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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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163 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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This event is two days and evenings with German theatre researcher and author Hans-Thies Lehmann. His highly influential publication Postdramatic Theatre established the modern visage of avant-garde theatre by cataloguing and defining the tendencies and stylistic traits of experimental works since the end of the 1960s. Scholars and colleagues Marvin Carlson, Elinor Fuchs, Brandon Woolf, John Jesurun, Uwe Mengel, Molly Davis, Peter Eckersall, Jonathan Kalb, Carol Martin, Melissa Wansin Wong, and Frank Hentschker will join Lehmann in discussion throughout the sessions. 10:00am – 6:00pm Daytime screenings of excerpts from works by: Robert Wilson The Wooster Group John Jesurun Jan Lauwers Romeo Castellucci She She Pop René Pollesch Discussions: 6:30pm Postdramatic Theatre and the 21 Century -- Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:00pm New Forms of Theatre – Uwe Mengel, John Jesurun, Molly Davis & Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:20pm Performance in the Age of Performance – Bertie Ferdman, André Lepecki & Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:40pm Dramaturgy and Asian Theatres – Peter Eckersall, Melissa Wansin Wong & Hans-Thies Lehmann This is a two day event. The conference takes place on 4/23/2018 and 4/24/2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Apr 23
10:00 am

Free
Conferences, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Two Days with German Theatre Expert Hans-Thies Lehmann: Screenings and Discussions
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A talk with Ditmir Bushati, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Albania.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
11:00 am

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Lectures, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Geopolitics and Security Challenges in the Western Balkans
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Cons and con men have long been present in American culture and are often represented as romantic figures. This symposium will explore cons and scams in their many guises and what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US. This is a two day event. The conference takes place on 4/23/2018 and 4/24/2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Apr 23
1:00 pm

Free
Conferences, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture
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Since 2014, the city of Shenzhen in the South of China has been seen as a rising hub of innovation, a so-called “Hollywood for Makers” and “Silicon Valley of Hardware.” Media stories took up an idea that open source hardware advocates had been promoting for several years: that the city of Shenzhen had become crucial for the realization of one of the key promises of the maker movement, i.e. to prototype concrete alternatives to the pitfalls of the information society and contemporary capitalism. Just a couple years earlier, Shenzhen was largely known as a place of copycats and fakes that lacked creativity where ideas created elsewhere were simply executed and mass produced. What happened within the timespan of only a few years that changed Shenzhen’s image from demonstrating China’s continuous lag in technology innovation towards a place where alternatives to neoliberal capitalism could be prototype? Speaker Silvia Lindtner is with the University of Michigan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
4:00 pm

Free
Lectures, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, The Promise of Making: Desiring Alternatives and Hacking Entrepreneurial Living in China
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The dominant discourse about a “crisis of attention” depicts the new generations as scatterbrains doomed to evaporate in pathological distraction. There certainly are good reasons for most of us to feel overwhelmed by an excess of solicitations. In its current path of development, the capitalist mediarchy generates ecocidal and egocidal conditions of ubiquitous competition which dramatically drain our attentional resources. Speaker Yves Citton is professor of French Literature at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Apr 23
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Attention, Distraction and Curiosity in the Age of Digital Mediarchy
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A talk with Minister Edmond Ademi, Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Republic of Macedonia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
6:15 pm

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Lectures, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, The Western Balkans, Macedonia and the Integrative Process: Is There a Role for the Diaspora?
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Talk, learn, and strategize around climate change resiliency, specifically as it impacts the Village/Lower Manhattan and look at what various communities and organizations are doing to move us forward in this effort. What is being done, what needs to be done, and how can we get involved to make changes in this critical effort that may determine the future and survival of our communities. Ana Baptista, Assistant Professor in the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program, will moderate this panel with Aziz Dehkan, Director of Garden's Rising; Felicia Young, founder of Earth Celebrations; and Lynn Englum, City and Policy Manager at Rebuild by Design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Climate Change Resiliency: Preserving Our Neighborhoods and Beyond
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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, nearly 45,000 Americans take their lives each year. Would you like to be a force in standing for the lives of others? Together Ending Suicide is a community discussion for anyone interested in learning about suicide prevention. Moderated by Heather Robles, the discussion will include artists, individuals, and organizations working to take a stand for life, including George Emílio Sanchez, Darryl Montgomery / Purpose Lounge, Ramona Clifton, and a short interlude of grounding and physical awareness led by Jill Sigman of jill sigman/thinkdance.  All who attend will become informed about available resources for someone contemplating suicide,learn strategies for helping friends and loved ones, become more knowledgable about signs that may lead to suicide, connect with community, and share stories of how suicide has had personal and community impact.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Together Ending Suicide
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This talk examines historical crime and detective fiction set against the background of Italy’s colonies in East Africa. Furthermore, it aims at investigating a tension within the tradition of Italian crime fiction, and, more specifically, of historical crime fiction. On the one hand, by shedding light into the darker corners of Italy’s past, the genre aims at serving as a sort of “new social novel”; on the other, the conventions of detective fiction can hamper the reconstruction of complex experiences such as that of the Italian “impresa coloniale”. Lecturer: Luca Somigli, University of Toronto
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
6:30 pm

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Lectures, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, From a Place in the Sun to the Heart of Darkness: Contemporary Crime Fiction and Italy's Colonial Past
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A conversation with Shahriar Mandanipour, whom The Guardian calls "one of Iran's greatest novelists," along with his his translator Sara Khalili and fellow Iranian novelist Jasmin Darznik, as they discuss Moon Brow (Restless Books, 2018), Mandanipour's first book in nearly a decade, and Song of a Captive Bird (Ballantine Books, 2018), Darznik’s debut novel based on the life of the rebel feminist poet Forugh Farrokhzad
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Apr 23
7:00 pm

$5 suggested donation...
Discussions, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Shahriar Mandanipour, 'One of Iran's Greatest Novelists'
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A lecture with Yasmil Raymond, who  joined The Museum of Modern Art as Associate Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture in July 2015. Previously, she served as a curator at the of Dia Art Foundation. Before Dia Art Foundation, she was an associate curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for five years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
7:00 pm

Free
Lectures, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Excuse My English: Confronting Ideological Narratives at the Museum
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Postdramatic Theatre publication established the modern visage of German avant-garde theatre by cataloguing and defining the tendencies and stylistic traits of experimental works since the end of the 1960s. Meet its author, German theatre researcher Hans-Thies Lehmann. Scholars and colleagues Marvin Carlson, Elinor Fuchs, Brandon Woolf, John Jesurun, Uwe Mengel, Molly Davis, Peter Eckersall, Jonathan Kalb, Carol Martin, Melissa Wansin Wong, and Frank Hentschker will join Lehmann in discussion throughout the sessions. 10:00am – 6:00pm Daytime screenings of excerpts from works by: Tadeusz Kantor Théatre du Soleil/Ariane Mnouchkine Klaus Michael Grüber Einar Schleef Angelus Novus Jan Fabre andcompany&Co Discussions: 6:30pm On Tragedy -- Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:00pm On Writing – Elinor Fuchs, Jonathan Kalb & Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:20pm Theater of the Real – Marvin Carlson, Carol Martin and Hans-Thies Lehmann 7:40pm German Theatre and the Giessen Institut – Brandon Woolf, Frank Hentschker and Hans-Thies Lehmann This event is a two day events.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 24
10:00 am

Free
Conferences, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Two Days with German Theatre Expert Hans-Thies Lehmann: Screenings and Discussions
Lecture |
A number of policy reforms in post-Soviet countries and beyond have been conducted within the framework of the technocratic model. Policy proposals have been developed and to some extent implemented by certain teams of professionals appointed by legitimate political leaders. The leaders, in turn, have tended to monopolize policy adoption and evaluation and to insulate the substance of reforms from public opinion. Vladimir Gel'man's presentation will present a critical reassessment of the technocratic model of policy-making in the context of the post-Soviet changes of the 1990s–2010s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
12:00 pm

Free
Lectures, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Politics Versus Policy: Technocratic Traps of Post-Soviet Reforms
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Cons and con men have long been present in American culture and are often represented as romantic figures. This symposium will explore cons and scams in their many guises and what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 24
12:30 pm

Free
Conferences, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Helen MacDonald. The author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, recounts how she endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
3:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Book Group: H is for Hawk
Discussion |
History is never about the past. It's always about how we are viewing the past in the present. It's all about where we are at now. Presentation and Panel Discussion with: -- Sean Jacobs, associate professor, School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy -- Alex Lichtenstein, professor, Department of History, Indiana University -- Andrew Lichtenstein, adjunct professor, Journalism + Design -- Marita Sturken, professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU -- Philip Dray (moderator), adjunct professor, Journalism + Design
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
5:30 pm

Free
Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory
Lecture |
There has been much study on the effects of media on children that show the destructive qualities of violent music lyrics on children. This presentation will explore a study on the relationship between listening to violent urban music and aggressive behavior by looking at three components of aggression: physical aggression, verbal aggression, and anger. The presenter will discuss what elements of violent urban music can have the strongest effect on young men and what the implications of her study may have on building a more just society. Lecturer Tamar Brown is doctoral candidate in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research at Fordham University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
5:30 pm

Free
Lectures, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Turn Down the Volume, Son!: The Ways Black Boys Consume Violent Urban Music and Its Impact
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Sebastian Barry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:15 pm

