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Lecture | Post-Soviet Conflicts: Doing Better Than We Thought? (online)


A talk on post-Soviet conflicts by Nina Lutterjohann, Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute. The Eastern Partnership has been the flagship project of the EU since 2009. Often, and especially since 2013, this has led to disagreement and even hostility between the Kremlin and the EU. The EU's outreach, while intended as only beneficial, created seemingly exclusive choices for these countries between the EU and Moscow's Eurasian Union. Ukraine's Yanukovych government's rejection of the association agreement and the ensuring Maidan protests of 2013-14 led to regime change, Russian annexation of Crimea, and continuing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The focus of Lutterjohann's research offers a comparative perspective to better understand the origins, dynamics, and scenarios of these conflicts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Jan 24
12:00 pm

Free
Lectures, January 24, 2022, 01/24/2022, Post-Soviet Conflicts: Doing Better Than We Thought? (online)

Book Discussion | A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. By Carson McCullers (Online)


Join for an online short story discussion for A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. by Carson McCullers.
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Mon, Jan 24
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Book Discussions, January 24, 2022, 01/24/2022, A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. By  Carson McCullers (Online)

Book Club | Let`s Talk About Books (Online)


Join virtually for an informal discussion of all things books. What have you read recently? Would you recommend it? Anything you can't wait to read? If you just want to get ideas for what to read next, that's fine, too.
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2:00 pm

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Book Clubs, January 24, 2022, 01/24/2022, Let`s Talk&nbsp;About Books (Online)

Talk | Grammy Winning Violinist Hailed By The New York Times (Online)


At Home conversation with Irish-American Grammy Award winner Eileen Ivers. Ivers was a touring musician with Mick Moloney's Green Fields of America, a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, and former star of Riverdance, whom The New York Times calls "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin". She will chat with Traditional Arts columnist for the Irish Voice Paul Keating, followed by a Q&A with attendees.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Jan 24
6:00 pm

Free
Talks, January 24, 2022, 01/24/2022, Grammy Winning Violinist Hailed By The New York Times (Online)

Book Discussion | George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring: A History and Tour Guide (online)


Bill Bleyer, author and prize-winning staff writer for the Long Island daily newspaper Newsday, will give a presentation on the subject of his most recent book, published in May 2021. Over the years there have been many legends about George Washington’s famous Culper Spy Ring. Bleyer separates facts from fiction and details the ingenious operation of the intelligence network that helped the Patriots win the war.
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Mon, Jan 24
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, January 24, 2022, 01/24/2022, George Washington&rsquo;s Long Island Spy Ring: A History and Tour Guide&nbsp;(online)

Discussion | Lives in Limbo: The Need for Multilateral Response to the Venezuelan Crisis in Latin America (online)


According to the United Nations, there are nearly 6 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees worldwide who have fled over the past few years due to a complex humanitarian, political, and economic crisis in the country, making it the second-largest mass migration crisis in the world, second only to Syria. The majority of these Venezuelans have fled by foot, bus, or other transport within Latin America, most notably to nations like Colombia, Brazil, Chile, among others. From the expansion of the refugee definition to include Venezuelans, to national temporary statuses, to more extreme policies of expulsion and deportation, the regional response in Latin America to Venezuelan migrants has posed a set of challenges for migrants as well as the nations receiving them. This panel will discuss the varying responses of nations to the Venezuelan migration crisis and the need for multilateral response in the face of crisis and how national migration policy towards Venezuelans reflects international responsibility in protecting the rights of Venezuelans abroad.
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Tue, Jan 25
12:00 pm

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Discussions, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Lives in Limbo: The Need for Multilateral Response to the Venezuelan Crisis in Latin America (online)

Gallery Talk | Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song: Exhibition Preview (online)


