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New York attracts world's best minds to its shores: they come here to interact with each other at conferences and seminars, and while they are here they are often invited to give a talk, a lecture, to be a part of a public discussion. We at Club Free Time give you an opportunity to be a part of it: to watch how those best minds in the world work! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York City (NYC) provides!

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

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In the work of Ghiberti and Donatello, sculpture assumes a new authority linked to the rise of the individual and the revival of classical humanist philosophy. With: Dennis Raverty, Ph.D., Art Historian
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Sun, Feb 25
9:30 am

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Lectures, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Renaissance Sculpture Steps Out of its Niche
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For as long as any of us have been around, the canon — those books, plays, films and TV series — anointed as the most important of their kind — has been largely defined as white and male. This is a discussion on how we can make the canon more inclusive of women and people of color whose voices and experiences have been historically omitted from the cultural narratives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Feb 25
1:00 pm

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Discussions, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Revising the Canon
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Dmitry Raevsky tells about his recent expeditions to the Tangla Mountain range (East Nyenchen Tanglha in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, China), following the route of the Nicholas Roerich expedition in 1927–28. He claims to have located the famed Shambhala and presents his story of finding it, meeting with the Yeti, and other experiences.
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Sun, Feb 25
5:30 pm

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Talks, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Locating Shambhala
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Biological insights from epigenomics can help us better understand how social factors ‘get under the skin’ to affect disease outcomes and pattern health disparities. This systems science approach linking ecological, biological, and social research can support the design of more effective health interventions for persistent health disparities. Addressing vulnerability in population health allows for effective communication of findings from social epidemiology to health practitioners, policymakers, communities. Speaker Yi-Ching Ong is Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Feb 26
5:00 pm

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Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Vulnerability and Health
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A focus on climate change and its implications, particularly the unequal and devastating impacts on the most vulnerable and least responsible communities around the globe. Jainey Bavishi, Director of the NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, joins Michelle DePass, Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center and Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, to discuss the importance of climate action, how to create just solutions for climate change problems, and the role of government and civil society in achieving climate justice.      
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Feb 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Disrupt Climate Injustice
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We often make our thoughts clear to ourselves in the process of putting them into words. In this lecture I introduce a new puzzle about this process—one that’s reminiscent of the famous paradox about inquiry in Plato’s Meno. The puzzle is that, on the one hand, coming to know what we're thinking seems to require finding words that would express our thought; yet, on the other hand, finding such words seems to require already knowing what we're thinking. Lecturer Eli Alshanetsky is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Feb 26
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Making Our Thoughts Clear: The Role of Language in the Pursuit of Self-Knowledge
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The history of theater in Harlem has been long and illustrious. This free-ranging conversation will touch upon the legacies of theater companies that include W.E.B. Du Bois and Regina Anderson’s KRIGWA; and Langston Hughes and Louise Thompson’s Suitcase Theater on the development of successive companies that include those developed by Amiri Baraka, Gertrude Jennette, Barbara Ann Teer, Voza Rivers, and Jamal Joseph.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Feb 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Theater Talks: Theater-In-Black in Harlem
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Race is inscribed in every detail of our lives, determining where and how we live, speak, write, move, sense, and encounter one another. So it stands to reason that the technologies that mediate, as Ta-Nehisi Coates might say, “between the world and me,” are also generated by the constraints and expectations of race. In this conversation, Charlton McIlwain (Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication and author of the forthcoming book with Oxford, Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, From the Afronet to Black Lives Matter and Stephanie Dinkins (Artist and Associate Professor of Art at Stony Brook University) discuss what artificial intelligence, big data, hashtags, Internet memes, and digital assistants tell us about being Black in the 21st century—and what they might portend for our future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Feb 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Coding While Black: Artificial Intelligence, Computing, and Data an a Racialized World
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The world faces a water crisis, with the United Nations predicting a 40% global water deficit by 2030. Recent water struggles in the United States, from Standing Rock to Flint to California’s droughts, exemplify a broader cultural politics whereby group s come to understand and assess one another through their relations to water. In the Florida Everglades, the world’s largest ecosystem restoration project is underway and has as its policy goal “getting the water right.” There, as across America, political analysis focus on so-called stakeholders and interest groups.  This presentation brings together two twenty-first-century examples of everyday politics in a mostly drained rural region of the Florida Everglades: the headline-grabbing proposed buyout of a major sugar corporation by the State of Florida for purposes of Everglades restoration; and a major Seminole Tribe of Florida water conservation project. The economist A.O. Hirschman, in his influential book The Passions and the Interests (1977), explained how early proponents of capitalism struggled to reconcile the relationship of passions to interests. The political anthropology of interests presented in this lecture highlights their production and (in)commensuration in relation to water and capitalism. The goal is to think through and, hopefully, beyond the passion for “interests” in scholarly and popular understandings of American political life.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Feb 26
6:30 pm

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Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Passions for Interests: Water and Rural Political Belonging in America
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Below is the description of the lecture on the College's site: From the beginning, art has been imperialism’s preferred terrain. Much has been written about the impoverishment of different cultures whose artistic treasures were expropriated to enrich Western aristocracies and embellish Western museums. What will be the meaning of modern art if we consider this plunder its origin? Speaker Ariella Azoulay is a Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Comparative Literature at Brown University, a film essayist, and an independent curator of archives and exhibitions.
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Mon, Feb 26
7:30 pm

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Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Plunder: The Origins of Modern Art
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Franz Baumann, Visiting Research Professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences International Relations Program, will discuss the governance challenge of climate change action.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Feb 27
12:30 pm

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Lectures, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, The Governance Challenge of Climate Change Action
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The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson - In this retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. The story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 27
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Book Discussion Group
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What kinds of urban forms and architectural aesthetic did 'actually-existing' Soviet socialism produce, which other types of political system could not have? How were these forms and aesthetics, styles and shapes linked to types of rhetoric, ways of speaking, economic logics, modes of everyday behaviour, which were also unique to the socialist world? Which of these styles, shapes, moods and modalities have survived the collapse of the socialist regimes in 1989-1991; and how do they continue to reproduce themselves and mutate into new norms and forms of existence - new types of normality - in the 'wild capitalist' East European cities of today and tomorrow? This talk will delve into the progressive potentials and reactionary pitfalls of still-, zombie- and mutant-socialism, with particular (but not exclusive) reference to Warsaw's Stalin-era skyscraper, the Palace of Culture and Science. Three decades following the collapse of its guarantor regime, the Palace continues to loom, with increasing intensity, over the social, psychopathological, symbolic and aesthetic lives of its host city. Speaker: Michał Murawski, University of London.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 27
5:00 pm

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Lectures, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Warsaw's Mounting Obsession with Its Stalinist Skyscraper
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The quest to design digital and real solutions to environmental problems will be the theme of three interdisciplinary presentations crossing the boundaries of the humanities, architecture, and engineering. With: Louise Harpman, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study Mitchell Joachim, Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study Peder Anker, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
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Tue, Feb 27
6:00 pm

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Discussions, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Urban Digital Humanities: Design and Sustainability
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Discuss the book by Junot Diaz.
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Tue, Feb 27
6:15 pm

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Book Discussions, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Library Book Group: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading authorities on children’s books and their illustration. He is the author of more than 20 pioneering books in his field including Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom. He is also the editor of the recently published Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 27
6:30 pm

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Talks, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Writing for Children & Young Adults Forum: Leonard Marcus
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Noted journalist Carol Jenkins (host of Black America on CUNY-TV) explores the recent cultural conversation about sexual misconduct, #metoo, and the shifting power dynamics in society. Why is this movement happening now, has it gone too far—or not far enough—and will there be lasting systemic changes? Have we truly moved from a moment to a movement? Leading writers and thinkers with different points of view join Jenkins in this much-needed dialogue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Sexism, Misogyny, and Patriarchy: Where Do We Go from Here?
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At the extremes of history and technology, how might antiquity’s abaton and the astronaut’s space capsule inform the contemporary sleep experience? An astronauts' sleep is as vital to their own health as it is to the well-being of all of the crew members and ultimately, their mission success. Examining the physiological and psychological stressors for humans living in micro-gravity environments,  Michael Morris will discuss a multitude of factors and design considerations for sleeping berths in future deep space habitats. Using ancient Egyptian color cures as her point of departure, color scientist Gillian C. Rose will discuss the historic and medicinal uses of color, light temperature and the body’s circadian rhythms on human sleep and the constructed environment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Sleeping in Outer Space
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Presented by Dr. William Seraile, Professor Emeritus at Lehman College. Seraile taught African American history for 36 years and is the author of several books including Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum. Founded by a group of affluent white women in 1836, the Asylum sheltered and educated thousands of African-American children. After its original building was destroyed by a white mob in the 1863 Draft Riots, a new one was built at 143rd street and Amsterdam Avenue. Seraile will talk about how the organization's history sheds light on the changing conditions of African Americans in NY from the abolition of slavery in 1827 through the mid 20th century.
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Tue, Feb 27
6:30 pm

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Lectures, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, The History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum
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Keila Grinberg, Andrés Bello Chair Professor for Spring 2018, will devote her first public lecture to the ways in which the presence of Brazilian slavery and the illegal enslavement of women and children on the border between Brazil and Uruguay affected international relations between the countries of the La Plata region in the nineteenth century. Reception to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 27
6:30 pm

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Lectures, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Slavery, Illegal Enslavement and International Conflicts in 19th-Century South America
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Originating in theater, the concept of the “fourth wall” refers to the plane through which a viewer experiences a traditional staged production. When an actor shatters the illusion of reality by acknowledging the audience’s presence—often by directly addressing the viewers—that is known as “breaking the fourth wall.” The term has come to be used for similar behavior by characters in movies, TV shows and, of course, comics. From at least as early as Richard Outcault and The Yellow Kid, through Stan Lee addressing his readers in the captions of classic Marvel Comics stories, to Robert Crumb and Harvey Pekar literally speaking to their readers, comics shares—and celebrates—the potential of narrative arts to create and destroy (sometimes simultaneously) the illusion of reality that its stories work so hard to create. Raised by a theater set-painter father, comics innovator Will Eisner was part of this long tradition of fourth wall breaking.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 27
7:00 pm

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Discussions, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Breaking Fourth Walls Since 1940 (If Not Earlier) On Comics Innovator Will Eisner
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More than 300 Indonesians were arrested in 2017 for alleged LGBT-associated behavior, and countless others were intimidated and harassed. Already, several have been convicted under the Pornography Law and sent to prison. Andreas Harsono will explore whether this trend is related to the rise of Islamic populism and more sharia-inspired regulations in Indonesia. He also will ask what the Joko Widodo government is doing to stop this discrimination.  Andreas Harsono has been the senior Indonesian researcher for Human Rights Watch since 2008. He has also had a long career as a journalist and he has written several books about Indonesia. His next book is Islam, Race and Power: Democratization and Violence in post-Suharto Indonesia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 28
11:00 am

