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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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196 free talks, lectures, discussions in New York City (NYC)

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

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With: Vladimir Khvalei, Partner, Baker McKenzie.
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Mon, Sep 25
12:10 pm

Free
Lectures, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, Corruption Issues in International Arbitration
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World-class innovation and government leadership in the 21st century. How do government measures uplift entrepreneurship in Israel? A discussion on innovation, entrepreneurship and policy with Ambassador Ron Prosor. Ambassador Ron Prosor is the Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. Prior to joining the IDC, Prosor served as Israel’s 16th Representative to the UN from 2011 to 2015. Before that, Ambassador Prosor served as the Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James’s after serving as the Director General of the Israeli Foreign Service. A prolific writer and commentator, Ambassador Prosor’s op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and The Guardian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
1:00 pm

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Lectures, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, Israel: Turning Liabilites into Assets
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A podium discussion presenting international thinkers and cultural practitioners that engage in a dialogue around research and design practices that enhance the role of design, art, and media creatives as prime drivers of change in society at large. Participants will discuss the balancing act of research and entrepreneurship, shedding light on how artistic practice can metamorphose and impact socio-economic currents as well as develop future lifeworlds. Reception to follow
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
5:00 pm

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Discussions, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, Poetry of the Real: How to Balance and Implement Research and Entrepreneurship in the Arts?
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This talk will explore Sikander’s pioneering practice that takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as its point of departure and challenges the strict formal tropes of the genre by experimenting with scale and various forms of new media. Informed by South Asian, American, Feminist and Muslim perspectives, Sikander has developed a unique, critically charged approach to this time-honored medium –– employing its continuous capacity for reinvention to interrogate ideas of language, trade and empire, and migration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
6:00 pm

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Talks, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, Apparatus of Power: A Talk by Artist Shahzia Sikander
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Until recently Pauli Murray was an unsung figure in the Civil Rights and feminist movements. A poet, writer, activist, labor organizer, legal theorist, and Episcopal priest, Murray took on the key social and economic justice issues of her day. The subject of a new biography, Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray, by Rosalind Rosenberg, Murray is now being recognized and celebrated for her legal and activist work in the service of freedom and justice, as well as for her more recently recognized work fighting for the lives of people who transgressed sexual and gender norms in her lifetime. Rosenberg is joined by Alexis Pauline Gumbs ’04, an independent scholar, and activist, and Sangodare (Julia Roxanne Wallace), a filmmaker, composer, theology scholar, and writer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
6:00 pm

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Talks, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, ‘Song in a Weary Throat’: Pauli Murray’s Life and Legacy
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 For more than 200 years, the Statue of Liberty has stood in New York harbor, an icon for millions of immigrants arriving from abroad. Frequently evoked by artists and activists, the Statue holds diverse symbolism in American culture: a representation of protest and patriotism, of entrance to America and exclusion. The recent heated exchange between White House policy advisor Stephen Miller and CNN reporter Jim Acosta regarding the Emma Lazarus poem inscribed at the Statue’s pedestal shows the contested meaning and interpretation of the Statue in today’s immigration debate. This is a conversation with experts on the Statue’s place in the country’s complex immigration history, and use in current political discourse. This event will include a visual showcase of the Statue’s prolific images, followed by a panel discussion. The panel is moderated by James Miller, Professor of Liberal Studies and Politics, and Faculty Director of Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism. Featured speakers include: - Alex Aleinikoff, Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility - Julia Foulkes, Professor of History - Roberto Suro, Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Director, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, University of Southern California
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Mon, Sep 25
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, Statue of Liberty: Changing and Contested Meanings
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Speakers include co-curators Cecilia Brunson (independent curator), Gabriela Rangel (Director and Visual Arts Chief Curator), Susanna V. Temkin (Visual Arts Assistant Curator), Yuji Kawasima (PhD. candidate, Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Ana Lenice Dias Fonseca da Silva (President, Projeto Leonilson), and Professors Jenni Sorkin (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Edward Sullivan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
6:00 pm

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Symposiums, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, José Leonilson: Autobiography of a Brazilian Artist
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The 2016 U.S. Presidential election revealed the stubborn persistence of bigotry in the United States, and demonstrated that race continues to play a significant, if changing, role in how we define our communities, develop our public policy, and shape our democratic institutions. This talk brings together scholars, experts, thought leaders and activists to examine such issues as racial stratification, implicit bias, and the complex, intersectional relationships between race, gender, and class. What is race and how do we understand it today? How are demographic shifts driving wedges between communities and/or fostering pluralism? How democratic is our pluralist society? What is the role of racial divides in fomenting political partisanship? What impact does racialized discourse have on such issues as the social safety net, immigration, criminal justice, technology, voting, and urban policy? Speaker: Prof. Michael Omi, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California Berkley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, Race in the United States: The Social Construction of Race
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In this talk, Julian Reid will discuss the different ways in which the poor are being put to work, in defence of a global neoliberal order, by global economic institutions concerned with constructing them as resilient subjects of that order, as well as by opponents of neoliberalism, in theories of social and political transformation concerned with galvanizing the revolutionary potentials of poor people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, 'The Water is Ours! The Earth is Ours!': A Pedagogy for the Anthropocene
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A conversation on One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombia's Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, in honor of its 50th anniversary.  Panel: Carmen Boullosa, Novelist and Poet Edith Grossman, Translator Siddhartha Deb,  Novelist
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Sep 25
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, One Hundred Years of Solitude: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez's Novel at 50
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Recent years have been marked by both tremendous population movement and incredible anxiety in refugee receiving countries and in relatively non-receiving countries. The moment seems apt to reconsider the refugee as a political figure, following a line of discussion first opened by a previous generations of scholars who examined earlier periods of large-scale human displacement and dislocation. In 1943 Hannah Arendt published an essay entitled “We Refugees,” a reflection on the position shared by herself and other Jewish exiles from Europe as they lived with displacement. In 1995 Giorgio Agamben published a short piece with the same title, commenting both on Arendt’s earlier piece and on the configurations of borders, movement, and population control that were defining the post-cold war European landscape. What does the current refugee “crisis” tell us about politics in the twenty-first century. Drawing from the Palestinian refugee experience, this paper explores the refugee as an enduring figure, one central to the existing, and persisting, political order. It also considers refugees as political actors, who struggle within and against this political order to create livable lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, The Refugee as a Political Figure for Our Time
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To inaugurate this season’s L.A.B. Ariel Goldberg, Aliza Nisenbaum, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste discuss this year’s term relation.  The Kitchen L.A.B. (its acronym stands for “language,” “art,” “bodies”) invites artists, authors, and curators to unpack ambiguous vocabularies in contemporary art by responding to them both in conversation and artworks. Each evening creates a kind of hybrid event—and, over time, a hybrid audience—that underlines not only points of commonality among disciplines and generations but also, as important, real differences. This season draws from Édouard Glissant’s 1990 book, Poetics of Relation, in which he imagined an aesthetically and politically transformative form of relationality, seated in the Caribbean diasporic context, and laid the foundation for such important theoretical concepts as opacity and creolization.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, The Kitchen L.A.B.: Conversations and Artworks
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The art history and visual arts department discusses the relationship between art and relevant issues of our times. In its third year at Barnard, Here/Say has invited seven individuals from a range of disciplines to consider ways that we frame the world around us, and how those actions, in turn, affect that world and our experience of it. Frames can be useful. Yet sometimes framing behaviors generate significant issues. The first conversation in the series features independent curator Jacqueline Mabey and artist Joiri Minaya. They consider the motivations and repercussions of naming and framing behaviors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, Framing, Part I: Conversations about Art
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The dramatic collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 presented the world with an unprecedented challenge: some 29,000 Soviet strategic and tactical nuclear weapons suddenly found themselves on the territory of not one but four new sovereign nations: the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. While Russia inherited more than two-thirds of the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal and its status as a recognized nuclear weapons state, the scale of nuclear inheritance of the non-Russian republics was nevertheless staggering: Ukraine became home to the third-largest and Kazakhstan – the fourth-largest strategic nuclear arsenal in the world. By 1994, the three non-Russian Soviet successors relinquished their nuclear inheritance and joined the international nonproliferation regime as non-nuclear-weapons states. What could have been the greatest single wave of nuclear proliferation in history had been successfully averted. The talk is an exploration of how this happened and why. It exposes the dilemmas and ambiguities of post-Soviet nuclear predicaments and looks at how the divergent interpretations political leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine developed regarding their nuclear inheritance affected the path of these countries toward nuclear disarmament. Speaker Mariana Budjeryn is a research fellow with the International Security and Managing the Atom programs at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
12:00 pm

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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Inheriting the Bomb: Soviet Collapse and Denuclearization of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, 1990-1994
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Discuss the book by Betty Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Growing Up in the Slums
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Lecturer: Professor Janet Schmalfeldt of Tufts University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
4:00 pm

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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Domenico Scarlatti, Escape Artist: Sightings of His 'Mixed Style' Towards the End of the Eighteenth Century
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Presenter: Monica Bhatia, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics. The talk will be in English and Spanish. Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
5:30 pm

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Talks, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?
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A panel discussion with artist and faculty member Lize Mogel; artist Dylan Gauthier; and historian Diane Galusha, that explores how water infrastructure, watersheds and other water bodies connect communities. Lize Mogel and Diane Galusha will discuss New York City’s water supply and its impacts on the Catskill region, and unpack the complex relationship between rural and urban communities of water supply residents and water consumers, respectively. Dylan Gauthier will discuss his recent projects on the Hudson River and in the Brandywine (PA) watershed. New School faculty member and chair of the Environmental Studies program, Timon McPhearson, will introduce the event. The goal of this dicussion is to create new understandings of the impacts of water infrastructure (and related public policy) on communities at either end of a water system, and to explore the intersection of nature, policy, and infrastructure through critical spatial practices such as socially-engaged art and counter-mapping.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Liquid Geographies: How Water Connects Communities
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An interactive discussion with the audience. Companies face a daunting, uphill climb in their quest for true digital transformation and the promise of growth, freedom and increased customer engagement that it will bring. Companies use a ton of time, money and effort into digitizing their organizations with new AI software that will offload repetitive grudge-work to algorithms and robots, while empowering everyone in the organization to do more meaningful work. But at what price will digital transformation come? The panel: - Isaac Sacolick (CIO and author of "Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology") - Anthony L. Onesto (General Mgr., Konrad Group and CEO, Stealth Artificial Intelligence Human Resource Group) - John Pavley (SVP Software Engineering at Viacom) - Antonio Julio (Head of Business Development, GeneXus USA & Canada) moderated by Charlie Oliver (CEO of Tech 2025)
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Tue, Sep 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, True price of innovation: sacrifices for executives and employees
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Good journalism is more than good writing or video. It's about editorial process, newsroom culture, and the lines of code that can help everything fit together (or gum up the works). SRCCON is an annual conference for developers, designers, data analysts, and the people who work with them. Learn about some of the technologies and techniques discussed this year, from identifying the Hamiltons in your midst to rolling a d20. Led by Blake Eskin, Assistant Professor, Journalism + Design
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Secrets of the News Nerds: What I Learned at SRCCON 2017
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Discuss the book by by John Gardner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:15 pm