The author of more than three thousand folk songs, Woody Guthrie (1912–1967) is one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists in American history. He is an icon of the Depression era and wrote the world’s most famous protest song, “This Land Is Your Land.” But he was not only a songwriter, and his subject matter extended well beyond labor politics. The full corpus of his creativity—including lyrics, poetry, artwork, and largely unpublished prose writings—encompassed topics such as the environment, love, sex, spirituality, family, and racial justice. Guthrie created a personal philosophy that has impacted generations of Americans and inspired musician-activists from Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen to Ani DiFranco and Chuck D. As Bob Dylan noted of Guthrie, “You could listen to his songs and actually learn how to live.” The Morgan’s upcoming exhibition tells the story of this great American troubadour and writer through an extraordinary selection of instruments, manuscripts, objects, photographs, books, art, and audiovisual media, assembled from the preeminent Guthrie holdings of the Woody Guthrie Center and the private collection of Barry and Judy Ollman.
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Tue, Jan 25
12:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song: Exhibition Preview (online)

Discussion | New Utopias: Can We Heal the Wounds of the Past? (online)


Recent debates over racism and inequality highlight the enduring impact of past wrongs and historical injustices on social relations today. Instances of police and civic violence on both sides of the Atlantic demonstrate how prejudice still runs deep, despite the progress achieved by civil rights advocates since the 1960s. A renewed focus on systemic racism reveals the degree to which the legacy of prejudice and discrimination continues to shape political institutions and power relations today. At the same time, in recent years, we have witnessed many efforts aimed at reconciling with the past: from museums and commemorations to school curricula and artistic productions. We must ask ourselves if our societies will fully come to terms with their violent past. What are the long-term effects of racism on human behavior and social structures? How can the trauma of discrimination be overcome? How can societies rebuild trust with communities that have suffered and continue to suffer egregious injustices? How can we move beyond simply acknowledging the past to rebuilding a sense of common purpose among the many groups that constitute our societies? Moderator: Mirna Safi, Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po Panelists: Soulaymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Philosophy, Columbia University Sarah Gensburger, Research Professor in Political Science and History, CNRS Courtney Cogburn, Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University
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Tue, Jan 25
12:30 pm

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Discussions, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, New Utopias: Can We Heal the Wounds of the Past? (online)

Gallery Talk | Multitudes: An Inside Look at the New Exhibition (online)


From extraordinary early American portraits and dazzlingly complex quilts to playful whimsy bottles, delicately hand-tinted photographs, and fragments of rare twentieth-century art environments, this is an exhibition that celebrates six decades of collecting at the American Folk Art Museum across four centuries of folk and self-taught art. Curators Valerie Rousseau and Emelie Gevalt hold a conversation on collecting stories, stewardship, and curatorial practice. Highlighting artists' diverse experiences, identities, and creative practices, this dialogue will unpack some of the ways in which this wide-ranging exhibition expands our understanding of the Museum's unique holdings.
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Tue, Jan 25
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Multitudes: An Inside Look at the New Exhibition (online)

Lecture | Cosmic Probes of the Dark Sector (online)


In this talk, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein will describe her efforts to understand the nature of the mysterious dark matter. She will give some insight into how she is using a range of tools -- model building, computation, and neutron stars -- to get at the basic question of “what is the statistical mechanics of dark matter?” She will show that the details of ultralight axion models can shift the astrophysical phenomenology and also that neutron stars are potentially interesting dark matter constraint laboratories. From the optical to the X-ray and gamma-ray universe, astrophysics has a role to play in understanding the details of this major problem in particle physics.
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Tue, Jan 25
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Lectures, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Cosmic Probes of the Dark Sector (online)

Book Discussion | Short Story Discussion for Adults: Stephen King and Emma Cline (Online)


Stephen King's Memory (2006) is partially inspired by a serious accident in which the author was hit by a minivan in 1999. It concerns Edgar Freemantle, who recounts a horrific accident that cost him his marriage, half of his body, and some of his mind. Emma Cline's Son of Friedman, (2019) is from her recent collection Daddy. George Friedman, a fading film producer, has dinner with a friend, a still thriving actor. Then they head off to a screening of a movie made by Friedman's son.
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Tue, Jan 25
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Short Story Discussion for Adults: Stephen King and Emma Cline (Online)

Book Discussion | Women Talking By Miriam Toews (Online)


Women Talking - Miriam Toews National Bestseller Soon to be a major motion picture starring Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley A transformative and necessary work--as completely unexpected as it is inspired--by the award-winning author of the bestselling novels.
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Book Discussions, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Women Talking By Miriam Toews (Online)

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: People & Places: Portraits of a City (online)