Free
Book Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Library Book Group: The Secret Scripture
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At this literary event organized in cooperation with the Max Kade Center for German Studies at Lafayette College, five award-winning Austrian writers will be introducing their texts and talk about writing across borders as well as the privacy of writing. The two panel talks which will be moderated by the Director of the Max Kade Center will be divided up by musical interludes. With: MASCHA DABIĆ (pictured) DIMITRÉ DINEV UDO KAWASSER HANNO MILLESI GABRIELE PETRICEK MARGARETE LAMB-FAFFELBERGER STEVEN MAY
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Passages - Openings: Austrian Writers Reflect Across Borders and Times
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An evening of Dada-inspired conversation with a special focus on New York Dada magazine The Blind Man, edited by Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood in 1917, recently republished in a facsimile edition by Ugly Duckling Presse. Eminent scholars will discuss Duchamp’s role in the emergence of New York Dada, Modernist editorial practices, and the community of artists and writers that contributed to the formation of avant-garde discourses in the United States during the early 20th century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Marcel Duchamp, The Blind Man, and New York Dada: Institutional Critique and Editorial Practices
Lecture |
How can we define the elusive quality of "Italian-ness" in music? This discussion group gives voice and vocabulary to our intuitions about Italian music, both instrumental and vocal. You'll listen to music from the sublime Palestrina, pinnacle of the Italian Renaissance; through Monteverdi, Lulli, Cherubini, Puccini, Respighi and more; to John Corigliano and our modern world, naming Italian characteristics and asking whether they stand the test of time. What Makes It Italian is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. Attendance at all meetings, which take place on Tuesdays from April 10 to May 15, is encouraged, as the discussions are cumulative. Led by Gina Crusco, who also guides listening at the Riverdale Y, formerly music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions Opera. Tonight: What Beethoven learned from Cherubini
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

Free
Lectures, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music
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With: Former Italian Minister of Finance Domenico Siniscalco, now Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

Free
Lectures, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Europe: Between Markets and Populism
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Dashiell Hammett.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Detective Novel Discussion: The Maltese Falcon
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How and why our brains are wired to regulate our thoughts and emotions, what happens when our ability to regulate fails, and how mindfulness can be used as a tool to maintain self-regulation in both adults and children. Discussed by Meriah DeJoseph, who has BS in cognitive neuroscience from UCSD and an MA in psychology from Columbia University. How the brain adapts to care for a newborn, and how a baby’s cry can control adult behavior. Her research focuses on the vital bond between parent and child, and investigates the use of neurochemicals, such as the “love drug” oxytocin, as a treatment to strengthen fragile and broken parent-child relationships Discussed by Dr. Bianca Jones-Marlin, PhD. This event is 21+
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

$5, RSVP required
Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Mindfulness and Love
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Galaxies have long captured the awe of philosophers and scientists, leading to the establishment of astronomy as society's very first science. After millennia of observation, the night sky remains an enigma to many, as we are only beginning to comprehend how to ask the right questions. Resolving some of these questions will help us develop into citizens of the universe, so the speakers explain how the Milky Way and other galaxies begin, end, interact, and everything in between.  Speakers: Dr. Mark Richardson, Dr. Kelly Reidy, Nicholas Stone This event is 21+
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Galaxies, Getting Way Out There
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PassBlue is an independent, women-led digital publication offering in-depth journalism on the US-UN relationship as well as women’s issues, human rights, peacekeeping and other urgent global matters, reported from their base in the UN press corps. Founded in 2011, PassBlue is a project of the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs in New York and not tied financially or otherwise to the UN. Panelists: Barbara Crossette (Consulting Editor, Passblue and Former UN Bureau Chief, New York Times) Stephen Schlesinger (Historian and Author) Sean Jacobs (Associate Professor, SGPIA and Founding Editor, Africa is a Country) Minh-Thu Pham (Executive Director for Policy, United Nations Foundation)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Independent Reporting on the UN in the Era of Fake News
Gallery Talk |
Japanese photographer Miho Aikawa is a 2010 Digital Photography graduate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

Free
Gallery Talks, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Photographer Talk: Miho Aikawa
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Leading international Holocaust researchers will address the state of Holocaust research and its future on several panels over the course of this 2-day conference.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
9:00 am

Free
Conferences, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, The Future of Holocaust Research
Lecture |
Speaker Patricia Gherovici is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group and Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania, Honorary Member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City,  Member at Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association New York, and Founding Member of Das Unbehagen. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
4:00 pm

Free
Lectures, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Transgender Psychoanalysis as a New Discipline
Discussion |
Panelists: -- Charles Kaye, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Warburg-Pincus -- Arvind Panagariya, Director, Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies -- Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Presiding: -- Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
5:45 pm

Free
Discussions, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Power Panel on India: Economic Reforms and International Engagement
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Imagine the impact on the lives of workers and their families if an employer provided elegant housing, child care facilities flooded with natural light, and recreation zones with innovative regional planning, all supported by an abbreviated work week. This was Adriano Olivetti’s modern Italy. Architectural historian Kay Bea Jones will discuss the golden years of Adriano Olivetti's (1933-1960) typewriter company, his vision of a democratic modern society and the essential role of design in creating community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Community As Catalyst: utopian vision of modern society by Italian manufacturer Olivetti in the 50's
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Margaret Atwood. The modern classic novel is of a woman’s life in a fundamentalist Christian dictatorship which has taken over the United States in the near future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
6:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Book Group: The Handmaid's Tale
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Library President Anthony Marx brings together political analysts from the right and left to ask what the future holds for American democracy and for democracies around the world. With: - Peter Beinart, contributing editor at The Atlantic and associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York - Jonah Goldberg, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and senior editor at National Review Experts across the political spectrum agree: it is not certain how democratic societies will survive the rise of illiberal leaders, populists, and nationalists. Consensus falls apart when they try to answer why that uncertainty exists and how it might be erased.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, The Path Forward: A Future for Democracy?
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A special event about Filipinx-American history, migration, queerness, and the elusive goal of cracking the American Dream for working-class immigrants. Elaine Castillo’s debut America is Not the Heart is a vibrant and starkly hilarious novel told through the perspective of different members of the De Vera family, who flee Marcos-era Philippines in stages for the immigrant suburbs of the Bay Area, and the title a riff on of Carlos Bulosan’s social classic about the life of a migrant Filipino farm worker. She will be joined by writer, journalist and poet Luis H. Francia, who will read from his introduction to the Philippine’s version of Bulosan’s text, and recent poems about police violence and Duterte. They will be joined by Kundiman co-founder Joseph O. Legaspi, the author of Threshold, a collection of poetry, and moderator Gina Apostol, the author of Gun Dealer’s Daughter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Is America in the Heart? New Filipinx Literature
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Leading international Holocaust researchers will address the state of Holocaust research and its future on several panels over the course of this 2-day conference.
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Thu, Apr 26
9:00 am

Free
Conferences, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, The Future of Holocaust Research
Gallery Talk |
A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
1:00 pm

Free
Gallery Talks, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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This scholarly program is the final session in the Future of Holocaust Research conference. Speakers will explore the ways in which scholarship on the Holocaust has developed in different regions; consider how the history of Holocaust research may serve as a model for research on other atrocities; and discuss the political impact of contemporary conversations about the Holocaust. Featuring Frank Bajohr (Institut fuer Zeitgeschichte, Muenchen, Germany), László Karsai  (University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary), and Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union). The discussion will be followed by closing remarks from John Torpey (Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Graduate Center of the City University of New York). 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
4:00 pm

Free
Conferences, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, The Past and Future of Holocaust Research
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This talk will address ideological battles over Quechua language and literacy in Perú through the study of a Teacher Training Program in Intercultural Bilingual Education. Speaker Virginia Zavala is a sociolinguistics professor of the Humanities Department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Lima, Perú.
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Thu, Apr 26
4:30 pm

Free
Lectures, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Ideological Battles Over Quechua in Perú: From the Authority of Experts to the Innovation of Youth
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Grace Metalious.
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Thu, Apr 26
4:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Book Club: Peyton Place
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The Center for Ancient Studies in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Human Origins welcomes you to attend the Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies.
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Thu, Apr 26
5:30 pm

Free
Conferences, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, The Origins of the Arts: Expressive Culture of Early Homo Sapiens
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Fay Weldon.
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Thu, Apr 26
5:45 pm

Free
Book Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Book Group: Before the War
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Mathematician, data scientist and author Cathy O’Neil will outline various problems stemming from powerful, opaque, and unfair algorithms currently being deployed against workers, consumers, and citizens. She will discuss political, experimental, academic, and journalistic approaches we could take to address these problems, and how these efforts might possibly compete with powerful industry lobbies. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
6:00 pm