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Lectures, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Rising Discrimination Against the LGBT Community in Indonesia
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Seeking to explain the survival of her children and grandchildren, Esther Stermer of Borszczów declared in her memoir: “Our family in particular would not let the Germans have their way easily. We had vigor, ingenuity, and determination to survive. Above all our family would stand together. When one of us was in danger, the others could not cower to escape. They proved their personal strength and character, time and again”.  But what role did family solidarity actually play in their survival? And what were the limits of it in the survival strategies that other Jews in Eastern Galicia employed? Based on testimonies, diaries, memoirs and oral interviews, this lecture considers the family networks which could increase individual and group survival. It examines how family members managed to evade capture and deportation by relying on the intervention and support of close, distant and surrogate relatives. Lecturer Natalia Aleksiun is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 28
12:00 pm

Free
Lectures, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Family Networks and Surviving the Holocaust in Eastern Europe
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The commodification of housing and neighborhoods has increasingly produced alienation and anxiety across low-and moderate-income communities in large cities. As a response, grassroots and nonprofit groups have organized and demanded community-control over housing and neighborhood restructuring processes. Some cities have acknowledged these claims, as it is the case of New York City and Barcelona. This panel aims to discuss progressive housing development policies and approaches envisioned and implemented to guarantee permanent affordable housing in these two cities. Particular attention is given to community-led systems such as Community Land Trusts and policy instruments creating non-speculative housing. The panel intends opening up a discussion among proponents of these models, on its opportunities and challenges.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 28
5:00 pm

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Discussions, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Community Land Trusts and Other Permanently Affordable Housing Options in NYC and Barcelona
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Professor Natalie Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department and is affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program. She will discuss design experiments for the rebuilding of Houston and how to create porous cities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 28
5:00 pm

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Lectures, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Design Experiments for the Rebuilding of Houston and Other Disaster Cities
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The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. The university will host the 2017 Caine Prize winner, the Sudanese writer Bushra al-Fadil. His prize-winning story, “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away,” was translated by graduate student Max Shmookler and published in The Book of Khartoum: A City in Short Fiction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 28
6:15 pm

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Lectures, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Bushra al-Fadil, Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing
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The digital revolution and interactivity changed many aspects of our life, but how much did it affect storytelling and film? The Kissinger Twins present Cinematic Labyrinths, their interactive non-linear storytelling showcase. They will talk about film and interactive media, their inspirations and present their award-winning projects: from Attitude (2002) to SXSW finalist Forget Me Not and Sufferosa, one of the biggest web-based interactive films.  During the presentation, members of the audience are invited to interact with selected projects. The Kissinger Twins will close the presentation with a live cinema performance of Sufferosa and a poetic Cinematic VR film Lucidreams.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 28
6:30 pm

Free
Talks, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Cinematic Labyrinths: Interactive and Immersive Storytelling by The Kissinger Twins
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As a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code goes into effect, experts with different points of view discuss its implications and ways of redesigning our current system to benefit all. Panelists include Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and distinguished professor; Lily Batchelder, NYU law professor and former deputy director of President Obama’s National Economic Council; Leonard Burman, director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and professor at Syracuse University; Lawrence Kotlikoff, professor at Boston University and co-author of Get What’s Yours, on social security benefits; and Kathleen Hays, global economics and policy editor at Bloomberg (moderator).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 28
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, U.S. Tax Reform: Where Are We Now? - with Paul Krugman of The New York Times
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Discuss the book by Ralph Ellison.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 28
6:30 pm

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Discussions, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Classic Book Discussion: Invisible Man
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Western medical and scientific studies, oscillating between a psychological or a physiological locus for dreaming, has consistently reinforced a cultural assumption of dreaming as a solitary experience. To reveal dreams is to identify pathologies or instabilities. Yet, among ancient and non-western cultures, dream sharing not only offered a means to highlight a medical condition and its cure, it also served to connect, and to prophesize. For the ancient Greeks, the designated space for this collective activity was the Ascklepion, a ritualized complex of sanctuaries and temples overseen by the god Ascklepious and organized explicitly for fostering dream incubation, therapeutic sleep, prophetic dreaming, and medicinal healing. Is there a broader role for dream sharing in contemporary culture? This evening’s event pairs two historians to speculate on this and other questions on contemporary forms of dreaming. Olympia Panagiotidou will be teleported via skype, for this dialogue.
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Wed, Feb 28
6:30 pm

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Discussions, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Sleep Sanctuaries and Collective Dreaming
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Is it a coincidence that the first city in Europe to publicly illuminate its streets was also a capital of the Enlightenment?   Is there, in fact, a relationship between actual illumination and enlightenment as a cultural and intellectual phenomenon?  This talk will explore those questions through an examination of public lighting in Paris in the siècle des lumières, seeking to show that the concerted effort to shed light on dark streets provides a vivid illustration of the Enlightenment in practice.  Lecturer Darrin M. McMahon is the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor at Dartmouth College and the author of Enemies of the Enlightenment (Oxford), Happiness: A History (Atlantic), and Divine Fury: A History of Genius (Basic).
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Wed, Feb 28
6:30 pm

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Lectures, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Illuminating the Enlightenment: Public Illumination and the Siècle des Lumières
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How does incarceration impact art making for incarcerated artists and non-incarcerated artists concerned with the criminal justice system? This panel brings together a range of artists and figures who facilitate art projects with incarcerated individuals.   Panelists: Lisette Oblitas-Cruz, Aliya Hana Hussain, Jesse Krimes, Joseph Rodríguez. Moderated by Nicole R. Fleetwood, contributing guest editor of “Prison Nation” magazine.
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Wed, Feb 28
7:00 pm

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Discussions, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Art and Incarceration
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A discussion with four alumni women about the nuances of being a woman in art, design and tech and the current state of gender equality in their fields. Panelists include AnnaLiisa Ariosa-Benston (MFA 2016 Fine Arts), Nadia DeLane (MFA 2015 Visual Narrative), Datrianna Meeks (MFA 2016 Interaction Design) and Jessica Perilla (BFA 2004 Graphic Design).
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Wed, Feb 28
7:00 pm

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Discussions, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Women in the Creative Industries
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In 2012, Duncan McCargo (Columbia) and Ayse Zarakol (Cambridge) published an article in the Journal of Democracy entitled “Turkey and Thailand: Unlikely Twins.” The article highlighted striking similarities in the history and politics of two nations at opposite ends of ‘Asia’ (broadly imagined), and raised critical questions about issues such urban-rural divides, national myths, the role of the military, and trends towards authoritarianism. Since then, much has happened to confirm and to qualify their arguments: Thailand experienced a military coup in May 2014, while there was an unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey two years later. In this seminar, the two authors will revisit their analysis and debate the significance of subsequent developments for understanding this apparent parallelism.
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Thu, Mar 1
12:00 pm

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Discussions, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Turkey and Thailand: Unlikely Twins Revisited
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In Russia the year of the centenary of the Revolution passed without any outstanding public events that would have engaged the citizens of Russia. Although academic institutions, museum and art communities paid a lot of attention to the year 1917, no books, public ceremonies, exhibitions or films have evoked significant public debate about the century-old events. Various observers from differing positions, both in Russia and abroad, observed that state policy seemed to favor that the centenary be passed over in silence. This policy of deliberate neglect has often been attributed to a fear of a “revolution export/import” on the part of Russian leaders. Boris Kolonitsky’s presentation will investigate the various resources that influence the memory politics of the primary political actors. He is especially interested in trends of Russian public opinion.
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Thu, Mar 1
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, The Desacralization of Revolution and Anti-Revolution Consensus: The 2017 Anniversary and Its Political Use/Non-Use
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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Mar 1
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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Dacia Maraini is one of Italy’s most prominent contemporary authors. She has won, among other prizes, the Campiello (1990) and Strega (1999), which are the most prestigious Italian literature awards. Her books have been translated into twenty-two languages, and some were turned into successful movies. Among her most recent novels are La bambina e il sognatore (2015) and Tre donne (2017).
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Thu, Mar 1
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Writing Like Breathing: Italian Author Dacia Maraini
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Global energy markets are experiencing a period of dramatic change. Markets have experienced several years of abrupt price drops and recoveries. New producers and new technologies are exerting price pressure in oil and gas markets. Some are even debating the future of demand for oil, the most ubiquitous fuel. Even in this time of change, however, no region remains more important for the global energy scene than the Middle East, and the influence of the Gulf Arab States remains extremely high. In order to understand current trends in energy markets, and their implications for economies and geopolitical relations of the Gulf states, the Center on Global Energy Policy will host a discussion with an outstanding panel of leading decision-makers and analysts: • Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Under Secretary, UAE Ministry of Energy • Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science • Dr. Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets • Dr. Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies & Director, Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, Princeton University • Nabil Al-Khowaiter, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Energy
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Thu, Mar 1
4:30 pm