Artist Chris Weller in a guided conversation about the new exhibition. Chris will be joined by Johnny Thornton, Executive Director of Arts Gowanus and Gallery Director of Established Gallery. The two artists will explore the new exhibition, which features drawings of New York City life in the first two decades of the 21st century.
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Gallery Talks, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Artist Talk: People & Places: Portraits of a City (online)

Book Discussion | A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick


Born in Kentucky, Elizabeth Hardwick left for New York City on a Greyhound bus in 1939 and quickly made a name for herself as a formidable member of the intellectual elite. Her eventful life included stretches of dire poverty, romantic escapades, and dustups with authors she eviscerated in The New York Review of Books, of which she was a cofounder. She formed lasting friendships with literary notables―including Mary McCarthy, Adrienne Rich, and Susan Sontag―who appreciated her sharp wit and relish for gossip, progressive politics, and great literature. Author Cathy Curtis finally gives Hardwick her due as one of the great postwar cultural critics. Ranging over a broad territory―from the depiction of women in classic novels to the civil rights movement, from theater in New York to life in Brazil, Kentucky, and Maine―Hardwick’s essays remain strikingly original, fiercely opinionated, and exquisitely wrought. In this lively and illuminating biography, Cathy Curtis offers an intimate portrait of an exceptional woman who vigorously forged her own identity on and off the page.
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Book Discussions, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick

Lecture | Black Feminism in Space (online)


How can we imagine leaving Earth's surface and making a livable home elsewhere when we can't even get it right here? Black feminism provides a framework for thinking about living in good relations with each other on earth's surface and beyond. Speaker Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty in women's and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire.
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Lectures, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Black Feminism in Space (online)

Book Discussion | Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming by Antonio Michael Downing (Online)


Join for a discussion of Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming by Antonio Michael Downing. Born and raised in the "lush rainforest of Trinidad," by his grandmother, Downing's Saga Boy is a heart-wrenching but uplifting story of a lonely immigrant boy who overcomes adversity and abandonment to reclaim his Black identity and embrace a rich heritage. Antonio Michael Downing is the author of Saga Boy. He grew up in southern Trinidad, Northern Ontario, Brooklyn, and Kitchener. He is a musician, writer, and activist based in Toronto. His debut novel, Molasses, was published to critical acclaim. In 2017, he was named by the RBC Taylor Prize as one of Canada's top emerging authors for nonfiction. He performs and composes music as John Orpheus.
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Book Discussions, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming by Antonio Michael Downing (Online)

Talk | Congessman Sol Bloom: One Amazing Life (online)


Sol Bloom (1870 - 1949) had a record of 28 years in Congress serving the Upper West Side. Jim Mackin will give a presentation of his career from the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago to the creation of the United Nations.
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Talks, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Congessman Sol Bloom: One Amazing Life (online)

Talk | Photographer Talk: Documenting the Personal (online)


Rania Matar was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. in 1984. As a Lebanese-born American woman and mother, her cross-cultural experience and personal narrative inform her photography. Matar's work has been widely exhibited in museums worldwide, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Carnegie Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Rollins Museum of Art and more. Her work is included in the permanent collections of several museums, institutions and private collections.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jan 25
7:00 pm

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Talks, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, Photographer Talk: Documenting the Personal (online)

Lecture | An Infrastructure for Restorative Justice (online)


Curators Darrick Borowski and Rik Ekstrom will present research, explorations, and the resulting insights from the first two years of their ongoing design/research project,.
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Tue, Jan 25
7:30 pm

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Lectures, January 25, 2022, 01/25/2022, An Infrastructure for Restorative Justice (online)

Book Discussion | Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (online)


A roundtable on the new book that examines the ways that speculation has moved beyond financial markets to shape fundamental aspects of our social and political lives. As ordinary people make exceptional decisions, such as the American election of a populist demagogue or the British vote to leave the European Union, they are moving from time-honored and tested practices of governance, toward the speculative promise of a new, more uncertain future. This book shows how even our methods of community building have shifted to the speculative realm as social media platforms enable and amplify our volatile wagers. Speakers will include Arjun Appadurai (New York University), Melinda Cooper (Australian National University), and Jamieson Webster (psychoanalyst), with moderation by Julia Ott (The New School).
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Wed, Jan 26
11:00 am