Free
Talks, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Cathy O'Neil discusses her book Weapons of Math Destruction
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Calling all foodies and history lovers!  This is  a conversation and complimentary food tasting led by Sarah Lohman and Vivek Bald, with special guests Yolanda Musawwir and Amina Ali Cymbala. Sarah Lohman is the curator of Food Programming at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. Vivek Bald is a scholar at M.I.T. and author of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America. He is the do-director of the film In Search of Bengali Harlem. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Hidden Immigration Histories of the Lower East Side: Stories & Food Traditions of Local South Asian Communities
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This is the first class of five on the social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. It will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized approaches to advertising food products; a burgeoning restaurant landscape including McDonald’s and Howard Johnsons; and newly organized school lunch programs. It will also discuss the deep nostalgia that surrounds this particular period in American history, asking ourselves “what do these foods and this time period really mean to us today?” The subsequent dates of the course are May 3, 17, 24, and 31. Speaker Shayne Leslie Figueroa is a doctoral fellow in the Food Studies program at New York University. Her dissertation work is a social history of the school lunch program in New York City during the postwar period.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Apr 26
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Food and Families in Postwar America
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The most popular feminist philosophical response to questions about the intractability of sexist interpretations of women’s experience—on the part of all genders, women included—is the that women’s reports of their run-ins with sexism routinely fail to achieve broad social uptake (“testimonial injustice”) and that women also often lack the concepts that allow them to articulate in an efficacious way their inchoate sense of having experienced sexist harms (“hermeneutical injustice”).  In this talk, Nancy Bauer construes this response, originally articulated by Miranda Fricker and tweaked by many other feminist philosophers, as at bottom a sophisticated version of the popular—but ultimately not very convincing—claim that we seem to be at a tipping point because lots of women celebrities are now accusing male celebrities of harassment. She finds a better way of making sense of what’s going on by construing the power of the viral “#metoo” hashtag to induce a Gestalt shift in our interpretation of what J. L. Austin called “the total speech act in the total situation.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
6:00 pm

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Lectures, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, #metoo: 'Epistemic Injustice' and the Sexual Harassment Tipping Point
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The year-long “Uprising 13/13” seminar series explores various modalities of disobedience, revolt, social movement, or other forms of political contestation. Each session will focus on one form of uprising in relation to historical events, from modern revolutionary movements to the Arab Spring and the Dakota Access Pipeline. In this final session of the year, participants discuss counterrevolution. With: Bernard E. Harcourt (Columbia) Laleh Khalili (University of London) Emmanuelle Saada (Columbia) Massimiliano Tomba (University of California Santa Cruz) Moderated by Adam Tooze and Jeremy Kessler
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Thu, Apr 26
6:15 pm

Free
Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Uprising 13/13: Counterrevolution
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50/50 gives the 10,000 year history of women + power — from setbacks and uprisings, to the bigger context of where we are today. Using her signature, cinematic-thought-essay style, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain brings us on an electric ride to explore: Where are we really on the greater arc of history of women and power? And what’s it going to take to get to a #5050 world — not just politics and board rooms, but truly shifting the gender balance to be better for everyone?
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Thu, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Talks, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Film and Discussion: 50/50 - Rethinking the Past, Present and Future of Women in Power
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On the publication of Pulitzer Prize–winner Gregory Pardlo’s Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America, he joins fellow poet Vievee Francis for a reading and conversation on race and labor. The first prose book by Pardlo focuses on his father’s loss of his job in the Air Traffic Controller’s Strike of 1981 and the emotional impact on the family. Francis’ poetry collections include the award-winning Horse in the Dark and Forest Primeval.  
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Thu, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Race and Labor in Poetry and Memoir
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Discuss the book by Sylvia Townsend Warner.
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Thu, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Classics Book Discussion: Lolly Willowes, or, The Loving Huntsman
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This new translation makes The Buffoons available to Anglophone readers for the first time. Published in 1641, this burlesque play by by Margherita Costa (c. 1600-c. 1657) depicts the mismatched sexual desires of a prince and princess. Although set in northern Africa, the comedy satirizes the Florentine court of Grand Duke Ferdinando II de' Medici, one of Costa's several elite patrons. By featuring the clownish antics of an unconventional cast of dwarfs, hunchbacks, and buffoons, it reflects the bizarre appetites and grotesque entertainments of the day. Ribald puns and commedia dell'arte-inspired slapstick abound, presenting the reader with a comic alternative to decorous women's writing in early modern Italy. With editors / translators: Sara Dìaz (Fairfield University) Jessica Goethals (University of Alabama) and Suzanne Cusick Scene Reading by Richard Dent and Ali Sohaili
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Thu, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, The Buffoons, A Ridiculous Comedy: The First Female-Authored Comedy Printed in Italy
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Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April of 2018. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. American novelist, memoirist, and essayist Edmund White is the author of over 25 books, including The Joy of Gay Sex (1977), written with Charles Silverstein, and his trio of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story (1982), The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988), and The Farewell Symphony (1997).  
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Thu, Apr 26
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Writers in Conversation: Alexander Chee and Edmund White
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Scientists have been predicting climate change impacts with extraordinary accuracy for decades, even as fossil fuel interests have attacked and tried to undermine them. How do they get it so right? Speakers will explain the models, satellites, marine robots, and millennia worth of soil, ice and tree ring samples that are illuminating our dangerous path ahead — and that helped win the United Nations' climate science program a Nobel Peace Prize. With: John Upton, journalist at Climate Central, who researches and reports on the changing climate.  This event is 21+
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Discussions, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, How scientists predict climate change impacts with extraordinary accuracy
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The rise of right-wing populism around the globe, but particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, has occasioned a return to the concept of the “Authoritarian Personality.” It needs to be critically evaluated. One of the key early criticisms of the concept was that it focused exclusively on right-wing authoritarianism while over-looking a corresponding authoritarianism of the Left. Speaker Samir Gandesha is Associate Professor in the Department of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Thu, Apr 26
7:00 pm

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Lectures, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, The Specter of 'Left Fascism': Adorno's 'Authoritarian Personality' Reconsidered
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The Center for Ancient Studies in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Human Origins welcomes you to attend the Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies.
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Fri, Apr 27
9:00 am

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Conferences, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, The Origins of the Arts: Expressive Culture of Early Homo Sapiens
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This graduate student conference is on the concept, history, practices and implications of radical democracy. If the preconditions for the rise of the far-right, xenophobia, white supremacy, ethno-nationalism, right-wing populism, religious fundamentalism and fascism can be found within liberal democracy and neo-liberalism, laying bare the violent foundations of the liberal democratic project, then what hope can theories of radical democracy offer toward re-founding society on democratic principles? How have the rise of social movements such as Occupy, the Arab Spring, Rojava, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, 15M, AntiFa, and the emergence of left alternatives such as Podemos, MAS and Syriza both exposed the contradictions of institutionalism, capitalism, rule of law, deliberation and other aspects of liberal democracy, and also illuminated the need for radical democratic alternatives?
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Fri, Apr 27
9:00 am

Free
Conferences, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, 7th Annual Radical Democracy Conference
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Through interdisciplinary panels and breakout sessions, the Conference on Cities, Climate and Migration will highlight challenges facing cities in the U.S. (particularly coastal cities such as New York), examine issues of social justice in planning responses, and explore the role of cities as actors on the national and global level. The event will feature influential speakers; including leading academics, policymakers and climate change experts. Climate change and natural disasters are fundamental drivers of migration and will grow in importance in the future. Urban areas will be particularly affected by environmental events, resulting in the migration of large numbers of persons into and out of cities. Such migration will produce challenges relating to shelter, public services, social cohesion and social justice—putting the world’s urban areas on the frontline of efforts for response and adaptation.
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9:00 am

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Conferences, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Cities, Climate and Migration
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A two-day international conference organized by Valentina Izmirlieva, Sophie Pinkham, and Mark Andryczyk.
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Fri, Apr 27
9:15 am

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Conferences, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Crimea Matters Conference
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This symposium will bring together faculty, students, and community partners across the university to examine innovative approaches to creating a more just, resilient, and equitable society. This day of cutting-edge discussions, interactions, and peer exchanges is part of the university’s ongoing efforts to build a community of practitioners committed to excellence in socially-engaged learning and public scholarship.
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Fri, Apr 27
10:00 am

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Symposiums, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Socially Engaged Learning and Public Scholarship
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In recent years, the Maghreb and the Middle East entered a phase of upheavals and transformations, which shifted from the imagination of possible new worlds to repression, restoration, and the catastrophic annihilation of forms of life. Yet for a time, the uprisings reopened the circulation of desire–a desire for mobility across the African continent and the Mediterranean. That desire forced a breach into the European order and its proliferating walls. In that confrontation on many fronts, known as the “European refugee crisis” (but whose crisis?) Europe’s “managed inhospitality”, its “smart” borders at sea, and its hybrid articulation of military and humanitarian border security resulted in the death of thousands. Images of bodies floating on the Mediterranean or washed ashore, of “asylum seekers” waiting on train tracks or tear gassed along the so-called Balkan route, or welcomed in Austria and Germany (only to be soon be rejected again) flooded the world media in 2015 and 2016. How might this recent history be seen and accounted for otherwise? Anthropologist Stefania Pandolfo and film director Leila Kilani reflect on borders, sovereignty, and dreams, on migration “in anamorphosis”, in an ongoing conversation based on their respective ethnographic and cinematographic work on the passion and counter-image of Burning, its mythical, theological, and prophetic imaginations, its proximity of life and death, and what it enables as transfiguration and critique. They will discuss their beginning collaboration on the “other side” of that journey, from the peripheral shore of Southern Sardinia, with its own history of internal Italian migration, disaffected mining, and dispossession, in its encounter with the in-appropriable histories, and vital “intrusion” of Sub-Saharan and other “asylum seekers”. Please note advance registration + a valid photo ID are required for entry to this event. Register online at Event Contact Information:
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Fri, Apr 27
12:00 pm

