, hiring, and firing are less transparent. Forty Asian Americans working in finance in New York City were interviewed over the course of 12 months and observed at bars after work with colleagues and personal friends, to begin to understand the implications of race as it pertains to institutional politics in corporate America from the perspective of the employee. Preliminary examination of the data suggests gatekeeping practices in the corporate system are discrete and veiled by a corporate culture emphasizing success through meritocracy, which downplays the salience of race. Thus the nature of corporate culture and its relationship to racial inequality at the work place needs to be further examined. Speaker Margaret M. Chin was born and raised in New York City and is herself a child of Chinese immigrant parents. She is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center. Margaret received her BA from Harvard University and her PhD from Columbia University. She is currently a Faculty Associate of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, and a member of the CUNY Mapping Asian American New York group, and the CUNY Asian American/Asian Research Institute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
4:30 pm

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Lectures, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, The Hidden Rules of Work for Second-Generation Asian Americans
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Professors Francesco de Angelis and Marco Maiuro will present the excavation results, discuss their historical significance, and announce exciting developments for 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
5:30 pm

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Lectures, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, The 2016 Archaeological Campaign at Hadrian’s Villa
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Discuss the book by Erik Larson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
5:45 pm

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Book Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Book Club: Dead Wake
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This presentation explains the role of a District Attorney and the criminal justice process in New York County, including what happens from arrest through sentencing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
6:00 pm

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Talks, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Arrest to Sentence: An Overview of the Criminal Justice Process
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One of the most momentous works in modern theatre history started as an archiving project. In 1974 a group of “Gypsies” (Broadway dancers) gathered together along with choreographer/director Michael Bennet to record oral histories about their lives. By the summer of 1975 Marvin Hamlisch, Ed Kleban, James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante transformed these stories into a genre-redefining Broadway hit that would go on to be the first Olivier Award winning musical. This is a conversation with original members of the cast and crew of A Chorus Line, illustrated by artifacts from the Library’s archives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Mar 23
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Curtain Up Conversation: A Chorus Line Reunion
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The authors appearing in the shop's Arthur Seelen Theatre that evening include Peter Zazzali, Heather Nathans and Chrystyna Dail.Zazzali is a CUNY graduate and a highly sought-after scholar artist who focuses on the training of the American actor. His new book is titled Acting in the Academy: The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education. Nathans is one of the academy's most prolific and revered scholars. She's the immediate past-president of the American Society for Theatre Research and a former president of the American Theatre and Drama Society. She's published widely on race, Shakespeare, and the history of the American theatre.  Her new book is titled Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage. And Dail studies mid-twentieth century American theatre companies that sought to use the stage for change and to foment social revolution. In the aftermath of the November elections, her work is all the more compelling. Her new book is titled Stage for Action: U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, American Theatre and Drama Society's Seventh Annual Brilliance of the American Theatre
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The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 triggered a radical shift in the modernist paradigm, which prompted Russian avant-garde artists to abandon abstract experimentation and turn to photography and photomontage. They created an archive of revolutionary imagery, and after 1924 – a new corpus of memorial photomontages on Lenin. The sheer number and variety of the Constructivists’ photomontages on Lenin and the revolution demonstrates their desire to escape a single, party-imposed, narrative of revolutionary events. The photomontage project was a project of continuous revolution, of changing ideological meanings, and transgressing the boundaries of modern art. The panel will focus in particular on the junction between photomontage and poetry, and explore the concept of avant-garde photo-poetry, as well as El Lissitzky’s concept of the “architecture of a book.” The panelists with further elaborate on the creation of a visual language of Soviet photomontage in the 1920s and 1930s, in its close interrelationships with Western avant-garde developments. They will discuss a broader problem of artistic intervention in politics. Can and should art influence political and social development? Does political message destroy the aesthetic component of art? What does it mean when the aesthetic becomes political? Panelists:Jindrich Toman (University of Michigan)Serguei Oushakine (Princeton University)Maria Ratanova (Harriman Institute Columbia University)Aleksandar Bošković (Columbia University)Discussant: Katherine Reischl (Princeton University)
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Mar 23
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Soviet Photomontage: From Photo-Poetry to Propaganda
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Join a panel discussion on energy insecurity. Energy insecurity is a conceptual framework that describes the interplay between the physical conditions of housing, household energy expenditures and energy-related coping strategies among low incomes groups in the United States. Defined as an inability to adequately meet basic household energy needs, this panel will outline the key dimensions of energy insecurity-economic, physical and behavioral- and related adverse environmental, health and social consequences. Implications for policy and advocacy will also be discussed. Distinguished experts joining the panel will include: Dr. Diana Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Mailman School of Public HealthDana Bourland, Vice President - Environment, JPB FoundationDana Harmon, Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute Registration is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Mar 23
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Struggling to Keep the Lights On: Understanding Why ‘Energy Insecurity’ Matters for Health and Equity in the US
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Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.Guides: Simon Critchley and Angelos Chaniotis
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
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With:Bruno Bosteels, Columbia UniversityGayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia UniversityDanielle Cohen-Levinas, University Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
6:15 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, The Writings of Jacques Derrida
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Darwinian biology is often held up as a heteronormative framework. Natural law theologians who are pro-Darwin see it as a way to glorify straightness, cisness, and heteropatriarchal norms. But a closer examination of Darwinian thought–both within Darwin’s research and subsequent developments in evolutionary theory–shows that Darwin can be coupled with contemporary queer and trans* theory. Darwin is a passionate partisan of difference, becoming, vital materiality, and the diversity of desire.With: Donovan Schaefer, Lecturer in Religion & Science, Trinity College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
6:30 pm

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Lectures, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Darwin, Queerly: Evolution, Natural Law, and the Diversity of Desire
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The enduring influence of H.P. Lovecraft can be seen everywhere…if you know where to look! Paul La Farge (The Night Ocean), Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver), Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft’s Monsters), and W. Scott Poole (In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft) explore the ongoing relevance of his work on fiction and creative writing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, H.P. Lovecraft: Past, Present, and Future
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If we could today—without the burden or benefit of precedent, tradition, or institutional inertia—invent a field called ‘French and Francophone Studies,’ what would it look like? With:- François Proulx, Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Eliza Zingesser, Assistant Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Futures of French: Contesting Identities
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A lecture by Professor Anette Schwarz, Cornell University.Heidegger's actual relation with medical doctors, psychoanalysis and treatment will be the focus of this original reading of the author of Being and Time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
8:00 pm

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Lectures, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Taking Care: Notions of Solicitude in Martin Heidegger
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The European Institute's Cultural Initiative and the Harriman Instiute present Professors A. Ross Johnson, Kenneth Osgood, Csaba Békés, Victoria de Grazia, and Greg Tomlin in conversation with RFE/RL fellows with keynote addresses and papers on propaganda and programming, Central Intelligence Agency involvement with cultural diplomacy, "Truth Dollar" funding, orchestras, books and balloons, race, gender, and religion on Cold War radio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 24
9:30 am

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Conferences, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in the Cold War: A Conference
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The densely populated, low-lying river deltas of Vietnam and Bangladesh are acutely vulnerable to floods, cyclones, and sea level rise, hazards that have placed both countries among the top 20 states most threatened by the impacts of climate change. The widespread notion of "common but differentiated responsibilities" accounts for the disproportionate contribution industrialized states have made to climate change and compels them to mobilize finance to help developing countries like Vietnam and Bangladesh adapt to emerging hazards. However, several prominent public and private institutions within industrialized states have reconfigured climate hazards in Vietnam and Bangladesh as lucrative investment opportunities, thereby casting into question climate finance as a mechanism for administering climate justice.Speaker: Kimberly Thomas, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
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Fri, Mar 24
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, The Business of Climate Change: Adaptation Finance in Vietnam and Bangladesh
Gallery Talk |
Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
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Fri, Mar 24
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
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Conversations between cultural theory, psychoanalysis, and the arts.A forum with Nuar Alsadir, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, Eleonora Fabião, Carla Freccero, Elaine Freedgood, Katie Gentile, Francisco Gonzalez, Ann Pellegrini, Donovan Schaefer, Julietta Singh, Nathan Snaza, & Michelle Stephens
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Fri, Mar 24
2:00 pm

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Forums, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Non-Human Encounters: Animals, Objects, Affects, and the Place of Practice
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In December 2014, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro initiated a new era in Cuban-U.S. relations by announcing they would end more than 50 years of hostility and non-recognition and embark on a new course of normalized relations between the two countries. Since the announcement, both countries have developed a host of initiatives and agreements unseen since the pre-Castro era. In March 2016, President Obama became the first US president to visit Cuba in 88 years. A period of normalization seems to be quickly unfolding, but what impact will it have on Cubans of African descent? How are these rapid transformations affecting Cuban social and racial hierarchies? In the pre-Revolutionary era, US domination in Cuba exacerbated racial hierarchies on the island. But can this current process of normalization produce new possibilities for Afro-Cuban political struggle and engagement? How will the recent U.S. election disrupt the normalization process? As Cuba and the United States enter this new phase of its history, the time has come for scholars and cultural producers to intervene in these debates on in Cuba and the United States.This one-day symposium explores how the process of normalization is affecting Afro-Cubans and ongoing struggles for racial equality on the island. The symposium features some of the pre-eminent scholars, intellectuals, and artists whose work uniquely speaks to the questions the conference seeks to address. Unlike many debates on contemporary Cuba, this symposium will place the current moment within a historical context of other critical conjunctures (1898,1933, 1959) in Cuban-U.S. relations. Columbia’s location in the heart of a number of Black diasporic and Caribbean communities makes it the ideal setting for this event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 24
3:00 pm

