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132 free talks, lectures, discussions in New York City (NYC) Tue, 11/19/2019 - and on...

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!

Lecture | A Religious Awakening: Faith-Based Responses to the Rise of Illiberal Nationalism


Across the globe, appeals to tribalism and xenophobia are gaining strength. Moderation seems to have faded from many political systems across the globe. There is a serious diminution of trust in democratic institutions to address the challenges of this century and a corresponding willingness to support alternative political systems. As a 2017 Pew survey reveals, “… large numbers in many nations would entertain political systems that are inconsistent with liberal democracy.”   Speaker Tobias Cremer, advisor to the German Parliament, the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Foreign Office's strategic communication unit, is completing his doctorate at Cambridge with doctoral research focusing on the relationship between religion and the new wave of right-wing populism in Western Europe and North America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, A Religious Awakening: Faith-Based Responses to the Rise of Illiberal Nationalism

Discussion | Not Quite Lost in Translation: Mexico-Japan Cultural Relations


In this panel, Jerry Carlson will discuss the TV series El Dragon, a Spanish-language crime drama television series (filmed in Mexico, Japan, Spain, and Miami) created by Spanish writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte for Televisa and Univision. Jerry Carlson is Director of the Cinema Studies Program in the Department of Media & Communication Arts at The City College, CUNY. He is a specialist in narrative theory, global independent film, and the cinemas of the Americas. Carlson is an active producer, director, and writer with multiple Emmy Awards. Araceli Tinajero will talk about the Hispanics in living in Japan at the moment (particularly Mexicans and Spanish). This is based on her new book, A Cultural History of the Spanish Speaking People in Japan. Araceli Tinajero (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Professor of Spanish at the Graduate Center and City College of New York, CUNY. Her research interests are Orientalisms, Modernismo, reading history, travel writing and biography, transoceanic studies, Mexican, Caribbean and Latino literatures in comparative perspective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Not Quite Lost in Translation: Mexico-Japan Cultural Relations

Discussion | Building Community through Fashion in Harlem


Fashion anthropologist Mikaila Brown in for a discussion of gentrification, fashion, and the changing landscape of New York. Speaking with the owners of some of the longest standing boutiques in Harlem, Dr. Brown will explore how changing neighbor dynamics affect their experience as small business owners, fashion innovators, and community members.
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Discussions, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Building Community through Fashion in Harlem

Lecture | Fictional Prophets: Islam and Literature in Egypt


This talk focuses on the intersections between literature, religion, and liberal ideology in 20th-century Egypt. Maya Issam Kesrouany draws on her recently published book Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature to explore the legacies of the move from Qur’anic to secular approaches to literature in early 20th-century Egyptian literary translations. The talk asks what we can learn from that period and the promise that translation held for the Egyptian writers of fiction at that time. Speaker: Maya Kesrouany, Author of Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Fictional Prophets: Islam and Literature in Egypt

Talk | Artist Talk: Drawing to Cope with Incarceration


Artist Valentino Dixon will share the remarkable way he used drawing as a coping mechanism and a pathway to freedom from incarceration. After receiving a sentence of thirty-eight-and-a-half years to life, Dixon began to draw as a way to adapt to life in prison. For the last twenty years of his incarceration, Dixon used vibrantly colored pencils to draw detailed renderings of golf courses, inspired by images of the sport he had never played. His artworks attracted the attention of the golf community, and ultimately a group of Georgetown University undergraduates, who worked to reopen his case. Dixon was released from Attica Correctional Facility in 2018, twenty-seven years after his initial incarceration. Today, Dixon is a practicing artist and an advocate for sentencing reform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Artist Talk: Drawing to Cope with Incarceration

Book Club | Mystery Book Club: One Good Deed


Bestselling author David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable new character: Archer, a straight-talking former World War II soldier fresh out of prison for a crime he did not commit. Discussion led by Book Club founder Gloria Sampson Knight.  
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Book Clubs, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Mystery Book Club: One Good Deed

Discussion | The Swastika and Symbols of Hate


Steven Heller's new book, The Swastika and Symbols of Hate: Extremist Iconography Today, posits that the swastika and related signs will forever represent human horror. Rev Dr. T.K. Nakagaki, author of The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate, believes that the swastika and hakenkreuz (hooked cross) are not the same and that the former is a 20th-century misrepresentation of a century's old religious icon. In a conversation moderated by MA Design Research alumnus and design reporter Anne Quito, the two will discuss the respective significance of the complex ancient mark and its relevance in the current socio-political climate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Nov 19
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, The Swastika and Symbols of Hate

Talk | The View from Somewhere: Transgender Journalists Resisting “Objectivity”


Media coverage of transgender issues and the visibility of transgender journalists are on the rise. At the same time, “objective and fair” stories of transgender people continue to be reported through the lenses of transphobia, white supremacy, and binary gender. Transgender journalists Meredith Talusan and Lewis Raven Wallace address these problems and discuss how to chart a path of rigorous accountability in the worlds of journalism and nonfiction storytelling.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, The View from Somewhere: Transgender Journalists Resisting &ldquo;Objectivity&rdquo;

Talk | Do the Right Thing @ 30 Years: A Conversation with Spike Lee 


Originally released in 1989, Do the Right Thing was added to the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress in 1999 and re-released by the Criterion Collection in 2019. Considered by many as Lee’s breakthrough film, his depiction of racial tensions on a brutally hot day in Brooklyn NY are just as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. This discussion with Lee will examine the timeless themes that remain relevant since the film’s release. Attendees are strongly encouraged to see the film prior to the discussion. PLEASE READ IN FULL REGARDING SEAT RESERVATIONS: RSVP does not guarantee a ticket. You can begin picking up tickets at the box office 2 hours prior to event. Even if you have picked up a ticket, please be aware that if you are not seated in the theater by 6:50pm, they will be opening up the theater to people in the standby line. Tickets must be claimed by 6:40 pm. Unclaimed tickets will be released to those on the standby line.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Nov 19
7:00 pm

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Talks, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Do the Right Thing @ 30 Years: A Conversation with Spike Lee&nbsp;

Book Discussion | Donald Judd Interviews: The Artist in Dialogue


Donald Judd’s contributions in interviews, panels, and extemporaneous conversations are marked by his forthright manner and rigorous thinking, whether in dialogue with art critics, art historians, or his contemporaries. Donald Judd Interviews presents sixty interviews with the artist over the course of four decades, and is the first compilation of its kind.     
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Donald Judd Interviews: The Artist in Dialogue

Book Discussion | The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion


Celebrating the forthcoming Aperture title The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, this conversation will address the radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the black figure and black runway and cover models in the media and art has been a marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities. In the book, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent opens up the conversation around the role of the black body in the marketplace; the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image; and the institutional barriers that have historically been an impediment to black photographers participating more fully in the fashion (and art) industries. The panel will include Antwaun Sargent and photographers and alumni Quil Lemons and Renell Medrano. The event will be moderated by educator Kimberly Jenkins. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion

Discussion | Al-Qaeda Today


With: Peter Bergen, Mary Galligan, Bruce Hoffman and Mark Stout    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Artist Talk: Inside the Culture of House Balls


Gerard H. Gaskin’s photographs take us inside the culture of house balls, underground events where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African American and Latino, come together to see and be seen. At balls, high-spirited late-night pageants, members of particular “houses” compete for trophies in categories based on costume, attitude, dance moves and “realness.” In this exuberant world of artistry and self-fashioning, people often marginalized for being who they are can flaunt and celebrate their most vibrant, spectacular selves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Artist Talk: Inside the Culture of House Balls

Lecture | Broadway Jukebox with Legendary Record Producer


Thomas Z. Shepard, legendary record producer of dozens of Broadway's most beloved cast albums, will present an interactive sound salon of Harold Prince Broadway hits. Choose your favorite show tunes from a menu of Prince hits, listen to cast recordings, and marvel at rarely seen artifacts from the Library's unrivaled theater collections, including Jerry Bock's home recordings, Jerome Robbins' choreography notes, Stephen Sondheim's discarded drafts, memos, models, manuscripts, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Nov 19
7:00 pm

Free
Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Broadway Jukebox with Legendary Record Producer

Lecture | Hysterical Geographies and The Wandering Lake


Born in 1972 in San Leandro, California, speaker Patty Chang has been exhibited at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the M+ Museum, Hong Kong; the Times Museum in Guangzhou, China; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Nov 19
7:00 pm

Free
Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Hysterical Geographies and The Wandering Lake