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Discussions, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Image and Counter-Image: Dreaming Borders, Unthinking Migration
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Instead of revisiting a few nostalgic clichés, this panel will collectively reflect on the very historical and political parameters of May ‘68: WHEN was May ‘68 exactly? WHERE did it occur? WHAT was it about? What is the meaningful historical sequence in which May ‘68 makes sense? With which other dates should it be paired in order to produce a significant chronology of the post-war period? 1958? 1967? 1974? 1981? 1989? Can this chronology be understood as a succession of “Revolutions” and periods of “return to order?” And where did it happen? While the narratives of May ‘68 traditionally locate it on a line going from Paris to New York, via Prague, Beijing and Tokyo, we would like to think through an alternative francophone geography of May ’68, one that includes Guadeloupe, where an anti-racist uprising in May 1967 was met with violent repression, as well as Dakar and Tunis, where contestations shook the local foundations of power and shaped social and political movements for decades to come. And finally, WHAT was May '68? How can we interpret together all the different movements that contested relations of power around race, gender, sexuality, labor, culture and knowledge? How did they shape subsequent political conflicts and how they resonate with current political and social struggles?
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Fri, Apr 27
1:00 pm

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Discussions, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, May 68 Fifty Years Later: When? Where? What? And Does It Even Matter?
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A lecture by Theodore R. Boehm, former Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. A landmark case from Wisconsin concerning partisan gerrymandering will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018. Justice Boehm has been involved in such cases for decades, and will explain the history of gerrymandering and what’s at stake in this important case before the Supreme Court.
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Fri, Apr 27
1:00 pm

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Lectures, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, U.S. Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering
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This panel discussion with consider how medievalism (academic and popular) is currently positioned in relation to American racial/racist discourses. The speakers will consider the ways in which the medieval is coopted into racializing discourses, and they will present their views of how work in medieval studies might best intervene, in productive and progressive ways, in this larger conversation.   Featuring: Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University Dorothy Kim, Vassar College Cord Whitaker, Wellesley College Respondent: Eric Lott, Graduate Center, CUNY  
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Fri, Apr 27
4:00 pm

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Discussions, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Medievalism and American Racial Politics, 2018
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A two-day conference to consider the 50th anniversary of the global upheavals of 1968. From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, the yearlong crises of 1968 linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations. The repercussions are still being felt. The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Global Cities in Crisis, and Alternative forms of Political Activism.
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Fri, Apr 27
5:00 pm

Free
Conferences, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Fifty Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968
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Over the past few years, slavery has become a frequent theme in contemporary culture. Even though the topic has always been central in countries such as Brazil and the United States, it seems we have been watching more movies, soap operas and tv series on slavery than ever. Tourists are visiting historical sites and engaging in tours on the history and memory of the slave trade all over the Atlantic world. Crowds are packing museums on African-American culture. Slavery is represented in dance in popular festivals such as Rio’s carnival. Not surprisingly, slavery is a topic as sensitive as it is trendy. Video games and children’s books are provoking discussions among school-age parents. Movies are becoming public controversies. And the discussions over memorials and statues that deal with the slave past set the stage for political protests all over the United States.   This symposium aims to discuss the ways in which slavery is narrated in the tourism and entertainment industries. 5:30 pm                       Opening Remarks  5:45 pm – 7:45 pm      Screening of Vazante (Brazil/Portugal, 2017, 1h 56 min), directed by Daniela Thomas 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm      Discussion with director Daniela Thomas, Hebe Mattos (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil) and Jennifer Morgan (NYU) Chair: Steve Hahn (NYU) Reception to follow.
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Fri, Apr 27
5:30 pm

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Symposiums, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Slave Pasts in the Present: Narrating Slavery through the Arts, Technology, and Tourism
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White student activists from Parkland, Florida and Black student activists from Chicago and New York come to share their experiences with gun violence, activism and organizing for gun reform laws and safe communities. These student activists engage and challenge all of us to reimagine what we know about gun violence and how to stop it. With: Amel Burton, Queens, NY Matt Deitsch, Parkland, FL Ryan Deitsch, Parkland, FL Journey Jamison, Chicago, IL Moderator: Maya Wiley
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Fri, Apr 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Gun Reform in Black & White: Student Activism and #NeverAgain
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A pre-concert lecture illuminates the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Great Performers program, which features Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, Varèse’s Amériques, and a new work by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Harlow Robinson, speaker
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Fri, Apr 27
6:45 pm

Free
Lectures, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Los Angeles Philharmonic Pre-Concert Lecture
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This graduate student conference is on the concept, history, practices and implications of radical democracy. If the preconditions for the rise of the far-right, xenophobia, white supremacy, ethno-nationalism, right-wing populism, religious fundamentalism and fascism can be found within liberal democracy and neo-liberalism, laying bare the violent foundations of the liberal democratic project, then what hope can theories of radical democracy offer toward re-founding society on democratic principles? How have the rise of social movements such as Occupy, the Arab Spring, Rojava, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, 15M, AntiFa, and the emergence of left alternatives such as Podemos, MAS and Syriza both exposed the contradictions of institutionalism, capitalism, rule of law, deliberation and other aspects of liberal democracy, and also illuminated the need for radical democratic alternatives?
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Sat, Apr 28
9:00 am

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Conferences, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, 7th Annual Radical Democracy Conference
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A two-day international conference organized by Valentina Izmirlieva, Sophie Pinkham, and Mark Andryczyk.
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Sat, Apr 28
9:30 am

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Conferences, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Crimea Matters Conference
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A two-day conference to consider the 50th anniversary of the global upheavals of 1968. From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, the yearlong crises of 1968 linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations. The repercussions are still being felt. The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Global Cities in Crisis, and Alternative forms of Political Activism.
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Sat, Apr 28
9:30 am

Free
Conferences, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Fifty Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968
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Over the past few years, slavery has become a frequent theme in contemporary culture. Even though the topic has always been central in countries such as Brazil and the United States, it seems we have been watching more movies, soap operas and tv series on slavery than ever. Tourists are visiting historical sites and engaging in tours on the history and memory of the slave trade all over the Atlantic world. Crowds are packing museums on African-American culture. Slavery is represented in dance in popular festivals such as Rio’s carnival. Not surprisingly, slavery is a topic as sensitive as it is trendy. Video games and children’s books are provoking discussions among school-age parents. Movies are becoming public controversies. And the discussions over memorials and statues that deal with the slave past set the stage for political protests all over the United States.   This symposium aims to discuss the ways in which slavery is narrated in the tourism and entertainment industries. 10 am – 10:30 am       Coffee 10:30 am – 1:00 pm    Slavery, Heritage and Tourism  Chair: Barbara Weinstein (NYU) Monica Lima (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro): Talking about the History of Slavery Visiting a Site of Sensitive Memory: the Case of Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Keila Grinberg (Andrés Bello Visiting Professor, NYU and UNIRIO): Slavery and the Challenges of Tourism of Memory in Brazil Alissandra Cummings (University of West Indies, Barbados): The Absence of Presence: Resurrecting the “Ghost of Slavery” in 21st Century Caribbean/Barbados Paul Gardullo  (National Museum of African American History and Culture): Meanings of Memory:  Building Community Stewardship around the history of the slave trade in Mozambique and South Africa Discussant: Daryle Williams (University of Maryland)   1:00 pm – 2:30 pm      Lunch 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm      Slavery, Storytelling and Entertainment Chair: Ada Ferrer (NYU) Paula Halperin (SUNY: Purchase College): Domestic Space, Intimacy, and Historical Imagination in the Brazilian Soap Opera Escrava Isaura (1976) Brenda Romero (Limerick University): The New World: A Look at Slavery in Games Lisa Woolfork (University of Virginia): _Deliberate Remembering and Willful Forgetting: Approaches to American Slavery in Popular Culture_  Ashraf Rushdy (Wesleyan University): Underground and Overseas: Recent Developments in Contemporary Narratives of Slavery Martha Abreu (Universidade Federal Fluminense): Narratives about Slavery in Brazilian Samba and Carnival Discussant: Yuko Miki (Fordham University) Reception to follow.
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Sat, Apr 28
10:00 am

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Symposiums, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Slave Pasts in the Present: Narrating Slavery through the Arts, Technology, and Tourism
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A meetup for poetry lovers! April is Poetry Month. In celebration, this is a discussion about modern poetry. Together find the meaning and beauty in the words of modern poetry.
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Sat, Apr 28
12:00 pm

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Discussions, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Modern and Contemporary American Poetry Meet-Up
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Art historian and critic Phyllis Tuchman will speak about this rare group of collages.
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Sat, Apr 28
3:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Constructions: On John McLaughin's Exhbiiton
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Lectures addressing defining events that tied Europe and the United States by professors from Charles University. -- Prof. Martin Kovář: The United States and Europe 1918–2018: The Unfinished Story; -- Dr. Jaromír Soukup: The Americans in Europe: The United States of America and the „German Question“: Case of the Rhineland; -- Doc. Jakub Rákosník: The United States of America, Central Europe and Czechoslovakia in the Years 1945-1953; -- Prof. Ivan Šedivý: Pepsi, Zappa and World Policeman: Image of the USA in Czech Society during the Communist Period (1948–1989)
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Sat, Apr 28
4:00 pm