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Discussions, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Energy, Economics, and Geopolitics in the Gulf Arab States
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In the wake of the “Great Recession,” welfare states have entered a new phase of austerity. At the same time, new social risks and the rise of the knowledge economy fuel new demands on the welfare state. We analyze how demands for social investment policies – in particular education – come into conflict with budgetary concerns, using new survey data on individual-level preferences in eight European countries. Lecturer Marius R. Busemeyer is a Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
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Thu, Mar 1
4:30 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Public Opinion on Policy and Budgetary Trade-offs in European Welfare States
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Misogyny is, roughly, the “law enforcement” branch of patriarchy, which serves to police, enforce, or restore patriarchal social order—often by visiting hostility on girls and women for perceived violations of gendered norms and expectations. As well as complementary ideologies (most notably, sexism), there is also the flipside of misogyny which deserves to be considered: the exonerating narratives and excessive sympathy of which comparatively privileged men tend to be the beneficiaries. Speaker Kate Manne of Cornell University calls the latter ‘himpathy.’
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 1
4:30 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, More than Fair: How Excessive Sympathy for Him ('Himpathy') Obscures and Causes Misogyny
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Mario Small (Harvard) will discuss America’s controversies about the nature of poverty, inequality, and economic opportunity. He argues that the public discourse about these problems is undermined by an inability to communicate evidence about their causes and potential solutions. Some of this evidence is statistical, but much of it stems from qualitative studies about the lives and communities of the disadvantaged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 1
5:00 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Rhetoric and Evidence in a Polarized Society
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Discuss the book by Elizabeth Strout.
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Thu, Mar 1
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Chelsea Talks Book Discussion: Anything Is Possible
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Panel discussion on North African nomadic architecture and other models of self-emancipation through architecture and design. With Ekene Ijeoma, Ron Morrison, and Mabel O. Wilson. Moderated by Rujeko Hockley.
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Thu, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, North African Nomadic Architecture
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Speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, an examination of the history and politics of Black America and the development of the social movement Black Lives Matter in response to police violence in the United States. Taylor’s research examines race and public policy including American housing policies.
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Thu, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, From Black Lives Matter to the White Power Presidency: Race and Class in Trump's America
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Speaker Marissa Moorman is a historian of southern Africa. Her research focuses on the intersection between politics and culture in colonial and independent Angola. She is currently working on a book project entitled Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1933-2002, which looks at the relationship between the technology of radio and the shifting politics of southern Africa as anti-colonial movements established independent states in the context of a region newly charged by Cold War politics.
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Thu, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Socialism and Sound at Rádio Nacional de Angola, 1974-1992
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This talk examines the official designation of Shenzhen as China's first city without villages. It asks how this is transforming "local” identity and what the history of "the local" in Shenzhen tells us about contemporary China and its role in globalization. Speaker Mary Ann O’Donnell has sought alternative ways of inhabiting Shenzhen, the flagship of China’s post Mao economic reforms. O'Donnell creates and contributes to projects that reconfigure and repurpose shared spaces, where our worlds mingle and collide, sometimes collapse, and often implode.
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Thu, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Rural-Urban Transformations: Remaking the Rural in Shenzhen, China
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Discuss the book by George Orwell.
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Thu, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Library Book Group: 1984
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Discuss the book by Emma Straub.
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Thu, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Library Book Club: The Vacationers
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Discuss the book by Wendy Walker.
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Thu, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Book Discussion: All is Not Forgotten
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Revolution or (De)Evolution - Living inside the mental and spiritual prison for years during the Soviet times, Russian gays became caught up in Perestroika and liberalization. However, that "honeymoon" would not last long and Russian LGBT would be forced to hide themselves once again in the closets, or flee the country, afraid of persecution, torture, and permanent humiliation. What does it mean to live under the rainbow shadow within Putin's Russia? With: Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President at RUSA LGBT (Russian-Speaking American LGBTQ Association).
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Thu, Mar 1
6:30 pm

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Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Queers and Fears: Russia Then and Now
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A panel discussion on sex work and motherhood to celebrate the release of How Mamas Love Their Babies. Author Juniper Fitzgerald and illustrator Elise Peterson will be joined by activists and writers Sydney Seifert, Akynos, and Shy.
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Thu, Mar 1
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, How Mamas Love Their Babies: A Panel on Motherhood and Sex Work
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Plasticity and networks are today’s metaphors for the brain and mind. The idea that brains are plastic, made of dynamic networks, raises questions about the relation between physiology, selfhood, and social relations. Siri Hustvedt, Joseph E. LeDoux, and Jason Tougaw discuss social implications of recent brain research; artistic responses to theoretical neuroscience; and multidisciplinary circulation, convergence, and conflict surrounding questions about brain, self, and world. The panel discussion will be followed by a musical performance by So We Are, LeDoux’s musical duo with Colin Dempsey.  Featuring: Siri Hustvedt, Novelist, essayist, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College Joseph E. LeDoux, New York University, Center for Neural Science Jason Tougaw, Queens College, English
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Fri, Mar 2
4:00 pm

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Discussions, March 02, 2018, 03/02/2018, Outside-In: The Social Brain, Culture, and the Self
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Jesse Ball is an American novelist and poet. He has published novels, volumes of poetry, short stories, and drawings. His works are distinguished by the use of a spare style and have been compared to those of Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino. Catherine Lacey is the author of The Answers and Nobody is Ever Missing. She has won a Whiting Award, was a finalist for the NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award, and was named one of Granta Magazine's Best Young American Novelists.
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Fri, Mar 2
5:00 pm

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Discussions, March 02, 2018, 03/02/2018, Writers in Conversation: Jesse Ball / Catherine Lacey
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This panel will consider the work of Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931-1998); Jean Dubuffet’s travels in Algeria and concomitant formulation of his definition of “art brut”; and the late Assia Djebar’s writing on Baya at the end of the Algerian War of Independence.  With speakers Natasha Boas, Omar Berrada, Kent Minturn, and Denis Hollier.
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Fri, Mar 2
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 02, 2018, 03/02/2018, Who Was Algerian Artist Baya? Outsider? Insider?
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Author Tim Wu will discuss the industrial history of the media and advertising industries – industries that concentrate on the harvesting of human attention – with a particular focus on the tech industries of the last 20 years. He will discuss those industries’ use of design as a tool to harvest human attention and the recent backlash against their efforts.  Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He is best known for his work on Net Neutrality theory. He is the author of the books The Master Switch and The Attention Merchants, along with Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination, and other works. In 2013 he was named one of America’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers, and in 2017 he was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
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Fri, Mar 2
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 02, 2018, 03/02/2018, The Attention Merchants: Understanding Design and Human Attention
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In conjunction with the exhibition Fossil Tales, a discussion moderated by Frank Ippolito of the American Museum of Natural History.
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Fri, Mar 2
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 02, 2018, 03/02/2018, An Imperfect Messenger: An Art & Science Panel
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Much of the art at the museum is centuries old, but provides fresh perspectives on our world today. Take part in a guided tour experience to learn more about the exquisite objects found throughout the galleries. Open your mind to new ideas, and access art through dialogue and close observation with a trained educator. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes.
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Fri, Mar 2
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 02, 2018, 03/02/2018, Friday Night Tour: Exhibition Highlights
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Many academics work on issues of social justice, and in this politically tumultuous moment, they want to ask: What is the social responsibility of academics? What does it mean to assume this responsibility? This conference will be an interdisciplinary event where they aim to confront the limitations of their position as academics and conceive possibilities for moving beyond those limitations.
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Sat, Mar 3
9:45 am

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Conferences, March 03, 2018, 03/03/2018, The Social Responsibility of Intellectuals
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Unruly Design explores the rules that govern design concepts, acts of making and fashion practices both historically and in today’s context. Who sets the rules within a design field, designers, clients, consumers or end-users? How should designers engage the legal structures that bind production and consumption and/or respond to market forces? How might consumers and end-users rewrite explicit or implicit codes of use through practice? How are the rules of design made, changed or broken?
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Sat, Mar 3
10:00 am

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Colloquiums, March 03, 2018, 03/03/2018, Unruly Design: Making, Changing and Breaking Rules
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It may be difficult to imagine today, but Arturo Toscanini—recognized widely as the most celebrated conductor of the twentieth century—was once one of the most famous people in the world. Like Einstein in science or Picasso in art, Toscanini (1867–1957) transcended his own field, becoming a figure of such renown that it was often impossible not to see some mention of the maestro in the daily headlines. As the Library concludes the celebration of Toscanini’s 150 year legacy, acclaimed music historian Harvey Sachs, author of the new definitive Toscanini biography, presents an afternoon program of commentary, listening, and exploration of historic musical genius.
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Sat, Mar 3
2:30 pm

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Talks, March 03, 2018, 03/03/2018, Toscanini: Musician of Conscience
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Speaker: Claudio Sopranzetti, Postdoctoral Fellow at All Souls College
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Mon, Mar 5
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers in Bangkok
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Professor Sai Balakrishnan will be exploring the narrative movements of urbanization in contemporary India from megacities to the contested geographies along new economic corridors. As policymakers search for new market-oriented means for the transfer of land from agrarian constituencies to infrastructural promoters and urban developers, the re-allocation of property control is erupting into volatile land-based social conflicts.
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Mon, Mar 5
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, Agrarian Elites in Urban Real Estate: Urban and Land Transformations along New Economic Corridors in Liberalizing India
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Author Dacia Maraini returns on the occasion of the recent publication of Tre donne: una storia d'amore e disamore. In English.
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Mon, Mar 5
6:00 pm

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Talks, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, Author Dacia Maraini discusses her work
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Look Ma, I’m Dancing, On the Town, Gypsy, Peter Pan, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof… What would Broadway be without Jerome Robbins? In 1989, Robbins won his fifth Tony Award for the historic revue of his Broadway work, Jerome Robbins Broadway. As part of the Robbins Centennial celebration, the Library presents a reunion conversation with original company members, illustrated by artifacts from the archives. 
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Mon, Mar 5
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, A Jerome Robbins' Broadway Reunion
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Some jobs have relationships at the core of their work, requiring an emotional connection between the workers and their charges; for example, teachers, therapists, ministers – each rely in their work on a relationship in service to a larger goal: children learning, patients healing, congregants inspired. “Connective labor” is the clinical, relational work between practitioner and recipient, using their emotional connection to produce a particular end in the latter. The profound impact of connective labor, documented in multiple fields, makes its scarcity, uneven distribution or unreliable performance a social problem. Speaker Allison Pugh is Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia.
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Mon, Mar 5
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, The Automation of Connective Labor: On Shame, Inequality and Artifical Intelligence
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Local news has been a launching pad for so many great journalism careers. Hear about the latest innovations and opportunities in local and the new ways regional outlets are engaging with their communities. With: Garry Pierre-Pierre, Founder, The Hatian Times Liena Zagare, Publisher and Editor, BKLYNER Jim Schachter, Vice President for News, WNYC Moderator: Sarah Bartlett, Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
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Mon, Mar 5
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, Innovation in Local News
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Alongside contemporary demands for optimizing sleep that tend toward the technological and pharmacological, remedial and therapeutic approaches for enhancing the quality and duration of sleep reside in plants. This evening’s event brings an anthropologist, an ethnobotanist, and a professional chef together for discussion and olfactory digression into herbal interventions in sleep.
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Mon, Mar 5
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, The Botany of Sleep
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New York-based artist Daniel Arsham straddles the line between art, architecture and performance. Architecture is a prevalent subject throughout his work; environments with eroded walls and stairs going nowhere, landscapes where nature overrides structures, and a general sense of playfulness within existing architecture. Arsham makes architecture do things it is not supposed to do, mining everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form. Simple yet paradoxical gestures dominate his sculptural work: a façade that appears to billow in the wind, a figure wrapped up in the surface of a wall, a contemporary object cast in volcanic ash as if it was found on some future archeological site.
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Mon, Mar 5
6:30 pm

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Lectures, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, Mandatory Induction Guidelines: The Process and Etiquette for the Understanding, Transformation, and Manipulation of the Future
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Discuss the book by Gerard Reve.
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Mon, Mar 5
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, International Literature Book Club The Evenings
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Vladimir Putin is expected be to get a new six-year term in Russia's presidential elections on March 18. What will he do next? This next term as president is supposed to be Putin's last, given constitutional term limits. Will he change the constitution, step down, or find some other means of retaining power? Even as Putin faces this political dilemma, he must also address Russia's stagnant economy, still dependent on oil exports and under harsh Western sanctions. Russia's economy is growing slower than rivals such as the U.S. and Europe, falling further behind the West in economic terms. Can the Kremlin fix its economy? Will Putin's new term as president lead to policies that revitalize Russia, or is the country stuck with many more years of economic stagnation and political repression? Panel discussion with: -- Sarah Sokhey, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, and author of the paper "Social Spending and Putin's Popularity" -- Yuval Weber, Global Fellow, The Wilson Center, and author of the paper "Russia's Debate about Economic Growth" -- Chris Miller, Assistant Professor of International History, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Eurasia Research Director, Foreign Policy Research Institute
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Tue, Mar 6
12:00 pm