Talk | Photographer Talk: The Culture of House Balls


Gerard H. Gaskin’s photographs take us inside the culture of house balls, underground events where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African American and Latino, come together to see and be seen. At balls, high-spirited late-night pageants, members of particular “houses” compete for trophies in categories based on costume, attitude, dance moves and “realness.” In this exuberant world of artistry and self-fashioning, people often marginalized for being who they are can flaunt and celebrate their most vibrant, spectacular selves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Photographer Talk: The Culture of House Balls

Discussion | Human Rights and Community Memories in Chile, South Sudan and Sri Lanka


A discussion in which three international scholars will share their work. SPEAKERS Dorcas Francis Loly Werson Werson is a lawyer and Human Rights activist and will discuss her research on community memorialization and reconciliation in South Sudan. She will focus on the women victims of the Civil War living in the UNMISS Camp. Beatriz Aguila Mussa Mussa is a sociologist and researcher in the field of Memory, Human Rights Education and Civic Education. She will discuss her current investigation on how these topics merge in post-dictatorship and post-transitional societies in Chile. Evelyn Dissanayake Dissanayake, a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will discuss her current research which focuses on enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka, violent past memories of disappeared families relating to conflict, and post conflict human rights violations. After, food and beverages will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Nov 20
12:00 pm

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Discussions, November 20, 2019, 11/20/2019, Human Rights and Community Memories in Chile, South Sudan and Sri Lanka

Lecture | Translating Jewish Literature: Text, Context, Subtext


Modern Hebrew literature is composed of layers. It grew out of what may be referred to as 'The Jewish Library,' that is, such texts as the Bible, the Talmud, Midrashim, the Liturgy, the Haskalah movement of the last couple hundred years, and the large body of translated literature. In its richest manifestations (e.g., the works of S.Y.Agnon), resonances of that textual wealth can be discerned. Yet, the creative impulse was in transforming the contexts and subtexts of those works to serve a different (i.e., modern) purpose. Speaker Barbara Harshav began her professional career as a history professor. In the late 1970s, she fell into translation and has been in that field pretty much ever since. She has translated works of literature, history, philosophy, sociology and economics. Since she began, she has published over fifty books and numerous articles and essays from Yiddish, French, German and Hebrew.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Nov 20
1:00 pm

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Lectures, November 20, 2019, 11/20/2019, Translating Jewish Literature: Text, Context, Subtext

Discussion | The Future of Public Health: 50 Years Since Stonewall


A conversation around historical inequity, health, and the power of activism featuring With: Ilan H. Meyer, PhD Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar of Public Policy Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law Terry McGovern Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor and Chair Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center Patrick Wilson, PhD Associate Professor Sociomedical Sciences
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Discussions, November 20, 2019, 11/20/2019, The Future of Public Health: 50 Years Since Stonewall

Discussion | Writing Crime


This crime writing panel will be led by Johnny Dwyer, author of The Districts and feature authors Maureen Callahan (American Predator) and Evan Ratliff (The Mastermind).
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Discussions, November 20, 2019, 11/20/2019, Writing Crime

Gallery Talk | Artists Talk: Resident Alien


In conjunction with the exhibition Resident Alien: Austrian Architects in America, this event will feature presentations by Yasmina Haddad and Sarah Pichlkostner, two Austrian artists currently in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, supported by the BKA - Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur (Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, November 20, 2019, 11/20/2019, Artists Talk: Resident Alien

Discussion | Gordon Parks' The Learning Tree: Fifty Years Later


Gordon Parks wrote, directed, and scored the first major Hollywood film to be directed by a black American, The Learning Tree (1969). Clips from the film will be shown as alum of the Department of Photography & Imaging and 2019 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellow Hank Willis Thomas and Abbe Schriber (Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University) discuss the ongoing relevance of the film fifty years after its release.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 20, 2019, 11/20/2019, Gordon Parks' The Learning Tree: Fifty Years Later

Discussion | The Nordic Model: Sweden's Welfare System & The Future of Work


Speakers will explore the reasons why Nordic countries lead surveys of societies with high levels of trust, happiness, gender equality, and quality of life. By many measures, these countries are among the most successful societies worldwide. In this lecture, how individual countries have successfully addressed certain issues that confront all societies will be looked at.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 20, 2019, 11/20/2019, The Nordic Model: Sweden's Welfare System & The Future of Work

Discussion | Unrealism: New Figurative Painting


Figuration is one of the oldest art forms, but it continually evolves, along with our changing understanding of human identity. Sascha Braunig, Ebecho Muslimova, Jeffrey Deitch, and others discuss contemporary figurative painting of the last five years. Alison Gingeras moderates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Artist Talk: Invisible Structures


Pieter Schoolwerth is a painter, filmmaker, and musician who lives and works in New York. Schoolwerth’s ‘painting in the last instance’ captures invisible flows of abstraction that structure contemporary experience, and turns them into motifs for an elaborate new kind of figurative painting. In his work, the stuff of paint itself reappears as a supplement only at the end of a complex, multi-media effort to produce a figurative picture depicting the ‘once removed’ space of the virtual.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Alternate Side


This month's title being discussed is Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen, a provocative novel that explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | The Third Wave of Globalization and China's Diplomacy in the Context of a New Pattern of Geopolitics


Speaker: Dr. Hao Su, Professor, Department of Diplomacy and Director, Center for Strategic and Peace Studies, China Foreign Affairs University; President, Beijing Geopolitical Strategy and Development Association
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Thu, Nov 21
12:10 pm

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Lectures, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, The Third Wave of Globalization and China's Diplomacy in the Context of a New Pattern of Geopolitics

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Nov 21
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Symposium | Persepolis, Then and Now


Speakers will explore the history and archaeology of ancient Persepolis—along with its revival in the modern era, in the visual imaginations of artists such as Parviz Tanavoli and others.
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Symposiums, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Persepolis, Then and Now
Thu, Nov 21
4:00 pm

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Talks, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Coping Strategies for Youth Suffering from Online Personal Rejection

Lecture | Shock Therapy: Neoliberalism, National Security, and U.S. Drug Control in Bolivia during the 1980s


Brittany Edmoundson of New York University will be the speaker. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the Q & A session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Nov 21
4:00 pm

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Lectures, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Shock Therapy: Neoliberalism, National Security, and U.S. Drug Control in Bolivia during the 1980s

Talk | Artist Talk: Perspectives from Mexico


Jose Dávila is a self-taught artist. He studied architecture at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (Guadalajara, MX). Dávila has been awarded with the 2017 Baltic Artists’ Award in the UK and is a 2016 Honoree of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, USA. Dávila has received scholarships and funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Sistema Nacional de Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico. The artist lives and works in Guadalajara, MX.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Artist Talk: Perspectives from Mexico

Lecture | "The Most Frightened Victors the World Ever Saw:" American Capitalism and American Democracy, 1919-2019


Ever since the tumultuous years 1919-1921, Americans policymakers have tried to reconcile capitalism and democracy -- and to repel the threat of radicalism -- by promoting the ownership of property by individual citizens, particularly in the form of corporate stocks and family homes. By examining these perennial efforts, this lecture sheds new light on the most pressing political-economic problems in the United States today: corporate power, inequality, the racial wealth gap, the state of American unions, high levels of indebtedness, and low levels of innovation and growth. Is the 'ownership society ideal dead? Is it even possible to reconcile democracy with capitalism in the twenty-first century? Speaker Julia Ott, Associate Professor in the History of Capitalism, investigates how financial institutions, practices, and theories influence American political culture and how, in turn, policies and political beliefs shape economic behavior and outcomes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Nov 21
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, "The Most Frightened Victors the World Ever Saw:" American Capitalism and American Democracy, 1919-2019

Lecture | The Power of Art


We live in an era of aesthetics. Art has become both pervasive and powerful – it is displayed not only in museums and galleries but also on the walls of corporations and it is increasingly fused with design. But what makes art so powerful, and in what does its power consist?  According to a widespread view, the power of art – its beauty – lies in the eye of the beholder. What counts as art appears to be a function of individual acts of evaluation supported by powerful institutions. On this account, the power of art stems from a force that is not itself aesthetic, such as the art market and the financial power of speculators.  Art expresses, in a disguised form, the power of something else – like money – that lies behind it. In one word, art has lost its autonomy. In his talk, Markus Gabriel rejects this view.  He argues that art is essentially uncontrollable. It is in the nature of the work of art to be autonomous to such a degree that the art world will never manage to overpower it. Markus Gabriel holds the chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn and is also the Director of the International Center for Philosophy in Bonn as well as the director of the Center for Science at Thought at Bonn.
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Discussion | Global Imagination After Versailles: Alternative Histories of Science in Modern Eastern Europe