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Symposiums, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Czech-American Ties in the Last 100 Years
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Discuss the book by Abdullah Ocalan.
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Sun, Apr 29
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Book Club: Liberating Life, Democratic Confederalism, and War and Peace in Kurdistan
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The 13-year relationship between Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck, conducted entirely through letters, was one of the strangest stories in the history of Romantic music. Their spiritualized romance will be discussed within the context of music patronage in Russia, Tchaikovsky's conflicts about his homosexuality, his failed marriage, and von Meck's unflinching admiration for him and his music, with a detailed discussion of her role in the composition of the ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Speakers: - Anne Swartz, Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College - James Melo, Senior Editor at RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and musicologist with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century
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Mon, Apr 30
5:30 pm

Free
Lectures, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Love Spiritualized: The Epistolary Romance of Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von Meck
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While the conflict in Bosnia Herzegovina was widely known for the strategic rape of thousands of women, men were also victims of sexual violence, mainly in the various detention camps across the country. Thomas Osorio will provide an overview of how the judiciary has treated conflict-related sexual violence against women and men, based his wide expertise in the field. Heleen Touquet will critically examine the silence on male victims in the country in the current day, paying particular attention to service provision, court cases and publications on conflict-related sexual violence, noting that their absence in the public debate is linked to prevailing gender norms and masculinities. She will also discuss two recent documentaries in which male survivors have been given a voice and look at how conflict-related sexual violence is framed in these films.
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Mon, Apr 30
6:15 pm

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Lectures, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Post-Conflict Masculinities and Vulnerability: Researching Male Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in the Former Yugoslavia
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Paradise Blue is the first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency. Directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney), it is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
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Mon, Apr 30
6:30 pm

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Talks, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Dominique Morisseau discusses her play Paradise Blue
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A panel discussion with some of Broadway’s leading producers (Tom Hulce, Rick Miramontez and Susan Vargo) about how to launch a show, get it noticed and reviewed, and have a successful run.
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Mon, Apr 30
6:30 pm

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Discussions, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Spotlight on Broadway
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So you want to work on Broadway? Find out from Broadway’s leading producers what it takes to launch a show, get it noticed and reviewed, and what it takes to have a successful run. Guests: Tom Hulce, Producer and Director of Spring Awakening, American Idiot Rick Miramonetz, CEO, O&M PR Susan Vargo, Executive Producer, SpongeBob
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Mon, Apr 30
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Tony-winning producer of Spring Awakening and American Idiot talks Broadway
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Wiman is the author, editor, or translator of ten books, including Hammer is the Prayer: Selected Poems (FSG, 2016), My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer (FSG, 2013), and Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam (HarperCollins/Ecco, 2012).        
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Mon, Apr 30
7:00 pm

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Talks, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Spirituality in a Time of Disruption: A Talk with Author Christian Wiman
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With Antonio Monda announcing the theme of this year's edition. Followed by a screening of the documentary Lies, directed by Francesco Zippel, about the previous edition (2017) with Elif Batuman, Adam Gopnik, Mary Karr, Karan Mahajan, Ben Lerner, Brian Selznick, and Gian Arturo Ferrari. Le Conversazioni is the international festival created by Antonio Monda and Davide Azzolini that takes place annually on the Isle of Capri, in New York, and in Rome, with the participation of some of the leading lights in contemporary English literature and international culture. In the last few years some of today’s great writers have come together in Capri to discuss the chosen theme for each year. In English.
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Mon, Apr 30
7:00 pm

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Discussions, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Le Conversazioni 2018, Including a Screening of the Documentary Lies
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Born in Houston, TX, Moran earned a degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Jaki Byard. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010 and is the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. Moran currently teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA.
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Mon, Apr 30
7:00 pm

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Lectures, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Jason Moran, Jazz Pianist, Composer, and Performance Artist
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On March 15, 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady arrived on Broadway for the first of its 2,717 performances (the longest Broadway run of its time). Considered by many critics, scholars, and fans as “the perfect musical,” the show’s Tony Award–winning original Broadway production starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison as Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. But the show’s life didn’t begin in New York and it certainly didn’t end when the original production closed. Through performance and conversation, New Yorker writer and host Adam Gopnik with guests including actors Kevin Kline and Melissa Errico and director André Bishop uncover the history of this landmark musical.
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Mon, Apr 30
7:30 pm

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Discussions, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, My Fair Lady Hits Broadway: Performance and Conversation Featuring Actor Kevin Kline
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This symposium will feature projects that question official histories, disrupt the power structures embedded in archives, and explore the radical possibility of alternative narratives. Photography Expanded is an annual event that brings together photographers, writers, technologists, students, and other creative thinkers to experiment with new approaches to visual storytelling. 
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Tue, May 1
10:00 am

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Symposiums, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Photography Expanded: Counter-Histories
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Heather Abel is the author of The Optimistic Decade. She was raised in Santa Monica, California. She attended Swarthmore College and subsequently worked as a reporter and editor for political newspapers. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, and elsewhere.
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Tue, May 1
6:30 pm

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Talks, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Fiction Forum: Heather Abel
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How can we define the elusive quality of "Italian-ness" in music? This discussion group gives voice and vocabulary to our intuitions about Italian music, both instrumental and vocal. You'll listen to music from the sublime Palestrina, pinnacle of the Italian Renaissance; through Monteverdi, Lulli, Cherubini, Puccini, Respighi and more; to John Corigliano and our modern world, naming Italian characteristics and asking whether they stand the test of time. What Makes It Italian is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. Attendance at all meetings, which take place on Tuesdays from April 10 to May 15, is encouraged, as the discussions are cumulative. Led by Gina Crusco, who also guides listening at the Riverdale Y, formerly music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions Opera. Tonight: The eclecticism of Giacomo Puccini
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Tue, May 1
6:30 pm

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Lectures, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music
Book Discussion |
A discussion Kurt Vonnegut's book.
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Tue, May 1
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Science Fiction Book Dicussion: Cat's Cradle
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Frederick Luis Aldama will unzip his brain, offering a multimedia extravaganza of US Latinx comics as explored in and through pop culture. He explores how Latinx created comics vitally complicate and enrich our understanding of Latinx identity and experience and powerfully add to and actively shape the history of comics. Along the way Aldama presents a dynamic model for understanding Latinx subjects as active transformers of the world we live in today. Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at The Ohio State University.
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Tue, May 1
7:00 pm

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Talks, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Latinx Comics: Geometric Storytelling, Production, and Consumption
Conference |
Keynote: Alexander Cooley Ordering Eurasia: The Rise and Decline of the Liberal Internationalism in the Post-Communist Space Panels: American Jazzmen and Boxers Fight the Cold War Words are a Weapon: Literature and Soft Power Location, Location, Location: Nixon in Disneyland, Nevada’s Nuclear Ballerina, and Bridges in Space
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Wed, May 2
10:45 am

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Conferences, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Cold War Power: Culture as a Weapon
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Get a general overview of Social Security as a foundation for planning your future. When should you take benefits? How can married couples maximize them? With: Sonia Ayala, a Claims Specialist from the Social Security Administration
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Wed, May 2
11:00 am

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Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
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Alone among European countries, the Soviet Union did not commemorate World War I, a conflict it considered bourgeois and imperialist. Yet by the end of World War II, monuments to the heroism of Red Army soldiers were being erected from Berlin to Pyongyang that looked a lot like the earlier European models. Why did Soviet war memorials follow classical examples, evading any avant-garde influence? And why are so many more being built today in a style that often strikes foreign observers as being bombastic and antiquated - most recently at Russia's new national cemetery outside Moscow? To answer these questions, this talk will look at the evolution of Russian military art from pre-revolutionary times to today. It will focus particularly on the crucial role of Marshal Kliment Voroshilov, the celebrated military and political leader who was also the Soviet Union's most powerful patron of the arts, and his network of artistic clients. Speaker Mischa Gabowitsch is a historian and sociologist. He is an alumnus fellow of the Princeton University Society of Fellows and previous editor-in-chief of the Russian journals NZ and Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research.
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Wed, May 2
12:00 pm

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Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Soviet War Memorials and the Men Who Made Them
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Helen Simonson. Arriving in the village of Rye, England in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor's nephew.
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Wed, May 2
3:30 pm

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Book Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Riverside Book Club: The Summer Before the War
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Speaker Shana Agid is an artist, teacher, writer, and activist whose work focuses on relationships of power and difference, particularly regarding sexuality, race, and gender in visual and political cultures. Agid holds an MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. He is on the Editorial Board of Radical Teacher and a co-founder with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani of Working With People, a curriculum and web-based resource on the complex contexts of partner-based and collaborative work in educational environments. Speaker Paula C. Austin, Assistant Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento specializes in African American history: urban, gender, intellectual and social history. Works-in-progress include “‘Conscious Self-Realization and Self-Direction’: New Negro Ideologies and the Confines of Visual Representation,” forthcoming in Journal of African American History and her book manuscript, I Know My Own Mind: Everyday New Negroes in the U.S. Capital, 1919-1942 under contract with New York University Press.
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Wed, May 2
4:00 pm

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Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Designing Against Infrastructures of Harm
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Welcome medical journalist Harriet A. Washington, who will be interviewed by writer Randy Cohen, creator of the radio program, Person Place Thing. Washington has worked for USA Today and several other publications, been a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and has written for such academic forums as the Harvard Public Health Review and The New England Journal of Medicine. Her books include Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.
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Wed, May 2
5:00 pm

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Talks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, A Conversation with Health Journalist Harriet A. Washington
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Carl Zimmer's journalism has also appeared in magazines such as National Geographic, Wired, and The Atlantic. Among his awards, he has earned the Stephen Jay Gould Prize and the Online Journalism Award. His thirteenth book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, will be published in May.
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Wed, May 2
5:00 pm