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Discussions, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Russia after Putin's 'Reelection'
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Simone Leigh’s practice is an object-based on-going exploration of black female subjectivity. She creates sculpture, videos and installations that are informed by her interest in African art, ethnographic research, feminism and performance.
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Tue, Mar 6
6:00 pm

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Talks, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Signs and Grips: Artist Simone Leigh
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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1968 protests at Barnard and Columbia, and in collaboration with BC Class of 1971, this is a conversation with alumnae and current student activists reflecting on the role of Barnard students in these transformative events, and the history of campus activism that converged in 1968 and continues into the present. Accompanying this event is a student-alumnae exhibition drawn from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections exploring the political afterlives of 1968.
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Tue, Mar 6
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, 1968 and Its Afterlives: Reflecting on Campus Activism Past, Present, and Future
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Join writer and video artist Akwaeke Emezi and visual artist ruby onyinyechi amanzefor a talk on multiple and blurred Black realities—aliens, ogbanje, and alternate selves. The panelists will discuss the visual art created by amanze as inflected interpretations of Emezi’s text, Freshwater.
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Tue, Mar 6
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Multiple Black Realities
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Discuss the book by Isaac Asimov.
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Tue, Mar 6
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Science Fiction Book Discussion: I Robot
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In 1980 in Rome, two film critics - Michele Mancini and Giuseppe Perrella - produced an elaborate, 600-page volume of images taken from Pasolini’s films and organized into an extensive taxonomy of “bodies” and “places”: Pier Paolo Pasolini: Corpi e luoghi. Reviews of the time praised it as “the most Pasolinian publication to date” (Alberto Farrasino); as “an indispensable tool for future research on Pasolini” (Tullio Kezich); and as “not just an illustrated book, but a unique model of critique” (Adriano Aprà). Long forgotten and out of print, Corpi e luoghi is now available again in a new, quasi-facsimile edition in English (which also includes the original Italian text). Tracing aspects of the book's original publication, the panel will discuss its artistic, cultural, and critical relevance today. Panelists: Ara Merjian (NYU) Ann Goldstein (The New Yorker) Breixo Viejo (Columbia University) Benedikt Reichenbach (editor, English edition of Pasolini's Bodies and Places)  
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Tue, Mar 6
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Mystery and Truth of Pasolini's Bodies and Places
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A conversation with Manmeet Kaur, founder of City Health Works, an organization that pairs locally-hired health coaches with individuals living with chronic illnesses in Harlem. City Health Works extends the reach of overburdened clinics by serving as vital eyes and ears to clinicians and providing extra support to those who need it most. This value-driven approach leads to better health outcomes, better quality care, and lower costs. This PowerTalk will address the intersection of leadership, innovation, and public health.
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Tue, Mar 6
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Manmeet Kaur, Founder of City Health Works
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Paul Steinhardt is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is the Albert Einstein Professor in Science at Princeton University, on the faculty of both the Physics and Astrophysical Sciences departments. He is one of the major theorists responsible for the inflationary theory, which has become an integral element of the Big Bang theory. He has authored titles such as Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang, and his newest book The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter will be released in August 2018 with Simon and Schuster.
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Tue, Mar 6
7:00 pm

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Lectures, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Paul Steinhardt, Theoretical Physicist and Cosmologist
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The transfer of power is one of Central Asia’s most obscure, and secretly contested, political processes. The deaths of Saparmurat Niyazov (2006) and Islam Karimov (2016) cemented a series of practices that delineated the contours of a regional praxis for leadership change. But did new leaders endeavor to bring about political change in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan? Did the death of first presidents alter intra-élite dynamics within the two regimes, or influence the international dealings of these two states? Long-term Central Asia-watcher Luca Anceschi from the University of Glasgow will offer an alternative research agenda to make sense of political change in two of Central Asia’s most authoritarian political landscapes.
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Wed, Mar 7
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, When First Presidents Die: Understanding Political Change in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
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Peter Marks joined The Washington Post as its chief drama critic in 2002. Previously, he worked for more than nine years at The New York Times, where he was a drama critic, theater reporter, metro reporter and national correspondent during the 2000 presidential campaign.
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Wed, Mar 7
1:00 pm

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Talks, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, Peter Marks, Theatre Critic for The Washington Post
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Discuss the book by Daphne du Maurier.
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Wed, Mar 7
3:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, Book Group: Rebecca
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Welcome Sayantani DasGupta, who teaches in the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society. Dr. DasGupta will be speaking about writing her novel, The Serpent’s Secret, which is the first book in the new Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series just published by Scholastic Press.
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Wed, Mar 7
5:00 pm

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Lectures, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, Who Gets to Be the Hero? Children’s Fiction and Narrative Pediatrics
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A conversation with Carlos de Jesus, storyteller and Associate Professor and Nova Scott-James, artist and filmmaker from Harlem.
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Wed, Mar 7
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, Intergenerational Perspectives on Aging Through Film and Photography
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A panel of experts to discuss the results of the Italian elections taking place on March 4.
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Wed, Mar 7
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, An Analysis of the Results of the 2018 Italian Election
Forum |
Addressing the Digital Gap in Colombia by Patricia Martinez Coral - Martinez research focuses on the digital gap in Colombia's rural communities. She analyzes how institutional design and technological bias add to the conditions of exclusion in Colombia. Co-Responsibilty as a Security Paradigm in Mexico by Casandra Castorena - Castorena research in citizen security focuses on the different types of violence prevalent in Latin America and the Caribbean. She argues for a new co-responsibility paradigm in the design of public policies that address the security needs of citizens.
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Wed, Mar 7
6:00 pm

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Forums, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, New Citizenship Rights in Latin America
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In 2016, Donald Trump encouraged his followers to “knock the crap out of” Black Lives Matter protestors, adding that he would cover their legal fees. BLM protestors assaulted at a 2016 Louisville rally have filed suit against the President and Nwanguma v. Trump is presently before the 6th Circuit. Standing U.S. incitement law requires that a speaker intentionally advocate the commission of a crime which is both likely and imminent. Courts, however, have made no systematic statement regarding the types of inciting speech and the contexts that are the most likely to trigger imminent violent acts. New social research can help fill the gap left by the courts at this crucial time by identifying the content, form, and circumstances most likely to result in imminent lawless action. Assembled into a checklist, the factors could provide guidance to judges and juries as they assess the gravity of a speech act and its likelihood of triggering violence against targeted minority groups. Speaker Richard Ashby Wilson is Professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Connecticut.
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Wed, Mar 7
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, Get 'Em Out of Here: Incitement in an Era of Nativist Populism
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This panel discussion will feature leading figures in data journalism and art, technology and activism. The dangers of algorithmic bias are becoming an increasing concern with opaque and proprietary computer programs controlling an ever expanding range of human life including judicial processes, newsfeeds, financial loans, dating websites and the policing of neighborhoods. This panel discussion features Pulitzer Prize nominated journalists that investigated discriminatory bias in algorithmic systems and artists who find strategies to confront and defy these procedures. The panel includes Jeff Larson, Data Reporter at ProPublica, Tega Brain, artist, engineer and former researcher at Data&Society, Nora Khan, Acting Editor of Rhizome and Surya Mattu, an artist and engineer who has worked at ProPublica and Nokia Bell Labs. Prof. Andrew Demirjian will moderate the panel.
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Wed, Mar 7
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, Art, Activism and Algorithms: Aesthetic Interventions in Machine Bias
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 El Museo del Barrio’s Executive Director Patrick Charpenel speaks with the founding director of El Museo, artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz. They will discuss the significance of the museum’s origins and its place in the future of New York City’s cultural institutions.
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Wed, Mar 7
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, The Idea of El Museo
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This panel considers incarceration from an architectural perspective and how photographers engage with prisons as omnipresent structures in the American landscape. Moderated by educator and activist Shana Agid.   Panelists: Bruce Jackson, Stephen Tourlentes, and other speakers to be announced
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Wed, Mar 7
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, Architecture of Confinement
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Recent events in Ukraine connected with the Euromaidan protests of 2013-2014, and, later, with the armed conflict in the eastern part of the country, brought changes into women’s lives and in their roles both in society and in their families. During these turbulent events, Ukrainian women managed to challenge traditional gender roles (as mothers and victims of conflict) and gained visibility and respect as revolutionaries and volunteers. When the so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) started, women joined the front lines of the war in the Donbas as volunteers, journalists, medical staff, and military. But female fighters, as well as women in the Ukrainian army in general, encounter issues with gender discrimination and recognition. The results of the “Invisible Battalion” project (2016-2017) will be discussed via the roles of women’s participation in ATO and through their fight for equal rights and opportunities in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Speaker Tamara Martsenyuk holds a PhD in Sociology and her research interest focuses on the social structure of society and, particularly, on gender relations.
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Thu, Mar 8
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Ukrainian Women at War: The Successes and Challenges of the 'Invisible Battalion'
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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Mar 8
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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A tour of the current exhibition with Valérie Rousseau, Curator.
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Thu, Mar 8
3:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: A Curator's Tour
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A lecture by Alanna O’Malley of George Washington University.
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Thu, Mar 8
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Challenging the Liberal World Order: The Global South and the United Nations, 1955- 1981
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Over 10 million arrests take place annually across the country. These daunting statistics reflect a growing crisis in the United States – not of increasing violent crime, but of an ever-expanding web of criminalization. Beyond passage of criminal laws, criminalization represents a broader social and political process by which society determines which actions or behaviors will be punished by the State. The crisis of criminalization is dramatically intensifying in the current political climate, not just for black men, but also for trans/gender non-conforming communities.
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Thu, Mar 8
5:30 pm