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Book Discussions, January 26, 2022, 01/26/2022, Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (online)

Gallery Talk | The Push Pin Legacy: Curator's Tour (online)


This tour will explore the incredible impact Push Pin Studios had on the resurgence and evolution of American commercial illustration. Learn the origins of the iconic design studio and see many of the works that launched the careers of design legends such as Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, Paul Davis, and many more. Questions strongly encouraged.
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Wed, Jan 26
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Gallery Talks, January 26, 2022, 01/26/2022, The Push Pin Legacy: Curator's Tour (online)

Discussion | A Breathtaking Challenge: Charting the Course for Cleaner Air (online)


It’s among the top five of health dangers, and it’s everywhere. Air pollution. According to global health experts, poor air quality causes premature mortality in up to nine million people every year. One third of deaths from stroke, lung cancer, and heart disease are caused by microscopic pollutants in the air that can infiltrate our respiratory and circulatory system, damaging our lungs, heart, and brain. Two of the school’s world-renowned atmospheric scientists discuss an exciting interdisciplinary project aimed to better understand this threat and help move global policies to clear the air and protect public health.
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Discussions, January 26, 2022, 01/26/2022, A Breathtaking Challenge: Charting the Course for Cleaner Air (online)

Talk | On Imagining New Futures (online)


Kamal Sinclair is making the world more beautiful as the Executive System Co-Leader of the Guild of Future Architects. At its core, future architecture is a values-based, collaborative approach to actualizing systemic change. Join us for a conversation with Kamal on how we can get to work building the world we want to live in. She will discuss the art and practice of future architecture and the potential for transformational impact to advance justice, inclusion and shared prosperity.
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Talks, January 26, 2022, 01/26/2022, On Imagining New Futures (online)

Talk | On Imagining New Futures: Future Architecture (online)


Kamal Sinclair is making the world more beautiful as the Executive System Co-Leader of the Guild of Future Architects. At its core, future architecture is a values-based, collaborative approach to actualizing systemic change. This conversation will focus on how we can get to work building the world we want to live in. She will discuss the art and practice of future architecture and the potential for transformational impact to advance justice, inclusion and shared prosperity.
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Talks, January 26, 2022, 01/26/2022, On Imagining New Futures: Future Architecture (online)

Lecture | Science and Fascism, or Fascist Science? (online)


While historians of Germany have made Nazi science an essential aspect of Hitler's regime, Italian historians have always written about science and Fascism as two separate entities. This perspective confirms the assumption that good science, as a pure intellectual enterprise, can exist and function properly only in liberal-democratic regimes. Did science work differently under Fascism? In short, was there a "Fascist science"? Speaker: Angelo Caglioti, Assistant Professor of History at Barnard College
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Wed, Jan 26
6:00 pm

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Lectures, January 26, 2022, 01/26/2022, Science and Fascism, or Fascist Science? (online)

Talk | The Aquatic Mammals of New York City (online)


New York City is an ideal habitat for countless species. However, centuries of pollution had driven most of these animals away. In the last 50 years, though, thanks to cleaner conditions and stricter environmental regulations, many species have returned, including several mammals who call the water home. This talk will discuss the return of beavers, humpback whales, harbor seals, and dolphins to New York City. Speaker Thomas Hynes is the author of Wild City: A Brief History of New York in 40 Animals.
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Talks, January 26, 2022, 01/26/2022, The Aquatic Mammals of New York City (online)

Discussion | Managing Cyber Risk: The Clear and Present Danger (online)


Ensuring the cyber security resilience of the United States is truly a whole-of-society effort. The importance of cyber security for our nation's national security, economic security, and competitiveness is fortunately well understood and documented at this juncture. However, in response to the dramatic changes in the threat landscape, a welcomed and necessary shift has been the increased emphasis on cyber security as a strategic, enterprise-wide risk by senior leaders in organizations, going beyond the realm of I.T. functions. This panel will discuss cyber security as an enterprise-wide risk issue requiring more than just an I.T. perspective. The panel will outline the impact of cyber risk on an organization, mitigate the risk, and review the critical components of a cyber risk program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Jan 26
8:00 pm

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Discussions, January 26, 2022, 01/26/2022, Managing Cyber Risk: The Clear and Present Danger (online)