A roundtable discussing Contemporary European History 28, a special issue on post-Versailles human and social sciences in Eastern Europe with historian Eugenia Lean, and the co-editors of the volume, Katherine Lebow, Małgorzata Mazurek, and Joanna Wawrzyniak.
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Discussions, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Global Imagination After Versailles: Alternative Histories of Science in Modern Eastern Europe

Book Discussion | Roma | New York: An Interpretative Widening of Art History


Considering the activity of the numerous foundations that contributed in spreading new expressive languages, today appears to be a fundamental operation in view of an interpretative widening of art history. Starting from this consideration, this publication - in two volumes - traces the path of the Murray and Isabella Rayburn Foundation, established in New York in 1982 with the aim of promoting Italian art in the United States. A panel featuring: Emily Braun, CUNY Germano Celant, art historian, critic, curator Laura Mattioli, Founder of CIMA Isabella Del Frate Rayburn, IDF Art Consultants Giorgio Spanu, Olnick Spanu
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Thu, Nov 21
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Roma | New York: An Interpretative Widening of Art History

Book Discussion | The Ribbon at Olympia’s Throat: A New Look at a 1980s Novel


Bruce Hainley, Wayne Koestenbaum and Christine Pichini for a conversation on Michel Leiris’s The Ribbon at Olympia’s Throat. Written in 1981, toward the end of Leiris’s life, the book serves as a coda to his autobiographical masterwork, The Rules of the Game, taking the form of both shorter fragments (poems, memory scraps, notes) that are as formally disarming as the fetishistic experiences they describe, and longer essays, more exhaustive critical meditations on writing, apprehension, and the nature of the modern.
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Book Discussions, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, The Ribbon at Olympia&rsquo;s Throat: A New Look at a 1980s Novel

Discussion | Creativity, Addiction, and Mood Disorders


A conversation about the relationship between mental illness, psychic suffering, addiction, and creativity, focused particularly on the poets Robert Lowell and John Berryman. Moderated by Phillip Lopate. With Leslie Jamison and clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison, Johns Hopkins University.
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Discussions, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Creativity, Addiction, and Mood Disorders

Discussion | The Prospects for Cyber Peace


What might a positive cyber peace look like, and how might we get there? At the end of the day, what is the best we can hope for in terms of "peace" on the Internet? Too often cyber peace is measured as a negative - as the absence or end of cyber attacks. Although certainly desirable, such an outcome is politically and technically unlikely, at least in the near term. Instead, what might a positive cyber peace look like, and how might we get there? At the end of the day, what is the best we can hope for in terms of "peace" on the Internet? This panel of distinguished speakers will provide their perspectives on the prospects for cyber peace. Introduction: Pano Yannakogeorgos, Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs Moderator: Christopher Ankersen, Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs
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Thu, Nov 21
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, The Prospects for Cyber Peace

Gallery Talk | SIERRA/costa: Mountains and Shore


SIERRA/costa invites visual artists to explore the differences between the sierra heights and the coastal shore through representations or visual metaphors for great contrast. Ecuador boasts deeply rooted cultures both in the sierra of Quito and Cuenca as well as in the Guayaquil coast with the nearby Galapagos Islands.  And even though as an Island Puerto Rico is apparently all coast line, it also has mountains. Both environments provide exceptional sights.
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Gallery Talks, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, SIERRA/costa: Mountains and Shore

Symposium | Trans | Acker: Trans, Queer and Genderqueer Readings of the Work of Kathy Acker


This event invites trans writers and critics to address Kathy Acker's work, not just for its rich material on gender but also more generally. Together, we will create a community of trans readings of Acker that is lacking in her current reception, as a resource both for Acker studies and for trans literature. The work of experimental writer Kathy Acker (1947-1997) has been read as feminist and as queer, and has inspired writers coming from those perspectives. But what about trans writers? Gender can be reversible and fluid in Acker in all sorts of interesting ways. Perhaps this is why her work has been a point of reference for quite a few trans writers and critics. Participants: Marquis Bey, Kay Gabriel, Juliana Huxtable, Grace Lavery, Megan Milks, Torrey Peters, K. K. Trieu, McKenzie Wark
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9:00 am

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Symposiums, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, Trans | Acker: Trans, Queer and Genderqueer Readings of the Work of Kathy Acker

Discussion | Inventing the Future: Zero Carbon Fuels and Climate Restoration


A discussion with David Keith, PhD, Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. The presentation will focus on carbon neutral synthetic fuels. Following his presentation, Dr. Keith will join Julio Friedmann, PhD, Senior Research Scholar for a moderated conversation including solar geoengineering, CO2 removal, and approaches to rapid and profound decarbonization.
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Fri, Nov 22
10:00 am

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Discussions, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, Inventing the Future: Zero Carbon Fuels and Climate Restoration

Lecture | How To Pay Only Your Fair Tax Share


Sallie Mullins Thompson, CPA/PFS, CFP(R) discusses various tax planning actions that potentially can decrease 2019 income tax liability. The discussion includes: income deferral, expense bunching, capital gain losses, ROTH conversions, RMD distributions, retirement plan options Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction and more. Learn about specific actionable ideas that you can to implement in the next 30 days. Sallie Mullins Thompson provides assistance to professionals, families, and small business owners in accounting; tax return preparation; budgeting/cash flow; payroll; income/asset protection; investments; and college/retirement planning. In addition, she is a holistic financial planner; tax strategist; investment adviser; and divorce financial analyst and helps her clients navigate all aspects of their financial lives. She is a member of the Advisory Council of Women Impacting Public Policy and a Director of the board of the Accountants Club of America.
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Fri, Nov 22
12:00 pm

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Lectures, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, How To Pay Only Your Fair Tax Share

Talk | Idol Ads in the Seoul Metro: K-pop Fandom, Appropriation of Subway Space, and the Right to the City


In the 2010s a new phenomenon was spotted in the Seoul Metro. K-pop fans began adorning subway stations with large ads congratulating their heroes—the so-called K-pop idols—on their birthdays and other anniversaries. Not only did these fandom-financed ads transform the visual landscape of the Seoul Metro, they also invited novel spatial practices when fans, primarily girls and young women, toured the ads to take photographs of them and with them. This talk explores how fandom ads and fans visiting them make the Seoul Metro social and public in new ways. Interpreting ethnographic observations through Henri Lefebvre’s theory of the production of space, I frame fans’ ads themselves and engagements they invite as assertions of the “right to the city” and relate them to spatial interventions which reclaim urban spaces based on symbolic, not legal, ownership, such as murals and graffiti. I will argue that K-pop idol ads recapture the Seoul Metro from domination by commercial advertisers’ interests and appropriate it as a space of fandom, particularly of female fandom, and explore implications of these fandom practices for broader reclamation of subway surfaces as urban resources. With Olga Fedorenko, Associate Professor at the Anthropology Department of Seoul National University.  
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Fri, Nov 22
12:30 pm

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Talks, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, Idol Ads in the Seoul Metro: K-pop Fandom, Appropriation of Subway Space, and the Right to the City

Lecture | On Getting Talked into an Intuition


Intuitions are often thought of as intellectual reflexes. But they are more malleable than reflexes: you can be talked into an intuition. Getting talked into an intuition is not just being caused to have an intuition, nor is it the same as being moved by an argument in favor of the intuition. Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami) aims to bring this unique phenomenon into sharper focus and to describe a setting for thinking about the structures and mechanisms that might underlie it.
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Fri, Nov 22
3:30 pm

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Lectures, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, On Getting Talked into an Intuition

Discussion | Religion/Reformation/Revolution: Before, Inside, and Beyond the Early Modern


This roundtable reflects on early modern culture, history, and politics, and to consider the futures of early modern studies. What are the befores that gave rise to revolution, and how now do we study them? What forms and practices of belief emerged and transformed through this era, and how do we understand the conditions of their emergence as well as their impact in and to the modern? How do such questions and concerns give shape to future itineraries of early modern studies? Miles Grier, Steven Kruger, Feisal Mohamed, Tanya Pollard, and Richard Santana are the featured roundtable panelists.
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Fri, Nov 22
4:00 pm

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Discussions, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, Religion/Reformation/Revolution: Before, Inside, and Beyond the Early Modern

Talk | Betrayal and the Syria Crisis


Ilham Ahmed, Executive President of the Syrian Democratic Council, discusses the U.S. betrayal of the Kurds and the ongoing crisis in Syria. The conversation will be moderated by David L. Phillips, Director Program on Peace-building and Human Rights.
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Fri, Nov 22
5:30 pm

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Talks, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, Betrayal and the Syria Crisis