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Talks, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, The Unspoken Criminalization of Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Communities
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Discuss the book by Claudia Rankine.
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Thu, Mar 8
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Book Discussions, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Morningside Heights Book Discussion Group: Citizen: An American Lyric
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A conversation with Julie Taymor and the first three recipients of the Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship. In Japan, Zach Dorn experienced Karakuri's robotic puppet shows driven by waterwheels in a traditional form over three centuries old. Hector Flores Komatsu sought out the theatrical magic of Mexico's rural and indigineous communities. Jesca Prudencio explored the "outsider" in Thai folk puppetry, Japan's Noh drama, and Phillipine parades and festival. For this special Library program, they will talk with Julie Taymor and show video clips of their exploits as emerging directors in Japan, Mexico, Thailand, and the Phillipines.
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Thu, Mar 8
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Where in the World Have You Been? Visionary Director Julie Taymor Talks with Her First Fellows
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xpanded Sanctuary is part of a series of events that explore the possibilities of sanctuary – as ideal, as theory, as practice, as historical proposition, as a vision of social justice for the present. Expanded Sanctuary will focus on the intersections between sanctuary and diverse social movements working against racism, hetero/sexism, violence and containment. What are the connections between immigration detention, deportation, dispossession, gender-based violence, homophobic/transphobic violence and the carceral state? Does sanctuary offer a vision of politics that can encompass diverse struggles and provide a basis for cross-movement coalitions? Speakers include: Ravi Ragbir (New Sanctuary Coalition) Janaé Bonsu (Black Youth Project 100) Angy Rivera (NYS Youth Leadership Council)
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Thu, Mar 8
6:00 pm

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Forums, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Expanded Sanctuary
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A lecture by Elena Gapova (Sociology, University of Western Michigan).
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Thu, Mar 8
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, The Russian Revolution and Women's Liberation: Making the Soviet Gender Contract
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In 2010, with his second novel in shambles, Daniel Alarcón went to Lurigancho, Peru’s largest and most notorious prison, to cover the elections in Block 7. Quite unexpectedly, this freelance journalism assignment rescued his novel. Alarcón discusses the relationship between journalism, literature and oral history, and showing how interviews and lived experience can serve as the building blocks for different types of storytelling.
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Thu, Mar 8
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, How to Listen with Novelist Daniel Alarcón
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The inaugural and commemorative book MFON offers a global view of the impact of women photographers of African descent. MFON is named after Mmekutmfon "Mfon" Essien, an acclaimed Nigerian-boarn American photographer who died of breast cancer at age 34. The conversation will feature co-founders and award winning photographers Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu. Joining them are MFON photographers Fabiola Jean-Louis, Renee Cox, and Nona Faustine. MFON‘s deputy editor, Crystal Whaley will moderate.
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Thu, Mar 8
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Women Photographers of the African Diaspora
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Discuss the book by Agatha Christie.
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Fri, Mar 9
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Short Classics Book Discussion Group: The Body in the Library
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Does art have anything interesting to do with pleasure? The aesthetic hedonist answers positively, claiming that the value of artworks qua artworks lie in their power to please those who are properly engaged with them. Recent critics of hedonism answer the question in the negative, arguing that the power to please cannot properly explain the value of artworks. Speaker: Keren Gorodeisky, Auburn University
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Fri, Mar 9
3:30 pm

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Lectures, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, The Authority of Pleasure: A Neglected Alternative in Aesthetics
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Will sleep habits succumb, as Jonathan Crary suggested in his book 24/7, to an exchange of personal behavioral as well as biological data for an expectation of full participation in a globalized economy? How do advancing sleep technologies, in promoting more efficient modes of sleep as well as relaxation techniques, facilitate this exchange? Or, paradoxically, will sleep and relaxation products merely heighten anxiety when behavioral expectations do not match a product’s goals?
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Fri, Mar 9
6:00 pm

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Talks, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Sleep: The Last Bastion of Privacy?
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A lecture by Dr. Susan Zuccotti, followed by a question and answer period, moderated by Adjunct Professor Mary Maudsley. 
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Fri, Mar 9
6:15 pm

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Lectures, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, The Jews of Italy and Italian Occupied Territories During the Holocaust
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Meet Swarali Karulkar. Originally from Mumbai, India, Karulkar moved to NYC in 2014 to obtain a masters degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. Trained in Indian classical and folk dance from an early age, she now fuses Indian styles with jazz, modern, and other contemporary American dance traditions. For this third event celebrating the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, Karulkar presents an interactive demonstration of her unique mix of dance and therapy practice, and joins a conversation about the opportunities and challenges of an immigrant artist in our city. 
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Fri, Mar 9
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Art to Share: From India to NYC
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Much of the art at the museum is centuries old, but provides fresh perspectives on our world today. Take part in a guided tour experience to learn more about the exquisite objects found throughout the galleries. Open your mind to new ideas, and access art through dialogue and close observation with a trained educator. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes.
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Fri, Mar 9
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Friday Night Tour: Exhibition Highlights
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Discuss the book by Diane Guerrero.
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Sat, Mar 10
11:00 am

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Book Discussions, March 10, 2018, 03/10/2018, Fort Washington Book Discussion Group: In the Country We Love
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This is an afternoon of sharing, information, and talking. It will be comprised of three parts and artistic interventions: History of Site and Memory, Story of Blackness and Downtown Dance, and How to Navigate the Platforms. Participants include: Lydia Bell, Cynthia Copeland, Emily Johnson, Kristin Juarez, Prithi Kanakamedala, Raja Feather Kelly, Thomas J. Lax, Ernest Julius Mitchell, Radhika Subramanium, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Charmaine Warren, Reggie Wilson, and Eva Yaa Asantewaa.
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Sat, Mar 10
11:45 am

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Symposiums, March 10, 2018, 03/10/2018, Bell & Water: A Symposium
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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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Sat, Mar 10
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 10, 2018, 03/10/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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From the bedroom to the psychiatrist’s couch, Pillow Culture presents an evening of dialogue exploring notions of “interior” with philosopher John Paul Ricco and psychiatrist Nathan Kravitz.
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Sat, Mar 10
4:30 pm

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Discussions, March 10, 2018, 03/10/2018, Sleep and the Interior
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Neoplatonic aesthetics elevated the role of the artist from humble craftsman to universal genius in the work of Alessandro Botticelli and other artists of his circle (including the young Michelangelo). With: Dennis Raverty, Ph.D., Art Historian
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Sun, Mar 11
9:30 am

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Lectures, March 11, 2018, 03/11/2018, 'Perfect Mirror': Christian Humanism in the Circle of Lorenzo the Magnificent
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Discuss the book by Kristin Hannah.
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Mon, Mar 12
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 12, 2018, 03/12/2018, Monday Night Reading Group: The Nightingale
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A think tank, designed to bring community, families, parents, and professionals together to address timely and pertinent areas of concern related to child welfare.  Moderated by Aarin Michelle Williams, Senior Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women Panelists include:   -Dinah Ortiz, Parent Advocate Supervisor at The Bronx Defender Services   -Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance   -Emma Ketteringham, Managing Attorney of the Family Defense Practice at The Bronx Defender Services
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Tue, Mar 13
9:00 am

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Discussions, March 13, 2018, 03/13/2018, Child Welfare: The Unintended Consequence of the War on Drugs
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Mike Olbinski will present his inspirational story about taking a passion for storms and turning it into a photography business. He will follow that with some great, basic guidelines about photographing storms, lightning, and even some time-lapse tips thrown in the mix.
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Tue, Mar 13
1:00 pm

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Talks, March 13, 2018, 03/13/2018, Adventures of a Storm Chaser
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Discuss the book  by George Saunders.
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Tue, Mar 13
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 13, 2018, 03/13/2018, Book Group: Lincoln in the Bardo
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Some U.S. historians have become increasingly visible, vocal, and even radicalized in response to today’s political climate, the implications of U.S. Government policy shifts, and the decisions of their peers to speak out, or remain silent, on current affairs. What is the ethical and responsible role of historians in public discourse, particularly when “alternative facts” have become commonplace and history itself is called into question?
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Tue, Mar 13
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 13, 2018, 03/13/2018, What Will Be Different for Historians in a Changing America?
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A conversation with Austrian artist Erwin Redl and author Lawrence Weschler. Moderated by Madison Square Park Conservancy Senior Curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport. Erwin Redl’s Whiteout is a magnificent public art project commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and is on view in the park through March 25, 2018. The work is comprised of hundreds of transparent white spheres, each embedded with a discrete, white LED light and suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling. The orbs are opportunistic, gently swaying with the wind currents from their positions of one foot above the ground plane.
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Tue, Mar 13
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 13, 2018, 03/13/2018, The Promise and Perils of Technology in Art
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Pamela Paul is also the host of the weekly podcast, Inside The New York Times Book Review. She is the author of several books, including her memoir My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, which was described as an “absorbing, delightful amalgam” and “a paean to reading” by Meg Wolitzer.
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Tue, Mar 13
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 13, 2018, 03/13/2018, Pamela Paul, Editor of The New York Times Book Review
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In a lecture celebrating different forms of sequential storytelling, Tim Soter will discuss the connection between comic books, graphic novels and still photography. Fumetti, fotonovellas and fine art photographers who have incorporated writing with photography – these are all part of a thread that leads back to the hero comic books which influenced him the most as a child. Tim Soter is a NYC-based photographer/artist who is currently working on photo biographies and books which match pictures and text, often with a dry sense of humor.
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Tue, Mar 13
7:00 pm

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Lectures, March 13, 2018, 03/13/2018, Photography and Comic Books: A Discussion on Commonalities in Sequential Storytelling
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Discuss the book by Vladimir Nabokov.
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Wed, Mar 14
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 14, 2018, 03/14/2018, Book Group: Lolita
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Women’s economic empowerment has now become a buzzword both in international institutions and policymaking, with the SDGs making it a priority. Economists and policymakers have generally considered greater labor force participation as the primary channel through which such empowerment can be achieved. But is more work necessarily the answer? Considering that poor women from the South have always worked excessively long hours, that the nature of work itself is often degrading, exploitative and poorly paid, and that most women work a double day, is this emphasis on work as empowerment misplaced? Given the rapid rise of robotic and AI technologies that threaten future job creation particularly in exports, can we imagine alternative paths to economic empowerment that recognize women's 'invisible' labor? What role do a Universal Basic Income and other social protection schemes play in this regard? Is it possible to reimagine work as an aesthetic and creative category rather than simply a category of capitalist production? How can feminist economics contribute to this discussion? This panel will reflect on women and work from different perspectives and debate this issue through brief presentations and interaction. Speakers: Diane Elson, Julie Nelson, Shahra Razavi, Marina Durano Moderator: Sheba Tejani
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Wed, Mar 14
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 14, 2018, 03/14/2018, Work as Emancipation or Emancipation from Work?
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Comedy has long been seen as overwhelmingly male, but the industry is experiencing a renaissance fueled by female comedians. Hear from three popular female comedians on writing and performing stand-up; what the new face of comedy looks like; and how they determine success. Mary Houlihan, comedian, writer, and animator Darcie Wilder, comedian and writer Aparna Nancherla, comedian and actress Moderator: Sam Corbin, playwright, actor, comedian, and freelance writer
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Wed, Mar 14
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 14, 2018, 03/14/2018, The Business of Funny
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A panel discussion and visual presentation of more than 50 artists' work responding to the silencing of women and the raising of women's voices, #MeToo #NeverthelessShePersisted #DontShutUp. Through interruptions, censure, violence, threatening behavior, both in person and online, women are silenced every day. It's time to ensure that women's voices are heard and valued. With: Katharine Bodde, Senior Policy Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union NYCLU specializing in gender equality and reproductive rights issues. She is the Chair of the Sex and Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association and teaches a course at Cardozo Law School on Reproductive Rights Law and Justice. Brittany Brathwaite, MPH, MSW is the Organizing and Innovation Manager at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE).Girls for Gender Equity is an intergenerational advocacy organization committed to the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women. Joanne Mattera (pictured), artist, feminist and blogger, paints in a style that is chromatically resonant and compositionally reductive. She exhibits widely, maintains her popular Joanne Mattera Art Blog, curates regularly and won't be shut up.
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Wed, Mar 14
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 14, 2018, 03/14/2018, Don't Shut Up: Artists Respond
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Epidemics, like weather and climate, do not respect national borders. Since 2005 there has been increasing international cooperation on global health security. The Lancet Commission proposed access to climate services as a key indicator of adaptation and resilience to climate change for the health sector. As many health outcomes are climate sensitive there is increasing interest in integrating knowledge and information on climate variability and change into the operational activities for the control of infectious diseases, public health outcomes of disasters and nutrition. This satellite session will explore the intersection of climate variability and change and health priorities for vulnerable populations around the globe.
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Thu, Mar 15
1:00 pm