Discussion | The State of the Eurozone Governance (online)


A panel will discuss current developments in the Eurozone. Speakers: Marco Buti, Chief of Staff of the European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, and former Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission Laurence Boone, Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department, OECD Martin Sandbu, European Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, and author of FT's weekly newsletter 'Free Lunch' Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and Director of the European Institute, Columbia University  
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Thu, Jan 27
12:00 pm

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Discussions, January 27, 2022, 01/27/2022, The State of the Eurozone Governance (online)

Discussion | ‘Ice Edge’: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Reveal Arctic Change (online)


Under human-driven climate change, the Arctic is warming several times faster than the globe as a whole, disrupting ecosystems, landscapes and seascapes that Indigenous communities have depended on for hundreds of generations. Five years ago, facing momentous changes in coastal sea ice, Iñupiat residents of the Native Village of Kotzebue along Alaska’s Chukchi Sea began a collaborative research project with scientists from Columbia University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks to clarify trends and choices. The project, called Ice Bridges, or Ikaaġvik Sikukun in the Iñupiaq language, melded Indigenous observations, aerial monitoring, climate simulations and ocean and marine mammal science to address questions forged from the beginning through dialogue. The first peer-reviewed studies are emerging, along with a film chronicling the years-long study and the relationships it forged.
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Thu, Jan 27
2:00 pm

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Discussions, January 27, 2022, 01/27/2022, &lsquo;Ice Edge&rsquo;: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Reveal Arctic Change (online)

Book Discussion | Marvel by Design: The Influence of Comic Book Culture (online)


Liz Stinson, the editor of Marvel by Design, as she moderates a discussion that will connect the dots between comic book culture and its undeniable influence in every creative field including the evolution of graphic design, editorial design, movies, and visual culture at large. Panelists include some of Marvel's most renowned artists and graphic designers including School of Art Dean Mike Essl, Chris Eliopoulos, and Paul Sahre.
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Thu, Jan 27
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, January 27, 2022, 01/27/2022, Marvel by Design: The Influence of Comic Book Culture (online)

Discussion | Mexican Muralism and its American Impact (online)


War dominated the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe. New political ideologies also added tensions. Art responded by turning its focus onto the common man and woman in natural and urban environments. The Americas were impacted as well with cries for change. In Mexico, a ten-year revolution offered an opportunity for Mexico to acknowledge its pre-Hispanic past with a new blended population. Art became the medium to spark emotions and share with pride epic tales of how this blended world was to take shape. The Mexican Muralism Movement embraced European traditions of drawing and frescoes with social realism and new aesthetics that swept into North America. Our panel will discuss these impacts and the artists whose mark still moves us today. This is a panel discussion led by Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the West Harlem Art Fund. Panelists include: -- Esther Adler, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA -- Leon Tovar, Principal, Leon Tovar Gallery, NYC -- Dr. Orlando Hernandez-Ying, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Curatorial Research Fellow for the Hubert & Mireille Goldschmidt Works on Paper Fellowship, Hispanic Society Museum & Library -- With remarks from: Dr. Marcus B. Burke, Senior Curator, Paintings, Drawings, and Metalworks, Hispanic Society Museum & Library
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Fri, Jan 28
10:00 am

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Discussions, January 28, 2022, 01/28/2022, Mexican Muralism and its American Impact (online)

Discussion | Early Modern Money in Global Perspective (online)


This panel takes a global perspective on the history of money during the early modern period, an era often associated with the growth of state power, colonialism, and global commercial connections. By facilitating comparisons and drawing connections across different historiographies, we hope to elucidate the relationship between money and sovereignty, the links between social relations and market exchange, and the tensions between global currencies and localized values.
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Discussions, January 28, 2022, 01/28/2022, Early Modern Money in Global Perspective (online)

Discussion | What Are Kosovo Citizens' Big Concerns at Home and Abroad? (online)


A poll showed Kosovo citizens were more optimistic than in the fall about the direction of the country. Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination against the virus joined longstanding concerns related to unemployment and corruption. Concern about the safety of the vaccine was high, and belief in false COVID-19 narratives remained, just before Kosovo began its broader national vaccination campaign.
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Discussions, January 28, 2022, 01/28/2022, What Are Kosovo Citizens' Big Concerns at Home and Abroad? (online)