Discussion | Latina Leaders in Government


A panel discussion with Latina-identifying leaders in government. Hear about how they started their careers & their experiences navigating careers in government as women of color, specifically as Latinas whose backgrounds and identities vary by race, nationality and immigrant/citizen status.  
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Fri, Nov 22
6:00 pm

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Lecture | Forgotten Geographies of Artistic Diplomacy: Abby Grey and U.S.–Middle East Exchanges


A look at Turkey’s art world of the 1960s through the lens of Abby Weed Grey’s collecting activities, focusing on the intersection of art and international discourses about democracy in the wake of World War II. Speaker Sarah-Neel Smith is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at Maryland Institute College of Art.  
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Fri, Nov 22
6:30 pm

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Lectures, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, Forgotten Geographies of Artistic Diplomacy: Abby Grey and U.S.&ndash;Middle East Exchanges

Gallery Talk | Painting as Distillation


On the occasion of Jill Mulleady’s exhibition Fight-or-Flight, join Mulleady, artist Avery Singer and curator Laura McLean-Ferris to discuss the two artists’ practices. The conversation will take as a starting point the concept of distillation in order to explore painting that includes a variety of compositional layerings and art historical motifs to depict contemporary life. The artists will discuss their own processes and how they approach each other’s work as painters. Please . Please note: events at Swiss Institute are limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Fri, Nov 22
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, Painting as Distillation

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Elemental


This special installation debuts Teresita Fernández’s most recent series, Dark Earth. The presentation features four panels made of solid charcoal on chromed metal that delve deeper into the artist’s interest in the buried, layered, and often violent histories of landscape and place.  
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Sat, Nov 23
11:00 am

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Discussion | Speculative Architecture and the Commons


Inspired by the current exhibition Robert Morris: Para-Architectural Projects, this event will bring together artists, writers, and designers/architects/planners for an afternoon of conversations focused on feminist, queer and POC visions of speculative architecture and its liberatory potential to reimagine the commons. Speakers and schedule to be announced.
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Sat, Nov 23
2:00 pm

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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Envisioning the Liquid Land


Nicole Awai is a multimedia artist best known for her work that incorporates non-traditional materials—including nail polish, black resin, and found objects—to create forceful artworks with a sculptural edge that explore elements of the ‘American experience’. Her practice investigates the interaction between that which comprises the entirety of the Americas, and its relational influence on the United States. “The history of the Americas is about malleability; the shaping and reshaping of resources and culture. It is an evolving, and revolving phenomena of transformation through the movement of bodies and materials,” Awai states.
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Sat, Nov 23
2:30 pm

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Lecture | Spiritual Resistance in Auschwitz


Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz, Director of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University, will share the extraordinary story of a religious artifact that survived the horrors of Auschwitz and a Nazi death march. This artifact, a shofar (a ram’s horn that is made into a special wind instrument used during Jewish High Holiday religious services), is on view in the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition. Along with the history of this shofar, Professor Baumel-Schwartz will discuss other forms of spiritual resistance during the Holocaust that she has encountered in her career. 
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Sun, Nov 24
1:00 pm

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Lectures, November 24, 2019, 11/24/2019, Spiritual Resistance in Auschwitz

Discussion | Holding Foreign Leaders Accountable for Corruption: Considering Innovative Legal Approaches


A discussion of a new bill, the Foreign Extortion Protection Act, that is intended to strengthen overseas anti-corruption enforcement by criminalizing extortion by foreign officials and allowing U.S. law enforcement to indict foreign nationals who demand or receive bribes in exchange for performing or influencing government actions. A cross-professional panel of distinguished academics, legal practitioners and journalists will debate the merits and possible shortcomings of FEPA and analyze recent FCPA cases from Eurasia and other regions where the practice of foreign officials to demand bribes and engage in other forms of systemic corruption is prevalent.
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Mon, Nov 25
4:00 pm

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Discussions, November 25, 2019, 11/25/2019, Holding Foreign Leaders Accountable for Corruption: Considering Innovative Legal Approaches

Book Club | Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde


In the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably. Up until the conviction of her husband Oscar for homosexual crimes, she had held a privileged place in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children's author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women's rights. Mrs. Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in her own right. But that spring Constance's entire life was eclipsed by scandal. Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. Changing her name, she lived in exile until her death. Franny Moyle now tells Constance's story with a fresh eye and remarkable new material. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the most poignant narrative of fin-de-siecle London and the Aesthetic Movement.
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Mon, Nov 25
6:00 pm

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Book Clubs, November 25, 2019, 11/25/2019, Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Lecture | Asylum Seekers at the Gates of the U.S.


Asylum seekers from countries such as Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba and from Africa and other regions of the world, recently began to cross Mexico’s southern border. Their intention is to try to reach border cities in order to apply for asylum at U.S. ports of entry or to cross the border illegally. In this presentation, Professor Rafael Alarcón examines the experience of these migrants in the city of Tijuana and the responses from the U.S. and Mexican governments.
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6:00 pm

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Book Discussion | On Finding and Fabricating: Memory and Family History in Katja Petrowskaja’s Maybe Esther


A topic that is being broadly discussed in contemporary German and U.S.-American literature is a desire for continuity, identity, and connection that traverse borders and generations, and into which an individual can be integrated and absorbed. And there is this longing for trustworthy memories and cross-generational belonging, and this longing is also expressed in the text at the core of this lecture, Katja Petrowskaja’s award-winning collection of family stories, Maybe Esther. Susanne Rohr will present her reading of this book, which she understands as a kind of exoneration of the so-called “third generation of survivors.” A representative of this generation speaks here, one who thoughtfully exercises her right to participate in a discussion on the question of whether, as a child or grandchild of a survivor, one can speak about the effect of the Holocaust on one’s own life.
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Mon, Nov 25
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, November 25, 2019, 11/25/2019, On Finding and Fabricating: Memory and Family History in Katja Petrowskaja&rsquo;s Maybe Esther

Discussion | Inequality, Bias & Education


Tara Westover’s memoir Educated raises compelling questions about access, belonging, and not belonging. These questions will be explored by a panel of distinguished faculty who work in the areas of bias, poverty, and inequality in relation to education, health care, social policy, and diversity and inclusion.  The panelists include Dolly Chugh (Stern School of Business), Stella Flores (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development), Jonathan Morduch (Wagner Graduate School of Public Service), and Eileen Sullivan-Marx (Rory Meyers College of Nursing). The panel will be moderated by Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation.   PLEASE READ IN FULL REGARDING SEAT RESERVATIONS: RSVP does not guarantee a ticket. You can begin picking up tickets at the box office 2 hours prior to event. Even if you have picked up a ticket, please be aware that if you are not seated in the theater by 6:20pm, we will be opening up the theater to people in the standby line. Tickets must be claimed by 6:10 pm. Unclaimed tickets will be released to those on the standby line.
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Mon, Nov 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 25, 2019, 11/25/2019, Inequality, Bias & Education

Lecture | On the Shoulders of Giants: Rabelaisian Authorial Avatars in the Age of Print


The point of departure for this talk is the controversial hypothesis that Les Œuvres de Louise Labé was not the work of a woman author, but rather a literary hoax by a group of male poets. Rather than weighing in on this on-going polemic, however, Virginia Krause asks to what extent the conditions underlying the Labé hypothesis apply more generally to works from this period, including those works whose authorship is deemed authentic. If authors are made rather than born, what, exactly made an author an author in early modern France? 
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Mon, Nov 25
7:00 pm

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Lecture | James Baldwin, William F. Buckley and the Civil Rights Revolution


On February 18, 1965, an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to witness a televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual. The subject was “the American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” Nicholas Buccola will revisit that historic debate and discuss its continuing relevance to this country's persistent racial divide. A lecture by Nicholas Buccola, Professor of Political Science, Linfield College, and author of The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, and the Debate Over Race in America.
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Tue, Nov 26
1:10 pm

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Lecture | Nomadic Illustration


Catrin Morgan on nomadic illustration — when a single illustration is repeatedly repurposed and recontextualized. Morgan will trace the movement of historical and contemporary case studies through various contexts, considering what may be causing some images to move whilst others remain rooted in their original context.
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Tue, Nov 26
7:00 pm

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Talk | Modern Art Meetup


This meetup is designed to help anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. Meetup participants receive a pass to MoMA to continue the conversation in MoMA’s galleries.
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Sat, Nov 30
12:30 pm

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Conference | History And Memory: The Legacy Of Yosef H. Yerushalmi