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Symposiums, March 15, 2018, 03/15/2018, Climate Change and Health Priorities for Vulnerable Populations
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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Mar 15
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 15, 2018, 03/15/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
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Thu, Mar 15
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 15, 2018, 03/15/2018, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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In most productions of Shakespeare’s Othello, only three female characters—Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca—appear on stage. Additional female presences are verbally constructed through various narratives, particularly narratives about relationships and sexuality, told by other characters. When presented by male characters, the narratives often participate in masculinist rhetoric that denigrates either individual women or women in the aggregate. When presented by female characters, however, these narratives are efforts to forge female community or to help women, particularly Desdemona, make sense of their own isolated experiences.   These narratives hold out the potential for Desdemona to develop a sense of herself as a member of a larger community of women; however, they also demonstrate the difficulty of creating stable interpretations once the discourse of sexual activity is released into the public space. Speaker Cristine Varholy, Associate Professor of English at Hampden-Sydney College, has been the recipient of the Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges.
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Thu, Mar 15
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 15, 2018, 03/15/2018, Out of Bounds: Female Spectacle in the Shakespeare City
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A lecture by Theodore F. Cook, Jr. of William Paterson University of New Jersey.
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Fri, Mar 16
7:00 pm

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Lectures, March 16, 2018, 03/16/2018, The Battle of Attu: Creating Japan's 'Death before Surrender' Ideology
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Much of the art at the museum is centuries old, but provides fresh perspectives on our world today. Take part in a guided tour experience to learn more about the exquisite objects found throughout the galleries. Open your mind to new ideas, and access art through dialogue and close observation with a trained educator. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes.
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Fri, Mar 16
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 16, 2018, 03/16/2018, Friday Night Tour: Exhibition Highlights
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If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic pulp magazines, you want to know about the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. They are pulp readers and collectors who meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "new pulp" fiction, and more.
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Sat, Mar 17
1:00 pm

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Discussions, March 17, 2018, 03/17/2018, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
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First developed by Flemish artists, oil glazing techniques reached new heights in the work of Bellini and the Venetians at the end of the century. (With demo of transparent oil glazing technique.). With: Dennis Raverty, Ph.D., Art Historian
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Sun, Mar 18
9:30 am

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Lectures, March 18, 2018, 03/18/2018, Lucid Presence: New Techniques of Oil Paint and the Splendor of Venetian Color
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Heather Clark’s biography of Sylvia Plath will be published by Knopf in 2019. In her talk, she will give a brief overview of the role Plath biographies have played in pathologizing their subject, and argue that their illness-centered narratives have diminished Plath’s intellectual and creative legacy. She will also discuss the challenges she has faced writing about this iconic poet and novelist, and the wealth of new material she has drawn upon.
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Mon, Mar 19
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, P(l)athography: Sylvia Plath and Her Biographers
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How does cooperation emerge in complex, diverse societies? Or rather, how do residents of diverse communities work together, despite the obstacles posed by racial/ethnic differences between them? To tackle these questions, Maria Abascal examines collective action across New York City neighborhoods that vary in terms of racial/ethnic and immigrant composition, socioeconomic resources, and residential stability. Maria Abascal is an assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University.
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Mon, Mar 19
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Cooperation in Diverse Communities: Understanding Collective Action in NYC Neighborhoods
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In this lecture, honoring the advancement of women in science, Karen Barad investigates how the keys to quantum theory, namely the indeterminacy of time-being, can be used to unlock our understanding of social phenomena, such as colonialism, capitalism, militarism, racism, nationalism, and environmental destruction. How are such scourges of society entangled with nuclear and particle physics research? Barad takes up quantum physics’ immanent deconstructive dynamics, considers ways in which quantum physics troubles modernist conceptions of time, and asks whether quantum temporalities might offer radical new ways for cohabiting our planet more justly. Karen Barad is professor of feminist studies, philosophy, and history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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Mon, Mar 19
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Undoing the Future: Troubling Time/s, and Ecologies of Nothingness
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A presentation by local historian Jim Mackin, well-known for his NYC walking tours, will talk about the sculptures that grace the Upper West Side’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, sharing stories about the artists and their models and explaining the history that surrounds each work. He also promises to include some "surprises".
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Mon, Mar 19
6:30 pm

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Talks, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Sculptures in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood
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Mischa Kuball’s “public preposition” is a group of works, interventions, projects, and performances made over a period of several decades. What they have in common is that they appeal to a public sphere and implicitly question in what locations and under what circumstances what we mean by “public” is constituted and how it should be understood. Many of these interventions and projects were temporary in nature and only exist in photo documentation form. Mischa Kuball has been working in the public and institutional sphere since 1977. He uses light as a medium to explore architectural spaces as well as social and political discourses and reflects on a whole variety of aspects from sociocultural structures to architectural interventions as well as emphasizing or reinterpreting their monumental nature and context in architectural history. Public and private space merge into an indistinguishable whole in politically motivated participation projects, providing a platform for communication between the audience, the artist, the work itself and public space.
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Mon, Mar 19
7:00 pm

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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Making Things Very Public: Artist Mischa Kuball
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Why is it so difficult to get seemingly positive food legislation passed in a progressive NYC? (e.g., Greencarts, soda tax, sale of food w/toys to kids, limits on food marketing, etc…) Panelists: •  Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Region Director, Food and Water Watch •  Margaret Brown, staff attorney, New York Program, Natural Resources Defense Council NY Program •  Margot Pollans, assistant professor of law, Pace Law School; Faculty Director of the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative ·
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Tue, Mar 20
8:30 am

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Discussions, March 20, 2018, 03/20/2018, Health by Default: The Legalization of Better Health
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Nguyen Thu Giang, Lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication, Vietnam National University, delivers this talk.
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Tue, Mar 20
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 20, 2018, 03/20/2018, Vietnam’s Media Landscape
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Margaret S. Livingstone of Harvard Medical School will examine how major works of art provide insight into how we see, how artists have figured out how our brains extract relevant information about faces and objects, and why learning disabilities may be associated with artistic talent.    
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Tue, Mar 20
5:30 pm

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Lectures, March 20, 2018, 03/20/2018, What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain
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Two senior faculty members share the podium to discuss their distinguished careers in the literary arts. Peter Carey, Executive Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program, and Tom Sleigh, the MFA program’s program director and senior poet, both have demonstrated superb achievement as writers and teachers. Professor Carey, a two time Brooker Prize-winner, has received international acclaim for his work. His most recent novel, A Long Way Home, received a February U.S. release after receiving rave reviews upon its UK publication. Professor Sleigh’s extraordinary body of work includes a renowned translation of Euripides’ Herakles and numerous awards, including the John Updike Award.
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Tue, Mar 20
7:30 pm

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Discussions, March 20, 2018, 03/20/2018, Writers in Conversation: Tom Sleigh & Peter Carey
Tue, Mar 20
7:30 pm

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Lectures, March 20, 2018, 03/20/2018, Reflections on Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention
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Discuss the book by Edwidge Danticat.
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Wed, Mar 21
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 21, 2018, 03/21/2018, Harlem Heights Book Group: Claire of the Sea Light
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Governments in the Global North have developed increasingly elaborate techniques to keep asylum seekers away from territories where they can ask for sanctuary. Many of these policies comply with the letter of domestic and international laws against returning people to face persecution while violating the spirit of those laws to avoid their perceived costs. A medieval landscape of domes, buffers, moats, cages, and barbicans prevents the unwanted from finding refuge. In this lecture, David FitzGerald uncovers how these policies are constrained by courts, transnational advocacy networks, and foreign policies that vary sharply by country. FitzGerald is the Theodore E. Gildred chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations, professor of sociology, and codirector of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
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Wed, Mar 21
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 21, 2018, 03/21/2018, Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers
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Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi is Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow at New York University. She is co-editor of the volume Spatial Violence. Her research concerns spatial politics, urbanism, and modernist culture and discourses, based primarily in East Africa and South Asia. She received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and practiced architecture in Bangalore, Philadelphia, and New York.
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Wed, Mar 21
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 21, 2018, 03/21/2018, African Architectural Histories and Methods of Engaged Research
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Discuss the book by Yaa Gyasi.
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Wed, Mar 21
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 21, 2018, 03/21/2018, Library Book Group:  Homegoing
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A lecture by Joyce Dubensky, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, New York.
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Wed, Mar 21
6:15 pm