Gallery Talk | "I Want a Gem": Treasures from the Morgan’s Library and Museum (online)


A docent highlights tour of the Morgan Library and Museum for an overview of the Morgan’s history, ranging from the beginning of the collection and the creation of the historic Library to the Museum’s expansion of the Morgan campus and ongoing acquisitions.
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Fri, Jan 28
12:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 28, 2022, 01/28/2022, "I Want a Gem": Treasures from the Morgan&rsquo;s Library and Museum (online)

Discussion | Government Lies and the Danger to Democracy (online)


Of all the kinds of lies that proliferate in the public sphere, perhaps the most dangerous to the functioning of democratic government are government lies. This is because when the government lies, it threatens the ability of the people to perform their basic democratic function: namely, to judge whether their elected representatives are representing their interests satisfactorily. Government lies are also, however, harder to regulate than other kinds. The courts have almost unequivocally rejected the idea that constitutional law should do anything to constrain the government’s capacity to lie. The result is that what mechanisms exist to limit government lying—whistleblower laws, right of information statutes, norms forbidding political interference with bureaucratic practice—are entirely a product of legislative invention or institutional self-regulation. Are there reforms, either constitutional, legislative, or institutional, that could be made to limit the government’s capacity to lie or to mitigate the harms created by government lies? What might it do to preserve the integrity of the information that the federal and state bureaucracies produce? In an intensely partisan political environment, is it possible to prevent the government’s lies or limit their harms? Participants Hina Shamsi, ACLU Helen Norton, Colorado Law David Luban, Georgetown Law Wendy Wagner, Texas Law Moderator Genevieve Lakier, Knight First Amendment Institute
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Fri, Jan 28
1:00 pm

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Discussions, January 28, 2022, 01/28/2022, Government Lies and the Danger to Democracy (online)

Discussion | Dancers in Conversation (online)


Danspace’s signature long-form conversation series presents a virtual conversation between 2021-22 Renewal Residency Artists Jordan Demetrius Lloyd and Gillian Walsh with facilitator and 2021-22 Research Fellow, David Thomson.
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Sat, Jan 29
12:00 pm

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Discussions, January 29, 2022, 01/29/2022, Dancers in Conversation (online)

Discussion | Living as a Brazilian Woman Today (online)


Artists from the exhibition Oh, I Love Brazilian Women discuss the political realities of living as a woman and an artist in today's Brazil. They will explore themes that permeate their work in relation to being Brazilian women living and working under the current repressive state. A recurrent topic of concern for many Brazilian women is violence. The artists will be joined by Isabela Guimarães Del Monde, a lawyer specialized in issues involving gender violence and abuse. Her participation will help contextualize the conversation both historically and through a lens of present lived realities. The discussion will be facilitated by curator Luiza Testa.
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Discussions, January 29, 2022, 01/29/2022, Living as a Brazilian Woman Today (online)

Slide Lecture | What Is a Public Market? (online)


Public markets are one of the foundational institutions of urban life. The Project for Public Spaces defines public markets as indoor or outdoor markets that “operate in public space, serve locally owned and operated businesses, and have public goals.” They not only a place of commerce, or a tourist attraction, but a place for convening and community building that cuts across social, cultural, and economic strata. In many American cities, such spaces can be hard to find, which is why we cherish the truly great public markets that have survived. In this virtual program, survey some favorite public markets, what makes them great, and what are their “public goals,” from Los Angeles to Cleveland, Philadelphia to Flint, and even here in New York City.
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Discussion | Global Positioning: A Discussion of the Exhibiton (online)


Artists Myriam Boulos (Beirut, Lebanon), Nolan Oswald Dennis (Johannesburg, South Africa), and Denisse Ariana Pérez (Barcelona, Spain) have a conversation with Public Art Fund Artistic & Executive Director Nicholas Baume. The artists will discuss themes of subjectivity, consciousness, and imagination through the lens of their newly-commissioned works for the show.
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Book Club | Our Country Friends By Gary Shteyngart (Online)