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Book Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Grendel: Modern Retelling of Beowulf
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Founded by poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary Institute is an interdisciplinary cultural laboratory of writers, activists, scholars, and artists, dedicated to the work of engaging the concept of the racial imagination, specifically critiquing the costs and means by which whiteness and institutional racism have shaped cultural production, politics, and memory. This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and scholars, artists, and writers on art, activism and the archives. They will also explore how TRII’s new online archive will be used by artists and writers seeking to examine important conversations on race in the U.S. and across the globe through artistic practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Deconstructing Racial Imagination with Poet Claudia Rankine
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From Beaux-Arts to Brutalism, NYU has it all. Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, will survey the wide range of buildings created or adapted for use by generations of students. From the original Gothic Revival building of 1831 to classicism, Arts-and-Crafts, and Art Deco to late modernism—including Philip Johnson’s Bobst Library and proposed campus master plan—she will illuminate NYU’s panorama of architectural forms.        
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:30 pm

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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, A Romp Through NYU’s Architecture, Built and Unbuilt
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Discuss the book by Louis L'amour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Passin' Through: Hiding Out in Plain Sight
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Jenna Pirog was part of the team that launched NYT VR in November 2015 and produced The Times's first virtual reality film, The Displaced, which was nominated for an Emmy and won first prize in Innovative Storytelling in World Press Photo 2016. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Jenna Pirog, Virtual Reality Editor at The New York Times Magazine
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The theme for the photo sharing presentation is summer. They want to see your best summer shots. This live photo sharing presentation is free to participate in and is open to all. Please bring 5 to 10 prints or 5 to 10 digital images for the presentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Short Shorts: A Photo-Sharing Presentation
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An evening of conversation with The Public Good Project and Epic Next Theatre Ensemble on promoting and preserving diversity in urban public schools threatened by gentrification.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, The Future of Public Education? Seeking Public Good Amid Gentrification and Inequality
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Kavita Ramdas is former senior advisor at The Ford Foundation, and former CEO of the Global Fund for Women. Ramdas will share her insights on advancing equitable development, entrepreneurship, gender and racial equity, and social change philanthropy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Kavita Ramdas, a Leading Advocate for Gender Justice
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Theaster Gates was born in Chicago in 1973. He first encountered creativity in the music of Black churches on his journey to becoming an urban planner, potter, and artist. Gates creates sculptures with clay, tar, and renovated buildings, transforming the raw material of urban neighborhoods into radically reimagined vessels of opportunity for the community. Establishing a virtuous circle between fine art and social progress, Gates strips dilapidated buildings of their components, transforming those elements into sculptures that act as bonds or investments, the proceeds of which are used to finance the rehabilitation of entire city blocks. Gates’s non-profit, Rebuild Foundation, manages the many projects in his Chicago hometown—including the Stony Island Arts Bank, Black Cinema House, Dorchester Art and Housing Collaborative, Archive House, and Listening House—while extending its support to cities throughout the American Midwest. Many of the artist’s works evoke his African-American identity and the broader struggle for civil rights, from sculptures incorporating fire hoses, to events organized around soul food, and choral performances by the experimental musical ensemble Black Monks of Mississippi, led by Gates himself.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Two Long Poems: A Lecture by Artist Theaster Gates
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An illustrated talk on a year’s worth of non-fiction comics by Katie Fricas, including a trip to a pigeon art show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the scene in Cleveland outside of the Republic National Convention, forgotten milestones from past summer Olympics, and more. Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and illustrator in New York City. Her comics have appeared in The Guardian online and on Hyperallergic, Extra Crispy, and The Awl. Her first book of essays will be released in the fall of 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Cartoon Fricassee Live: Illustrator Katie Fricas Shows Her Work
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Librarians and archivists as they unveil the the first public display of selected items from our coveted collection of materials highlighting the life and career of legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Get up close and personal with the selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
1:00 pm

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Discussions, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Open Archive: Sonny Rollins Collection
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Katrin Katz, who served on the National Security Council in the George W. Bush administration, addresses maritime conflict in Northeast Asia and the dynamics of nationalism in Korea. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
4:00 pm

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Lectures, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, The Dynamics of Nationalism in Korea
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How might The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1959-1964) and its creator Rod Serling afford us an opportunity to rethink the operations of mid-twentieth century U.S. racial liberalism? This talk argues that Serling’s infamous use of allegory and the supernatural in his series produced a distinctive and different type of anti-racist work that challenged the realism that marked other forms of advocacy like the television documentary. Speaker Melissa Phruksachart is Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Department of Cinema Studies, where she teaches television history and minority discourse.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
6:00 pm

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Talks, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Rod Serling’s Speculative Anti-Racisms
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During the original Gilded Age, cartoonist such as Nast and Keppler held up a mirror to the foibles, if not corruption, of the political class. In this new Gilded Age of Trump, cartoonists Tom Toro, R. Sikoryak, and Emily Flake join New Yorker cartoon editor Emma Allen for a discussion of contemporary cartoon satire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Cartoons for a New Gilded Age
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Discuss the book by Colson Whitehead.
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Wed, Sep 27
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, The Underground Railroad: Slaves Make Escape
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Initiated by Yanira Castro, Casting About: About Casting will explore dynamics of cast, audience, and choreographer. What does a cast represent? How does access to resources affect the composition of a cast, and does this change the relationships between the performers, the work, and the choreographer? Invited participants include Kyle Bukhari, Yanira Castro, Leslie Cuyjet, Judy Hussie-Taylor, and Aaron Mattocks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Talk about the dynamics of cast, audience, and choreographer
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Speaker Taylor Branch is the acclaimed author of the landmark trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards in 1989. His 2009 memoir, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, chronicles an unprecedented eight-year project to gather a sitting president’s comprehensive oral history secretly on tape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Sep 27
6:30 pm

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Lectures, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, A Life with MLK: The Perils of Biographical History
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Zachary Fabri is an artist working in video, photography, sculpture, and performance. His practice looks at concerns surrounding cultural commodification, gentrification, and public space. He has been awarded The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in interdisciplinary work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Artist Talk: Zachary Fabri
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This presentation compares the social experiences of Muslim minorities in three contexts – France, Québec, and English Canada – each reflecting a different approach to immigrant integration. Speaker Jeffrey G. Reitz is the R.F. Harney Professor and Director of the Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and Professor and former Chair in the University’s Department of Sociology.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 28
4:30 pm

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Lectures, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Discourse, Policy and Reality of Muslim Integration in France and Canada
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Discuss the book by Mikhail Bulgakov.
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Thu, Sep 28
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Master and Margarita: Black Magic and Black Humor
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Discuss the book by Alice Hoffman.
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Thu, Sep 28
5:45 pm

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Book Discussions, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Marriage of Opposites: A Forbidden Love Story
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Malika Verma Kashyap, founder of the digital publication Border&Fall, and textile designer Sanjay Garg have a lively discussion on the diversity, versatility, and various perceptions of India’s incredible garment, the sari. The presentation will include a series of short independent films on the sari, as well as a selection of regional “how-to drape” videos.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Sari Series: An Anthology of Drape
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Dr. Thomas Kattau and Elena Hedoux, members of the esteemed Council of Europe (the continent’s leading human rights organization), have a timely discussion on drug policy and public health.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, After the War on Drugs: European Perspectives on Drug Policy and Public Health
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The urban foodscape – from field to fork – has long been shaped by decisions taken either in the board rooms of large international corporations or by sector-bound national government agencies. Over the past decade, designers, architects, and city planners have started using their distinct talents and competencies to help communities restore its civic and ecological role. In this talk, based on her book Urban Food Planning: Seeds of Transition in the Global North, Dr. Rositsa Ilieva will contend that, over the past decade, designers, architects, and city planners have started using their distinct talents and competencies to help communities restore urban foodscapes’ civic and ecological role and dismantle the notion of food as a mere commodity, far-removed from the professions claiming expertise in the built environment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Urban Foodscape: A New Frontier for Design and Policy
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Condition of Illusion is Peter Gidal’s first solo exhibition (British b. 1946). An important theorist, writer and filmmaker since the late 1960s, Gidal’s work has been shown around the world including cinematic retrospectives at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1983, Paris’ Centre Pompidou in 1996 and 2015, as well as at Docpoint, Helsinki and at the Cinematek, Brussels in 2016.
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Thu, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Artist Talk: Peter Gidal
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This evening we shall examine some of the problematic aspects of the mainstream feminist movement with regard to race, class, and liberalism. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 28
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Is Feminism Too White and Middle Class?: Moving Towards Solutions
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When we think of Venice, we think of a city in the sea, surrounded by water. And yet, before the modern era, the city had no source of fresh water other than the rain from heaven or barges from the mainland. Therein lies the paradox: Venice is in the water and has no water. This lecture addresses how Venetians rose to the challenge by creating a unique system of water collection, and a unique genre of public art: the Venetian wellhead. It addresses as well a different challenge that came with the expansion of the Venetian empire: the gift of running water and the need to harness it. Again, the Venetians seized the initiative and created fountains that transformed urban spaces from the Terraferma to the Stato da Mar into places of encounter and aesthetic delight. Finally, this lecture explores the afterlife of the Venetian wellhead. Speaker Patricia Fortini Brown is Professor Emerita at Princeton University and Director of Save Venice Inc.  
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Thu, Sep 28
6:30 pm