In honor of the 10th anniversary of Yosef H. Yerushalmi's passing, the Institute will be hosting an academic conference to reflect on the legacy of this influential scholar. His major works introduced students and scholars to groundbreaking ideas about Jewish history and memory, Freud's relationship to his Judaism, and the history of conversos, among others. This conference will provide an opportunity for the public, alumni, and Prof. Yerushalmi's students to reexamine his lasting influence on the field of Jewish Studies. A day of reflection and scholarship.
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Sun, Dec 1
1:00 pm

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Conferences, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, History And Memory: The Legacy Of Yosef H. Yerushalmi

Talk | Remembering Trojan Women


Fifty years ago, the visionary and bold La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart worked with Andrei Serban and Elizabeth Swados to create a reinterpretation of Euripides’ Trojan Women. Their aim was to create a radical musical theater work that could be understood by anyone around the world, regardless of native language or culture. Serban remembers Trojan Women and responds to comments by his late collaborators, Swados and Stewart, as recorded in oral histories, media interviews, and lectures archived at the Library.
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Mon, Dec 2
6:00 pm

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Lecture | Emotional Narratives / Tragedy / The Religious Wars


A talk by Charles-Louis Morand Métivier about his work on the play called La tragédie du sac de Cabrières. In this play, Professor Morand Métivier examines how tragedies based on historical massacres of Protestants (the destruction of Waldensian villages in the Lubéron, and the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre) produce emotional creations and recreations of the event, warping their historical significance in narratives destined at "becoming" history.
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Mon, Dec 2
7:00 pm

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Lecture | Medieval Medicine and Literature: A Galenic Presence in Dante's Writing


The attention to the relation between medieval medicine and Dante’s writing shows how contemporary scientific thought manifests itself both in evident and less explicit terms, which allude not to exclusively scientific concepts, but to structures of thought shared by other contemporary intellectual discussions, such as philosophy, ethics, political thought. This lecture investigates how the manifest incidence of strictly medical – and more precisely Galenic – notions, such as complexio or the hegemonic principle which rules the human being – permits the investigation of a more oblique presence, where medicine contributes to the formation of complex and multifaceted content. Lecturer: Paola Ureni, CUNY
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Mon, Dec 2
7:00 pm

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Discussion | Combating Climate Change: Regional Responses to Global Challenges


Climate change will increasingly impact every aspect of every life in every region around the world. Through the lens of the Global Centers, faculty will share their perspectives on the impacts of climate change in different regions around the world and how each region has been working to mitigate these effects. Panelists: - Ruth DeFries (University Professor; Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development) will speak on agriculture in India - Josh Fisher (Director of the AC4 Program) will speak on water in the Middle East - Faye McNeill (Professor of Chemical Engineering) will speak on air pollution in Africa and India - Lisa Sachs (Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Director of the Center on Sustainable Investment) will speak on how extractive industries are addressing the climate crisis in Latin America Moderator: Alex Halliday, Director of Earth Institute
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Tue, Dec 3
3:00 pm

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Discussions, December 03, 2019, 12/03/2019, Combating Climate Change: Regional Responses to Global Challenges

Lecture | Security and the Political Geographies of Gender Violence


Over the last couple of decades, violence against women and gender-based violence have emerged as powerful master categories in agendas of international governance and international law, increasingly folded into practices of state sovereignty and global security. What were once marginalized feminist concerns now sit firmly at the nexus of powerful global networks of institutions and practices that have recast development and humanitarianism in line with post 9/11 global security regimes. This lecture will outline questions we should be asking about the way this visionary feminist cause is playing out in global and local systems of power. Based on a collaborative research project with feminist scholars working in the Middle East and South Asia, Lila Abu-Lughod will outline some of the political and institutional circuits that gender violence traverses, consolidates, and animates, paying special attention to “the Muslim question” so central to these operations.
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Tue, Dec 3
5:30 pm

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Discussion | Southern Crossings: Composition and Collaboration


A meeting of minds? A missed encounter? In 1836, as the abolition of slavery came into effect, the famed astronomer, John Herschel and his wife, Margaret returned to England from Cape Town where, two years earlier, they had entertained Charles Darwin. Southern Crossings restages the failed dinner in the dream-image of what might have been. The chamber opera, with music by Zaid Jabri and a libretto by Yvette Christiansë and Rosalind Morris, comprises a layered set of conversations about time—of evolution, eternity and freedom; and revolution—of ideas and nations—between Darwin and the Herschels, and their indentured servants, January and Leah. A conversation with composer Zaid Jabri, and librettists, Yvette Christiansë and Rosalind Morris
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Tue, Dec 3
6:00 pm

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Talk | China Chic: Orientalist Orientations in Western Performing Arts


Phil Chan is co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, a movement for change in the ballet community of stereotypes of Asians. From The Nutcracker to Crazy Rich Asians, Chan approaches issues of race and representation by exploring “cultural appropriation” through the lens of dance history — where he finds many parallels to fashion and costuming.
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Tue, Dec 3
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Lecture | The Death of Human Rights: Drones, Torture and the New Nationalism


Drones, torture, and the new nationalism--the distinguished journalist reflects on two decades of the War on Terror. Award-winning journalist and celebrated author Mark Danner delivers this year's annual Robert B. Silvers Lecture, The Death of Human Rights: Drones, Torture and the New Nationalism. Danner has written about political conflict and human rights for three decades, covering, among other stories, Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, and the Middle East. He has also written regularly about American politics, reporting on every presidential election since 2000. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, and a staff writer for many years at The New Yorker, Danner has worked on the editorial staffs of the New York Review, Harper's Magazine, and The New York Times. He has published a half dozen books, the most recent of which is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War (2016).
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Tue, Dec 3
6:30 pm

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Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera with Maestro Queler


The third Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features legendary conductor and founder of Opera Orchestra of New York Eve Queler. More than anyone else, Maestro Queler was instrumental in the discovery and presentation of forgotten masterpieces of Italian opera as well as those from France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia. She will discuss her singular career and the stars she collaborated with.
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Tue, Dec 3
6:30 pm

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Talks, December 03, 2019, 12/03/2019, Adventures in Italian Opera with Maestro Queler

Talk | A Conversation on Disability and Technology


This is the inaugural event in "The Art of Flourishing: A Conversation on Disability and Technology." Featuring Haben Girma. The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School and the author of the bestselling new book Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. Rachel Kolb. Rachel Kolb graduated from Stanford University and was the first Deaf Rhodes scholar at Oxford. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times and The Atlantic, and she gave a TED talk at TEDx Stanford in 2013. Teresa Blankmeyer Burke. The first signing Deaf woman in the world to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy, she characterizes her work as "deaf philosophy--the space where philosophy intersects with Deaf studies." Erik Parens, senior research scholar at The Hastings Center, director of the Center's Initiative in Bioethics and the Humanities, and author of Shaping Our Selves: Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking, will introduce the event. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor of English and bioethics at Emory University and co-editor of About Us: Essays from the New York Times about Disability by People with Disabilities, a new book based on the New York Times's pioneering series, will moderate the conversation among the panelists. Joel Michael Reynolds, the Rice Family Fellow in Bioethics and the Humanities at The Hastings Center and an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and author of Ethics After Ableism: Disability, Pain, and the History of Morality, will facilitate the sustained conversation with the audience. Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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7:00 pm

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Talks, December 03, 2019, 12/03/2019, A Conversation on Disability and Technology

Lecture | Urban Algorythms: The City as a Body


Human bodies often render their internal operations audible, and for centuries healers have used auscultation — the practice of listening to the body, typically aided by gadgets and machines — to assess the body's health and diagnose ailments. Cities, likewise, have lent themselves to sonic analysis, and they’ve been likened to both bodies and machines. This talk examines how methods of urban listening, through human and machinic ears, have “sounded out” the city as an organic or machinic body — and how new artificially intelligent ears are “scoring" the city in accordance with their own computational logic.  Speaker Shannon Mattern is a Professor at The New School for Social Research.
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Tue, Dec 3
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Talk | The Distinguished Writers Series: Kathryn Harrison


Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels Envy, The Seal Wife, The Binding Chair, Poison, Exposure, Thicker Than Water, Enchantments and most recently On Sunset. She has also written memoirs, The Kiss and The Mother Knot, a travel memoir, The Road to Santiago, a biography, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and a collection of personal essays, Seeking Rapture. She is also a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review. 
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Book Discussion | John Galliano for Dior: Photographs


André Leon Talley and Valerie Steele discuss John Galliano for Dior, the new book showcasing John Galliano’s creations for the House of Dior, captured in inspiring images by celebrated photographer Robert Fairer. The unforgettable designs, which have become collectors’ items and form a key chapter in the history of the House of Dior, are widely recognized as some of the most breathtaking and imaginative collections ever created. Book signing will follow.
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Wed, Dec 4
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, December 04, 2019, 12/04/2019, John Galliano for Dior: Photographs