Join for reading and discussing Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart. "In the rolling hills of upstate New York, a group of friends and friends-of-friends gathers in a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next six months, new friendships and romances will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge, forcing each character to reevaluate whom they love and what matters most. The unlikely cast of characters includes a Russian-born novelist; his Russian-born psychiatrist wife; their precocious child obsessed with K-pop; a struggling Indian American writer; a wildly successful Korean American app developer; a global dandy with three passports; a Southern flamethrower of an essayist; and a movie star, the Actor, whose arrival upsets the equilibrium of this chosen family. Both elegiac and very, very funny, Our Country Friends is the most ambitious book yet by the author of the beloved bestseller Super Sad True Love Story."
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Talk | A Master Class in Blockchain and Crypto (Online)


A master class in blockchain and crypto. A new technology on the brink of massive change and prosperity. "Who this Masterclass is for: Beginners, Non-Geeks, Baby Boomers. and those who want to understand and be empowered from the bigger picture of the new emerging technology and changing financial landscape that is in front of us. People who want to understand the macro view of world financial trends and how they will impact their lives and the lives of their children. People who want to understand what Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and how can they profit from them. Who this is not for: People who are looking for a get-rich scheme and how to make instant profits from trading crypto. People who are looking for specific trading strategies."
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Mon, Jan 31
8:00 pm

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Discussion | Person Place Thing: An Interview with a Top New York Restaurateur (online)


This installment will be a conversation with Danny Meyer, who is CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the restaurateur behind some of New York’s most beloved and acclaimed culinary institutions, from Shake Shack to Gramercy Tavern, and many more. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about one person, one place, and one thing with particular meaning to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers and thinkers.
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Book Club | Phantom Lady by Matt Baker (Online)


Join for an open discussion of Phantom Lady by Matt Baker.
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Discussion | A Celebration of the Life and Work of Stephen Sondheim (online)


This will be a multi-lensed look into the depth, complexity and nuanced work of Stephen Sondheim. What makes this conversation unique is its perspective on Sondheim's vast contributions from both sides of the footlights: hear from theatrical luminaries Joanna Gleason and Donna Murphy, as well as from two leading intellectuals of our time, Dr. Cornel West and American linguist John McWhorter. Moderated by author Jamie Bernstein.
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Wed, Feb 2
5:00 pm

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Discussions, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, A Celebration of the Life and Work of Stephen Sondheim (online)

Discussion | Ways of Seeing: A Conversation on the Exhibition (online)


Chief Curator Claire Gilman, artist Arlene Shechet, and critic and curator Jarrett Earnest have a conversation on the current exhibition Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection, which focuses on the extraordinary drawing collection of artist, curator, and President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Jack Shear.
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Discussion |
A Room with a View: Artist and Architect in Conversation (online)


A virtual celebration of Radcliffe Bailey’s recent solo exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery, Ascents and Echoes. The Atlanta-based painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist uses rich layerings of imagery, found objects, and text to explore ancestry, race, migration and collective memory. He will be in conversation with architect Mabel O. Wilson, who makes visible the ways that anti-Black racism shapes the built environment, along with the ways Blackness creates spaces of imagination, refusal, and desire.
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Talk | Amplifying Oral Histories of Resistance (online)


Oral historians have a reverence for the power of the stories that are shared with us. Practitioners also aim to pursue their work through processes that empower narrators and their larger communities. This talk with How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America editor Sara Sinclair will explore how oral history can challenge oppressive power dynamics and counteract colonial designs to interrupt the transmission of culture and stories. The talk will center the origin and power of stories in an indigenous context, focusing on the role of collective memory and the practical wisdom it contains to protect Indigenous worlds. What happens when we fail to remember our ancestors? And how is the act of remembering and sharing stories an act of resistance? 
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Talk | Consecration, Incantation, Merit: Three Ways to Do Things with Buddhist Art (online)


Focusing on the practices of consecration, incantation, and the production and transfer of religious merit, this talk situates selected objects in the exhibition What is the Use of Buddhist Art? within their histories and contexts of use. It examines the marks of ritual animation, the modes of vocalization, and the inscription of intentions and aspirations found on paintings, statues, stupas, and steles to reveal the social life of religious icons within Buddhist communities. Speaker D. Max Moerman is Professor and Chair of Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures at Columbia University.
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Discussion | New Capitalism in Japan: Turning Left or Right? (online)