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Lectures, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Aesthetics of Water: Wellheads, Cisterns, and Fountains in the Venetian Dominion
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Meghan O’Rourke’s newest book is Sun in Days. She is also the author of the poetry collections Once and Halflife and the memoir The Long Goodbye, and is the recipient of the Guggenheim Award for Nonfiction, the Mary Sarton Poetry Prize, the Lannon Literary Award, and the Union League and Civic Arts Foundation Award.
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Thu, Sep 28
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Poet Meghan O’Rourke in Conversation
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Middle East expert Bernard Haykel of Princeton University returns to disentangle the latest turns in the region. From upheaval in the Saudi royal family, to the shifting alliances in Syria and the losses of the Islamic State, Haykel outlines the challenges for American policy.      
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Thu, Sep 28
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Latest in the Middle East
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Drawing on their respective publications Political Acts: Women in Northern Irish Theatre and The Urban Plays of the Early Abbey Theatre, academics Fiona Coleman Coffey and Elizabeth Mannion will discuss how gender, the Troubles, civil rights, and the rural-urban contrast have played out on the Irish stage and academia from the founding of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre to the brink of Brexit. Moderated by Keri Walsh
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Thu, Sep 28
7:30 pm

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Discussions, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Writers talk about Irish theater and how gender, civil rights, and more influenced it
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The question of how to live in America preoccupied many architects and planners from Frank Lloyd Wright to the consortium behind Harlem's first public housing proposals in the mid-twentieth century. This symposium, which accompanies the exhibition by the same name gathers scholars on mid?20th Century housing for a conversation that bridges what might otherwise seem like disparate realms of inquiry in order to reassess received histories and to provoke new questions about how we live in America today.
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Fri, Sep 29
10:00 am

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Symposiums, September 29, 2017, 09/29/2017, Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing
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Embark on a day of hands-on activities and discussion to explore the broad scope of wool’s applications – from clothing to furniture to bedding. The day’s schedule will feature a morning presentation on wool science, followed by an afternoon of workshop activities, and a panel discussion featuring leaders in the textile industry talking about wool’s ecological impact from farm to fashion.
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Fri, Sep 29
10:00 am

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Symposiums, September 29, 2017, 09/29/2017, Naturally Inspiring: A Day Of Wool
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Jarrett Murphy, executive editor and publisher of City Limits, interviews Chris McNickle and Joseph P. Viteritti about their new histories of the Bloomberg and De Blasio mayoralties.
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Fri, Sep 29
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 29, 2017, 09/29/2017, The Bloomberg and De Blasio Years
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The Library commemorates the 10th anniversary of New York Foundation for the Arts' Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists with a series of intereactive café programs that use the arts and literature to celebrate our unity and appreciate our diversity. For this first evening in the series, Indian writer Monidipa Mondal discusses censorship, banned books, "American" arts, and her immigration story with her mentor, Iranian writer and editor Poupeh Missaghi. This is an evening of casual conversation, readings, and communal creativity, as we get to know our immigrant neighbors.
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Fri, Sep 29
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 29, 2017, 09/29/2017, Art to Share from India and Iran
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This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
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Sun, Oct 1
10:00 am

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Book Discussions, October 01, 2017, 10/01/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
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In this talk, Dr. Yulia Kleiman of the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts will bring insight to the contemporary Russian theatre in the context of Western theatre tradition, and explore the following questions: What are the origins of Russian Theatre art? What are modern theatre trends? How are forms and ideas of the theatre in Russia connected to its social and political life?
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Mon, Oct 2
12:00 pm

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Lectures, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, Russian Theatre Art at the Crossroads of Culture
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With: Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
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Mon, Oct 2
12:10 pm

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Lectures, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, Climate Disputes and Sustainable Development in the Energy Sector: Bridging the Enforceability Gap
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Speaker: Thomas Rudel
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Mon, Oct 2
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, Sustainable Development in the Amazon
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Discuss the book by Kanae Minato.
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Mon, Oct 2
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, Penance: Chilling Thriller
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This event will explore innovative strategies for creating a more inclusive economy by supporting impact entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds who are transforming complex challenges into opportunities. While the benefits of diversity are well-documented, entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds continue to face persistent barriers limiting their access to social, intellectual, and financial capital. Speakers will include entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds who are creating positive impact in myriad ways, as well as leaders endeavoring to build a more inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem. Panelists: - Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder and CEO, Pipeline Angels; Creator & Host, Pitch Makeover - Chike Ukaegbu, Founder and Lead Executive, Startup52 - Porter Braswell, Co-founder and CEO, Jopwell - Christina Sass, Co-founder and President, Andela - Moderator: Michele Kahane, Associate Dean of Educational Innovation and Social Engagement, Schools of Public Engagement; Faculty Director, Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative.
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Mon, Oct 2
6:00 pm

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Forums, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, Creating an Inclusive Economy: Pathways for Impact Entrepreneurs
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Speakers: Prof. Deva Woodly, Assistant Professor, Politics, Albert and Vera List Academic Center. Shanelle Matthews, Director of Communications for the Black Lives Matter Global Network | Activist-in-Residence
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Mon, Oct 2
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, Race in the United States: Race and Movements
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Healthcare policy is one of the most complex and highly politicized issues in America today. Learn more about what is at stake as Margot Sanger-Katz (New York Times) hosts a panel of experts with diverse points of view. Participants include Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at MIT; Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and GC distinguished professor; Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity; and Dana Singiser, vice president of public policy and government relations at Planned Parenthood.
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Mon, Oct 2
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, The Future of Healthcare in America, Featuring Times Columnist Paul Krugman
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In today’s world, the contexts of public spaces are very often marked by processes of migration; and they have been further intensified by globalisation and digitalisation. The effects of such developments range from positive dynamics of self-fulfilment, employability, creativity and innovation, to more challenging experiences of tension and conflict. Yet processes of integration can also be a form of constraint, limitation, or further discrimination. This talk takes as its case study the relationship between Jews and Christians in the early modern age. Italy is, in this regard, a strikingly important historical laboratory, since its bi-millennial Jewish presence is the oldest in the world outside the Holy Land. Conflicts and coexistence have alternated for many centuries, forcing members of the Jewish minority to negotiate their survival in the face of attempts of control and exclusion, culminating in the actions of the religious tribunals and the Inquisition. With: Germano Maifreda, Università degli Studi di Milano.
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Mon, Oct 2
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, Negotiating Coexistence and Exclusion: Religious Courts, Papal Inquisition and the Shaping of a ‘Jewish Economic Identity’ in Early Modern Italy
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Christoph Niemann, recipient of the 2017 Masters Series Award, discusses the illustrations, magazine covers, animations and digital works that have built his reputation as one of the most renowned creative talents in the field today.
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Mon, Oct 2
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, Artist Talk: Christoph Niemann
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Joshua New, assistant professor of psychology, and Homa Zarghamee, assistant professor of economics, engage in a discussion to deepen our understanding of human behavior and decision-making.
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Tue, Oct 3
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Why Do We Do That? Decision-Making and Natural Selection
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Amy Kurzweil is a New Yorker cartoonist and the author of Flying Couch, a graphic memoir. Her writing and comics have also been published by Lenny Letter, The Toast, The Awl, Huffington Post, Hobart, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She teaches comics at the Fashion Institute of Technology among other places. She lives in Brooklyn.   Kristen Radtke is the author of the graphic nonfiction book Imagine Wanting Only This. She is the art director and New York editor for The Believer magazine. Her work as appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker’s Page Turner, Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, BOMB, Huffington Post, and many other places. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
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Tue, Oct 3
6:30 pm

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Forums, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Nonfiction Forum: Amy Kurzweil and Kristen Radtke
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Discuss the book by H.G. Wells.
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Tue, Oct 3
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, The Invisible Man: Classic Science Fiction
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This talk by David L. Phillips, Director, Program on Peace-building and Human Rights, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will focus on Phillips' work in his recent report "Implementation Review of the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue.". The report is based on extensive interviews with current and former U.S., EU, Republic of Kosovo, and Republic of Serbia officials, as well as civil society including Kosovo Serbs (July/August).
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Wed, Oct 4
12:00 pm

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Lectures, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, The Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue
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Discuss the book by Colson Whitehead.
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Wed, Oct 4
3:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, The Underground Railroad: Slaves Make Escape
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An educational talk on gynecologic cancers. Presenter: Ana I. Tergas, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Refreshments will be served.
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Wed, Oct 4
5:30 pm

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Talks, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Women’s Health: Cancers of the Reproductive System
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How did these artists start by self-publishing and grow to international success? Zep, a comics phenomenon in Europe, presents his debut graphic novel in English, A Story of Men, joined by his French compatriot Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin') and homegrown comics DIY-heroine Julia Wertz , with her new ode to NYC, Tenements, Towers and Trash.
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Wed, Oct 4
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, DIY to a Career in Comics
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Learn about HI Hostels around the world, across the US, and in NYC. Featuring HI NYC’s Community Engagement staff, Emily Gallagher, Manager, and Ben Puterbaugh and Indigo Goodson, Coordinators. Pam Tice, former Executive Director of HI NYC, and volunteer historian, will add building history from the days when it served as the Association Residence for the Relief of Respectable Aged Indigent Females.
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Wed, Oct 4
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, The History of Hostelling International NYC
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Bruce Handy is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where he was formerly deputy editor, and the author of a forthcoming book, Wild Things, about the pleasures of reading children’s literature as an adult. He has also worked as a writer-editor at Time and Spy and contributed journalism, reviews, and humor pieces to The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, New York, and The New Yorker.
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Wed, Oct 4
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, An Evening with Bruce Handy, Vanity Fair Contributing Editor
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Inequality is centre-stage in political debate both globally and in individual countries, being blamed for everything from Brexit and the rise of populism to stagnating wages and growth. This talk, based on the findings of a three-year research programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford, will seek to tease out why this is so and identify central unanswered questions about the drivers of inequality and what policy responses to it should be. Speaker Brian Nolan is Director of the Employment, Equity and Growth Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford.
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Thu, Oct 5
4:30 pm