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Lectures, March 21, 2018, 03/21/2018, Tanenbaum's Fight Against Religious Bigotry: A Battle From the Ashes of the Holocaust
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Discuss the book by Marlon James.
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Wed, Mar 21
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 21, 2018, 03/21/2018, Upper East Side Fiction Reading Group:  A Brief History of Seven Killings
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In 1964, in honor of the 150th anniversary of his birth, monuments to the nineteenth century Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko appeared in Moscow and Washington, D.C. While the statues portrayed the same historical figure, the political and ideological meanings attached to them were diametrically opposed. Nevertheless, both statues reinforced the idea that culture and historical memory mattered during the Cold War. This talk looks at these two statues in the context of the Cold War competition, situating them within a transnational argument about the fate of Ukrainian culture under Soviet rule. Speaker Markian Dobczansky is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ukrainian Studies.
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Thu, Mar 22
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Cold War Shevchenko, or How the Superpowers Built Statues to the Same Poet
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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Mar 22
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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Speaker Samuel Farber is an emeritus professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of CUNY. He was born and raised in Cuba and has written numerous books and articles about the country. His is the author of Cuba Since The Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment (Haymarket Books, 2011) and The Politics of Che Guevara: Theory and Practice (Haymarket Books, 2016).
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Thu, Mar 22
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Pre-Revolutionary Cuban Communism: Its Politics and Consequences
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A lecture by Melanie Newport of the University of Connecticut. 
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Thu, Mar 22
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, ‘Men Whose Lives are Always Public’: Building a ‘Community of the Condemned’ at Chicago’s Cook County Jail
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Analyses of differences between countries in terms of their historic and current contributions to CO2 accumulation in the atmosphere and, consequently, to climate change, have become a staple ingredient of our understanding of the climate crisis. This talk focuses attention on in-country disparities and, in particular, of the unbearably high carbon footprint of the super rich. Lecturer Dan Rabinowitz is a Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University.
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Thu, Mar 22
4:30 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Climate Injustice: CO2 Emissions as Inequality Indicator
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Erna Brodber and Nicole Dennis-Benn discuss a range of topics through the lens of Caribbean culture, including the diaspora, feminism, and gender. Jamaican writer, sociologist, and social activist, Erna Brodber is the author of Nothing’s Mat, The Rainmaker’s Mistake, and The Continent of Black Consciousness: On the History of the African Diaspora from Slavery to the Present. Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the acclaimed novel, Here Comes the Sun. Their conversation will be followed by a moderated discussion.
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Thu, Mar 22
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Critical Caribbean Feminisms: A Dialogue
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Guests will include:  - Jane Barnette, University of Kansas - Adapturgy: The Dramaturg's Art and Theatrical Adaptation - Christian DuComb, Colgate University -  Haunted City: Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in Philadelphia - Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, University of Pittsburgh - Traveler, There Is No Road: Theatre, the Spanish Civil War, and the Decolonial Imagination in the Americas - Noe Montez, Tufts University - Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina
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Thu, Mar 22
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, The Brilliance of American Theatre
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A talk with Professor John E. Bowlt (Department of Slavic Languages, University of Southern California).
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Thu, Mar 22
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Journey into Space: Astronautics and the Russian Avant-Garde
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Contemporary flamenco artists are questioning stereotypes that tie flamenco to the past and are seeking an interdisciplinary dialogue with artists and cultural workers of other genres. Politics have entered the expressive palette of many young flamenco artists, including influential guitarist Juan José Suarez "El Paquete" and stunning vocalist Naike Ponce, whose new album is a lyric elegy to women. These artists engage in a conversation with a panel of brilliant New York-based dance artists and scholars, including dancer-makers Margueritte Hemmings and Arielle Rosales and seminal tap historian Constance Valis Hill, about making work attentive to the roar of battle and the stories of love and community that shake and wake audiences to envision a future of different possibilities. This round table, curated and moderated by K. Meira Goldberg and the Foundation for Iberian Music, will explore some of the intricacies of these issues.  
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Thu, Mar 22
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Weaponizing Flamenco: The Body as Agent for Social Change
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As an activist and playwright, much has been gleaned from Lorraine Hansberry’s creative output, but less about the confluence of her political thoughts and principles that undergird her process. 2018 the world will learn more about Hansberry through new biographies in the form of print and film. Biographers Margaret Wilkerson, Imani Perry, Soyica Colbert, and Tracy Heather Strain will discuss the importance of Lorraine Hansberry and presenting a biography.
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Thu, Mar 22
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Lorraine Hansberry and Reimagining the Biography
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Kaveh Akbar's debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf is just out with Alice James in the US and Penguin in the UK, and his chapbook, "Portrait of the Alcoholic," was published by Sibling Rivalry Press. The recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America,
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Thu, Mar 22
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Poet Kaveh Akbar discusses his work
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Eric Himmel, Editor-in-Chief of Abrams Books, will trace Cajal’s path from a failed provincial artist through his midlife encounter with neuroscience—which inspired his revolutionary drawings based in new forms and new concepts.
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Thu, Mar 22
7:00 pm

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Lectures, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Santiago Ramón y Cajal: The Artist as Scientist
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A one-day conference on conflict and cooperation in U.S.-Russia security relations. Specialists from Russia, the US, and Europe will come together to discuss whether there is any hope for U.S.-Russian cooperation on a variety of key security issues, or whether we are doomed to dangerous conflict. Special attention will be paid to nuclear and strategic issues, and to cyber and intelligence issues.
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Fri, Mar 23
9:45 am

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Conferences, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, Conflict and Cooperation in US-Russia Security Relations
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With: Caroline Eisenmann, Allison Hunter, Duvall Osteen, and Renée Zuckerbrot  
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Fri, Mar 23
5:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, Deconstructing Upmarket Fiction: A Discussion with Four Literary Agents
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Flamenco is cultivated in musical legacies across generations. Join us for a conversation with two scions of a legendary musical lineage who are also Grammy-nominated musical innovators: the renowned Pepe Habichuela, patriarch of the Habichuela family of guitarists from Granada, Spain, and his son Josemi Carmona, of Ketama and Barbería del Sur. The artists will speak with K. Meira Goldberg, scholar-in-residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music.
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Fri, Mar 23
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, Musical Dynasties: A Conversation with the Habichuela Clan
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A conversation on Cajal’s pioneering cartography of the brain in the context of his fascinating biographical trajectory. With Marisa Carrasco, Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Neural Science, and James D. Fernández, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese.    
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Fri, Mar 23
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, 'The Brain Is a World': Santiago Ramón y Cajal as Explorer
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Multi-award winning author Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars trilogy; Three Californias trilogy; New York 2140) makes a rare New York appearance to join theatre artist and climate activist Julia S. Levine for a discussion on how art interrogates the climate crisis, and if art can be a catalyst for change.
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Fri, Mar 23
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, Climate, Capitalism, and Crisis
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Selected students from Columbia University, New York University, Vassar College, Rutgers College and Hunter College take on FNL authors in a lightning round of literary interviews.  Featuring all six German-language authors – Nava Ebrahimi, Robert Prosser, Fatma Aydemir, Philipp Winkler, Ursula Fricker, and Meral Kureyshi – as well as students Leonie Ettinger, Agathe Gindrey, Ashley LaMere, Bianca Oliva, Didi Tal, and Steven Weinberg; moderated by festival curator Peter Blackstock.
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Fri, Mar 23
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, Festival Neue Lieteratur: Words with Writers
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Much of the art at the museum is centuries old, but provides fresh perspectives on our world today. Take part in a guided tour experience to learn more about the exquisite objects found throughout the galleries. Open your mind to new ideas, and access art through dialogue and close observation with a trained educator. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes.
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Fri, Mar 23
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, Friday Night Tour: Exhibition Highlights
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The festival’s signature translation event returns and tackles this year’s theme INSIDER | OUTSIDER. At Festival Neue Literatur 2015, former festival chairperson and celebrated author Monique Truong noted that “when I think of how much smaller my world would be without literary translations, I am bereft.” This year’s translation event, entitled “Inside Translation | Outside Ourselves: Connecting Our Worlds,” pays homage to works in translation that have enlarged our lives and countered literary, political, and cultural isolationism. Panelists:     1. Yoko Tawada and Barbara Epler     2. Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee Moderated by translator and Guggenheim Fellow Tess Lewis.
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Sat, Mar 24
2:00 pm

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Discussions, March 24, 2018, 03/24/2018, Festival Neue Lieteratur: Inside Translation | Outside Ourselves
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In the last decade of the century, the Medici went bankrupt and were exiled from Florence and fiery preacher Savonarola became "dictator" of the Florence--until he criticized the notoriously corrupt pope, Rogerio Borgia (Alexander VI), resulting in his public execution. It must have seemed like it was all over for the Renaissance (in actuality a temporary lull -- within ten years the High Renaissance of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael had fully flowered). With: Dennis Raverty, Ph.D., Art Historian
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Sun, Mar 25
9:30 am

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Lectures, March 25, 2018, 03/25/2018, Bankruptcy, Exile and Bonfires: The Fate of Florentine Art under Savonarola
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Discuss the book by Starhawk.
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Sun, Mar 25
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 25, 2018, 03/25/2018, Anarchists Care About Books Book Group: The Fifth Sacred Thing
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How does a family, whether one we are born into or one we choose, provide a bulwark against what may be a hostile or indifferent world outside? Do the relationships we make as adults matter more than the people we are related to? And how does the conception of family change when we are living in a country far from our so-called home? Tradition, brotherhood, and rebellion – this panel will explore these themes and more, tracing stories from Iran to Kosovo to Hannover to China and celebrating how literature can provide us with an extended family that is only limited by the size of our bookshelf. Featuring Nava Ebrahimi, Meral Kureyshi, Lisa Ko, Philipp Winkler, and moderated by Ruth Franklin.
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Sun, Mar 25
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 25, 2018, 03/25/2018, Festival Neue Literatur presents We Are Family: Blood-Brothers and Strong Mothers
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In many people’s minds, archaeology is about the search for kings and queens, for treasure and luxuries. It seems as if archaeologists are on the side of rulers, at the expense of the everyday farmer and laborer. And so archaeological theories about social complexity are interpreted to say that human societies are on an implacable universal road toward exaggerated inequality: extreme inequality is inevitable. But is this true? Or can archaeologists illuminate places and times when society did not spiral into ever-widening inequality?  
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Mon, Mar 26
6:30 pm

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Lectures, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Is Extreme Inequality Inevitable?: What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the 99 Percent
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In February 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton debuted to critical acclaim and became an instant hit. But just how historically accurate is it? Does Miranda’s hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers offer a bold and positive vision for our nation’s future, or does it misrepresent the past? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? And is Hamilton as revolutionary as its creators and many commentators claim? This is a special performance and a night of lively discussion with editors Claire Bond Potter and Renee C. Romano, contributors Brian Eugenio Herrera, Jim Cullen, Elizabeth Wollman, Lyra Monteiro, and William Hogeland, moderated by Professor of Art History and Lafayette biographer Laura Auricchio.
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Mon, Mar 26
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Historians on Hamilton
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Discuss the book by Carson McCullers. The tale of a deaf-mute in a southern town, who, because of his affliction, must "listen" and so receives the confidences of man.
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Tue, Mar 27
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Book Group: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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Through in-depth interviews with mostly Lebanese and Syrian Muslims, this lecture explores family values across generations, socioeconomic strata, and genders. With Christian Arab families as the counterpoint, Professor Truzzi discusses the dilemmas and practices faced by this Muslim minority in Brazil, demonstrating that the group’s ethnicity and religiosity tend to be continuously reshaped as the group grows and reproduces in local society, reacts to the stereotypes attributed to it, and interacts more intensely with this same society through the new generations born in São Paulo. Lecturer Oswaldo Truzzi is the author of several books on immigration and ethnicity in Brazil.
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Tue, Mar 27
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Sociability and Values: A Perspective on Muslim Arab Families in São Paulo, Brazil
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Discuss the book by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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Tue, Mar 27
6:15 pm