Free
Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, From Ebola to Dinosaurs to 23andMe: Writing about the Science of Life with New York Times Columnist Carl Zimmer
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Speaker D. A. Masolo  is currently at work on the first English translation of Shaaban Robert’s classic Swahili novel Kusadikika.
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Wed, May 2
6:00 pm

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Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Toward a Reading of the Great Tanzanian Poet Shaaban Robert
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Meg Wolitzer.
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Wed, May 2
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Book Club: The Female Persuasion
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Discuss the book by Meg Wolitzer.
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Wed, May 2
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Book Club: The Female Persuasion
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Discuss the book by Meg Wolitzer.
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Wed, May 2
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Book Club: The Female Persuasion
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Discover and celebrate the astounding work and legacy of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, an international developmental program for emerging directors from many theatrical traditions. Since the inaugural lab in 1995, the LCT Directors Lab has nurtured the talents of over 1,500 emerging directors from around the world through workshops, shared sessions, rehearsals, and discussions with master artists under the leadership of dramaturg Anne Cattaneo.  Anne Cattaneo and members of previous Labs will discuss the intensive investigation of their craft and the collaborative relationships developed through the program. A discussion with past and present Directors Lab collaborators will follow work-in-progress excerpts.
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Wed, May 2
6:30 pm

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Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab
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Exploring the periods prior to the contemporary use of the Latinx term, this panel discusses the important avant-garde contributions of artists working in the 1970s and 1980s. Panelists explore the lives of artists who immigrated to New York for political reasons, to study, or to create for themselves a new artistic life. PARTICIPATING PANELISTS: Yasmin Ramirez, Independent Scholar Deborah Cullen, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University Chon Noriega, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Freddy Rodríguez, Artist Perla de Leon, Artist
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Wed, May 2
6:30 pm

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Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Pre-Latinx Art: The Veterano Avant Gardes
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Mika Rottenberg explores the seduction, magic, and desperation of our hyper-capitalist, globally-connected reality through elaborate visual narratives that draw on cinematic and sculptural traditions to forge a new language––one that uses cause and effect structures to explore labor and globalization, economy and production of value, and how our own affective relationships are increasingly monetized. Her films, architectural installations, and sculptures have been featured in solo and group exhibitions worldwide.
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Wed, May 2
7:00 pm

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Talks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Artist Talk: Mika Rottenberg
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Historians Davide Rodogno (The Graduate Institute) and Sergio Luzzatto (University of Turin) will present and discuss their current research on cases in which, during the century that was theater to two world conflicts, the notion of humanitarian intervention took shape and shaped the societies that received it as well as those that practiced it. Moderated and introduced by Federico Finchelstein.
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Thu, May 3
2:00 pm

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Discussions, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Humanitarianism and the Century of Wars
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Discuss the book by Lauren Willig.
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Thu, May 3
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Chelsea Talks Book Discussion: The English Wife
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Discuss the book by Colson Whitehead.
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Thu, May 3
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Book Club: The Underground Railroad
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The sixth and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features American baritone Quinn Kelsey, one of the foremost singers of his generation and the natural heir to the mantle of Verdi baritone held by the likes of Sherrill Milnes. In June 2016, he scored a huge triumph in San Francisco as one of the most complex Rigolettos in decades. At the Met this season he sings in Il Trovatore, Hansel and Gretel and Lucia di Lammermoor.
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Thu, May 3
6:30 pm

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Talks, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with MET OPERA Baritone Quinn Kelsey
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Elliot Paul, assistant professor of philosophy, and Joan Snitzer, co-chair and director of the visual arts in the Art History department, join Provost Linda Bell for an interdisciplinary discussion of creative expression and appreciation, and to examine creativity's role in happiness and moral choices.
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Thu, May 3
6:30 pm

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Discussions, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, What Is Creativity?
Forum |
As our climate changes, so will our ways of inhabiting the planet. As ecological realities shift, so will our notion of oikos: the home. Will the notion of Earth as “dwelling-place” still serve us as we enter the period of the climate refugee?   This is a conversation between Professor Setha Low (Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center, CUNY), Dr. Bethany Wiggin (Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, University of Pennsylvanian), and Dylan Gauthier (The New School/Parsons School of Art and Design), as they consider what it means, and will mean in future years, to inhabit various spaces and places in a period of climatic upheaval.   Brief individual talks by each participant will be followed by conversation, audience Q&A, and a reception.
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Thu, May 3
6:30 pm

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Forums, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Brave New Worlds: Dwelling in a Changing Climate
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Italy is a country trapped in an incurable state of incompletion, condemned to the eternal pursuit of something that has always eluded it, incapable of achieving development that corresponds to its potential. The challenge is to work on this incompletion, on the energy contained in potentiality that has never been realized, that has remained as it is. What must be attempted is a leap forward, or at least a sidestep, which is impossible for countries that are more fulfilled and therefore unable to take alternative paths. Italian thought – but also Italian art and literature – has always worked, more or less consciously, on this possibility. It lies on the margin that separates might and action, possible and real, premise and result. Lecturer: Roberto Esposito, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. In Italian with English translation provided.
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Thu, May 3
6:30 pm

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Lectures, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Italian Incompleteness
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Broadly conceiving black desires, this conference aligns with scholarly traditions that imagine blackness in a global context as it draws on diverse disciplinary and theoretical approaches. Whether they concern moral, legal, political, corporal, spatial, creative, erotic, or economic desires in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, or Africa, discussions about the associated freedoms and constraints engendered by black desires provide an opportunity to expand the knowledge base and significance of black diaspora studies. Additionally, this scholarly intervention promises to illuminate our consciousness of possibilities and limitations of individual, national, transnational, and diaspora objectives. While the conference welcomes submissions on a wide range of themes and topics, it primarily aims to resonate with the IRADAC fellows' specializations. Fellows' research interests include queerness in the Caribbean, global childhood, performing the diaspora, education and social movements, abolitionist geographies, exile and the politics of belonging, and framings of black femininity.  
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Fri, May 4
9:00 am

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Symposiums, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Global Black Desires: Freedom and Constraints
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The urbanization rate in China has passed 50% since 2011 and will reach 60% by the year 2020. However, the image of “rural China” stays as a stereotype for a long time. This talk is aimed to help understand China in urban condition. It will start from the process of high-speed urbanization in the first decade of the 21st century. Then it will demonstrate the high- density situation in three megacities: Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Finally, it will emphasize the current u-turn of urban policy from social inclusion to social exclusion in the so-called “over-sized” cities and point out the latest inequality issues in the case of Shanghai. Speaker Zhe Sun is with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
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Fri, May 4
4:00 pm

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Lectures, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, High-Speed Urbanization and the 'Over-sized Cities' in Contemporary China
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This is the first major history of the CIA in a decade, published to tie in with the seventieth anniversary of the agency’s founding.
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Fri, May 4
7:00 pm

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Talks, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, John Prados discusses his book The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA's Heart of Darkness
Discussion |
To be *out of* something is both to be beyond the confines of that thing and to have emerged from it. The way poetry might be said to run parallel to the rest of life and also to spring from it. To be *out of place*: not just to not belong, but to no longer be somewhere out of which you have come. A place is a project: an ongoing attempt to designate the boundaries and purpose of a given (or taken) space. A tradition is like a place: it includes, it excludes. One can run out of space. One can get run out of space. And “place,” of course, is not a neutral term, its boundaries negotiated and enforced by power. This event explores outsider traditions, poetic legacies, the history of the East Village, gentrification, colonialism, belonging and place. Welcome poets to interpret the concept of *out of place* however they see fit. With Ken Chen, Julie Ezelle Patton, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker (pictured). Moderated by Erica Hunt.
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Fri, May 4
8:00 pm

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Discussions, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Out of Place: A Poetry Discussion
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A celebration of all things comics! Celebrate one of America's most enduring art forms: the comic book. Stop by the Librarian Is In booth to pick up free comics and find your next great read. Tell them about your favorite comic or graphic novel, and swap recommendations with librarians and experts from local comic shop Montasy Comics NYC. Meet other comic and graphic novel fans at the monthly book social.
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Sat, May 5
1:00 pm

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Discussions, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Free Comic Book Day 2018
Gallery Talk |
Zavaglia has developed a technique which has been described as "Modern Pointillism," that allows her to blend colors and establish tonalities that truly resemble the techniques used in classical oil painting. The direction in which the threads are sewn mimic the way brush marks are layered within a painting which, in turn, gives the allusion of depth, volume, and form. Her stitching methodology borders on the obsessive.
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Sat, May 5
2:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Artist Talk: Cayce Zavaglia
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That Allen Ginsberg is thus far the one truly international poet that has ever lived, making of his person or speaker or point-dot of location in the poem a verticality or stack of conditions across the globe, as one knowing about any number of places and kinds of consciousness at once. Specific poems will be discussed. Speaker: Alice Notley Also, short readings by Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves and Filip Marinovich, and a closing reception.
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Sat, May 5
8:00 pm