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Lectures, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Inequality and Prosperity
Thu, Oct 5
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between: A Memoir of a Parent's Disappearance
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Writer Erica Jong joins Elisabeth Ladenson for a lively discussion about the French author Colette. Erica Jong is an American novelist and poet, whose reputation was first established with Fear of Flying, published in 1973, which created a sensation with its frank treatment of women's sexuality. She has since published more than twenty books, including novels, volumes of poetry, and essays. Her most recent novel is entitled Fear of Dying. 
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Thu, Oct 5
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Colette, Writing, and Sex in Literature, with Bestselling Author Erica Jong
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How does the constructed environment promote or inhibit resilience? Dr. Sharon Sutton, Jennifer Bolstad, and Walter Meyers of Local Office, will present and discuss tangible and intangible forms of social and environmental resilience.
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Thu, Oct 5
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Social and Environmental Resilience
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Interviews can be friendly, contentious, cunning, intimate. And encounters with reporters can shape how individuals feel about “journalism” or “the media.” So what does it mean for a reporter to treat someone fairly? What are reporters looking for from the people they interview? And what would it mean to take a user-centered approach to interviewing? Hear from three guests who have reflected on what it's like to be on both sides of the story. Moderated by: Blake Eskin, Assistant Professor, Journalism + Design  Guests: - Ray Suarez, Visiting Professor, Amherst College; former Chief National Correspondent, PBS NewsHour - Julia Dahl MFA ’04; novelist; reporter, CBS News  - Paul Ford, Contributor, Bloomberg Businessweek; co-host, Track Changes podcast
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Thu, Oct 5
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, On Interviewing and Being Interviewed
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Romani people – Roma – have been migrating west for hundreds of years. The most recent wave of mass migrations from Central and Eastern Europe began in the 1970s and increased in the 1990s after the fall of the Communist regimes there. The situation of migrant Roma in Italy, whose number is estimated at around 75,000, has been particularly difficult, in large part because of the inadequate housing situation in many urban areas, where a substantial proportion of Roma still live in camps. This panel discussion will start with a screening of the short film Roma settlements in Rome (20 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles) and will then look at the situation in Italy. It will then consider, for comparison, the situation of Roma migrants in the USA from Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania. Participants: Ion Dumitru, former officer for Orientation of Roma and non-Roma immigrants (Comune di Roma) David Forgacs, NYU Carol Silverman, University of Oregon
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Thu, Oct 5
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Roma Migrations: Stories from Italy and the USA
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Discuss the book by Chinua Achebe.
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Thu, Oct 5
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Things Fall Apart: Classic of Modern Literrature
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"What is at Stake?" focuses on the intersection of visual culture and the complex and contradictory notions of community. “Community” is a potent, yet overused word, meaning dramatically different things to different people. Similarly, it can be hard to see the extent to which visual culture—the media, images, art, and memes around us—is the way we know our “communities,” and how that visual work might play a creative and productive role in social change. There will be conversations with artists, community organizers, cultural organizations, and public agencies, as well as with fellow participants, about how visual culture defines or redefines who’s included or excluded from “community,” and what are the hard questions cultural institutions, service providers, teachers, and artists need to ask themselves in the work that is sometimes referred to as social practice, social documentary, civic engagement, or simply community-based work. Confirmed speakers, facilitators, and participating organizations include: Nicholas Mirzoeff, Mindy Fullilove, Ruth Sergel, Stephanie Dinkins, Chinatown Art Brigade, The Point, the NYC Commission on Human Rights, the Laundromat Project, Erin Barnett, Kristen Lubben, Danielle Jackson, Quito Ziegler, Bayeté Ross Smith, MTL Collective, and Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani.  
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Fri, Oct 6
9:00 am

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Symposiums, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, What is at Stake?: Questions of Community and Visual Culture
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The symposium addresses key ancient Black Sea myths that retain a stable presence in the Western cultural imagination—Prometheus, Medea and the Argonauts, Iphigenia, Odysseus—and aims to explore their life in the lands where these myths initially emerged. It targets especially the little-studied political mobilization of these myths in the construction of modern national, regional, and pan-European identities for various communities around the Black Sea.
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Fri, Oct 6
3:00 pm

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Symposiums, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Black Sea Myths and Modern Europe
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This volume gives us the city on a whole new scale, as skyscrapers jostle for prominence and the ambitions of the wealthy compete with those of immigrants, radicals, and Harlem’s African Americans. Wallace, founder of the Gotham Center, speaks with Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times.  
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Fri, Oct 6
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Mike Wallace discusses his book Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
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An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the Hudson’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This discussion looks at the music and career jazz luminaries: drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist John Scofield of the new supergroup Hudson.
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Fri, Oct 6
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Jazz Supergroup Hudson in Discussion
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An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the Hudson’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This discussion looks at the music and career jazz luminaries: drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist John Scofield of the new supergroup Hudson.
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Sat, Oct 7
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Jazz Supergroup Hudson in Discussion
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This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
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Sun, Oct 8
1:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
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Speaker Andriy Lyubka was born in 1987 in Riga, Latvia. He is the author of three books of poetry – Eight Months of Schizophrenia, TERRORISM, and Forty Bucks Plus Tip - and five books of prose – Killer: A Collection of Stories, Sleeping with Women, Carbide, A Room for Sorrow and Saudade. His writings have been translated into Polish, Chinese, English, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Romanian, Turkish and German.
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Mon, Oct 9
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 09, 2017, 10/09/2017, Smuggling Ukraine Westward
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Discuss the book by Ian McEwan.
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Tue, Oct 10
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, Nutshell: Wife's Tragic Infidelity
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In 2016, a Poverty Working Group was assembled to examine New York State’s neglect and abandonment of poor people, people of color, and people with disabilities. The group asks how can we deepen our understanding of and resistance to the ways that neoliberal states and social systems create targeted communities who live their lives under the constant threat of surveillance, control, and even mortal danger. In this panel, scholars, and activists who work on issues of housing and homelessness in New York City imagine how we can take an abolitionist approach to resistance and how we can begin to build social systems that offer safety and equal resources to all. Participants include Craig Willse, author of The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States.
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Tue, Oct 10
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, Homes for All, Cages for None: Housing Justice in an Age of Abolition
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Barry Strauss, an author, military historian, and professor of History and Classics at Cornell University, will speak about the lessons today's leaders can take from the Roman emperor Hadrian's policies and strategy.
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Tue, Oct 10
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, Hardian's World: Leadership Lessons from a Roman Emperor
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In 2011, Adarsh Alphons, an immigrant here on a work visa with a mountain of student loans, decided to do everything he wasn't supposed to do: teach art classes to youth full-time for no pay. Starting with a borrowed office space in Harlem, he seized on his entrepreneurial spirit and capitalized on the moment's zeitgeist—the rise of the sharing economy—to create ProjectArt, a nonprofit art organization that has achieved national scale and acclaim by using underutilized spaces in public libraries for public school art education and artists’ studios.
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Tue, Oct 10
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, ProjectArt: How They Built the Largest Art School in America, Without Owning a Single Building
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Ussama Makdisi challenges two narratives that often dominate the story of diversity in the Middle East. The first stresses a continuous history of sectarian strife between allegedly antagonistic religious communities; the second idealizes coexistence and communal harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims. Rather than taking sectarianism or coexistence for granted—or assuming them to be age-old features of the Middle East—Makdisi historicizes both notions and emphasizes how the struggle to define the contours of modern Middle Eastern society has been multifaceted and contradictory. Makdisi is a professor of history and Arab- American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University, and the author of Faith Misplaced: The Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations, 1820-2001.
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Tue, Oct 10
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, Beyond the Critique of Secularism: Understanding the History of Sectarianism in the Modern Middle East
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Daniel Gordon is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist who uses collage, sculpture, and photography to create fantastical portraits, nudes, and still lifes. Critics have drawn parallels between Gordon’s work and the paintings of artists such as Matisse and Cézanne, yet Gordon relies on the camera to ground his art. Photography transforms Gordon’s often fragile and ephemeral tableaux into works with solidity and permanence.
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Tue, Oct 10
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Gallery Talks, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, Artist Talk: Daniel Gordon
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Kurt Ankeny talks about the reasoning and philosophy behind why he finds drawing from imagination and memory such a strong approach to cartooning, and how this creates deeper truths via non-photographic image-making. Ankeny is a cartoonist and painter whose work has appeared at the Society of Illustrators, at the Cape Ann Museum, and in Comics Workbook. He lives with his wife and son in Salem, Massachusetts.
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Tue, Oct 10
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, Mining the Mind’s Eye: Cartoonist Kurt Ankeny discusses his work
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In the original vision of the internet, anyone could have a voice. Two decades later, a few technology companies (Facebook, Alphabet, Twitter) are setting and enforcing rules governing most of what people say online, trying to balance free expression with civic responsibility while making money. A growing chorus of critics argue that the rise of these Silicon Valley gatekeepers is at odds with a democratic society. Meanwhile, online hate has spilled out into national politics, traditional media, and the streets. Sort through how these platforms set policies, rely on algorithms, and outsource to armies of moderators -- and ask whether they are getting it right. Moderated by Adrian Chen, staff writer at The New Yorker, where he covers internet culture and technology With: - Danah Boyd, founder and president of Data and Society, a research institute focused on understanding the role of data-driven technologies in society. - Kate Klonick, PhD student at Yale Law School, where she is also a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project. - Gregor Hochmuth, an artist and engineer based in New York. In 2011, he joined Instagram as one of the company's first engineers. He's since co-founded Dreams, a new TV network based in New York.  
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Tue, Oct 10
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, Free Speech, Hate Speech: Regulating Online Conversation in the Platform Era
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The election of Donald Trump, an inexperienced and unpredictable billionaire real estate mogul endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan, stunned the world. Within hours of Hillary Clinton conceding the election to Trump, thousands took to the streets in protest against the victory of a candidate who lost the popular vote by the largest margin of an Electoral College winner in the nation’s history – nearly three million votes. Trump is a right-wing populist whose message against trade deals that have hurt American workers strongly resonated in white communities where the declining power of trade unions has left people vulnerable to his bigoted and xenophobic appeals. The complex dynamics of our social movement and populist era, the intricate (and poorly understood) connections between movements and electoral politics, and what the Trump presidency means for American democracy are the themes of our conference. 
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Wed, Oct 11
9:00 am

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Conferences, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Insurgency from Below and the Future of American Democracy
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Featuring: Nolan McCarty, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
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Wed, Oct 11
5:00 pm