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Book Discussions, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Library Book Group: The Sympathizer
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From the transistors in your cell phone to the expansion of the universe, physics provides precise mathematical description of nature, but where are we in this story? Can we imagine a physics of life? Leading scientists for a discussion on the interaction between physics and biology. Featuring: William Bialek, visiting presidential professor of physics at the GC and professor at Princeton; Mala Murthy, associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton; David Schwab, assistant professor of biology and physics at the GC; and Eric Wieschaus, professor at Princeton and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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Tue, Mar 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, City of Science: The Physics of Life
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Sana Amanat, director of content and character development at Marvel Comics, created the first Muslim superhero with her own book series, Kamala Khan. Amanat joins Hussein Rashid, adjunct professor of religion, to discuss growing up Pakistani-American. The evening will cover the journey she took to create a female comic book character in a male-dominated field, why Ms. Marvel is so important right now, and what’s next for women in comics. 
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Tue, Mar 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Reinventing Superheroes
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With: Cyrus Cassells and Khadijah Queen.
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Tue, Mar 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Poets on Craft
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Discuss the book by William W. Johnstone.
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Tue, Mar 27
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Western Book Discussion: A Dangerous Man
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Bill Plympton discusses his career and how to survive as an independent filmmaker. Plympton will screen Tiffany the Whale, Footprints, Cop Dog, Slide (preview (2 min.), Revengeance clips and Simpsons Couch gag The Artiste. Bill Plymton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. He was nominated for an Oscar for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d’Or; and in 2001, another short film, Eat,  won the Grand Prize for Short Films in Cannes Critics’ Week.
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Tue, Mar 27
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Bill Plympton, Oscar-Nominated Independent Filmmaker
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Sable Elyse Smith, known for her work across photography, video, poetry, and performance, calls attention to the personal consequences of mass incarceration in the United States, and how these confining structures in society invisibly shape our minds and direct our bodies.
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Tue, Mar 27
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Artist Talk: Sable Elyse Smith
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Discuss the book by Christine Angot. Incest relates the violent relationship Christine Angot had with her father and audaciously confronts its readers with one of our greatest taboos.
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Tue, Mar 27
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Book Club: Incest
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David Shields has published twenty books, including Reality Hunger, which was named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications, and is known as an international best seller. He is also the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and has published essays and stories in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Esquire, Yale Review, and Slate.
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Tue, Mar 27
7:30 pm

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Talks, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Distinguished Writers Series: David Shields
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Michael Halsband is an American portrait photographer whose career has spanned over four decades. He has photographed a canon of 20th century artists, writers and musicians including James Brown, David Byrne, Jim Carroll, Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, LL Cool J, Klaus Nomi, R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Hunter S. Thompson, Peter Tosh, AC/DC and many more, and his 1985 iconic portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol no. 143 in boxing gloves became a staple of popular culture.
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Wed, Mar 28
4:00 pm

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Talks, March 28, 2018, 03/28/2018, The World of Photographer Michael Halsband
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Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the systems we have put in place since the mid-20th century, how such systems are especially vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and what we need to do to create more resilient, affordable, and equitable systems in the future. He will show how fracture-critical failures follow a consistent pattern and how we can spot the vulnerability of systems and prevent their failure.
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Wed, Mar 28
5:00 pm

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Lectures, March 28, 2018, 03/28/2018, Designing to Avoid Disaster
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Starting as a modest self-published recipe-collection during the Great Depression, Joy of Cooking rose to become not just a celebrated American cookbook, but arguably the American cookbook. Home cooks throughout the United States came to feel an affectionate bond with the women behind the book, Irma Rombauer and her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker. Successive editions over more than eighty-five years tell a story of continuities and changes in American kitchens — who’s done the cooking, what’s come into or gone out of fashion, what people want from the acts of cooking and eating. Join a panel of culinary historians and cookbook authors as they share insights about this iconic culinary document and its begetters, within the larger context of American cuisine. Moderator:  Nach Waxman, Kitchen Arts and Letters, Inc. Panelists:  Rozanne Gold, The Food Studies Program Anne Mendelson, Culinary Historians of New York  Laura Shapiro, Writer Amy Trubek, University of Vermont Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Wed, Mar 28
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 28, 2018, 03/28/2018, The Culinary Legacy of Joy of Cooking
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The essential backdrop of the history of the region we now call Latin America is the centuries-long process of negotiation between the different social, religious, cultural and political registers of the Indigenous, African and European peoples who came to inhabit the area. The resulting American scientific and technological convergence involved the combination and recombination of practices whose exact origins are difficult to trace. Speaker: María M. Portuondo, Department Chair and Associate Professor of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University
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Wed, Mar 28
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 28, 2018, 03/28/2018, American Convergence: Science and Technology in Colonial Latin America
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Discuss the book by Ada Calhoun.
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Wed, Mar 28
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, March 28, 2018, 03/28/2018, Book Group: St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street
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With Madeline Murphy Turner, Graduate Curatorial Assistant. Offered in conjunction with The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal exhibition.
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Wed, Mar 28
6:30 pm

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Talks, March 28, 2018, 03/28/2018, Santiago Ramon y Cajal: A Talk
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Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b.1985, East Palo Alto, CA) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and former public high school teacher from East Palo Alto, CA. Her work explores language and narration through an interdisciplinary practice that includes installation, poetry, publications, performance-lectures, and learning environments.
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Wed, Mar 28
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 28, 2018, 03/28/2018, Artist Talk: Kameelah Janan Rasheed
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A talk about intergenerational equity and environmental justice in partnership with the sustainability-focused student organization, Oikos NYC. The objective is to engage with young people to discuss and share what youths are doing and can do now to challenge the status quo and advocate for a healthy environment for present and future generations. The talk will feature Milano PhD student and Equity for Children Senior Advisor Samantha Cocco-Klein and Julia Puaschunder, a Prize Fellow in the Inter-University Consortium of New York, as a respondent.  The event will be interactive.
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Thu, Mar 29
12:00 pm

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Discussions, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Climate Change, Children and Intergenerational Equity
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A lecture by Shunya Yoshimi, Professor of Sociology, Cultural Studies and Media Studies, University of Tokyo.
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Thu, Mar 29
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Scales of History: Family History/Global History
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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Mar 29
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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Speaker Dr. Alice Travers of the French National Centre for Scientific Research is participating in a large Franco-German project examining Tibetan social history and has already invited two of current graduate students to Paris for conference presentations. Her presence on the East Coast this spring will allow us to develop further these connections and to learn from her of the exciting research into Tibetan social and military history.
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Thu, Mar 29
2:30 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Social Mobility in the Tibetan Army
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Panelists will discuss how segregation manifests itself in NYC. Learn about policy that creates and perpetuates segregation, as well as implications for health, wealth, work, and education. Panelists will also discuss opportunities for local and federal policy to address these causes and consequences.  
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Thu, Mar 29
3:30 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Segregation in NYC: Policy Causes, Consequences and Solutions
Thu, Mar 29
4:00 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Founding the Counterrevolutionary Welfare State in Cold War Guatemala
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A lecture by Elena Zdravomyslova (Political Science, European University in St Petersburg).
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Thu, Mar 29
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, The Soviet Gender Contract and Sexual Politics: From Revolution to Soviet Patriarchy
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Lecturer Pedro Monaville is a historian of modern Africa. His research interests include the history of decolonization, political imagination, youth movements, higher education, and state violence, as well as the study of memory work and postcolonial history writing. His current research project focuses on the role of student activism in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and notably on how Congolese university students helped give meaning and content to their country’s independence in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Thu, Mar 29
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Students of the World: Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese Educated Elite, and Distant Mediations in the Global 1960s
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Does a performance of memory need to include words? When is it necessary and appropriate to re-present someone else’s oral history testimony? What roles do listening, remembering and going public play in the performance of oral history? In this talk, Luis Sotelo will explore these questions by looking at a series of examples of work by him, by social actors (memory activists), and by other artists.
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Thu, Mar 29
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Performing Listening in the Context of Memorial Audio Walks
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What is the Islamic State and where does it come from? What new forms of globalized political violence has it ushered? How has the materialization of the Islamic State impacted contemporary international history and politics? Political historian Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou presents an original take on the armed group, discussing the social sciences perspective, unpacking its complex dynamics not merely solely in terms of its terrorist nature and its religious rhetoric but rather with a view to deepen our understanding of the group’s impact on the very nature of the meaning of contemporary post-modern political violence.
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Thu, Mar 29
6:00 pm

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Lectures, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Conceptualizing the Islamic State
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Alice Hoffman's most recent novels have received many accolades, and are best sellers. They include The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Marriage of Opposites, and Faithful.  Her newest novel, The Rules of Magic, is the prequel to her cult-classic Practical Magic. It was selected as a LibraryReads and IndieNext List Pick for October 2017 and was one of the Most Anticipated Books on iTunes.
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Thu, Mar 29
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Bestselling author Alice Hoffman discusses her work
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Sean Baker will present his latest films and discuss his work.
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Thu, Mar 29
7:00 pm

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Talks, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Sean Baker, Director of the Oscar-Nominated Film The Florida Project
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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, and Johanna Fernández, foremost historian of the Young Lords Party, discuss racial capitalism and the limits of liberalism within our current political climate. Drawing on their respective research on liberation movements in the US, Fernández and Taylor will explore the possibilities for resistance and justice today, especially in regards to police violence, mass incarceration, surveillance, and poverty.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 30
5:00 pm

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Discussions, March 30, 2018, 03/30/2018, Justice Now! Between Revolutionary Pasts and Liberatory Futures
Discussion |
A panel conversation on fashion’s potential to be a force of social good, which will include speakers from Levi Strauss and Co., Parsons School of Design, and Remake, a conscious fashion movement dedicated to labor justice in the fashion industry.  The discussion follows the premiere of Made in Sri Lanka, a short film that tracks several students as they embark on an investigative journey into global clothing production. They travel to factories abroad, meeting the women who make our clothing and exploring mass production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 30
6:00 pm

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Discussions, March 30, 2018, 03/30/2018, Made in Sri Lanka: Humanizing the Fashion Supply Chain
Gallery Talk |
A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 5
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, April 05, 2018, 04/05/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
Lecture |
A lecture by Christina Kiaer (Art History, Northwestern University).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 5
6:00 pm

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Lectures, April 05, 2018, 04/05/2018, Revolution Every Day: Early Soviet Posters and the Propagandizing of Women
Gallery Talk |
A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 12
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
Gallery Talk |
A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Apr 14
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, April 14, 2018, 04/14/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 19
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Apr 26
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
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