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Symposiums, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Race and Cuba in Transition
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How does one write the history of a sea? The Black Sea regions share a political economy, trade, shipping, finance, industry, and cultures, linked together by land and sea-routes. During the nineteenth century, the area became the world's largest grain and oil producer. From the last third of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, more than 24 port-cities sprang up on the coastline. These port-cities became centers of attraction for economic immigration from the whole region of central and south-eastern Europe, while more established mobile, entrepreneurial groups like Greeks, Jews, and Armenians took charge of external trade and shipping.Maritime history is unusual in placing the sea, its ports and its entrepreneurs at the centre of analysis, looking beyond national borders. Based on two research projects that ran from 2007 to 2015 at Ionian University in Corfu, Harlaftis present the maritime history methodology that was used to research and write the Black Sea history. Some of the results will be presented, drawing on Eastern and Western European archives and academic networks with 20 universities and research centers from Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Turkey.Speaker Gelina Harlaftis graduated from the University of Athens and completed her graduate studies at the Universities of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and Oxford (D.Phil.). She was President of the International Maritime Economic History Αssociation (2004-2008) and visiting Fellow at universities in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 24
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Black Sea History, 19th Century
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As elements of feminism enter the cultural mainstream, traces of gender norms continue to shape our responses to women--both on and off the page. Enter the Feminine Grotesque: The woman who makes a spectacle of herself, who won't behave--the woman who is unregulated, always too much or not enough. Why do we still find it so frightening when women spill past their own boundaries, taking on shapes in excess of social norms and expectations? And how can this figure be reclaimed to resist those norms?  In this conversation, poet Ariana Reines (author of the Alberta Award-winning The Cow) and novelists Alexandra Kleeman (You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine) and Patty Yumi Cottrell (Sorry for Disturbing the Peace) discuss what it means to work within or against tropes of femininity in their own writing, and explore the concept of the grotesque as a tool for liberation and/or constraint.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 24
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Writers in Conversation | Alexandra Kleeman / Patty Yumi Cottrell / Ariana Reines
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The exhibition features new ceramic 'mounds', large-scale sculptural works and oil on paper drawings. Rejecting historical standards that distinguish decorative arts as ‘perfect’, Rosen’s practice can be described as an effort to undermine established conventions about an object’s merit, resulting in an extensive body of work that embraces the challenges of a robust studio practice: precarious balance, fissured surfaces, and accumulated fragments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 24
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Artist Annabeth Rosen guides a walkthrough of her exhibition Tie Me to the Mast
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The new Modern Art and Ideas learner meetups are for anyone in or around the New York City area. Even if you're not enrolled in the attendant course, you are welcome to stop by and join in the conversation.They have made arrangements for meetup participants to each receive a pass to MoMA if you wish to continue the conversation in MoMA’s galleries. And if you’re from another location and are visiting New York during one of the meetups, feel free to stop by.
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Sat, Mar 25
12:30 pm

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Discussions, March 25, 2017, 03/25/2017, Modern Art and Ideas Meet-Up
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In the last decade of the century, the Medici went bankrupt and were exiled from Florence and fiery preacher Savonarola became "dictator" of the Florence--until he criticized the notoriously corrupt pope, Rogerio Borgia (Alexander VI), resulting in his public execution.With:Dr. Dennis Raverty, Art Historian
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Sun, Mar 26
10:00 am

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Slide Lectures, March 26, 2017, 03/26/2017, Art Lecture: Bankruptcy, Exile and Bonfires of the Vanities
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Ambassador Raymond Burghardt, Former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, will engage in a frank discussion of U.S.-Taiwan Relations, and how that relationship is effected by the new Trump Administration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 27
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, U.S.-Taiwan Relations Under the Trump Administration
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The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania share a historically extremely precarious, but also potentially lucrative geostrategic position, which throughout the last several years has become of interest to the promoters of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The three “Baltic sisters”, however, are aware of the strategic nature of hard infrastructure precisely due to their peculiar negative experience during both the Soviet occupation and post-Soviet interaction with their direct neighbors to the east. The crucial case of Lithuania as the southernmost and the largest of the three countries demonstrates the nature of the strategic dilemma between opportunities and threats of eastern-bound transnational infrastructural projects. Despite the politically sensitive and opaque option of the BRI, the Balts are forced to prioritize the traditional harder (the so-called “Suwalki Gap”) and softer (e.g. transit of particularly important cargoes) security issues, which China would find hard to fully appreciate. Speaker Konstantinas Andrijauskas is Associate Professor of Asian Studies and International Politics at Vilnius University, Lithuania, and Fulbright Visiting Scholar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 27
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, The 'Belt and Road' or the 'Gap and Load'? Hard Infrastructure and Security in the Baltic States
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In prisons throughout the United States, punitive incarceration and religious revitalization are occurring simultaneously. Faith-based prison ministries operate under the logic that religious conversion and redemption will transform prisoners into new human beings. Cash-strapped and overcrowded state and federal prisons increasingly relying on ministries to provide educational and mental health services and to help maintain order. These religious organizations are overwhelmingly run by nondenominational Protestant Christians who see prisoners as captive audiences. How do people in prison practice religion in a space of coercion and discipline? What are the legal implications of the state's promotion of Christianity over other religious traditions in some prisons? What role do faith-based groups play in the bipartisan movement for criminal justice reform, and how can faith-based ministries more effectively work on policies to end mass incarceration?Speaker: Tanya Erzen, Associate Professor, Religion and Gender Studies, University of Puget Sound and Executive Director of the Freedom Education Project, Puget Sound.
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Mon, Mar 27
12:10 pm

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Talks, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, God Behind Bars: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration
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Speakers: Annette Jaitner, People Engagement Coordinator, Transparency International, and Michael Okai, National Project Coordinator, Ghana Integrity Initiative, Transparency International
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Mon, Mar 27
1:00 pm

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Discussions, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Insights Into Gender, Land, and Corruption in Africa
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Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
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Mon, Mar 27
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
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From Plato to Rawls, political philosophers have focused on justice. And from Cicero to Dwarkin, they have assumed or posited equality as a fundamental requirement for justice, although universal human equality is a very recent posit in comparison to equality within privileged groups. But neither ideals of justice nor equality address injustice when some are treated justly and others are not. Sometimes this contrast in treatment motivates inquiry. For instance: How can formal equality coexist with practical inequality? When is practical inequality unjust? Applicative justice may bridge the gap between those justly and unjustly treated, by applying the rules and practices of justice enjoyed by the former, to the latter. More generally, the progressive theorist should provide a theory of injustice, instead of a theory of justice––there is little if any justification for the claim that we need to understand what ideal justice is, before we can correct injustice. Between ideal justice and real injustice, there are many contending interests and practices and a theory of injustice is thereby required to address those dynamic social structures which result in injustice. Injustice theory should also be able to explain why some forms of disadvantage are unjust, while others may be purely unfortunate, and determine whether this difference between deserts and luck even matters. 
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Mon, Mar 27
4:30 pm

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Lectures, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Starting from Injustice: Political Theory for the Disadvantaged
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Dr. Jason C. Baker, M.D. will talk about diabetes. Dr. Baker is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine for Weill Cornell Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine, and Endcrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Baker, who himself has type 1 diabetes, has interests and expertise in disease management through education and lifestyle interventions, prevention of type 1 diabetes, and the impact of diabetes on international health.
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Mon, Mar 27
5:30 pm