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Lectures, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Polarization, Partisanship, and the Future of the Constitutional System
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Discuss the book by Amor Towles.
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Wed, Oct 11
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, A Gentleman in Moscow: Ordered to Spend His Life in a Luxury Hotel
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Performer Jaamil Olawale Kosoko engages a choreographer, author, teacher, curator, and arts advocate, known for his improvisational dance and language work, Ishmael Houston-Jones in a conversation about his collaborative work with the late artist Fred Holland. Houston-Jones and Holland met in Philadelphia in the mid-seventies and formed a strong bond. They later made performance work together in New York, notably Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders, performed at The Kitchen, which was recognized with a 1984 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. Sections from Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders and Contact Duet will be shown.
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Wed, Oct 11
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Dance talk and performance: Ishmael Houston-Jones and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
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The election of President Trump has changed the rules of American politics and motivated widespread protests to his agenda. What are the prospects for activists in this new era? Panelists include Barbara Ehrenreich, author, Nickel and Dimed; Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, professor of law, Columbia and UCLA; and Frances Fox Piven, distinguished professor of political science and sociology, emerita, at the GC. Moderated by Laura Flanders, host of The Laura Flanders Show.  
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Wed, Oct 11
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Insurgency from Below: Activism in the Trump Era
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Nicole Eisenman is a painter and sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her work was the subject of a 2016 mid-career retrospective “Al-Ugh-Ories” at the New Museum, New York. Other recent solo exhibitions include Anton Kern Gallery (2016) and her traveling survey exhibition, “Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013” at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2015), The Institute of Contemporary Art, (Philadelphia, 2014), and the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis (2014).
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Wed, Oct 11
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Artist Talk: Nicole Eisenman
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Lucy Corin is the author of two short story collections, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses and The Entire Predicament, as well as a novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. She won an American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize, is currently an NEA fellow, and will be a Blackburn Visiting Scholar at Duke University in 2018. Recent work appears in Harpers, Bomb, Hunger Mountain, Ploughshares, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and The Vintage Book of New American Short Stories.
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Wed, Oct 11
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Fiction writer Lucy Corin discusses her work
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In honor of Thelonious Monk's 100th birthday, a panel of Monk experts will play never-before-heard live footage of Monk in performance, analyzing where it came from, who is playing, and the significance of the music in Monk's career.
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Wed, Oct 11
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Discussions, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Thelonious Monk Symposium: Music of Monk
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Speaker Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction, received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015. She is also the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, and edited The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner, and has received a Heinz Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Academies communications award. Kolbert is a visiting fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College. 
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Wed, Oct 11
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, The Fate of the Earth
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From the shores of the North Sea to the stage of David Geffen Hall, Leif Ove Andsnes’s career and accolades have spanned the globe. Learn more about the Philharmonic’s Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence as he discusses his music education, artistry, and introduces us to the lesser-known works he has selected to perform during his residency.
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Wed, Oct 11
7:30 pm

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Talks, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes discusses his career
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Discuss the book by Ian Carmon and Shana Knizhnik.
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Thu, Oct 12
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, The Notorious RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsberg's Life
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This will assess the transformative potential in the architecture of urban housing in America in a challenging time. In the face of population growth, climate change, a degraded infrastructure, a material culture invested in superficial greenwashing and inequities in economic opportunity, a panel of prominent architects from various regions across the United States will gather to discuss the central issues of design that make urban housing successful. Following the lecture, there will be a brief conversation between Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks+Scarpa in Los Angeles and Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster.
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Thu, Oct 12
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Housing Left, Right and Center
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Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. Her subsequent fictions—The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland—were published to great acclaim, as was her nonfiction exploration of the often emotionally fraught links between identity and language, In Other Words.
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Thu, Oct 12
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Fiction Writer
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Photographic historian Judith Mara Gutman and acclaimed historian Sean Wilentz explore the work produced for the WPA by pioneering social photographer Lewis Hine, chronicled in the new book Lewis Hine: When Innovation Was King. In 1936, science-teacher-turned-photographer Lewis Hine was commissioned by the National Research Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, to produce a visual document of the industries that the U.S. government hoped would provide the jobs that would lift the country out of the Great Depression. Hine produced more than 700 photographs for this project. Please arrive early.
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Thu, Oct 12
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Discussions, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Historians explore WPA photographs of Lewis Hine
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When did America lose its mind? If you follow Kurt Andersen's article in the The Atlantic's September issue, it was some time during the 1960s when "mainstream" culture, for better or worse, became increasingly suspect. To what extent has Andersen articulated our "post-truth" moment? Does he hit the nail on the head or fall woefully short?
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Thu, Oct 12
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Discussions, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, How America Lost Its Mind
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Can the two Koreas achieve reconciliation and reunification, the goal for nearly seven decades? How can a potentially catastrophic clash between the US and North Korea, or even a second Korean War invoving the US and China, be avoided? Will the future of the Korean Peninsula be war or peace? Dr. Charles K. Armstrong gives an insightful review of Korean history and guidance for the future. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences at Columbia University's Department of History, author of Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. There will also be a performance by EnoB, a global outreach organization that designs and performs high quality musical concerts for isolated individuals in New York, Seoul and Shenzhen.
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Thu, Oct 12
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, The Two Koreas: War or Peace?
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The use of data in communication disciplines like journalism, marketing, advertising, P.R., etc., is becoming widespread. News graphics have quickly become a popular feature in news media, and many organizations, like The New York Times and The Washington Post, have created departments devoted exclusively to dealing with data. Unfortunately, what is otherwise a positive phenomenon has also a dark side: the lack of knowledge that average citizens have about statistical reasoning opens the door for crooks of all ideological orientations to mislead them. The talk will cover strategies to verify sources, reason about data, and critically read graphics like charts, graphs, diagrams, etc. Lecturer: Alberto Cairo
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Thu, Oct 12
7:30 pm

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Lectures, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Visual Trumpery: How to Fight Against Fake Data, Fake Facts, and Fake Visualizations
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Featured speakers:  Debora K Shuger (Distinguished Professor, English, UCLA) Richard McCoy (Disginguished Professor, English, CUNY) Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, University of Texas, Austin) Sarah Covington (Professor, History, CUNY) Andrew  Morrall (Professor, Chair of Academic Programs, Bard Graduate Center) W. David Myers (Professor, History, Fordham)  
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Fri, Oct 13
10:00 am

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Symposiums, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, The Early Modern Cultural Impact of the Lutheran Reformation
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This talk is about craft aesthetics and the perception of the environment in eighteenth-century poetry and prose. It will discuss ideas of beauty modeled on skilled handiwork rather than passive contemplation, on touching rather than viewing one's environment. This is an aesthetics of action more than feeling, of living in a world rather than standing in judgment of it. By looking at examples from Defoe, Georgic poetry, and eighteenth-century British writings on art, it hopes to show how the discipline of literary studies can contribute to a broad-based understanding of perceptual consciousness, natural and built environments, and both skilled and ethical engagement with the world.   
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Fri, Oct 13
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, On Handsomeness, Considered as a Category of Aesthetics
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Discuss the book by Ray Bradbury.
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Sat, Oct 14
10:30 am

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Book Discussions, October 14, 2017, 10/14/2017, Fahrenheit 451: Classic Novel
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Discuss the book by Paulette Jiles.
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Sat, Oct 14
11:00 am

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Book Discussions, October 14, 2017, 10/14/2017, News of the World: Post-Civil War Drama
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Discuss the book by Fuminori Nakamura.
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Sat, Oct 14
11:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 14, 2017, 10/14/2017, Last Winter We Parted: Writer Befriends Killer
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Deirdre Bair was a newly minted Ph.D. who thought she was going to write a critical study of Samuel Beckett. One thing led to another, and she--who had never read biography--suddenly found herself writing one. Her talk will describe the privilege (and the trials and tribulations) of working with two living subjects. It will include her coming of age as a scholar and feminist, and why now is the proper time to tell these stories. 
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Mon, Oct 16
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 16, 2017, 10/16/2017, A Bio/Memoir, or Seven Years of Working with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir
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The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted two years ago, making it an opportune time for a first stocktaking. The SDGs make the central promise to Leave No One Behind and include a dedicated goal to reduce inequalities. Human rights advocates have put great hopes in the SDGs as an instrument for transformative change. But do they bring about the much-needed paradigm shift? Or were the extensive consultations and negotiations much ado about nothing? At this event, they will launch a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on the “Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights: A Critical Early Review” co-edited by Inga Winkler and Carmel Williams. Speakers will focus on monitoring and policies for the way forward with a focus on invisible and marginalized population groups. less
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Mon, Oct 16
5:00 pm

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Discussions, October 16, 2017, 10/16/2017, Inequalities in the Sustainable Development Goals
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Visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist, Laurie Anderson is one of the world’s most imaginative, provocative, curious, and engaged artists. From downtown, counter-culture performances, to her residency with NASA, to her top-charting, trailblazing recordings, generosity and sincere curiosity about the world has fueled Anderson’s work. For this interview, get to know Anderson’s life, work, and perspective through the music that is meaningful to her. What was her favorite album as a child? What musicians have most influenced her? What recording pairs nicely with dog walk in the Park? What’s essential listening in the age of Trump?
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Mon, Oct 16
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 16, 2017, 10/16/2017, Artist-Composer Laurie Anderson’s Listen List
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Sara Ahmed, independent scholar and feminist writer, explores how institutions are built from small acts of use. What usually happens seems to keep happening without having to be made into official policy and sometimes even despite an official policy. We learn about the institutional (as usual) from those who are trying to transform institutions. Ahmed will bring together data from her study of diversity work in universities first presented in On Being Included (2012) and developed in the middle section of Living a Feminist Life (2017) with her current research into “the uses of use” and complaint. She considers how social justice projects require making usage into a crisis.
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Mon, Oct 16
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 16, 2017, 10/16/2017, The Institutional as Usual: Diversity Work as Data Collection
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Speaker: Prof. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health.
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Mon, Oct 16
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 16, 2017, 10/16/2017, Race in the United States: 400 Years Curriculum Disruption
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Life in today’s world is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctor’s and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety.  By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind. We can slow our brain waves to states of relaxation. When we are in a state of physical and mental calmness, we have more control over our reactions towards life’s stressors.  Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace. Dr. Frank Pawlowski delivers this informative lecture. There will even be a short meditation sitting.
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Tue, Oct 17
2:00 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation
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Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College, will give a talk on his critique of Sara Soh’s rejection of the Japanese “comfort women” system as sexual slavery. According to Min, Soh’s 2008 book, The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan, is the only comprehensive English-language book that covers both the “comfort women” issue and the redress movement for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery, but it has provided many controversial arguments.  Prof. Min will try to show that many of Soh’s arguments provided to reject the sexual slavery thesis conflict with facts and logically unsound. Prof. Min is completing a book project focusing the redress movement for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery.
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Tue, Oct 17
4:30 pm