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Lectures, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Allen Ginsberg: An International Poetry and Its Particles
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Jane Harper.
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Mon, May 7
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Mystery Mondays Book Group: The Dry
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Economics, psychology and neuroscience, among other disciplines, all have staked their claim to the study of decision-making. New technologies to examine human and animal brains alongside behavior — and the increased spatial and temporal resolution of those technologies in recent years — have brought these fields even closer together. Combining psychological and economic models with behavioral and neural correlates, Neuroeconomics is a burgeoning area of research that has grown exponentially in the past 15 years. Speaker Ernst Fehr is Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich.
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Mon, May 7
4:15 pm

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Lectures, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, What Can Neuroscience Contribute to Economics?
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Chita Rivera is an actress/singer/dancer who has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical, the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. She will be interviewed by Broadway World's Richard Ridge.
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Mon, May 7
6:00 pm

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Talks, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Chita Rivera, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Legend
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Speaker Sarah Sobieraj directs the Digital Sexism Project, investigating the impact of gender-based attacks against women online on political discourse. She is the author of The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility (Oxford University Press 2014) with Jeff Berry, and Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism (NYU 2011).
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Mon, May 7
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Stupid Bitch: Identity-Based Attacks Online
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As the world’s population increasingly urbanizes and the climate crisis worsens, the global economy risks breaching planetary boundaries with potentially catastrophic consequences if we continue to produce and consume at levels set by western standards. Frontline communities and workers in waste, manufacturing and distribution face disproportionate impacts from environmental degradation and extractive and exploitative industry practices. The conference will focus on how issues of production, consumption and waste impact environmental justice communities, workers and vulnerable populations. By advancing a circular economy, we can reduce often-overlooked sources of significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as those from the supply chain of the manufacturing sector. Reducing consumer and industrial waste will be instrumental in lowering national GHG emissions and could help state and local governments meet emission targets set by the Paris Climate Accords.
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Tue, May 8
8:00 am

Free
Conferences, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Jesmyn Ward.
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Tue, May 8
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Book Club: Sing, Unburied, Sing
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David Miliband on the roots of today’s unprecedented refugee crisis—and the role each of us can play in solving it. This conversation will be recorded for Displaced, a new podcast from IRC and Vox Media. Alex Aleinikoff—Director of the Zolberg Institute and former Deputy High Commissioner in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees—will be hosting.
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Tue, May 8
6:00 pm

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Talks, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, New Thinking to Solve the Global Refugee Crisis: An Intimate Conversation with the International Rescue Committee’s David Miliband
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Rachel Kushner is the author of The Mars Room and The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013. Her first novel, Telex from Cuba was also a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Tue, May 8
6:30 pm

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Talks, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Fiction Forum: Rachel Kushner
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Twentieth-century avant-garde scholar Barbara Moore discusses early performance art of the 1960s with Printed Matter’s Max Schumann. Often political in nature, movements such as Fluxus, Happenings, and Intermedia blurred the line between art and life and developed into what came to be known as performance art. Founded in 1963, the legendary Something Else Press was known for publishing texts and artwork by Fluxus artists such as Dick Ray Johnson, Alison Knowles, and Allan Kaprow. Moore, who was Something Else’s first editor, joins Schumann to talk about the lasting importance of these movements, and the groundwork they laid for the conceptual and performance art of the decades that followed. Moore is the director of the archive of her husband, the late photographer Peter Moore, which includes hundreds of thousands of images chronicling the development of Fluxus, Happenings, Judson Dance Theater, Multimedia, and Intermedia. Schumann is the executive director of Printed Matter, which is dedicated to the dissemination, understanding, and appreciation of artists' books.
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Tue, May 8
6:30 pm

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Discussions, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Art of the Avant-Gardes:: Early Performance Art of the 1960s
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How can we define the elusive quality of "Italian-ness" in music? This discussion group gives voice and vocabulary to our intuitions about Italian music, both instrumental and vocal. You'll listen to music from the sublime Palestrina, pinnacle of the Italian Renaissance; through Monteverdi, Lulli, Cherubini, Puccini, Respighi and more; to John Corigliano and our modern world, naming Italian characteristics and asking whether they stand the test of time. What Makes It Italian is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. Attendance at all meetings, which take place on Tuesdays from April 10 to May 15, is encouraged, as the discussions are cumulative. Led by Gina Crusco, who also guides listening at the Riverdale Y, formerly music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions Opera. Tonight: Respighi's Pines of Rome: Nationalism and Internationalism
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Tue, May 8
6:30 pm

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Lectures, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music
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As the world’s population increasingly urbanizes and the climate crisis worsens, the global economy risks breaching planetary boundaries with potentially catastrophic consequences if we continue to produce and consume at levels set by western standards. Frontline communities and workers in waste, manufacturing and distribution face disproportionate impacts from environmental degradation and extractive and exploitative industry practices. The conference will focus on how issues of production, consumption and waste impact environmental justice communities, workers and vulnerable populations. By advancing a circular economy, we can reduce often-overlooked sources of significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as those from the supply chain of the manufacturing sector. Reducing consumer and industrial waste will be instrumental in lowering national GHG emissions and could help state and local governments meet emission targets set by the Paris Climate Accords.
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Wed, May 9
8:00 am

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Conferences, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy
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A debate between Stephen F. Cohen (Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University) and Michael McFaul (Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University).
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Wed, May 9
5:00 pm

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Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, The New U.S.-Russian Cold War: Who is to Blame?
Book Discussion |
"Waking Lions is a sophisticated and darkly ambitious novel, revealing an aspect of Israeli life rarely seen in its literature."—Ayelet Tsabari, New York Times Book Review
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Wed, May 9
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's Waking Lions
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A lecture by Dr. Susan Zuccotti, followed by a question and answer period, moderated by Adjunct Professor Mary Maudsley.
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Wed, May 9
6:15 pm

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Lectures, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, The Jews of Italy and Italian Occupied Territories During the Holocaust
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International best-selling science writers Jim Holt and Carlo Rovelli examine the mysterious natures of time. “Do we exist in time, or does time exist in us?” asks Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli in his new book, The Order of Time. Rovelli is the head of the Quantum Gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille University and has devoted his life's work to understanding what time might truly be. Rovelli will be joined in conversation by Jim Holt, whose new book, When Einstein Walked with Gödel, collects essays written over the past twenty years.
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Wed, May 9
6:30 pm

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Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Together in Time: A Discussion with Science Fiction Writers Jim Holt and Carlo Rovelli
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It is well known that Italy is the homeland of the printed Hebrew book. Shortly after the invention of the printing press the first two volumes in Hebrew were printed in Rome and Reggio Calabria approximately between 1472 and 1487. The printed book had profound effects on the Jewish world, on one side opening networks of communication and exchange, on the other introducing new forms of internal normativity and authority. Family-run publishers flourished up to the first decades of the 20th century participating in the shaping of public life, education as well as the debate and aspirations of the new country. Early fascist purges, censorship and, eventually, the race laws of 1938 put an end to this story. Jewish-run publishing houses were either closed or confiscated and passed into the hands of non-Jewish owners. After the end of World War II, Jewish publishing resumed in various forms, Jewish newsprints and zines, the national Jewish journal La Rassegna Mensile di Israel, community bulletins to Yiddish and Hebrew press produced in DP camps. Shulim Vogelman, a representative of a new generation of Italian publishers committed to nourish Jewish life and make it known to the larger society, will discuss history and current perspectives. With: Shulim Vogelmann (La Giuntina, Florence)
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Wed, May 9
6:30 pm

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Lectures, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Jewish Publishing in Italy
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A discussion featuring artist Ann Shapiro.
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Wed, May 9
7:00 pm

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Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Addressing Climate Change
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Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of immigration policy-making at the state level, with some states taking an anti-immigrant stance, and others supporting immigrant integration. What explains this variation? A number of recent, national-level studies have used quantitative analyses to examine the impact of various factors on state-level immigration policy making. Speaker Monica Varsanyi is Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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Thu, May 10
4:30 pm

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Lectures, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Divergent States: Immigration Policy Trajectories in New Mexico and Arizona
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The multiple potential meanings of “object” within theatre and performance studies point to questions about the relationship between knowledge and materiality. With this conference, they issue a challenge to the common understanding of scholarly work as focused on an “object of study.” They seek to destabilize the terms “object” and “study” to explore how the ways in which we conceive of objects and materiality might influence the framework of our discipline. Are they, as scholars, engaging in acts of objectification? How do the objects also act upon us? This student conference is organized by the Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association and will host working groups of emerging scholars during the day, followed by a roundtable with Katherine Behar (Baruch College, CUNY), Maaike Bleeker (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Rebecca Schneider (Brown University), Soyoung Yoon (The New School), and a performance by Larissa Velez Jackson (LVJ Performance Co.). 5:30pm Roundtable 7:30pm Performance
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Thu, May 10
5:30 pm

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Discussions, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies
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Discuss the book by Kay Redfield Jamison.
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Thu, May 10
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Morningside Heights Book Discussion Group: Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire
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Anne Carson, a writer of “inscrutable brilliance” (The New York Times) who calls herself a visual rather than a verbal artist, discusses the influence of the Classics on her work as a poet, essayist, and translator. A teacher of ancient Greek, she has published 20 books, blending genres and media. Her first book, Eros the Bittersweet, was named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time by the Modern Library.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, May 10
6:30 pm