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Talks, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Learn More About Diabetes
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Xavier Acarín is a curator and researcher from Barcelona based in New York. He has worked as an art producer for various institutions in Spain and in the United States and received his MA from the Center of Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Baseera Khan is a New York-based artist. Her visual and written work focuses on performing visualized patterns of emigration and exile that are shaped by economic, social, and political changes throughout the world with a special interest in decolonization practices. Khan is preparing for her first solo exhibition at Participant Inc., New York City (2017).
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Mon, Mar 27
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Interspace: A Curator-Artist Discussion
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Join journalists and professors from around New York in discussing the way that journalism is changing under the Trump administration and in our global political climate. With so much at stake, how can our media counter efforts that threaten freedom of speech and truth? Some subjects to be discussed include what to do when news outlets and journalists are silenced; how to holding governments and representatives accountable for providing the truth to its citizens, and how to recognize and understand propaganda and the role of fake news.The media’s role in this climate is multifaceted and, perhaps now more than ever, of the utmost importance. Speakers will give a broad spectrum of opinions in the many ways digital media is addressing our most pressing issues.With:- Terence Moran, Professor of Media Ecology in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University- Susan McGregor, Assistant Professor & Assistant Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism- Jack Smith IV,  from Mic.
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Mon, Mar 27
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, The Future of Digital Journalism: What's At Stake?
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A talk with Zara Rahman, Fellow, Data and Society, and Mimi Onuoha, Artist and Research Resident, Eyebeam.
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Mon, Mar 27
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Understanding Media Studies: Power Plays with Data
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Formed in 1900, the Barnard College faculty operated its first half-century largely as a colony ruled by its male minority and subject to the all-male graduate faculties at Columbia. This remained true into the 1950s. Since then, Barnard’s faculty has been successfully liberated, achieving substantial institutional autonomy and gender parity within its ranks. In the course of doing so, it has adopted the research imperative prevailing at Columbia and other research universities. While this is mostly to good effect for an undergraduate institution with a tradition of teaching excellence, it’s not without its challenges. Those interested in the history of Barnard and its unique teaching model won’t want to miss this discussion with one of the College’s finest historians, Professor Robert McCaughey.
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Mon, Mar 27
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, From Teacher-Scholar to Scholar-Teacher: Barnard Faculty and the Research Imperative Since 1950
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This documentary film explores the extent to which the perpetrators of the genocide in Bosnia (1992-1995) violently transformed the terrain. Natal villages were destroyed and over 1,000 Mosques and other cultural institutions were razed. In many cases, the Mosques were replaced with Serbian Orthodox Churches. Approximately 70,000 Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) were murdered. More than 500 mass graves containing the bodies of the victims have been discovered. Approximately one million Bosniaks were forced into exile. 50 min.Followed by a Q&A with David Pettigrew, filmmaker and professor of Philosophy and Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Southern Connecticut State University.
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Mon, Mar 27
6:00 pm

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Conferences, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, David Pettigrew's The Geography of Genocide in Bosnia: Redeeming the Earth (2009): Documentary on Genocide in Bosnia
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The Peru–Brazil border region harbors perhaps the world's largest remaining refuge for isolated indigenous peoples, sometimes referred to as "uncontacted tribes." Over the past few years, an increasing intensity of sightings, encounters and conflicts as well as sensational international media coverage has raised international awareness about their status, their unique vulnerabilities and the growing threats to their territories and ways of life. This presentation pieces together what little is known about the cultural history of isolated indigenous peoples in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, separates fact from fiction in popular media representations about them, analyzes their rapidly evolving interactions with outsiders, and weighs the complex opportunities and threats they face over the next decade.Speakers:Glenn H. Shepard Jr.Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém do Pará, Brazil
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Mon, Mar 27
6:30 pm

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Lectures, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon
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This illustrated lecture explores how America’s first metropolis grappled with the challenge of provisioning its inhabitants.
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Mon, Mar 27
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Gergely Baics discusses his book Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790–1860
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Irène Némirovsky (1903-1942) was a Russian Jewish immigrant to France who achieved a brilliant career as a novelist during the 1930s but was deported as a “foreign Jew” in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. Némirovsky’s tragic fate mirrors that of many assimilated Jews in Europe who had abandoned Jewish religious practice (sometimes to the point of conversion to Christianity), only to be treated like all other Jews by the Nazis. Némirovsky’s portrayals of Jewish characters in her fiction are controversial, for some readers consider them to be antisemitic. Lecturer Susan Rubin Suleiman, the author of a new book, The Némirovsky Question, argues instead that her Jewish characters exemplify the dilemmas and contradictions of Jewish existence in the 20th century, in Europe and beyond.
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Mon, Mar 27
7:00 pm

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Lectures, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Jewish Identity in Question: The Legacy of Author Irene Némirovsky
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Discuss the book by Mikhail Bulgakov.
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Tue, Mar 28
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Book Discussion Group: The Master and Margarita
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A discussion by economic advisors to the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns on theory and practice in the political economy of the left. There will be a reception afterwards. Speakers: Stephanie Kelton Chief Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders, Economics Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Teresa Ghilarducci Economic Advisor to Hillary Clinton,  Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis,  Economics Professor
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Tue, Mar 28
4:00 pm

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Discussions, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Political Economics: Theory and Practice in the Political Economy of the Left
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US diplomat George F. Kennan (1904-2005) was widely known as the premier American expert on Russia during the Cold War and the intellectual author of the US policy of containment of the Soviet Union. But he also played a profoundly influential role in US policy toward East Asia during the early years of the Cold War. This presentation will examine Kennan's approach to East Asia, how it evolved, and the legacies of his involvement with American policy in the region.Speaker: Paul Heer, Professorial Lecturer in International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia (2007-2015)
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Tue, Mar 28
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and the Limits of American Policy in East Asia
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Omar López-Chahoud has been the artistic director and curator of Untitled since its founding in 2012. As an independent curator, López-Chahoud has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally. He curated the Nicaraguan Biennial in March 2014 and has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists’ Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He is currently a member of the Bronx Museum Acquisitions Committee. López-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Art in London.
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Tue, Mar 28
6:00 pm

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Talks, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Omar López-Chahoud, International Curator
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Scholars are collaborating with artists and art galleries on innovative digital projects. Join to learn about some of this work. They hope this event will serve as an opportunity for all those interested in the field to gather, connect, and discuss.Projects will be presented by:- Glenn Wharton, Clinical Associate Professor of Museum Studies, NYU- Jonathan Hay, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Fine Arts, NYU- Sarah Demott, Data Services Specialist, NYU Libraries- Deena Engel, Clinical Professor, Computer Science, NYU & Joanna Phillips, Conservator, Time-Based Media, Guggenheim Museum- This event is moderated by Marion Thain, Associate Director of Digital Humanities, NYU.
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Tue, Mar 28
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, When the Digital Humanities Meets Art Galleries
Tue, Mar 28
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Anatolia Before Assyrians New Perspectives on Urbanization and State Formation
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Since the early 2000s, Gabi Ngcobo has been engaged in collaborative artistic, curatorial and educational projects in South Africa and on an international scope. Based in Johannesburg, Ngcobo is curating the upcoming 10th Berlin Biennale. She also co-curated the 32nd Biennale de Sao Paulo and was a co-founder of the collaborative platform Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR), a project that responded to and explored how historical legacies impact and resonate within contemporary art. Her new initiative, NGO (Nothing Gets Organised) focuses on processes of self-organization that take place outside of predetermined structures, definitions, contexts or forms.Ngcobo will be in conversation with New York-based Adrienne Edwards, Performa curator and curator-at-large at the Walker Art Center, to discuss Johannesburg’s art and culture scene through the prism of South Africa’s post-apartheid era and contemporary curatorial practice.
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Tue, Mar 28
6:30 pm

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Talks, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, NGO, Johannesburg, South Africa, Abandoning the Scene of History
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A lecture by Shannen Dee Williams, assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a historian of the United States and the Black Catholic diaspora. Her research chronicles the epic journey of Black Catholic sisters in the United States from their fiercely contested beginnings in the 19th Century to the present day. It also unearths the largely hidden history of Black sisters in the fight to dismantle racial and gender barriers in the U.S. church and wider American society.
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Tue, Mar 28
6:30 pm

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Lectures, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life
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Drawing on the author's recent book as well as current events, this illustrated lecture analyzes several examples of jokes—American, Jewish, Irish, Egyptian, Eastern European, etc.—and some hard cases of offensive jokes and cartoons that have provoked visceral reactions from various cultural communities. It also considers the uses of humor for enhancing cross-cultural understanding in contemporary social and political life.
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Tue, Mar 28
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Carol C. Gould discusses her book Sharing Jokes across Cultures: Problems and Possibilities
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Discuss the book by Max Brand.
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Tue, Mar 28
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Western Book Discusssion: Outlaws from Afar
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Artist Rachel Rose will discuss her video installation work, which deftly merges moving images and sound with nuanced environments.
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Tue, Mar 28
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Artist Talk: Rachel Rose
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Since 2001, photojournalist John Trotter has been photographing the consequences of the sweeping human alteration of the Colorado River, in the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. He will give an overview of this epic project, titled "No Agua, No Vida."
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Tue, Mar 28
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, John Trotter, Photojournalist
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An evening panel discussion of the legacy and future of the work of Marshall Berman.Moderator:Todd Gitlin, Journalism SchoolPanelists:Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and former editor of Dissent magazineAndrea Simon, Documentary filmmakerBob Christgau, Music and cultural criticMarta Gutman, Architecture and urban historian, City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center.
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Tue, Mar 28
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Modernism in the Streets: The Radical Urbanism of Philosopher Marshall Berman
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Arturo Toscanini left an indelible mark on the New York Philharmonic, both musically and politically. Drawing on materials from the Philharmonic’s archives and collections of Toscanini’s letters, writer and Toscanini expert Harvey Sachs surveys the New York Philharmonic milestones that defined Toscanini at the height of his career.
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Tue, Mar 28
7:30 pm

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Lectures, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Toscanini 150: 'The Maestro' Lives On
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Perhaps no source of energy sparks as much debate as nuclear power. Heralded in the 1950s and 1960s as the way of the future—only to face growing concern in the 1970s and 1980s around ties to nuclear weapons proliferation, safety, and waste—interest in nuclear power plants has chilled. Questions about the future of the industry have been raised, enlivened by Japan's nuclear crisis at Fukushima and the now paramount issues relating to energy security and climate change.Building on forthcoming research from the Center on Global Energy Policy—a three-part series on nuclear technology, the geopolitics of nuclear energy, and U.S. policy—this panel will examine the history of nuclear power, its future, and the policy and business choices that lie ahead. This event is made possible, in part, by support from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.Distinguished experts joining the panel will include: Dr. Andrew Kadak, former President of the American Nuclear Society and MIT ProfessorTim Frazier, former Senior DOE Official and Principal, TAFrazier LLCDr. Patricia Culligan, Professor of Civil Engineering at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied SciencesDr. Nicola de Blasio, Fellow, Center on Global Energy PolicyRichard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy
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Wed, Mar 29
9:30 am