Book Club | Laura: A Detective Novel


Many of us know the movie, but how many of us have read the book?!? This course examines the forces at play during the 1930s and 40s which gave rise to cynical depictions of American society and culture in literature, to which Hollywood responded with the creation of film noir. Novels that reflect pressing social and political issues of the times, including gender, race and economics will be read and discussed and subsequently a scene or two from each film will be watched as it is considered as a literary adaptation. This session Laura (1942, 1943), a detective novel by Vera Caspary, will be discussed. It is her best known work, and was adapted into a popular film in 1944, with Gene Tierney in the title role.
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6:00 pm

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Discussion | Learn Searching A Job Opportunity And Geting Prepared For The Interview


John Crant discusses how to research a job opportunity before you interview and become fully prepared for interview success. And, with the right follow-up, you remain memorable – not leaving your success to chance. The session is based on the secrets that executive recruiters use to prepare their candidates to win. The discussion includes: Success is about Preparation Researching the Company, Job and More... before the Interview Be Ready to Impress: The Self-Recruiter® Interview Checklist Thank You Notes that Solve Your Problems in Advance John Crant has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at Corporate Events, with the YMCA in NYC, at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central, his specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his Corporate Programs help teams excel.
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6:00 pm

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Discussion | Two Doc Queens: 2 Filmmakers Discuss Their Work


Known as the ‘Doyenne of Documentaries,’ Sheila Nevins has produced dozens of Oscar, Peabody, and Emmy-winning films (“When the Levees Broke,” “Citizenfour”). Nevins recently left HBO — after an incredible 38-year run — to lead MTV’s new documentary division. Erin Lee Carr has been stunningly prolific in a relatively nascent career as a filmmaker, directing such acclaimed documentaries as “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal,” “I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v Michelle Carter,” as well as “Mommy Dead and Dearest.” The two doc queens join in a cross-generational conversation about their work, and what the future holds for the next generation of documentary filmmakers. Moderated by J. Max Robins, Executive Director, Center for Communication. Presented with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and SVA Theatre Tags   United States Events New York Events Things to do in New York, NY New York Seminars New York Film & Media Seminars   Share with friends Facebook Facebook Messenger LinkedIn Twitter email Date and Time Wed, December 4, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST Add to Calendar Location SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10011
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Talk | A New York Times Correspondent on Reporting from Tibet


Edward Wong is a diplomatic and international correspondent for The New York Times who reports on foreign policy from Washington, D.C. He has spent most of his 20-year career with the Times abroad, reporting for 13 years from China and Iraq. As Beijing bureau chief, he ran the Times’ largest overseas operation.
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Talk | The New Role of Board Director in Japan: A Global Context


Featuring: Ayako Weissman, Outside Director, Toshiba Corporation; Senior Vice President, Horizon Kinetics LLC; Jon Lukomnik, Managing Partner, Sinclair Capital; Senior Fellow, High Meadows Institute Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
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Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
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Talk | MeMoSa: Dancers Speak on Age and Disability


Heidi Latsky, who started dancing at the age of 20 and is now dancing in her 60s while running her physically integrated company, will share thoughts about aging and her experiences with the disability community, particularly how her integrated work steers away from the “medical therapeutic” model even as there are clearly positive changes that occur for her dancers. Gregory Youdan, a former HLD dancer, is currently a PhD Student in Kinesiology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Greg will highlight the emerging research of dance as intervention for aging populations and those who have neurological diseases. Accompanying this talk will be some videos of Latsky’s work.
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Forum | A Playlist for Our Future? Accelerating the Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Complexity


The rise of intelligent technologies has given rise to ongoing debates about the challenges and impact of artificial intelligence, especially relating to privacy, jobs and access, social and ethnic bias, and questions concerning their regulation. One way to address these challenges, and to prepare for an increasingly complex future, is to develop a diverse workforce that values human capabilities such as imagination, flexibility, and critical thinking. How might we accomplish this? What will be the role played by industry and education in empowering agile, creative, problem-solving humans? Is there an enhanced role for history and the humanities in evaluating and contextualizing advances in machine intelligence? How should we work collectively to ensure that transformations in work and schooling broaden human capabilities and achieve positive results for all? Speakers: -- Lydia Chilton, Assistant Professor of Computer Science -- Matthew Jones, James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization -- Alison Lord, Global Head of Talent, Google Creative Lab -- Mickey McManus, Autodesk Fellow, researcher, computer scientist, serial entrepreneur, and author of Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology -- Moderated by Beth Comstock, former vice chair and CMO, General Electric, and author of Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change
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Lecture | Art and the Anthropocene


A talk by Professor Claus Leggewie (University of Giessen) in which he will discuss the changes brought on by the new geological age of the Anthropocene and its impact on culture and the arts.
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Discussion | Midtown Local Voices Network: Everyone Is Invited To Be Heard


You can participate in this recorded community conversation on the topics that matter most to you. These recordings will be made available for journalists, decision-makers, and other local stakeholders to tune into real community stories and concerns. Here's how it works: Step one: You'll join a 4 - 6 person recorded conversation with fellow New Yorkers in your community, facilitated by NYPL staff. You'll share real concerns, stories, and ideas connected to your experience living in NYC. Step two: The recorded conversation will then be transcribed, keyworded and posted on a website to be shared with media outlets, local decision-makers, and other neighborhood stakeholders with the goal of offering a new window into issues that are important to our community. This will be a platform where everyone is invited to be heard. Space is limited. Please sign up at Refreshments will be served.
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Lecture | Russian Formalism: The Theory of Literary Estrangement and the Estrangement of Social Practices


Radical socio-cultural transformation constituted the very material and style, the texture and technique, of Russian Formalism. Estrangement, shift, deformation, struggle between old and new genres, mutual antagonism of successive literary generations, tension between archaists and innovators: these concepts, which took shape as the terminological framework for Russian Formalism and determined its analytical optics, constituted a form of figurative transference. These were conceptual metaphors, translating the brutal literalism of social cataclysms into the conventional language of literary theory, transforming historical necessity into the freedom of theoretical thought. The power of the revolution’s elemental forces, manifesting in a series of deviations from normative social routine, demanded a turn to a singular conceptual horizon, in which the aesthetic and the political were intertwined under the onslaught of the revolution. Speaker: Ilya Kalinin, Associate Professor at Saint Petersburg State University
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Lecture | Synaesthetics: Making Senses of the Afterlife


Part of a series of readings/performative lectures by Abou Farman and Leonor Caraballo featuring tumors, shamans, insects, and hydrogen protons. How can we make sense of the afterlife beyond the limits of a secular frame? And how can the afterlife help us make senses - literally, as in cultivate new modalities of sensing? They will explore these questions through a notion of synaesthetics reformulated from Susan Buck Morss by way of MRIs, smells, sounds, and blindfolds.
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Talk | The Cuban American Sound Machine: Identity in the Music of Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan and Pitbull


This presentation examines how the musical careers of Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, and Pitbull have defined and challenged Cuban-American identity over the last sixty years. Their musical and ideological commentary parallels the evolving attitudes and identities of the Cuban-American community towards Cuba and its politics. Each successive artist is a little more ambiguous about her/his political leanings in the American political sphere, but each of them continues to oppose Cuba’s Communist regime while trading in the musical currency of nostalgia for the Cuba of yesteryear. Speaker Dr. Horacio Sierra is an Assistant Professor of English at Bowie State University.
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6:15 pm

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Talk | Artist Talk: The Traveling Artist


Lydia Rubio will be discussing her Featured Artist Project, The Traveling Artist. This exhibition features artistic documentation of artist Rubio’s travel narratives across linguistic and geographic landscapes. The works record the artist’s experiences across a variation of calligraphic, drawing and poetic compositions. This exhibition includes multiple series of work including The Genius Loci Book, Journal of a Trip to the Island, and Travel Journals.
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Discussion | Bilingual Societies and Sustainability: Spain’s Other Languages


This roundtable and poetry recital will focus on the idea of cultural sustainability through the experience of three mayor editors of Galician, Catalan, and Basque literature. Francisco Castro, writer and director of Editorial Galaxia (Galicia), Rosa Rey, director of Angle Editorial and Capital Books (Catalunya) and Lorea Agirre, director of Jakin Magazine (Basque Country) will share their experiences of survival and resistance in a country with four official languages (Spain). This conversation aims to bring a different perspective on Spain’s other languages, and will combine music and poetry in Galician, Basque and Catalan.
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Talk | The Long War in Afghanistan: How Does it End?