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Lectures, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Envisioning the Classics
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Sociologist Virag Molnar will explore emergent relations between fashion and national populism. Recent examples show how dress and fashion are both an important site and an idiom through which political conflicts over cultural membership are played out. Over thirty municipalities in France’s coastal areas have banned the burkini (full body swimwear) since 2016. One of the main campaign billboards used by the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the 2017 German parliamentary elections pictured two blonde young, bikini-wearing women from the back, accompanied by the slogan: “We prefer bikinis to burkinis.” The Israeli culture minister, Miri Regev, sparked a heated controversy at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for appearing in a dramatic dress printed with the Jerusalem skyline, clearly intended as an explicit political statement. 
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Fri, May 11
12:00 pm

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Lectures, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, Fashioning the Nation in the Age of Populism
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Speaker Kaja Silverman, an influential thinker in art history, argues that photography is the world’s primary way of revealing itself to us. In this talk she presents her latest work on her three-volume history of photography, a reconceptualization of the defining media of our time. Silverman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose books include Flesh of My Flesh and The Miracle of Analogy, gives a keynote of the Visualizing Theory Conference.  
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Fri, May 11
6:30 pm

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Lectures, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, The Photographic Image
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Project LETS, a grassroots organization specializing in peer support, discusses building just, responsive, and transformative mental health care systems. Come imagine a world without ableism, where non-carceral responses to crisis are the norm, and all people can access high-quality support. They will be prioritizing feedback from people living with mental illnesses, trauma, and neurodivergence, and are especially interested in hearing from people of color, LGBTQ folks, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with highly-stigmatized mental illnesses.
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Fri, May 11
7:00 pm

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Discussions, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, Mad as Hell: Imagining Transformative Mental Health Care Systems
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Discuss the book by Jesmyn Ward.
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Sat, May 12
10:30 am

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Book Discussions, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Book Club: Sing, Unburied, Sing
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Discuss the book by Mohsin Hamid.
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Sat, May 12
11:00 am

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Book Discussions, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Fort Washington Book Discussion Group: Exit West
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Discuss the book by Sue Halpern.
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Mon, May 14
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 14, 2018, 05/14/2018, Monday Night Reading Group Summer Hours at the Robbers Library
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Pagan sacrifice! Dissonance! A riot! The premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes on May 29, 1913, is perhaps the most famous onstage scandal in the history of the performing arts. Was the riot spontaneous or a planned anti-Russian protest? Were people arrested? Was someone actually challenged to a duel? Discover the true story behind the mythical performance with New Yorker writer and host Adam Gopnik and special guests, including dancer and the Founder/Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU Jennifer Homans.  
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Mon, May 14
7:30 pm

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Discussions, May 14, 2018, 05/14/2018, The Infamous Premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
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How can we define the elusive quality of "Italian-ness" in music? This discussion group gives voice and vocabulary to our intuitions about Italian music, both instrumental and vocal. You'll listen to music from the sublime Palestrina, pinnacle of the Italian Renaissance; through Monteverdi, Lulli, Cherubini, Puccini, Respighi and more; to John Corigliano and our modern world, naming Italian characteristics and asking whether they stand the test of time. What Makes It Italian is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. Attendance at all meetings, which take place on Tuesdays from April 10 to May 15, is encouraged, as the discussions are cumulative. Led by Gina Crusco, who also guides listening at the Riverdale Y, formerly music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions Opera. Tonight: John Corigliano: One Sweet Morning
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Tue, May 15
6:30 pm

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Lectures, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music
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Columbia University's Michael Susi, a local historian and postcard collector, looks at Morningside Heights using vintage postcards he began collecting more than 20 years ago.
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Wed, May 16
7:00 pm

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Slide Lectures, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Columbia University on Morningside Heights: The Early Years in Postcard Views
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Discuss the book by Emily Fridlund.
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Wed, May 16
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: History of Wolves
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As authoritarian regimes have consolidated their position in Eurasia and the Middle East, many members of the political opposition, independent media and civil society have gone into exile. But as political struggles have moved beyond borders, so too has state repression. Governments have monitored, intimidated, detained, kidnapped and assassinated activists living abroad, as well as placing pressure on them through their relatives remaining in their home country. Many of these practices are enacted through international organizations, most notably Interpol, as well as through regional organizations like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. While these counter-exile strategies have a history dating back to the practice of ostracism in Athens in the fifth century BC, transnational repression has become more prominent in recent years. Discussion questions will include: How has the targeting of exiles in recent years differed from the practices adopted by previous governments? To what extent are these practices limited to authoritarian regimes? What are the similarities between the extraterritorial targeting of exiles in Eurasia and the extraordinary rendition program created by the US government as part of the War on Terror? In what ways can exiles resist being targeted? What measures can be taken to prevent organizations like Interpol against being manipulated by governments to pursue political opponents?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 17
9:00 am

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Discussions, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Political Exiles, Transnational Repression and Global Authoritarianism
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Discuss the book by Leo Tolstoy.
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Thu, May 17
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
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A lecture by historian Mark Herman.
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Fri, May 18
7:00 pm

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Lectures, May 18, 2018, 05/18/2018, The Suicide of Greece: The Saga of the Peloponnesian Wars
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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, May 19
1:00 pm

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Discussions, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
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Discuss the book by Octavia Butler.
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Sun, May 20
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 20, 2018, 05/20/2018, Anarchists Care About Books Book Group: Parable of the Sower
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A New Social Contract advances comprehensive, transformative, community-led solutions that protect human rights, build equitable systems for everyone and deepen our democracy. There is a need for a new social contract, one that values every human life, treats all people with respect and dignity, recognizes our interdependence with each other and our planet and enables everyone to reach their full potential. This vision for a new social contract is already emerging, not in Washington or other centers of power, but in the communities that are most impacted by our current crises. Communities are calling for a new social contract that: -- Prioritizes human needs and human rights as the primary purpose of all private and public systems, focusing our entire economy and social systems on meeting our shared needs as individuals, families and communities; --Creates universal systems that meet the needs of all by designing our systems equitably around the needs of the most marginalized, recognizing our interdependence and mutual responsibility, and building solutions that are stronger for everyone; and --Builds deep democracy through inclusive local democratic structures that reclaims our political, economic and social systems from corporate control and reactionary impulses and re-grounds them in our communities and our core values. Speakers will include: - Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management - Carol Anderson, Chair of the African American Studies Department at Emory University - Nijmie Dzurinko, Co-Founder of Put People First! Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign - Glenn Harris, President, Race Forward; Scot Nakagawa, Senior Partner, Change Lab - Greg Asbed, Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers - Imara Jones, Creator of “The Last Sip.”
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Thu, May 24
6:00 pm

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Discussions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, A New Social Contract
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Inspired by the tragic events and continued inaction in Puerto Rico, this event invites theatre and performance artists from Puerto Rico to speak about their artistic practices and how these have been impacted by Hurricane María. The evening will feature presentations, readings, and demonstrations, as well as an open forum to discuss the current state of performance and politics on the island. Invited artists and panelists include: Isel Rodríguez (Teatro Breve) Helen Ceballos (Mezcolanza) Kairiana Núñez (Mezcolanza) Mickey Negrón (Mezcolanza) Libertad Guerra (Loisaida Center) The event will be moderated by Bertie Ferdman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, May 24
6:30 pm

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Discussions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Puerto Rico: Theatre after Hurricane María
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Discuss the book by Elena Ferrante. Growing up on the tough streets of 1950s Naples, two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else.
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Tue, May 29
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Book Group: My Brilliant Friend
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Discuss the book by Margaret Drabble.
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Tue, May 29
6:15 pm

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Book Discussions, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Library Book Group: The Dark Flood Rises
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What does it mean to come home after military service? Does military service and war change the idea of home forever? This storytelling event presents a poignant exploration of these and other questions that resonate with many veterans. In addition to a talk by Dr. Max Rayneard, co-creator of The Telling Project, veterans share their military experiences—whether in Vietnam, Iraq, or on the home front—and how their service continues to shape them. The discussions will include issues ranging from mental health to raising families to finding one's purpose.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 29
7:30 pm

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Discussions, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Telling Care Café: Veterans’ Journeys Home
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From The Lion King to Moose Murders and from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to Agatha Christieʼs The Mousetrap, celebrate the Drama Desk Award-winning artwork of Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo with more than 250 of his theatre poster designs from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and around the globe. This is the perfect collection for students and fans of the theatre, graphic design and advertising, and the arts in general.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, May 30
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 30, 2018, 05/30/2018, Frank 'Fraver' Verlizzo discusses his book Fraver by Design: Five Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond
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Discuss the book by George Saunders.
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Thu, May 31
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, May 31, 2018, 05/31/2018, Book Group: Lincoln in the Bardo
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Discuss the book by J.D. Vance.
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Thu, May 31
5:45 pm

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Book Discussions, May 31, 2018, 05/31/2018, Book Group: Hillbilly Elegy
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A lecture by Reina Pennington of Norwich University.
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Fri, Jun 1
7:00 pm

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Lectures, June 01, 2018, 06/01/2018, What Russia Can Teach Us About War
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Columbia University Professor Mischa Schwartz chronicles infrastructure development in the United States in the early to mid-1800s, then follows briefly with the development of engineering education in the US concluding with the birth of Columbia’s School of Mines in 1864, and the department of Electrical Engineering within it in1892.
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Wed, Jun 6
2:00 pm

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Lectures, June 06, 2018, 06/06/2018, Engineers in America: Early History
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A lecture by Roy Licklider of Rutgers University and the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.
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Fri, Jun 15
7:00 pm

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Lectures, June 15, 2018, 06/15/2018, Merging Competing Militaries After Civil Wars
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