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Discussions, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, The Future of Nuclear Energy
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How many times have you either traveled to a new and exciting place, or even walked down the street in your own hometown, and come across someone who would make for a perfect subject? The only problem: you lack the confidence or know-how to turn that opportunity into a stunning portrait. Derek Fahsbender has never met a stranger he didn’t find completely fascinating, and he has dedicated much of his time behind the camera to documenting those he meets. In Derek’s return to the Event Space, he will guide you through “The Art of the Street Portrait.” From building the confidence to approach complete strangers, to creating an image that will forever tell the story of the moment, this class will give you the tools needed to stop watching people and start capturing people.
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Wed, Mar 29
1:00 pm

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Talks, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, The Art of the Street Portrait
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Are crises becoming the new normal? Economic and financial crises have prompted austerity measures that have had disastrous impacts on the enjoyment of human rights including health, education, water and housing, with the rights of the most marginalized consistently hit the hardest. Some crises such as the Flint water crisis are making headlines, while others remain invisible. There is growing global concern about economic inequalities. At the same time, xenophobia, islamophobia and racism are on the rise, with populist politics further threatening those who are already socially marginalized. Panelists will discuss how human rights advocates can confront these worrying trends and why socio-economic rights are now more important than ever, both at internationally and in the United States. Can human rights serve to safeguard the dignity of all people, even in times of crises?Panelists:Aoife Nolan, Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham & Hauser Senior Global Fellow, NYUColette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, US Human Rights NetworkIgnacio Saiz, Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights
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Wed, Mar 29
4:00 pm

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Discussions, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Socio-Economic Rights in (Times of) Crisis
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In the past decades, new financial instruments have increasingly connected nature to financial markets. Carbon markets are the best-known of these instruments, but there a many others: weather derivatives, biodiversity swaps, catastrophe bonds, etc. In this talk, Keucheyan will describe this "financialization" of nature, and try to make sense of its political implications. Speaker Razmig Keucheyan is an assistant professor in sociology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
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Wed, Mar 29
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Nature and the Dynamics of Contemporary Capitalism
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Joseph Brodsky was a lucky man: among the glut of talents given him was the gift of visual art as well. The Nobel Laureate never had lessons in drawing, but his sketches are distinguished by the sparseness of the malleable line, their sharp composition, and the ability to convey a mood. Professor Yuri Leving presents on his research, based on over a 300 unpublished drawings by Brodsky from different periods and varying styles and techniques.With: Yuri Leving (Dalhousie University, Canada).
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Wed, Mar 29
4:15 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Joseph Brodsky the Graphic Artist
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Presenter: Dr. Maya K. Rao, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, University Medical Center. The talk will be in English and Spanish. Refreshments will be served.
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Wed, Mar 29
5:30 pm

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Talks, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Kidney Health: An Educational Talk on Common Kidney Disorders
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During the first three centuries of its history, Coptic, the final stage of the Egyptian language written with Greek letters, was only used for literary purposes and private correspondence but not for contracts between individuals, documents sent by individuals to the authorities, or internal administrative communication—areas in which the Greek language had a monopoly. This situation is unique in comparison with what is observed in other provinces of the Roman Empire and cannot be explained by a legal prohibition.With: Jean-Luc Fournet
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Wed, Mar 29
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Egyptian vs Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status
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Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.Guides: Simon Critchley and Fiona Shaw.
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Wed, Mar 29
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
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Guest curator and moderator Ja’nell Ajani introduces artist Lina Viktor, whose practice is described as a “merging of photography, performance, and abstract painting,” in conversation with Amy Sall, writer and lecturer in the Culture and Media Studies department at The New School University. Visually Speaking by Founding Curator Terrence Jennings, spotlights recognized and unrecognized photographers of our time and explore the photography’s influence on art, culture, and the urban landscape.
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Wed, Mar 29
6:30 pm

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Talks, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Artist Talk: Lina Viktor
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Robin Preiss Glasser, the Children’s Book Council’s “2013 Illustrator of the Year,” has had two successful careers in the arts, the first as a ballet dancer and then as a best-selling children’s book illustrator. After 11 years performing with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Robin returned to school at age 30 to receive her BFA from Parsons School of Design. From her first book, Judith Viorst’s Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I mean It!) Going to Move, through numerous others with such authors as Garrison Keillor, Lynne Cheney, and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, one can see how the years Robin spent studying dance have infused her illustration style with movement and joy. In 2005, Robin was paired with author Jane O’Connor for the now classic Fancy Nancy series, of which there are more than 70 books, including a chapter book series for older children.
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Wed, Mar 29
6:30 pm

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Talks, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Writing for Children Forum and Young Adults Forum: Robin Preiss Glasser
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The art world is a microcosm of the society we live in. It should come as no surprise then that structural racism and capitalism permeates how we look at art; it informs the work that gets prioritized as important and taught in the many classrooms that shape the arts for generations to come. This panel discussion will address the inherent issues of the structures in place at institutions of higher learning that seem content or complacent in continuing to teach an art history that is void of the intellectual and avant-garde contributions by artists of color. Together we will examine cultural erasure and discuss the nature of this oversight with the intention of identifying solutions to the problem.
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Wed, Mar 29
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy
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In this illustrated lecture, a veteran war correspondent describes her journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe—from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia—to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights.
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Wed, Mar 29
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Judith Matloff discusses her book No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands
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The monumental The Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector in Katrina Dodson’s much-lauded translation exploded on the U.S. literary scene in 2015. Dodson will speak about the Lispector phenomenon and the joys and challenges of translating her work in conversation with Literary Translation Director Susan Bernofsky.
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Wed, Mar 29
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, On Translating
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Stephanie Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Using critical wit and collaborative co-creation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire.
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Wed, Mar 29
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Artist Talk: Stephanie Syjuco
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Join documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman, who will discuss Signs of Your Identity, a series of composite portraits she created to document the legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools.
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Thu, Mar 30
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Documenting the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada
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We live in hallucinatory times. The distinction between imagination and perception, on which understandings of reality are based, seem to be collapsing everywhere in our hyper-mediated environment. What is the relationship between between visual images, mental images, and perception? Can the conjunction of hallucination and cinema help us explore these realms?Hallucinations are considered to be illusions – dysfunctional, pathological – in a way that experiences of projected images are not. Yet for quite some time now, cultural theorists have forwarded concepts such as phantasmagoria, simulacra and the hyper-real that complicate the reality of illusions and the illusion of reality. Media theorists claim that cinema is an illusion-forming medium while others have explored the proximity of dreams, visions and cinema.This conference will convene in the productive space of the overlaps between cinematic image-rendering and hallucinations. Aside from depictions of one in the other, how do hallucinations and cinema relate? What do we get when we cross one with the other? Or are they already crossed? The panel will explore the role of other kinds of illusion-forming media, such as plants and dreams, in the making, writing and production of films; the movie theater as a synaesthetic space; the possibility that images – hallucinatory or otherwise – effect the body in ways that might be considered curative or, the opposite, in ways that produce psychosis.Participants: Richard Doyle, Tarek Elhaik, Abou Farman, Yulan Grant, Ute Holl, Chrissie Iles, Nicolas Langlitz, Angelica Ortiz de Gortari, Anand Pandian, Jenny Perlin, Genevieve Yue
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Thu, Mar 30
1:00 pm

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Conferences, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Hallucinema: Cinematic Image-Rendering and Hallucinations
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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New York and other cities envisioned an expansive solution to the persistent problems of racial and economic segregation in education. Rather than fighting against the difficulties presented by the city’s enormous school population and huge bureaucracy, New York could leverage its vastness by creating educational parks that would bring together children from neighborhoods throughout the city. There, they would benefit not just from racial and economic integration, but from state-of-the art facilities, unparalleled resources and a greatly expanded array of course offerings made possible by the concentrations of students and faculty. The city opened an educational park in Co-Op City (the Bronx) in the early 1970s, but the bold vision for this project was undermined by increasing racial and economic segregation among the student body, building flaws and rising levels of school violence. Were New York City educational parks simply too big to succeed, or did they flounder as a result of correctable problems such as poor planning, flawed student recruitment methods and inadequate funding? Lecturer Christopher Bonastia is Professor of Sociology at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and serves as the Associate Director of Honors Programs at Lehman.
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Thu, Mar 30
4:30 pm

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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Illusory Mosaic: Fumbling to Desegregate Liberal NYC
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Discuss the book by H.G. Wells.
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Thu, Mar 30
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Book Club: The War of the Worlds
Thu, Mar 30
5:30 pm