The war in Afghanistan is the longest war in American history. After 18 years, efforts have increased to find a settlement that will allow the United States to withdraw. Tamanna Salikuddin, a former State Department diplomat who now works at the United States Institute for Peace, discusses recent diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan, including the collapse of U.S. talks with the Taliban.
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Thu, Dec 5
7:00 pm

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Talks, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, The Long War in Afghanistan: How Does it End?

Lecture | How To Get A Job With The U.S. Census Bureau


The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. There are full-time and part-time positions available with the pay starting at $20/hr. for NYC residents. Learn how to apply.
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10:00 am

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Lectures, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, How To Get A Job With The U.S. Census Bureau

Book Club | Once a Cop : The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man


Connect with others in the community through reading. This book discussion group reads and examines books through the lens of personal growth, with a focus on stories that depict overcoming obstacles and finding meaning in challenging circumstances. The group meets on the first Friday of the month from 10:30 AM -11:30 AM. This month Once a Cop : The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man by Corey Pegues will be discussed.
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Lecture | Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China


Speaker Shenyang Guo is Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at Washington University in St. Louis. 
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12:00 pm

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Lectures, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China

Lecture | How to Get A Job In The NYC Government


Raymond Cruze of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ Office of Citywide Recruitment (OCR) introduces the variety of jobs available in City government, the process for taking and passing civil service exams, and what to expect after taking an exam.
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3:00 pm

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Lectures, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, How to Get A Job In The NYC Government

Lecture | Why Pearl Harbor? Behind Japan’s Planning


A talk by Theodore F. Cook, Jr. of the William Paterson University of New Jersey.
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Talk | Modern Art Meetup


This meetup is designed to help anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. Meetup participants receive a pass to MoMA to continue the conversation in MoMA’s galleries. This event takes place every other Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. The next meetup will be on 11/21/2019 at 12:30 pm.
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Sat, Dec 7
12:30 pm

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Talks, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Modern Art Meetup

Discussion | Afro-Atlantic Playwrights Festival Roundtable


A roundtable discussion to close the Afro-Atlantic Playwrights Festival. The festival features staged readings of works by France-Luce Benson, Zainabu Jallo, and Femi Osofisan, developed during the Cultural Diaspora Playwrights Residency at Camargo (June 2018), curated by noted playwright and theatre director Carlyle Brown. Moderated by Professor Judith Miller, a specialist of French literature and Afro-French theatre, the roundtable will address the influence of the diaspora experience on playwrights from both sides of the Atlantic. Please join the playwrights, directors, actors, and other special guests for an afternoon of lively conversation.
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Sat, Dec 7
2:00 pm

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Discussions, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Afro-Atlantic Playwrights Festival Roundtable

Lecture | Bias in Human Decisions


There's widespread concern that high-stakes decisions -- made both by humans and by algorithms -- are biased against groups defined by race, gender, and other protected traits. This talk will describe several interrelated threads of research that seek to define, detect, and combat bias in human and machine decisions, drawing on new and old ideas from statistics, computer science, law, and economics. Speaker: Sharad Goel
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12:00 pm

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Lectures, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Bias in Human Decisions

Lecture | Dante and Cosmology


In the early twentieth century, Albert Einstein discovered that time could stretch and space bend, and a multi-dimensional mathematics would eventually be needed to describe the cosmos that his physics predicted. In this lecture, Professor Egginton shows how, by confronting some of the greatest metaphysical problems of their day, Dante and the theologians and philosophers who inspired him anticipated Einstein's insight in surprising and at times mind-bending ways. Speaker William Egginton is the Decker Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
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Mon, Dec 9
6:30 pm

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Lectures, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Dante and Cosmology

Discussion | Current Events Cafe: An Opportunity To Make Your Voice Heard


Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what's going on in the world? Eager to hear some fresh perspectives on current events from your neighbors? A lively, moderated discussion on current events! Here's how it will work: At each Current Events Cafe, a moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they'd like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will last about an hour. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard, hear what others are thinking, and to feel more connected to members of the Greenwich Village community! Refreshments will be served.
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Tue, Dec 10
6:00 pm

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Discussions, December 10, 2019, 12/10/2019, Current Events Cafe: An Opportunity To Make Your Voice Heard

Discussion | Artmaking in the Context of the Modern US Prison System


Chief Curator Claire Gilman, artist Timothy Curtis, and Dawan Williams, Program Coordinator for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Restorative Justice Guild program, will discuss art making in the context of the modern US prison system.
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Talk | Photographer Talk: Art That Confronts the Wrongs of Society


Photographer and publisher Kris Graves creates artwork that confronts what he sees as wrong in American society. He aims to use art as a means to inform people about social issues, elevate representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and create opportunities for conversation about race, representation and urban life.  
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7:00 pm

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Talks, December 10, 2019, 12/10/2019, Photographer Talk: Art That Confronts the Wrongs of Society

Talk | The Distinguished Writers Series: Paisley Rekdal


Paisley Rekdal is the author of a nonfiction books The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee, The Broken Country and six books of poetry, most recently Nightingale. She is the recipient of multiple honors and in 2019 was named Utah's Poet Laureate and received a Poets Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.
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Talks, December 10, 2019, 12/10/2019, The Distinguished Writers Series: Paisley Rekdal

Symposium | Reinventing Privacy


The premise of “notice and consent” is flawed. We need a new paradigm to address privacy of data. How can we provide guarantees of privacy while preserving technological innovation? How can data be accessed and shared by every contributor in a democratic way without being controlled by a small number of players? Data collection, use limitation, accountability and consent are key pillars we will focus on in this workshop convening experts in the fields of computer science, law and policy.
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Wed, Dec 11
9:00 am

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Symposiums, December 11, 2019, 12/11/2019, Reinventing Privacy

Gallery Talk | Paris, Capital of Fashion: Exhibition Tour


Paris, Capital of Fashion explores how and why Paris became the international capital of fashion. Although globalization has transformed fashion, Paris arguably remains the most glamorous and competitive of then world’s fashion capitals. The exhibition features about 100 objects dating the eighteenth century to the present. Tour begins in the museum lobby.
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11:00 am

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Lecture | Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books


Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
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Lectures, December 11, 2019, 12/11/2019, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Discussion | Career Management For Introverts


Do you feel you shouldn’t have to sell yourself?  Are you uncomfortable around people who are talking about their accomplishments?  Do you find yourself looking for ways to get out of conversations rather than into them?  Perhaps instead you find yourself coming up with the answer while the person you are listening to goes on and on or maybe you like to take time to consider your answers.  If you have had any of these experiences, you may be interested in this talk.  Career coach Win Sheffield covers different techniques including: Recognizing how to use our strengths to impress your listener in more quiet ways Using story to approach difficult topics, avoiding awkwardness Structured ways to approach and prepare for conversations Career management methods that minimize conversation Career coach Win Sheffield made his own transition into career coaching after a career in strategy development and implementation at Citibank, J.P. Morgan and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. In addition to an MBA from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, Win is certified as a career coach through the Five O’Clock Club.
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Gallery Talk | American Truth: Contemporary America Through the Lens


A multi-centric survey of contemporary America through the lens-based work of a group of 20 artists. Exhibiting artists present objects and images that reflect a multitude of American experiences. With a focus on the moments that are often missed, ignored, polemicized, made invisible, or even erased by the mainstream media, this exhibition explores our collective understanding of others and ourselves as people living in America. A panel discussion of the work will include artists Kathy Shorr, Melvin Harper, Brian Finke and Hector René Membreno-Canales.
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Talk | Designing an Inclusive City with Renowned Architect Renzo Piano


Renzo Piano, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect behind the first new buildings on Columbia's Manhattanville campus, will reflect on the role of architecture in creating more inclusive cities. Speaking at the Forum, one of his three Manhattanville buildings, he will discuss how architecture can create more open, permeable neighborhoods, provide arenas for cross-cutting exchanges and opportunities, and enrich civic life. Offering contemplations on democracy and participation alongside examples of his work, Piano will discuss how architecture can address particular needs, while also pointing toward models of thinking and doing that are more generalizable and dynamic.
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Wed, Dec 11
6:30 pm

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Talks, December 11, 2019, 12/11/2019, Designing an Inclusive City with Renowned Architect Renzo Piano

Gallery Talk | Truth & Reconciliation


In American Truth, exhibiting artists present objects and images that reflect a multitude of American experiences. With a focus on the moments that are often missed, ignored, polemicized, made invisible, or even erased by the mainstream media, this exhibition explores our collective understanding of others and ourselves as people living in America.  A panel discussion of the work, Truth & Reconciliation, will include artists Kathy Shorr, Melvin Harper, Brian Finke and Hector René Membreno-Canales.
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Conference | Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings


Prevention activism—that is, the effort to record, acknowledge, address and redress the violent past— seeks to counter nationalist myths and identities that are central ingredients of ethnic and political violence. Its goal is to deny the propensity for the future escalation of violence by acknowledging the role that the misuse of history has played in dividing societies. In other words, by enhancing public discussions about the past, prevention activism has become a central part of the efforts in post-conflict societies, as well as in democratic societies, to come to terms with their violent past. This conference seeks to explore activities that can be defined as “prevention activism”, and their academic analysis. What forms do projects and initiatives take to address past violence, and what impact have they had? These projects often range from civil society initiatives, to government-instated commissions, to the work of international bodies.
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8:30 am

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Conferences, December 12, 2019, 12/12/2019, Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings

Symposium | Performing Knowledge: What Does Learning Feel Like?