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Lectures, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Japanese 'Comfort Women' and Sexual Slavery
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The Harlem-based Colombian-American artist Lina Puerta transforms the lobby with a new installation from her Botánico Series, inspired by weeds and uncontrolled nature within urban spaces. Exploring the tension between humans and the botanical world, Puerta's ongoing series, which she started in 2010, evokes nature's resilient response amid efforts by humans to exert control.
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Tue, Oct 17
5:30 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Artist Talk: Lina Puerta
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The first Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features Joseph Calleja, from Malta, who is one of the world’s leading tenors. He sings Pollione in the Met’s new opening night production of Norma and will appear in the role through December. Calleja sings all the major roles of the Italian tenor repertoire in all the top theaters of the world.
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Tue, Oct 17
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin: A Conversation with Tenor Joseph Calleja
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Craig Gropper,  the artist’s grandson, discusses Gropper’s art from the political cartoons to murals, and how his convictions guided his life’s work but, ultimately, cost him his livelihood. After an accomplished career as a TV journalist, Craig Gropper decided to devote himself to the family business. He now manages his grandfather’s legacy. From the 1920s through the middle of the 20th century, artist William Gropper was one of the country’s best known social critics. His drawings and paintings challenged the powerful on behalf of the powerless, whether featured in newspapers and magazines or in galleries and museums.
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Tue, Oct 17
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, The Life and Work of Cartoonist William Gropper
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This is a talk with investigative journalists Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov. Together, Borogan and Soldatov have co-authored The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB, The New Nobility, and The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, (PublicAffairs, 2015). An updated edition of The Red Web with a new chapter about Russian interference in the 2016 US election was published in August 2017.
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Wed, Oct 18
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Kremlin's Wars on the Internet
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Has there been a role reversal between the US and China on the environment? China has long been considered an environmental outlier-- horrendous smog episodes, water unfit to drink and even to irrigate, huge increases in the number of cars on the road, a global leader in the use of pesticides, a major coal producer and importer, a reluctant participant in global climate negotiations until recently, and more. The US, until November 9, had been seen as at least modestly responsive to environmental concerns. Now with Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt ensconced in Washington seeking to systematically dismantle the environmental policy system in contrast to the passage of environmental legislation and a new role around climate change in China, the roles do seem to be reversing. Is that an accurate view? Speaker Robert Gottlieb is Emeritus Professor at Occidental College and founder and former executive director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books; his most recent book, co-authored with Simon Ng, is Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China.
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Wed, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Reversing Roles?: Environmental Politics and Policy in China and the US
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Dr. Libby O’Connell discusses the centrality of food themes in the Wilson administration’s efforts to mobilize American support for World War I. Featuring archival photographic images and vivid Great War era propaganda posters, her presentation examines the popular response to increased food production and conservation demands on the domestic front, and feeding the troops on the war front.
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Wed, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Feeding the Fight: Food, Propaganda, and WWI
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'History must restore what slavery took away': such was the urgent, if haunting, imperative of history as reparations, articulated in 1925 by Arturo Schomburg. At a moment when the very idea of black historicity aroused doubt, Schomburg, an Afro-Puerto Rican bibliophile in New York, built an unprecedented 'race library' documenting the African diasporic past. This talk examines the contested place of slavery in archival economies at once affective and pecuniary. In tracing how Schomburg bought, and ultimately sold, his library, this talk shows how early African American archives recast the market's devaluation of black lives and letters. Speaker Laura Helton is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Delaware.
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Wed, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, 'Five dollars for a letter written by a Negro': Arturo Schomburg's Library and the Price of Black History
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Discuss the book by Ruth Ware.
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Wed, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Woman In Cabin 10: Mystery Thriller
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How does the human brain encode vast arrays of sensory information? What proportion of this information enters our awareness for conscious perception? Neuroscientist Tony Ro joins Jesse Prinz, distinguished professor of philosophy, and others to get to the root of the mind-body question. Is our brain telling our body what to do or is our body telling our brain what do?  
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Wed, Oct 18
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Consciousness and the Human Brain
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Emmet Gowin and the Morgan Library Curator of Photography Joel Smith discuss Gowin's new book, Mariposas Nocturnas, a dazzling document of his longtime project photographing nocturnal moths in Central and South America. His color portraits feature creatures which may never have been photographed as living specimens before, and some of which may not be seen again. The moths are photographed alive, in natural positions and postures. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event. Please arrive early.
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Wed, Oct 18
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Photographer Emmet Gowin discusses his new book Mariposas Nocturnas
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Sheila Pepe is a cross-disciplinary artist employing conceptualism, surrealism, and craft to address feminist and class issues. Solo exhibitions include the Smith College Museum of Art and Weatherspoon Art Museum; group exhibitions include Greater New York at PS1/MoMA; Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art & Craft, Contemporary Art Museum Houston; Queer Threads at Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art; the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, and Artisterium 3, Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Wed, Oct 18
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Artist Talk: Sheila Pepe
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David Rockwell is the founder and President of Rockwell Group, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York with a satellite office in Madrid that emphasizes innovation and thought leadership in every project. The firm merges architecture, theater, craftsmanship, and technology to create unique narratives for each project.
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Wed, Oct 18
7:30 pm

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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, David Rockwell, Architect and Designer
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Featuring alumna Manon Hutton-DeWys.
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Wed, Oct 18
7:30 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Composer Vivian Fine and NYC in 1931
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Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima.
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Thu, Oct 19
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scholars for centuries. Music taps into cognitive mechanisms that govern our daily interactions with the world, such as expectations and violations of these expectations, and appears to have much in common with language. In addition, music plays social and ethical functions that can be understood from philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives. This is a discussion with three renowned scholars from the humanities and cognitive science who will show how these modes of inquiry bear on each other and explain what makes music mean. Welcoming Remarks: David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art and Director Pamela Smith, Professor of History and Chair, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Jacqueline Gottlieb, Professor of Neuroscience Speakers: David Huron, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor, School of Music & Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Ohio State University Aniruddh D. Patel, Professor of Psychology, Tufts University Elizabeth Tolbert, Professor of Musicology, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
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Thu, Oct 19
4:15 pm

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Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Music and Meaning
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Speaker Michael Paris is working on a book about the history and possible futures of school desegregation in the United States. For the past several decades, observers from across the political spectrum have agreed that this cause is dead. The main purpose of the book is to explore new possibilities for revival.
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Thu, Oct 19
4:30 pm

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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Racial Liberalism and School Desegregation: The Connecticut Case of Sheff v. O'Neill
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The Trump Administration’s announcement that it would increase the US troop presence in Afghanistan signals a new force-based approach to solving the conflict. In recent years, Russia has actively engaged with the Afghanistan issue, sponsoring regional conferences and peace talks, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented that the Trump Administration's new strategy is a “dead end.” How are Washington and Moscow now approaching the promotion of peace and stability in the region and what are their underlying assumptions and constraints? How does each country approach questions of a negotiated political settlement and broader regional diplomacy? Is there a danger of a proxy conflict emerging between the Untied States and Russia in Afghanistan and more broadly across Central Asia? Please join us for a discussion with leading Afghanistan experts from both Russia and the United States. Chairs: Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute Joshua Tucker, Director, Jordan Center
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Thu, Oct 19
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Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Back to the Future in Afghanistan? Prospects for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in a Time of Regional Uncertainty
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This talk will present some of the significant historiographical contributions of studying religion in colonial Mexico from the starting point of laywomen's participation and experience. Looking at laywomen's interactions with clergy, ecclesiastical courts, sacraments and other church rituals, and cloisters, the larger study from which this talk is taken argues that women were central in the gradual process of creating colonial religious culture in New Spain. This talk synthesizes some of the most important findings of this larger study, focusing on the ways that centering laywomen impacts a number of historical and theoretical debates in the field of colonial Latin American history the history of early modern Catholicism. Speaker Jessica Delgado is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Princeton University.
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Thu, Oct 19
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Troubling Devotion: Laywomen and the Making of Colonial Catholicism
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Signal to Noise describes a contemporary mode of perception -- and practice, within our contemporary culture and acknowledges that cultural production today is set against an expanding backdrop of media and information. This superabundance of signals, images, and data points creates a congested context against which all public arts are read. Indeed the notion of public – and private- has been fundamentally altered by a technologically expanded sense of commons that extends across media formats and channels. Speaker: Eric Höweler at Höweler Yoon Architects
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Thu, Oct 19
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Signal to Noise: The Superabundance of Data
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Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, E. Patrick Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research to the stage and then to film. The lecture will also engage questions of ethics, advocacy and aesthetics. E. Patrick Johnson is the chair of African American Studies, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar/artist, Johnson performs nationally and internationally and has published widely in the areas of race, gender, sexuality and performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, From Field to Performance: Adapting Oral History and Ethnographic Fiim
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This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
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Thu, Oct 19
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
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Zoopoetics aims to highlight the plurality of stylistic, linguistic and narrative tools used by writers to express the plurality of animal activities, affects and worlds, as well as the intricacies of the interactions between humans and animals. Such an approach helps to understand that all life forms are in a relationship of dependence with an arche (Husserl)--an origin, a reason, a refuge, a dwelling, the Earth--and that animals are more stylistic or rhetorical beings than we usually think of them as being. Evolution and biomorphic logics allow us to intuitively understand other species related to us, to share many of their emotions and expressions, and to be able to account for them through specific human means, such as evocative and figurative language. The lecture will show that perspectivism, metamorphosis and hybridity are universal patterns and experiences that literature embodies in different ways. Speaker Anne Simon is a Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Francaise and a Member of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), where she leads the Project "Animots".
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Fri, Oct 20
12:30 pm

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Lectures, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, Literature as an Ark: on the Stylistic and Ethical Aspects of Zoopoetics
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Speaker: Mary Roldan
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 20
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, Colombia's Peace Process
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The conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 1970s continues to exert a strong influence on contemporary art the world over. Art historians Terry Smith and Robert Bailey and artist Mary Kelly, themselves either participants in the movement or scholars now revisiting it, discuss conceptual art’s turn to language within a visual arts context, how conceptual art’s embrace of written and spoken discourse gave art new intellectual powers, and the political, psychological, and philosophical consequences that issue from these transformations.
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Fri, Oct 20
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, The Consequence of Conceptual Art
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If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic pulp magazines, you want to know about the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. They are pulp readers and collectors who meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "new pulp" fiction, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 21
1:00 pm

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Discussions, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
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An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the featured artist’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This discussion looks at the music and careers of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members, discussing their original composition and inspiration behind them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 21
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Pre-Concert Discussion: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook
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An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the featured artist’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This discussion looks at the music and careers of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members, discussing their original composition and inspiration behind them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 22
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 22, 2017, 10/22/2017, Pre-Concert Discussion: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook
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Perhaps no single event in recent memory has had such an effect on – and continues to have the potential to affect – US-Russian relations then the ongoing allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Elections. From secret meetings at Trump Tower to Facebook ads and bots to FBI wiretaps and raids, this story seems to take new twists and turns almost weekly. Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Seva Gunitsky is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Julia Ioffe is a staff writer at The Atlantic, covering politics and international affairs. She was a Moscow-based correspondent for Foreign Policy and The New Yorker from 2009-2012. Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics, an affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and an affiliated Professor of Data Science.
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Mon, Oct 23
4:00 pm