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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, America in a Time of War: City, Economy, and Politics in World War I and After
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Pierre Force talks about his new book, Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), which follows two families who emigrate from the same Pyrenean Town to Saint-Domingue, tracing their descendants in an epic saga that spans three generations. Paul Cheney discusses his new book, Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue (University of Chicago Press, 2017), a micro-history of one plantation in France’s richest colony.  Emmanuelle Saada and Carl Wennerlind will join the discussion as respondents.
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Thu, Mar 30
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Discussions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Capitalism and the Family in the Atlantic World
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The most devastating attacks on the Jews of medieval Christian Europe took place in the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon during ten months from June 1391 to April 1392.  While the rioters’ success cannot be easily explained, the intervention of those who pledged to protect the Jews was ineffective. However sincere the intentions of the majority society, and the assurances of its leaders, to protect those who are reliant upon them, the security of a minority community is ultimately, for them, not a matter of paramount importance. Benjamin Gampel, the Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, specializes in the history of the Jews of the medieval and early modern world.  He is the author of The Last Jews on Iberian Soil, the editor of Crisis and Creativity in the Sephardic World, and recently published Anti-Jewish Riots in the Crown of Aragon and the Royal Response, 1391-1392, which was granted the 2016 National Jewish Book Council's Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award in Scholarship.
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Thu, Mar 30
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, As If the Jews Had No Lord: Anti-Jewish Riots in Castile and Aragon, 1391-1392
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Traditionally privacy is valued for protecting individual freedom and autonomy. Such concepts of privacy and the underlying idea of autonomy have drawn criticism from various quarters. Feminist thinkers and critical theorists have advanced such criticism on normative grounds. In the recent years, they have been joined by arguments on a pragmatic level, which show that such concepts of privacy no longer can orient life in a world permeated with new threats to privacy, in particular due to the development of information technology. In consequence, many theories have reconstructed concepts privacy in light of this criticism, often by invoking more relational concepts of autonomy. The talk proposes a different approach. Using a more socially situated concept of the subject, which is derived from Hannah Arendt’s thought, it shows that privacy plays a more fundamental value for the constitution of subjectivity, beyond autonomy. Speaker Tobias Matzner works in political philosophy and philosophy of technology. He is a visiting scholar at the Department of Philosophy, and a member of the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities in Tübingen, Germany.
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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, The Value of Privacy Beyond Autonomy
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Matthew S. Hopper’s Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire, a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Prize, explores the history of the African diaspora in Arabia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The book links the personal stories of Africans to the impersonal global commodity chains their labor enabled, demonstrating how the growing demand for workers created by a global demand—including from the United States—for Persian Gulf products led to the enslavement of Africans in eastern Arabia. Hopper, Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, will be in conversation with Eve M. Troutt Powell, C. Brown Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan and the Ottoman Empire.
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6:30 pm

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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Slavery and Globalization in Arabia
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This illustrated lecture provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today.
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Thu, Mar 30
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Tyler Anbinder discusses her book City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
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Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, Co-founders, Downtown Community TV Center will serve as the School of Media Studies' Hirshon Artist-in-Residence for the Spring 2017 Semester. In 1972, Jon and Keiko founded Downtown Community Television Center, the first community media arts non-profit organization in the country, serving 75,000 young people over the years. Jon and Keiko will present a 45 year cavalcade of DCTV hits, leading up to the present.Jon Alpert’s documentary films have received 15 National Emmy Awards and two Academy Award Nominations, among other recognitions. With a core mission that includes providing outstanding media arts education to underserved populations and using media to bridge economic and social divides and promote understanding and tolerance, DCTV has made a singular contribution to the New York community.
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Talks, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, The Future of Community Media
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Guest lecturers include French Ambassador Gerard Araud, Volker Berghahn, Ian Buruma, Kenneth T. Jackson, Robert Jervis, Lisa Keller, Paul Kennedy, Rebecca Kobrin, Jack Levy, John Maurer, Jörg Nagler, Michael Neiberg, Mary Nolan, Susan Pedersen, Adam Tooze, Ross Wilson, and Jay Winter.
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Fri, Mar 31
8:30 am

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Conferences, March 31, 2017, 03/31/2017, America in a Time of War: City, Economy, and Politics in World War I and After
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This is a conference bringing together young scholars from the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) and several U.S. Ph.D. students.
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Fri, Mar 31
9:55 am

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Conferences, March 31, 2017, 03/31/2017, Russia, the U.S. and the World: A Next Generation Policy Conference
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William Milberg (Professor of Economics) will focus on the analysis of international trade, beginning with a history of the world trading system and the theory of international trade. The class will then look at indicators of country-level success in international trade, comparing the US, China, Mexico and some others. Milberg will then consider more closely the impact of trade liberalization on the US economy, specifically on profits, ages, employment at the national and the state levels. Finally, the class will turn to the issue of the global governance of trade, and consider the impact of the WTO, the TPP, NAFTA, the general rise of nationalism among industrialized countries, and the likely shifts in international trade and exchange rate policy that may occur with the political change in the US.
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Fri, Mar 31
10:30 am

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Lectures, March 31, 2017, 03/31/2017, Post-Election America: Globalization’s Winners and Losers
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In honor of Cesar Chavez Day and National Farmworker Awareness Week, this symposium aims to showcase interdisciplinary initiatives related to immigration and migration in the United States, particularly around farmworker justice. Posters, artwork, and oral presentations will be presented by students, faculty, researchers, artists, and community activists. All members of Columbia and the broader NYC community are welcome to attend.
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Fri, Mar 31
11:00 am

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Symposiums, March 31, 2017, 03/31/2017, Neither Grapes nor Lettuce: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on U.S. Immigration and Migration
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Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
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Fri, Mar 31
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 31, 2017, 03/31/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
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With: Gayle Forman, Molly Jong-Fast, Betsy Lerner, and Nadja Spiegelman.
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Fri, Mar 31
5:00 pm

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Discussions, March 31, 2017, 03/31/2017, Women Writing About Mothers and Daughters: A Panel Discussion
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Discuss the book by Leah Remini. Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly—from an author unafraid of the consequence.
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Sat, Apr 1
11:00 am

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Book Discussions, April 01, 2017, 04/01/2017, Fort Washington Book Discussion Group: Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Sun, Apr 2
2:00 pm

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Symposiums, April 02, 2017, 04/02/2017, Discussion about 1960s conflict
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Discuss the book by Emma Cline.
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Mon, Apr 3
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, April 03, 2017, 04/03/2017, Book Club: The Girls
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This illustrated lecture chronicles the riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital and America's oldest hospital. It charts the turbulent rise of American medicine,  the path from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city,. 
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Mon, Apr 3
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 03, 2017, 04/03/2017, Puliotzer Prize winner David Oshinsky discuss his book Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
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Eminent music scholar and Princeton University professor Kofi Agawu will speak.
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Tue, Apr 4
1:00 pm

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Lectures, April 04, 2017, 04/04/2017, Finding the Beat in African Music: Further Notes and Caveats
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Claudiu Turcuș describes the reception of Norman Manea’s work and the writer’s life at the intersection of three specific contexts: Romanian society and culture, world literature and film, and media representations (namely video-interviews and two biopics signed by Ioana Uricaru and René Frölke). He will explore primary sources (novels, short fictions, essays, interviews) and secondary sources (critical studies, reviews, biopics, TV interviews), using a methodology derived from the field of literary and film studies, but also employing concepts such as autobiographical memory, testimonial pact, East ethics and media archive.Norman Manea is a Romanian writer, living in New York City. His writing comprises novels, essays, short prose and his primary topic is the individual destiny in extreme situations (Holocaust, Communist dictatorship, Exile). Manea is the Laureate of the Romanian National Prize for Literature and is the first Romanian writer to be granted the American McArthur Fellowship, as well as the Italian international Nonino Prize, the French Medicis Etranger Prize, the German Nelly Sachs Prize, the Spanish Palau Fabre Prize. He is a member of the Berlin Academy of Art and of the Royal Society of Literature in Great Britain, and he was decorated by the French government with the title of Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Speaker Claudiu Turcuș is Assistant Professor of Literary and Film studies at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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Wed, Apr 5
12:00 pm

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Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Aesthetics as East Ethics: Norman Manea between Romanian Culture, Biopics and World Literature
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This lecture will be by pianist Elena Sorokina.
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Wed, Apr 5
3:00 pm

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Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Pianist Alexander Siloti: 'The Apostle of Russian Music'
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Revelations from the Panama Papers attest to the global influence of a hidden offshore realm that drives many of the world’s financial transactions and wealth management strategies. Leading academics and investigative reporters increasingly are applying innovative research techniques and data analysis tools to better understand how these complex structures operate and affect global markets. “Offshore Finance, Russia and Beyond” brings together three experts whose diverse professional experiences provide unique contributions to better comprehending the research methodologies and reporting related to this important global phenomenon.   PANEL:- Irina Malkova, Editor-in-Chief of the Russian online newspaper Republic and the Harriman Institute’s 2017 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow.- Giannina Segnini, Director of the Data Concentration Program at the School of Journalism.- Jason Sharman, Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge and author of The Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption.” - Moderated by Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute.
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Wed, Apr 5
6:00 pm