What can knowledge feel or look like? How might it move us? What might the emotional and aesthetic effects of knowledge be, in addition to the cognitive? How does one know or come to know? What place do repetition, gesture, rhythm, mimesis, rehearsal, meditation, and travel have in knowledge? Now in its second year, Performing Knowledge is a one-day festival of knowledge performances that accommodate and celebrate contradiction, that find their meaning in specific social contexts, and that may end with a question mark. Prominent scholars and graduate students across disciplines come together to reframe research and knowledge as happy human and intrinsically social occasions. Throughout the day, students and faculty will pesent their research as 20-30 minute lecture performances.
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2:00 pm

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Lecture | "Universityism" in American Culture and Beyond


The university looms in the American imagination as well as its politics and culture. It is often dismissed as an “ivory tower” but it is actually a foremost civic institution, drawing the participation of an overwhelming majority of Americans as well as a major portion of resources. With nearly 85% of younger Americans attending some form of college, 30% attaining BAs, and 20% attaining advanced degrees, we live in the age of higher education. The American university is not only a formal institution but permeates our cultural imagination—in its bearing as an idea, a historical story, a cultural image, a political conception, and an object of policy. This talk proposes that we consider the extent of “universityism” in American culture and beyond. In the period after World War II to now, given the expansion of higher education in the US and its dominance in culture, we might call it the age of higher education. “Universityism” names both a way to describe and an attempt to analyze the age of higher education.   Speaker Jeffrey J. Williams is Professor of English and of Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University.
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4:30 pm

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Lectures, December 12, 2019, 12/12/2019, "Universityism" in American Culture and Beyond

Talk | Artist Talk: Digital Media, Robotics, Medical Science, and Performance Art


Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is one of the most innovative voices of his generation, best known for creating large-scale installations in the public realm. His work challenges traditional notions of site-specificity, and instead focuses on the idea of creating relationship-specific work through connective interfaces. Since his emergence in the 1990s, Lozano-Hemmer has mixed the disparate fields of digital media, robotics, medical science, and performance art into interactive artworks. 
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Discussion | Whitman, Photography: Then and Now


Curator Deirdre Lawrence will be in conversation with three artists - Marianne Dages, Daphne Fitzpatrick and Stefan Killen. The discussion will include Whitman's use of photography and how these artists weave photography into their artistic practice.
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Discussion | Midtown Local Voices Network: Everyone Is Invited To Be Heard


You can participate in this recorded community conversation on the topics that matter most to you. These recordings will be made available for journalists, decision-makers, and other local stakeholders to tune into real community stories and concerns. Here's how it works: Step one: You'll join a 4 - 6 person recorded conversation with fellow New Yorkers in your community, facilitated by NYPL staff. You'll share real concerns, stories, and ideas connected to your experience living in NYC. Step two: The recorded conversation will then be transcribed, keyworded and posted on a website to be shared with media outlets, local decision-makers, and other neighborhood stakeholders with the goal of offering a new window into issues that are important to our community. This will be a platform where everyone is invited to be heard. Space is limited. Please sign up at Refreshments will be served.
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Thu, Dec 12
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Talk | Prosecuting Terrorism with Preet Bharara, Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York


Preet Bharara reflects on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on law enforcement practices from his unique vantage point as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (2009-2017). An advocate for trying 9/11 terrorists in civil courts rather than military commissions, Bharara discusses the challenges of prosecuting terrorism and his role in bringing senior al-Qaeda officials to justice.
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Thu, Dec 12
7:00 pm

Free
Talks, December 12, 2019, 12/12/2019, Prosecuting Terrorism with Preet Bharara, Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Conference | Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings


Prevention activism—that is, the effort to record, acknowledge, address and redress the violent past— seeks to counter nationalist myths and identities that are central ingredients of ethnic and political violence. Its goal is to deny the propensity for the future escalation of violence by acknowledging the role that the misuse of history has played in dividing societies. In other words, by enhancing public discussions about the past, prevention activism has become a central part of the efforts in post-conflict societies, as well as in democratic societies, to come to terms with their violent past. This conference seeks to explore activities that can be defined as “prevention activism”, and their academic analysis. What forms do projects and initiatives take to address past violence, and what impact have they had? These projects often range from civil society initiatives, to government-instated commissions, to the work of international bodies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Dec 13
9:00 am

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Conferences, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings

Lecture | The Flight East: WW2 Refugees in Tashkent, Tehran and Tel Aviv


Beginning in September 1941 and throughout the war, Central Asia and Iran became places of refuge to hundreds of thousands of Jewish and Catholic Polish citizens. Mikhal Dekel, whose father was a child refugee in Tehran, will recount the research and writing process of this epic yet relatively unknown Holocaust story, told in her new book Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey. She will discuss the circumstances that brought her father and hundreds of thousands of others from Poland to the Soviet interior, Central Asia, Iran, India and Palestine and talk about the refugees' experiences in each locale and the mutual impact of refugees and host countries on each other.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Dec 13
11:00 am

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Lectures, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, The Flight East: WW2 Refugees in Tashkent, Tehran and Tel Aviv

Discussion | How To Create An Elevator Pitch


A proven way to make a positive first impression and spark interest from strangers is with a well-crafted elevator pitch. It communicates your core information quickly and is adaptable at a cocktail party, at the gym, or at a professional conference. Your elevator pitch can also be tweaked for LinkedIn, cover letters, email introductions, and cold calls. This workshop offers 3 strategies for writing a polished elevator pitch. Learn how to effortlessly answer, "So what do you do?" with confidence. Sherry Natkow is a career specialist and certified resume writer in private practice in Manhattan. When she's not delivering lively workshops, she's helping job seekers, one-on-one, work smarter on their job search, and move faster to new employment opportunities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Dec 13
3:30 pm

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Discussions, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, How To Create An Elevator Pitch

Lecture | Human Energetics in a Changing Climate


Speaker: Stephanie Levy, Hunter College
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Dec 13
4:15 pm

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Lectures, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Human Energetics in a Changing Climate

Conference | Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings


Prevention activism—that is, the effort to record, acknowledge, address and redress the violent past— seeks to counter nationalist myths and identities that are central ingredients of ethnic and political violence. Its goal is to deny the propensity for the future escalation of violence by acknowledging the role that the misuse of history has played in dividing societies. In other words, by enhancing public discussions about the past, prevention activism has become a central part of the efforts in post-conflict societies, as well as in democratic societies, to come to terms with their violent past. This conference seeks to explore activities that can be defined as “prevention activism”, and their academic analysis. What forms do projects and initiatives take to address past violence, and what impact have they had? These projects often range from civil society initiatives, to government-instated commissions, to the work of international bodies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Dec 14
9:00 am

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Conferences, December 14, 2019, 12/14/2019, Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
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Sat, Dec 14
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 14, 2019, 12/14/2019, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Discussion | SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks


Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Dec 15
1:00 pm

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Discussions, December 15, 2019, 12/15/2019, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks

Lecture | Metamorphic Beings: The Nonhuman Life in the Human Body and Spirit


Speaker Emanuele Coccia is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Dec 17
7:00 pm

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Lectures, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Metamorphic Beings: The Nonhuman Life in the Human Body and Spirit

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 19
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 19, 2019, 12/19/2019, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Dec 28
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 28, 2019, 12/28/2019, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Discussion | Black Dance Artists on Masculinity


In this panel, Black dance artists examine how the dancing body can perform conventional or expanded ideas about masculinity and masculine energy. What has dance—and the stark, binary roles present in many dance forms—taught us about being men…and, in particular, Black men? Moderator: J. Bouey Panelists: Du’Bois A’Keen, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Orlando Hunter, Jr., Ricarrdo Valentine
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jan 6
7:00 pm

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Discussions, January 06, 2020, 01/06/2020, Black Dance Artists on Masculinity
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