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Discussions, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: What Happened, What Do We Know, and What Are We Going to Find Out?
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Speaker Dan Baer is a Diplomat in Residence at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Affairs.  He was U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2013 to 2017. He previously served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from 2009-2013. Baer was an assistant professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, a Faculty Fellow at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, and a project leader at The Boston Consulting Group.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 23
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Defending Universal Values in the Age of Trump
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Speakers: Prof. Rachel Godsil, Professor at Rutgers University School of Law, Director of Research, Perception Institute Prof. Linda Tropp, Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Mon, Oct 23
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Race in the United States: Race and Cognition
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This presentation examines the linguistic strategies that uphold whiteness as the linchpin of the racial system as well as the counterstrategies that work to undo this system of power. The analysis considers two forms of racializing language: talk about race, or racially referential language, and talk that enacts race, or racially indexical language. Focusing on the uneasy racial positioning of white youth in California both in the 1990s and in the present day, I argue that a political critique of the language of whiteness must be at the center of any effort to challenge white supremacy. Featured Speaker: Mary Bucholtz, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Mon, Oct 23
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Getting Talked into (and out of) Whiteness
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During the last 60 years, no cookbook editor has influenced American culinary life more than did Judith Jones (1924-2017). In her 57 years at Alfred A. Knopf, she launched the careers of many major food writers, beginning with Julia Child, Marcella Hazan, and Madhur Jaffrey. Almost 50 years ago she introduced the British scholar-writer Claudia Roden to American audiences. In 1976 she inaugurated an era of serious investigation into African American cooking with Edna Lewis's The Taste of Country Cooking. She created the ambitious series Knopf Cooks American, which surveyed traditions ranging from Southern baking (Bill Neal's Biscuits, Spoonbread, and Sweet Potato Pie) to the Italian-American kitchens of Rhode Island (Nancy Verde Barr's We Called It Macaroni). She made Lidia Bastianich a household name, and gave cooks an enlarged understanding of American and worldwide Jewish cuisine through her many editor-writer partnerships with Joan Nathan. Panelists include Joan Nathan, author of King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World (2017); Ray Sokolov, author of Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food (2013); Laura Shapiro, author of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories (2017); Anne Mendelson, author of Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages (2008); Madhur Jaffrey, author of Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking (2015); and Bronwyn Dunne, Judith Jones's step-daughter. Moderated by Food Studies faculty member Andrew F. Smith.
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Tue, Oct 24
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Remembering Judith Jones, A Culinary Luminary
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Discuss the book by Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Tue, Oct 24
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories:  Classic Detective Fiction
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An exploration of how the art-for-art’s-sake ideal of the Mir iskusstva or World of Art movement of the Silver Age morphed into the agitational propaganda of early Soviet children’s book illustration under Lenin and then Stalin.   Michael Patrick Hearn is an internationally-renowned author, lecturer, critic and independent curator. His many books include The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Book, and The Art of the Broadway Poster. His current projects include a critical study of Edgar Allan Poe, a study of Russian children’s book illustration, and his long-awaited biography of L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 24
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, The Picture Book Revolution
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A fundamental aspect of school life rests on the collective substructures of peer networks. This talk examines two intersecting substructures here: peer groups defined as dense communities of close friends and role positions, defined on the local pattern of ties one is embedded within, which are globally aligned by the school status structure. Combined, these two dimensions define the social field of a school for adolescents. Despite intense policy interest in “peer pressure” and theoretical interests in generalizations of fields, there is little basic descriptive information on the life-history of these key social network substructures in real-world networks, in part due to lack of available data and appropriate methods. Here, we describe the dynamics of groups and roles in dynamic data on 6 waves of peer network data in a way that lets us see the simultaneous emergence of behavior homophily and status stability. Lecturer James Moody is the Robert O. Keohane professor of sociology at Duke University.
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Wed, Oct 25
12:00 pm

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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Structural Dynamics of Groups and Roles in Early Adolescent Friendship Networks
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This program showcases the research being done in our community on the topic of Mental Health and Aging. You are invited to bring your ideas, experience, and questions on this topic into an open conversation with a few of the scientific minds from New York-Presbyterian-Cornell and MSK-PDA.
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Wed, Oct 25
5:30 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Mental Health and Aging
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Sustainable living is a way of life that sees material consumption as a means rather than as an end, and attempts to use as few resources as possible to reduce carbon footprint and environmental damage. Consumption patterns are changing, and the sustainable lifestyle is playing a key role in the movement toward a sustainable economy. This panel will provide a broad discussion of the sustainable lifestyle, and look specifically at the growth of the sharing economy to demonstrate the changes in the how we consume and use goods and services. Moderator: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute Panelists include: • William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs • Sarah Flint Stender, Quality Assurance and Sustainability Manager, Rent the Runway • Jason Post, Director of Public Policy and Communications, Uber The panel will be followed by a reception with food and drink.
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Wed, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Sustainability and the Sharing Economy
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Since 1920, The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has managed and maintained a well-loved and heavily used trail system stretching across the New York metropolitan area.  The key to providing access to hikers and daytrippers alike are the high-quality trail maps for parks produced by the Trail Conference.  This is a public talk with cartographer Jeremy Apgar on the history of trail mapping in the region over the past 100 years, how maps are made today, and why Trail Conference maps are considered the gold standard for trail maps in the region, and beyond. A selection of historical trail maps and guides  from the New York Public Library's collection will be on display.
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Wed, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails
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Édouard Louis is the author of The End of Eddy and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the coauthor, with the philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive, published in English by the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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Wed, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Fiction Forum: Édouard Louis
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Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy blasted through New York City, uprooting neighborhoods, flooding buildings, streets, and subways, leaving many without power, food, or clean water. Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School and the Stanton Building Task Force of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition to realize community-engaged prototypes for social resiliency in an underutilized Park building. Project overview and breakouts with community partners, faculty, students, and all interested in local climate action. Conveners: Jean Gardner, School of Constructed Environments and Tishman Center Faculty Member Wendy Brawer, Director, Green Map System Jennifer Vallone, Senior Program Director, University Settlement K Webster, President, Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition Gisbel Videla, Graduate Student, Parsons School of Design
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Wed, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Preparing for Today: Urgency, Engagement and Action in the Age of Uncertainty
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Jehmu Greene, television commentator, social justice advocate, former President of Rock the Vote, and political/media strategist, will share lessons learned from her extensive career and most recent candidacy for DNC chair.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 25
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Jehmu Greene, Social Justice Advocate
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Natural light sources and their associated phenomena are distinguished by their capacity to incite awe, fear, curiosity, and fascination––emotions that contribute to the sense that we are part of a larger system we may never fully understand. Solar light, which encompasses both sunlight and daylight, offers an opportunity for designers to incorporate the dynamism and variability of natural light into the built environment as a counterpoint to the relative stability of architectural form. This event—-featuring leaders in the field including Davidson Norris from Carpenter Norris Consulting, Star Davis from Arup and others—-will expand upon critical issues of place and practice that impact natural light and architecture. This program expands upon questions raised in the upcoming Natural Light issue of Lighting: Illumination in Architecture magazine (UK) edited by Glenn Shrum, Director of Parsons Lighting Design program and principal of Flux Studio.
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Thu, Oct 26
4:00 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Natural Light and Architecture
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Discuss the book by Aldous Huxley.
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Thu, Oct 26
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Brave New World: Frightening Future
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An educational talk on relationship violence. Presenters: Verenice Heredia, Program Supervisor, and Viomari Vargas, Outreach Coordinator, Dominican Women’s Development Center. Refreshments will be served.
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Thu, Oct 26
5:30 pm

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Talks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Healthy Relationships
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A discussion with artist Vladimir Miladinovic and Srdjan Hercigonja (Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellow, Institute for the Study of Human Rights) who are both members of the art/theory working group on memorial production strategies "Four Faces of Omarska".
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Thu, Oct 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Rendered History: Reclaiming the Truth of War in the Former Yugoslavia
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Dr. Meral Ekincioglu, a visiting scholar at the MIT, HTC program (2014-2016) who received her Ph.D. in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University in 2011, will elaborate and discuss some significant Turkish women practitioners dealing with commercial architecture, urban planning, historic preservation in the U.S. architecture and their contribution to the built environment from the 1960s until today. Most of those Turkish women practitioners are silent on their career and their cross-cultural encounters have been left out of the established history of postwar architecture. Considering the lack of a collective memory that recognizes those women architects in the U.S. and the Republic of Turkey, their continued absence in the scholarly literature raises a question: "Can their presence in their practice be strategically constructed and maintained in architecture history?"
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Thu, Oct 26
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, A Challenging Journey in-between Turkey and the US: Woman’s Touch in Architectural Practice
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Cancer treatments, stem cell technology, brain research are a few critical areas that nanotechnology—the scientific method that manipulates and studies matter at the smallest scale—is increasingly impacting. Rein Ulijn, director of the Nanoscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center and Einstein Professor at Hunter College, and his colleagues discuss how their latest discoveries can impact the future of medical research in New York City and beyond.
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Thu, Oct 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Can Nanotechnology Revolutionize Medicine?
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Even as the Great Depression devastated New York, the city saw a renaissance in public works, as the federal government stepped up to finance a breathtaking list of projects: bridges, tunnels, airports, sewers, roads, hospitals, parks, schools, artwork, government buildings, and more. The legacy of this era stands, quite literally, all around us. Gray Brechin, founder of the Living New Deal, showcases a new map locating these often-invisible sites around NYC, and discusses their enduring impact on public health in the metropolis. Conversation will follow (speaker TBA), contrasting the New Deal approach to infrastructure and job-creation legislation today.
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Thu, Oct 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, New Deal, Trump Deal: NYC
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Discuss the book by Stendhal.
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Thu, Oct 26
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, The Red and the Black: Satire of Restoration France
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Since the 1980s, interest in politically and legally shaping public memory regarding the Holocaust and other crimes perpetrated during the Second World War has been evident in a wide variety of arenas. One manifestation of the trend has been the increasing demand for the right to truth, which is purportedly a precondition to conflict resolution and policies of redress. At the same time, however, there is an increased recognition of the propensity for conflicting narratives about the past, particularly instrumentalized narratives about group identity and violent pasts, to escalate hostilities among nations, ethnicities and/or religions. These hostilities, anchored as they are in the collective memory and history of conflict, have become subject to extensive legislation, with the criminalization of statements about history and violent pasts becoming more commonplace. This workshop will explore narratives that engage the memory of past violence in contemporary policies and the politics surrounding the legislation of historical memory. Given the central role that the Holocaust and other mass atrocities have played with regard to human rights concepts today, the memory laws that address these topics, as well as the role of history in conflict resolution, are also of interest. Finally, the workshop will pay particular attention to censorship and punitive measures that aim to constrain counter-narratives to established national identities and to freedom of expression. Speakers include Muge Gocek, Jan Gross, Henry Rousso, and Nikolay Koposov.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 27
3:30 pm