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Discussions, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Offshore Finance, Russia and Beyond
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Last year sixteen historians of women filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court in a case involving the attempt of the state of Texas to regulate abortion clinics in a way that would make abortion services unavailable to most women. Based on historical experience, the historians argued, any new law that claims to protect women's health and safety should be scrutinized carefully to assess whether its ostensibly protective function actually serves to deny liberty and equal citizenship to women. Siding with the historians (and others), last year the Supreme Court struck down the Texas law.Alice Kessler-Harris and Reva Siegel will join the lawyers who filed the brief, Kevin Fong and Christine Scheuneman to discuss the case and the role of historians in the Court's decision. Michael Hindus will moderate.
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Wed, Apr 5
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Discussions, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Historians and Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court: The Texas Abortion Clinics Case
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With: Navanethem “Navi” Pillay, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the former President and Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the former Judge at the International Criminal Court.
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Wed, Apr 5
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Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Human Rights, Rule of Law and the Challenges of Civil Society Activism
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This illustrated lecture explores one woman’s search for peace and meaning, and how the ups and downs of expat life in Paris taught her to let go of fear, find self-worth, and create real, lasting happiness.
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Wed, Apr 5
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Lisa Anselmo discusses her book My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home
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Behind the current overwhelming scene of radicalism and terrorism in the Middle East lies an old struggle between two competing ideologies: the first championed by reformers, who believe in the notion of modern nation state. The second sponsored by radicals, who call themselves awakeners, and believe in the establishment of the theological state. This lecture sheds the light on the contemporary manifestation of this struggle and the way forward.With:Ambassador Ahmed FaroukConsul General of Arab Republic of Egypt in New York
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Thu, Apr 6
12:15 pm

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Talks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Radicalism in the Middle East: Perspectives from Egypt
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António Ole is a well-known painter and artist from Angola who has worked on installations and abstract paintings depicting walls of the city of Luanda, in artistic projects such as Township Walls and In the skin of the city. Ole’s interest in the surfaces of the city started during late colonial times, when the city was going through a process of unprecedented urbanization. His photographs of shacks’ façades may be interpreted, today, as countering the official narrative of the Colonial State in trying to portray urban development in Luanda as an index of its civilizing mission in Africa. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss Ole’s work to shed light on two questions. How Ole’s artistic working process may offer methodological insights on theoretical practices for understanding the urban in contemporary Luanda. How thinking with/through art might help us take more seriously the materiality and the everydayness of the urban in contemporary Africa. The dialectical relationship between informal settlements and the urban centre will provide entry points to understand how colonial and postcolonial urbanisms have dealt with the question of homeliness.Speaker António Tomás did his doctoral studies in Anthropology at Columbia University, in the city of New York. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town (South Africa).
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Thu, Apr 6
5:00 pm

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Lectures, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, In the Skin of the City: Reconceptualizing Urban Luanda Through the Work of Angolan Painter Antonio Ole
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A conversation between New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly and acclaimed cartoonists and graphic novelists Charles Burns and Blutch, about the similarities and differences between French and American graphic novels. The event will be free and open to the public.Charles Burns is a cartoonist and creator of the award-winning graphic novel Black Hole, as well as a series of books collecting short stories published in magazines.Blutch is a renowned French cartoonist, who won the Grand Prix of the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angouleme in 2009. His series, Peplum, was recently published in English by New York Review Comics, and Europe Comics is releasing in English and digital format some of his other books.
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Thu, Apr 6
6:00 pm

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Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, French and American Graphic Novels
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From Muhammad Ali to the Williams sisters, the symbolic politics of black athletes have galvanized the black revolt for social justice. Johnny Smith examines the complicated blood brotherhood between Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Malcolm X, while Jennifer Lansbury explores the criminally neglected history of black women champions inlcuding Alice Coachman, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
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Thu, Apr 6
6:00 pm

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Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Black Athletes and the Freedom Struggle
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In conjunction with his exhibition Zane York: Nature Morte, Zane York will discuss his work .With a hint of dark humor, York transforms traditional floral still lifes and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience and vulnerability of all living things.
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Thu, Apr 6
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Artist Talk: Zane York
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Discuss Louise Erdrich's novel.
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Thu, Apr 6
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Book Discussion: The Round House
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Preet Bharara oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Southern District of New York. Under his leadership, the office has experienced one of the most productive periods in its history. Known for being at the forefront of prosecuting financial misconduct including securities fraud and insider trading, this record of rooting out fraud earned Bharara the nickname “Sheriff of Wall Street” according to ABC News. In addition to helping secure convictions of numerous insider trading defendants, his office has brought a number of significant civil actions alleging financial and healthcare fraud and collected hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements, including from Deutsche Bank, CitiMortgage and Bank of America for fraud relating to faulty lending practices. His office has also held to account several of the world’s largest corporations for their misconduct, including JP Morgan Chase for its relationship with Madoff Securities. Under Bharara’s supervision, the office has brought a series of significant and systemically revelatory public corruption cases against members of New York City and State governments. Furthermore, the office has continued its traditional civil rights work by, for example, conducting a multi-year investigation into the treatment of adolescent males at Rikers Island.
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Thu, Apr 6
6:30 pm

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Talks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara, 'the Sheriff of Wall Street'
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The world is struggling to understand how ISIS has captured both territory and the imagination of its ardent followers. Senior fellow and director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution Will McCants explores the continuing transformation of the extremist threat and the means of defeating it.
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Thu, Apr 6
7:00 pm

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Talks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, The Future of the Jihadist Threat
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To coincide with the release of A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), they’re celebrating Paley’s life with just a small selection of her friends and former students. Hilma Wolitzer, Joan Silber, Victoria Redel and A. M. Homes will remember Paley’s life and work, and her influence on their own writing.
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Thu, Apr 6
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Grace Paley: A Celebration of the Famed Short Story Writer
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Celebrate the publication of Ernesto, a novel by Umberto Saba, in a new English translation. The event will feature a discussion of the book by Peter Cameron, Benjamin Taylor, Jaime Manrique, and Stefano Albertini.
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Thu, Apr 6
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Book Discussion Group: Ernesto
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For over 60 years The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit has delivered high-quality, professional theatre productions to every corner and for every community in our city. They’ve transformed prisons into fair Verona, libraries into Danish castles, parks into battlefields, and school cafeterias into mystic islands. Meet Geoff Boronda, veteran Mobile Unit stage manager. Enjoy his true tales from the road, and hear historic, hilarious, and inspiring “stage manager's daily reports” by Geoff's predecessors, now protected in The Library’s Public Theater archives.
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Fri, Apr 7
7:00 pm

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Talks, April 07, 2017, 04/07/2017, Stage Manager Confessional
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A lecture by Jeremy Black of the University of Exeter.
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Fri, Apr 7
7:00 pm

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Lectures, April 07, 2017, 04/07/2017, Maps and War: An Introduction
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Discuss the book by Dan Cluchey.Leo Brice is dead, in a sense (not the traditional one). When the neurotic law student meets his cosmic match in Fiona Haeberle, an impulsive spirit and burgeoning soap star, all seems well—the two fall fast in love, and spend three years navigating their twenties in wide-eyed wonder. But once the fantastical woman who had defined his future bolts to pursue a fantasy life of her own, Leo is forced to come to terms with reality.
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Sat, Apr 8
10:30 am

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Book Discussions, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Book Club: The Life of the World to Come
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This guest lecture will delve into strategies for improving the management of natural resources in New York City.Speaker: Emily Maxwell, New York City Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
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Mon, Apr 10
6:10 pm

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Lectures, April 10, 2017, 04/10/2017, Making Cities Healthier, Resilient and Sustainable
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This illustrated lecture is a groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform.
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Mon, Apr 10
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 10, 2017, 04/10/2017, John Pfaff discusses his book Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform
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This presentation will explore some of the ways we can write the history of the ‘Soviet South’, that is, the republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus, into the international history of the Cold War and decolonization. Since the leaders and intellectuals in these southern republics and intellectuals were in many ways similar to that of other post-colonial elites, there are a number of opportunities for comparison. However, because of the centrality of these republics (and their representatives) for Moscow’s Third World policy, there is also an opportunity to consider how they impacted each other. Presenting the history of the Soviet South in this way is not simply a question of shedding new light on an understudied area. Rather, it allows us to consider the histories of the Soviet Union, post-colonialism, and the Cold War in a new way. Looking outwards from the Soviet periphery, we begin to appreciate how Soviet globalization ran not just through Moscow, but also through Tashkent, Dushanbe, and Alma-ata, and Baku. We begin to see how much the Soviet claim to lead the struggle against colonialism shaped politics in the region. At the same time, the comparisons Central Asians and others from the Soviet south drew between their own lands and those of the so-called “Third World” were not always favorable – which in turn played an important role in political mobilization in the late Soviet era.With:Artemy M. KalinovskyAssistant Professor (Universitair Docent) of East European StudiesUniversity of Amsterdam
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Tue, Apr 11
12:15 pm

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Lectures, April 11, 2017, 04/11/2017, Writing the Soviet South into the History of the Cold War and Decolonization
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Since the global financial crisis, there has been a major revival of interest worldwide In the value of public development banks. These development banks can: 1 ) provide counter -cyclical finance; 2) provide long term finance, crucial for structural transformation; 3) provide leverage for public resources, "doing more with less" 4) finance global , regional and national public goods; and 5) help develop and deepen financial markets. The talk will draw on extensive research on the topic, including a project currently being co-directed with Jose Antonio Ocampo, comparing national development banks as well as research on the new AIIB and BRICS banks.Speaker: Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Program Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue
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Tue, Apr 11
1:00 pm

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Talks, April 11, 2017, 04/11/2017, The Revival of Interest in Development Banks
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Heraldry is often dismissed as mediaeval mumbo-jumbo, difficult to understand, recondite and of no contemporary relevance. But it is a living science and art, a vital tool in genealogical research and paradoxically very easy to understand.Dr. Bruce Durie will explain how heraldry works (law and rules), why there is no such thing as a “Family Coat of Arms," how to get a legal Coat of Arms in Scotland. A handout will be provided. 
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Tue, Apr 11
2:15 pm

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Talks, April 11, 2017, 04/11/2017, Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms
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Litigation plays a critical role in movements for racial justice. Across a range of cutting edge issues legal advocates work closely with movement leaders to mobilize litigation as one of the tactics deployed to combat structural racism.This workshop will give students exposure to litigation on cutting edge issues in racial justice such as: voting rights, police violence, privatization of parole, criminal justice debt, access to clean water, ending mass incarceration, and decriminalization of sex work.With:Christine Appah-Gyamfi, Senior Staff Attorney in the Environmental Justice Program, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
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Tue, Apr 11
4:20 pm

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Talks, April 11, 2017, 04/11/2017, Environmental Justice as Racial Justice
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Discuss the book by Kristin Hannah.
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Wed, Apr 12
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, April 12, 2017, 04/12/2017, Book Club: The Nightingale
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This illustrated lecture captures our lifelong love affair with books, bookstores, and book-sellers and features evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes about the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories. 
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Wed, Apr 12
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 12, 2017, 04/12/2017, Bob Eckstein discusses his book Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores
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How does fiction successfully explore and represent social history? What is the future of fiction’s role in such endeavors? Exploring these questions and many more will be Edie Meidav (Kingdom of the Young, Lola, California) Dana Johnson (In the Not Quite Dark,) and Sunil Yapa (Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist). 
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Wed, Apr 12
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 12, 2017, 04/12/2017, Fiction That Matters: The Story of Social Engagement
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This presentation discusses the changing landscape of street gangs in Manhattan and describes the consequences of gang involvement. Presented by New York County District Attorney’s Office. 
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Thu, Apr 13
6:00 pm

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Talks, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Gang Awareness
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Peter Sokolowski, editor-at-large at Merriam-Webster, and Ammon Shea, digital content editor at Merriam-Webster, present a talk on the challenges and changes in current lexicography, and on what the data from a digital book can tell us about the role that the dictionary plays in the lives of today’s word-searchers.
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Thu, Apr 13
6:30 pm

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Talks, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Is the Dictionary Dead? The Past, Present, and Future of Defining English
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Meet Phil Snyder: new father, nursing assistant at a cutting-edge biotech facility on Staten Island, and all-around decent guy. Trouble is, his life is falling apart. His wife has betrayed him, his job involves experimental surgeries with strange side effects, and his father is hiding early-onset dementia. Phil also has a special talent he doesn’t want to publicize—he’s a mind reader and moonlights as Brainstorm, a costumed superhero.
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Thu, Apr 13
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Discussions, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Fiona Maazel discusses her new novel A Little More Human
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Allen Ellenzweig, author of The Homoerotic Photograph, will talk about the multiple meanings of the homoerotic photograph and why, since Mapplethorpe, such images are easy prey for right-wing fundamentalists and politicians eager to strike poses of moral rectitude.
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Fri, Apr 14
6:00 pm

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Talks, April 14, 2017, 04/14/2017, 'Dirty Pictures' in an Age of Political and Moral Hypocrisy
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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 "Books That Make You Cry."
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Fri, Apr 14
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, April 14, 2017, 04/14/2017, Open Book Night
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Join a lively moderated discussion with three bestselling authors. Helen Ellis (American Housewife, Eating the Cheshire Cat), Janice Y.K. Lee (The Expatriates, The Piano Teacher) and Cristina Alger (The Darlings, This Was Not The Plan) will discuss their previous works, how they got started writing, and what it’s like being a writer living in Yorkville. There will be time for audience questions and books will available to check out after the discussion.
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Mon, Apr 17
5:30 pm

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Discussions, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Three Bestselling Authors: Helen Ellis / Janice Y.K. Lee / Cristina Alger
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"Gender theory" has become central to several important public controversies in France, including the 2012 and 2013 demonstrations against gay marriage and attacks on new French school curricula that explore male/female equality. In this context, American-style gender theory has been criticized as incompatible with the French "Republican model." The panel will discuss the multiple tensions between Republican discourse and the category -- and theory-- of gender.A panel discussion with Laure Bereni, Bruno Perreau, and Anne Verjus, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada
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Mon, Apr 17
6:00 pm

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Discussions, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, La théorie du genre: A French Controversy
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A lecture by Sarah Gronningsater, Assistant Professor of History, California Institute of Technology.
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Mon, Apr 17
6:00 pm

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Lectures, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, The Arc of Abolition: The Children of Gradual Emancipation in New York State
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There is much controversy about the relation between liberty and conflict in politics. While some thinkers argue that liberty is only possible under the stability given by the law, and thus conflict should be avoided and replaced by consensus and order, others warn that the lack of conflict evidences the death of political liberty. In the wake of the 2007–2012 financial crisis, when representative democracy is being challenged through popular mobilizations, populist and proto-totalitarian leaders, it seems imperative to revisit the role of conflict in politics and its relation to liberty.Machiavelli was among the first thinkers in the modern era to explore extensively both the constructive and destructive potential of conflict in the making of a republic and the maintenance of its liberty and vitality. In this panel we will discuss two essays from the recent book Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict (Chicago University Press 2017) analyzing the relation between military power, finance, and political liberty in Machiavelli’s work. Jérémie Barthas explores Machiavelli’s effort to establish the autonomy of the Republic of Florence from the financial power of the grandi through a project of mass conscription, arguing that we should understand the Machiavellian concept of “people in arms” as a strategy to gain liberty by decoupling a military system based on mercenary forces from a financial system based on public debt. Following Barthas’s analysis, Michele Battini analyzes the relation in Machiavelli between military and political reform, force and consent, through the interpretations of three representative Italian scholars of the twentieth century: Federico Chabod, Antonio Gramsci, and Adriano Sofri.
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Mon, Apr 17
6:00 pm

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Lectures, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict
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This lecture will explore how different organizations – in different sectors and different geographies – have embraced a sustainable approach to business and the many challenges they’ve faced in adopting complex sustainability principles.Speaker: Stephanie Johnston, Director, Agenda NYC.
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Mon, Apr 17
6:10 pm

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Lectures, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, The Circular Economy
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This session will focus on the writings of Hélène Cixous and the emergence of what is called “écriture feminine.”
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Mon, Apr 17
6:15 pm

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Discussions, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Philosopher Hélène Cixous and Contemporary Directions
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This illustrated lecture celebrates the strangest and most curious places in the world.
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Mon, Apr 17
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton discuss their book Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
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Speakers include Earth Institute Fellows:Xiaohui FengAlexandra KarambelasDing MaJustin Mankin
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Tue, Apr 18
1:00 pm

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Symposiums, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World
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This seminar will examine which platforms and practices work best in different contexts, what dangers still exist for digital users, and just what encryption is.With the safety of journalists and activists becoming less certain, and international cyber-attacks on the rise, the priority of digital security is increasing. Yet, encryption is poorly understood by most people, despite its ever-more central role in our lives.The Digital Humanities Initiative and Global Studies Department are teaming up to present a seminar on understanding what encryption is and how encryption can help citizens, activists, and scholars protect their work, their communications, and their identities when digital privacy is not a given.Questions to be addressed:How secure is "secure"?What's the point of encrypting?Who can encrypt?Are third-parties to be trusted? Featured speakers:Rosario Gennaro, Director of the Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software at City College of New YorkTrebor Scholz, Associate Professor of Culture & Media at Lang College, who introduced the concept of platform cooperativismModerated by:Claire Potter, Director of Digital Humanities and InitiativeJonathan Bach, Chair of Global Studies Program 
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Tue, Apr 18
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Cyber Insecurity: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Encryption But Were Afraid to Ask
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Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, whose 2016 debut The Nest was a breakout hit and New York Times bestseller, will be joined by Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins, All Grown Up) to talk about their novels' portrayals of the trials and tribulations of family life. In The Nest, four dysfunctional siblings vie for the eponymous nest egg, which, if won, will solve their respective problems. Attenberg's All Grown Up explores how one defines sucess beyond societal benchmarks like marriage and parenthood. Both writers skilfully depict the complexities of adulthood with insight and humor.
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Tue, Apr 18
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Family Frictions: A Discussion with Novelists Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Jami Attenberg
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A lecture with Volodymyr Dubovyk, Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies at the Odesa I. Mechnikov National University.
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Wed, Apr 19
12:00 pm