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Conferences, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Memory Laws: Criminalizing Historical Narrative
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Over the last two decades, cognitive scientists working in embodied, extended, enactive, and embedded cognition have sought to understand mental processes in ways that take us “out of our heads.” This paper argues that this new science of mind offers humanists a better entry point than we have so far found into productive cross-disciplinary engagement with scientists. By privileging the role that the body and physical and cultural environment play in organizing and constituting thought, it transforms our understanding of such supposedly “inward” meditative experiences as poetry reading into a more collaborative, individually tailored, and culturally situated activity.  Speaker: Omri Moses, Concordia University, Montreal
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Fri, Oct 27
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Poetry and the Environmentally Extended Mind
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In this talk, Dr. Leith Mullings, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology, will explore the current context of racism and briefly review the principal findings of a recently concluded collective research project carried out by RAIAR, a network of scholars and activists in seven countries, committed to challenging racism against African descended and indigenous people.
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Fri, Oct 27
4:15 pm

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Lectures, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Engaged Scholarship in Dangerous Times
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The Sound Art MFA Program is comprised of artists engaging in critical study of sound, and working with this medium as an integral part of their artworks. Works employ a multidisciplinary approach to sound -- including Performance, Video, Computer Programming, and Sculpture. Come see these new works in and meet the artists. The Sound Art MFA Program has developed a unique partnership with the library to exhibit sound art through the investigation of the library's spatial possibilities and devotion to sonic histories. Featuring: Lemon Guo, Ethan Edwards, Kamari Carter, Joan Hacker, Zhang Mengtai, and Lee Gilboa.
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Fri, Oct 27
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Sound Art and Sound Artists
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Mark Morris and Ara Guzelimian engage in a discussion before the Friday, October 27, performance of Mark Morris Dance Group's Layla and Majnun.
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Fri, Oct 27
6:15 pm

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Discussions, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, White Light Festival Pre-Performance Talk: Layla and Majnun
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Samuel Watson of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point lectures on the impact of the 7th President of the United States on the Army.
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Fri, Oct 27
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, The Army before and after Andrew Jackson
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Since the 1980s, interest in politically and legally shaping public memory regarding the Holocaust and other crimes perpetrated during the Second World War has been evident in a wide variety of arenas. One manifestation of the trend has been the increasing demand for the right to truth, which is purportedly a precondition to conflict resolution and policies of redress. At the same time, however, there is an increased recognition of the propensity for conflicting narratives about the past, particularly instrumentalized narratives about group identity and violent pasts, to escalate hostilities among nations, ethnicities and/or religions. These hostilities, anchored as they are in the collective memory and history of conflict, have become subject to extensive legislation, with the criminalization of statements about history and violent pasts becoming more commonplace. This workshop will explore narratives that engage the memory of past violence in contemporary policies and the politics surrounding the legislation of historical memory. Given the central role that the Holocaust and other mass atrocities have played with regard to human rights concepts today, the memory laws that address these topics, as well as the role of history in conflict resolution, are also of interest. Finally, the workshop will pay particular attention to censorship and punitive measures that aim to constrain counter-narratives to established national identities and to freedom of expression. Speakers include Muge Gocek, Jan Gross, Henry Rousso, and Nikolay Koposov.
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Sat, Oct 28
9:00 am

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Conferences, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Memory Laws: Criminalizing Historical Narrative
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A guided talk and tour engaging the artist's life and practice. The event features Tom Kalin, filmmaker (ACT UP/Gran Fury member and friend of Leonilson).
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Sat, Oct 28
3:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Gallery Tour: José Leonilson: Empty Man
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Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard. Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems consists of verse pieces, punctuated with distinctive subject matter, such as an interracial murder in Arkansas and a drama in verse on the German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Poet and scholar Lawrence Joseph says of this book: “It provides its readers with the same amplitude of intelligence, passion and formal achievement as our great American epics – Melville’s Moby Dick, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg’s Fall of America.” Cornelius Eady, the highly-regarded and influential poet, will open the program with comments on the two books.
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Sun, Oct 29
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, J. Chester Johnson's books Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems
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Speaker: Tressie McMillan Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Virginia Commonwealth University
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Mon, Oct 30
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Race in the United States: Race and Lower Education in the New Economy
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This discussion looks at our relationship to the huge, frameless, changing natural world with visual artist Riitta Ikonen, climate change researcher Åsa Rennermalm and artist Vanessa Thill. Moderated by Lizzy De Vita.
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Mon, Oct 30
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Art and the Natural World
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Discuss the book by Colson Whitehead.
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Tue, Oct 31
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, The Underground Railroad: Slaves Make Escape
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Discuss the book by Eddie Joyce.
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Tue, Oct 31
6:15 pm

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Book Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Small Mercies: Death in the Family
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Animator and illustrator Maya Edelman will talk about reaching beyond animation to other disciplines for inspiration and collaboration in her own work, as well as examples of jumping between fields throughout animation history.
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Tue, Oct 31
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Creative Chimeras: Interdisciplinary Inspiration
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Jennifer Wingate will discuss memorials by sculptors such as Augustus Lukeman, Pietro Montana, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and how the stories of their creations open windows onto 1920s NYC.
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Thu, Nov 2
6:00 pm

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Lectures, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, Portals to the Past: Doughboy Sculptures in NYC Parks
Gallery Talk |
New York-based Colombian artist Carlos Motta, whose work revolves on the politics of sexual orientation and gender identity, will engage in a conversation with curator Lia Gangitano. They will discuss Motta’s artistic practice and recent projects as well as the links between Motta’s and José Leonilson’s art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Nov 2
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, Artist Talk: Carlos Motta
Conference |
On the brink of the elimination of federal arts funding in the U.S., widespread xenophobia, forced global migration, environmental destruction, and ongoing systemic racism, the center is marking its milestone anniversary with Where We Are Now, an international conference on art and social justice, featuring dynamic panel discussions, a stirring keynote address, an exhibition opening and other engaging events. The conference will look at the urgent work of Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves who was awarded the 2016-2018 Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for her long-term project Seeds of Change. The conference will also include the five Prize Finalists. Each of these artists or collectives have been recognized for the impact, boldness and artistic excellence of their projects and the risks they take to advance social justice in profound and visionary ways. The two-day conference surveys the field of art and social justice by drawing on the exemplary practices of the finalists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Nov 3
10:00 am

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Conferences, November 03, 2017, 11/03/2017, Where We Are Now: An International Conference on Art and Social Justice
Lecture |
Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Nov 3
7:00 pm

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Lectures, November 03, 2017, 11/03/2017, Intelligence: Why Can't We Do Better?
Conference |
On the brink of the elimination of federal arts funding in the U.S., widespread xenophobia, forced global migration, environmental destruction, and ongoing systemic racism, the center is marking its milestone anniversary with Where We Are Now, an international conference on art and social justice, featuring dynamic panel discussions, a stirring keynote address, an exhibition opening and other engaging events. The conference will look at the urgent work of Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves who was awarded the 2016-2018 Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for her long-term project Seeds of Change. The conference will also include the five Prize Finalists. Each of these artists or collectives have been recognized for the impact, boldness and artistic excellence of their projects and the risks they take to advance social justice in profound and visionary ways. The two-day conference surveys the field of art and social justice by drawing on the exemplary practices of the finalists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 4
10:00 am

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Conferences, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Where We Are Now: An International Conference on Art and Social Justice
Discussion |
Moving into Writing considers approaches to the written word as response to, collaboration with, and documentation of dance and performance. What can writers and dancers learn from each other? What role do writers play within local, national, and international dance ecosystems? Invited participants include Maura Donohue, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Paloma McGregor, Marissa Perel, and Tara Sheena.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Nov 8
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 08, 2017, 11/08/2017, Moving Into Writing: What can writers and dancers learn from each other?
Book Discussion |
To celebrate the release of her new visually arresting book, Wayfinding, artist Teresita Fernández takes the stage with scholar, curator and NYU professor Isolde Brielmaier, and writer Eliot Weinberger to discuss the first complete overview of her multi-faceted body of work. The idea of wayfinding—moving from place to place or even getting lost—is critical to understanding Teresita Fernández’s approach, which incorporates unconventional materials such as graphite, pyrite, dyed thread, polycarbonate tubes, gold, and malachite to explore how we look at and process our surroundings from land to sky, private to public. Organized into six sections—landscape, celestial, terrestrial, subterranean, cinematic, and radiance—which reflect themes recurring in Fernández’s practice, Wayfinding spans her full career. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Nov 8
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 08, 2017, 11/08/2017, Teresita Fernández discusses her art book Wayfinding
Book Discussion |
Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard. Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems consists of verse pieces, punctuated with distinctive subject matter, such as an interracial murder in Arkansas and a drama in verse on the German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Poet and scholar Lawrence Joseph says of this book: “It provides its readers with the same amplitude of intelligence, passion and formal achievement as our great American epics – Melville’s Moby Dick, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg’s Fall of America.” Introduction by Phillis Levin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Nov 28
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, J. Chester Johnson's books Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems
Book Discussion |
Jed Perl discusses his new book, the first biography of America’s greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder, with Calder's grandson and president of the Calder Foundation, Sandy Rower. Alexander Calder is among the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century, perhaps best known as the inventor of the mobile. Forty years after the artist’s death, his story is finally being told in full by art critic Jed Perl, making use of previously unavailable letters and papers as well as scores of interviews. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Nov 29
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 29, 2017, 11/29/2017, Art critic Jed Perl discusses his book Calder: the Conquest of Time
Discussion |
Artist David Thomson, in discussion with Okwui Okpokwasili, connects his work in Poet/theater artist and musician Sekou Sundiata’s 51st (dream) state to his current performance research project, he his own mythical beast. Examining the unique structures of engagement and research used by each artist to investigate the ongoing questions, mythologies and contradictions of identity, citizenship, race, aesthetic neutrality and humanity in American culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Dec 6
6:30 pm

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Discussions, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Dance and discussion: David Thomson and Okwui Okpokwasili
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