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Lectures, April 19, 2017, 04/19/2017, Three Years Since Crimean Annexation and the Start of Donbas Fighting: The Dynamics of the Crisis/Conflict over Ukraine
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Discuss the book by Toni Morrison.
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Wed, Apr 19
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, April 19, 2017, 04/19/2017, Harlem Heights Book Discussion Group: God Help the Child
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Discuss the book by Jojo Moyes.
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Wed, Apr 19
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, April 19, 2017, 04/19/2017, Book Chat: Me Before You
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A subject of vital importance—managing finances. Offering crucial advice will be Jennifer Baker (Minorities in Publishing, We Need Diverse Books,) financial therapist Amanda Clayman (Financial Wellness Program,) and 2015 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill (The Hopeful). Moderated by the National Book Foundation’s Benjamin Samuel. 
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Wed, Apr 19
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 19, 2017, 04/19/2017, The Writer’s Wallet: A Discussion
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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 Bleak House by Charles Dickens.
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Thu, Apr 20
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, April 20, 2017, 04/20/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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This illustrated lecture explores the quiet catastrophes dotting American cities, examining the losses and failures that led these ruins to become forsaken by communities that once embraced them
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Thu, Apr 20
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 20, 2017, 04/20/2017, Matthew Christopher discusses his book Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream
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The 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution in 2017, coming in the wake of the recent 60th anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Conference on Afro-Asian cooperation, provides an important occasion to reassess the revolutions of the past for a better understanding of the contradictions of global capitalism in our own time. Three distinguished scholars, Wang Hui (Tsinghua University, Beijing), Susan Buck-Morss (The Graduate Center, CUNY), and Harry Harootunian (NYU) will join faculty in a public conversation to reflect on the multifarious legacies of the Russian revolution. How did the Russian Revolution give rise to distinctive vocabularies of the political universal that traveled and took shape in distinctive locales? What challenges did this pose for thinking political subjectivities through labor, migration, war and social upheavals? And how do such global movements emend the theory and history of Marxism?
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Fri, Apr 21
4:00 pm

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Discussions, April 21, 2017, 04/21/2017, The World After the Russian Revolution
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A lecture by Samir Chopra and Jagan Pillarisetti of Brooklyn College.
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Fri, Apr 21
7:00 pm

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Lectures, April 21, 2017, 04/21/2017, The Indian Air Force in the 1971 Bangladesh War
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In an effort to marshal resources to meet the escalating demands of war, empire, and state formation, European governments developed a set of sophisticated financial mechanisms around the turn of the eighteenth century. Soon, however, the already impressively complex financial architecture nearly crumbled due to a series of cataclysmic stock market crashes. The South Sea Bubble in England and the Mississippi Bubble in France left the newly formed modern culture of credit in complete disarray. In this one-day workshop, six French historians explore the conditions that led to the creation of John Law’s financial scheme, the intellectual context in which it became possible for people to believe in modern finance, the role that political ideology played during the bubble, the experience of living during the immediate aftermath of the crash, and the overall geopolitical context of the rise and fall of Law’s system.A history workshop with presentations by Charly Coleman, Pierre Force, Erik Goldner, Arnaud Orain, and John Shovlin, commentary by David Bell, moderated by Carl Wennerlind
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Mon, Apr 24
3:00 pm

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Discussions, April 24, 2017, 04/24/2017, The Architecture, Experience, and Aftermath of a Financial Disaster: John Law and the Mississippi Bubble
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David Wheat, Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, depicts the early Spanish Caribbean as an extension of events and patterns established in western Africa and the Atlantic Islands. This new approach illustrates how African forced migrants became de facto colonists in the Spanish Caribbean’s major port cities and their hinterlands. Wheat will be in conversation with historian Herman Bennett, Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, whose forthcoming study is entitled Soiled Gods: Africans and Sovereign Power in the Early Atlantic.
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Mon, Apr 24
6:30 pm

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Discussions, April 24, 2017, 04/24/2017, David Wheat discusses his book Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640
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This illustrated lecture spotlights the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. During 1917 Petrograd was turned into a 'red madhouse' as diplomats, military attaches, governesses, journalists, businessmen and nurses watched history being made in the war-torn capital.
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Mon, Apr 24
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 24, 2017, 04/24/2017, Helen Rappaport discusses her book Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge
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Dicuss the book by James McBride. National Book Award winner McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth. His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown’s legacy.
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Tue, Apr 25
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, April 25, 2017, 04/25/2017, Book Club: Kill 'Em and Leave
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This illustrated lecture recounts the story of a serial bomber who stalked the streets of 1950s New York and how the race to catch him gave birth to a new science called criminal profiling.
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Tue, Apr 25
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 25, 2017, 04/25/2017, Michael Cannell discusses his book Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling
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In celebration of Until, an enormous, elaborate journey through the workings of the artistic mind, the acclaimed artist Nick Cave discusses his newest work, currently on view at MASS MoCA, with the Museum's curator Denise Markonish, Faust principal and creative director Bob Faust, and performer Helga Davis.
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Wed, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Talks, April 26, 2017, 04/26/2017, Artist Talk: Nick Cave
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This illustrated lecture traces and life and career of Irving Berlin and features videos of singers, including Eddie Cantor, Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson , Judy Garland, and more, performing his songs from Hollywood and Broadway.With Mel Haber.
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Wed, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 26, 2017, 04/26/2017, Irving Berlin: A Musical Biography
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How can religion and religious leaders work together to push back against extremism and stereotypes? Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer (pictured), president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Samar Kaukab, executive director of Arete at the University of Chicago, discuss the relationship between foreign policy and American democracy.
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Wed, Apr 26
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 26, 2017, 04/26/2017, On Faith and Friendship in an Age of Extremism
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Historical parallels abound in Sana Krasikov’s new novel, The Patriots, about three generations of an American family who emigrate in reverse from the US to Russia. Reviewers have called the book alarmingly relevant to our political moment. Krasikov will talk about her efforts to decode the vernacular of autocracy, and how writing the story of Americans lost in Russia felt uncomfortably close to home. Sana Krasikov was born in Ukraine and grew up in Georgia and the United States. Her story collection One More Year won a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation, and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. It was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award and for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Prize. Her latest novel, The Patriots, explores the effects of the Cold War on three generations of one American family, from the 1930s to the present.
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Thu, Apr 27
4:10 pm

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Lectures, April 27, 2017, 04/27/2017, Reversing the Spin Cycle: Sana Krasikov on Writing Novels in an Age of Propaganda
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Discuss the book by Henry James.
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Thu, Apr 27
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, April 27, 2017, 04/27/2017, Book Club: The Other House
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Discuss the book by Andy Weir.
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Thu, Apr 27
5:45 pm

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Book Discussions, April 27, 2017, 04/27/2017, Book Club: The Martian
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A lecture by Ivan Jablonka, Professor of contemporary history at the Université Paris-XIII-Nord and a novelist. His latest book, Laëtitia ou La fin des hommes (Seuil, 2016), takes up a news item story of a girl’s murder as an object of historical study and analyzes her life story as a “social fact.” It received the Renaudot and Goncourt Prizes, the Prix Médicis, the Prix Le Monde and the Prix des prix littéraires.
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Thu, Apr 27
6:30 pm

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Lectures, April 27, 2017, 04/27/2017, History, Literature, and Faits Divers
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This illustrated lecture highlights the intersection between American society and America’s pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport—fairness, competition, and mythology—came under scrutiny.
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Thu, Apr 27
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, April 27, 2017, 04/27/2017, John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro discuss their book One Nation Under Baseball: How the Sixties Collided with the National Pastime
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Learn about the various laws and mandates pertaining to Jewish surnames in the Russian Empire, the complexities of Jewish surname adoption and use, and how this information is useful in Jewish genealogical research.With: Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull
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Sun, Apr 30
2:00 pm

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Lectures, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, The History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire
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America’s initial military response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks involved a handful of American Special Operations forces secretly sent into Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Former special forces commanders Maj. Mark Nutsch (pictured) and retired Master Sgt. Scott Neil discuss their unconventional warfare missions atop horseback in the first days after 9/11.
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Tue, May 2
7:00 pm

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Discussions, May 02, 2017, 05/02/2017, The Horse Soldiers
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A lecture by authors Richard D. Easton and Eric F. Frazier.
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Fri, May 5
7:00 pm

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Lectures, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, GPS: American Invention, Global Impact
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A lecture by Richard DiNardo of the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
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Fri, May 19
7:00 pm

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Lectures, May 19, 2017, 05/19/2017, Operation Beowulf, October 1941
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On July 22, 2011, 77 Norwegians, most of them teenagers, were murdered by a single terrorist in Oslo and on nearby Utøya island. Historian Tor Einar Fagerland (pictured) and architect Atle Aas discuss the work of creating two memorial sites that commemorate this national tragedy.
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Wed, May 24
7:00 pm

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Discussions, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, Terror and Memory in Norway: The July 22 Attacks
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In the next installment of the "splendid memoir Roosevelt didn't get to write" (New York Times), Nigel Hamilton of the University of Massachusetts-Boston tells the astonishing story of FDR's year-long, defining battle with Churchill, as the war raged in Africa and Italy.
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Fri, Jun 2
7:00 pm

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Lectures, June 02, 2017, 06/02/2017, Nigel Hamilton discusses his book Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943
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