What you'll learn: Prime Minister Kishida won the job of prime minister with a policy objective of introducing “New Capitalism in Japan.” The major components of New Capitalism will be explained. One of the features of New Capitalism is the virtuous cycle of income redistribution and growth. The presumed mechanism of this cycle will be discussed. Professor Ito will explain what concrete policy actions should be taken and what actions are likely to be taken Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
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Talk | Justice Beyond Right (online)


This talk will explore and interrogate conceptions of justice that do not center on rights. Building upon oral histories and narratives of refugees and migrants from the tribal areas of Pakistan, the talk will work through the resources that Islamic thought might provide to address challenges faced by critical theory in moving beyond Eurocentric conceptions of justice. Elaborating the notion of huq, which is often mistakenly translated only as right, and its relationship with hierarchical networks of obligation, this talk will address both the challenges and opportunities for critical theory in engaging with Islamic thought. Speaker Humeira Iqtidar is a Reader in Politics in the Department of Political Economy, at King's College London.
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Conference | Political Concepts 10th Anniversary Conference (online)


A conference celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Political Concepts Journal.
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Conferences, February 04, 2022, 02/04/2022, Political Concepts 10th Anniversary Conference (online)

Talk | Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)


Each week from Feb 4 to Mar. 11, a different poem will be explored by the Irish poet and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama. His project during this time is exploring dynamics of conflict and sustainability through the lens of poetry. Poetry is a communicative technology that has emerged from every culture on earth. For as long as there’s been literature, individuals have turned to poetry for the purpose of communicating what mere sentences cannot communicate. At poetry’s heart can be ambivalence, rage, lament, resistance, regression, the murky world of dreams, and anxiety. In this way, poetry is primed to provide interest into the human animal’s behavior during times of conflict.
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Talks, February 04, 2022, 02/04/2022, Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)

Lecture | The Five Joyces: How James Joyce Was Read in Russia (online)


While James Joyce's place in the modernist pantheon has long been firmly entrenched, its resonances continue to be uncovered. In the Russian context, the Irish writer has occupied many roles since his work was first translated in the mid-1920s. This talk will trace the development not of a monolithic Joyce, but rather of five separate Russian Joyces -- the versions of the author imagined by his Russian readers. This is a tour of the Joycean strains in the work of Yury Olesha, Vladimir Nabokov, Andrei Bitov, Sasha Sokolov, and Mikhail Shishkin, who each drew from their predecessor's texts, particularly Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, to address the volatile questions of lineages in their respective Soviet, emigre, and post-Soviet contexts. As a coda, selections from interviews with contemporary writers will show how the debates regarding Joyce's legacy are no less settled a century after Ulysses. Speaker Jose Vergara is Assistant Professor of Russian at Bryn Mawr College. He specializes in prose of the long twentieth century, with an emphasis on experimental works. His first book, All Future Plunges to the Past: James Joyce in Russian Literature, explores how Russian writers from the mid-1920s on have read and creatively responded to Joyce's fiction.
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Fri, Feb 4
3:00 pm

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Lectures, February 04, 2022, 02/04/2022, The Five Joyces: How James Joyce Was Read in Russia (online)

Talk | On Being Stuck: Drawing Latino Depression (online)


This talk considers the recent proliferation of narratives about Latino depression. These narratives often deploy depression to highlight masculinities and national identities that are in crisis. The aesthetic—in particular, writing and other forms of artistic creation—emerge in these stories as a key way of managing and working through depressive states, and of imagining new forms of manhood that could refurbish group identities. Focusing on Wilfred Santiago’s 2007 graphic novel In My Darkest Hour, this talk considers how Latinx comic art steers this narrative in new directions by portraying aesthetic engagements with depression that see it not as something to be overcome but as resource for dwelling in the world as one explores the potential contained in the present impasse.  Speaker; William Orchard
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Conference | Political Concepts 10th Anniversary Conference (online)


A conference celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Political Concepts Journal.
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Conference | The World Around Summit 2022: Architecture and Design’s Now, Near, and Next (online)


The World Around Summit 2022 invites visitors to engage with contemporary architecture and design’s now, near, and next, with participants from around the world speaking to their recent and ongoing projects in the field of spatial and environmental practice. Hosted onsite at the Guggenheim Museum and including a mixture of pre-recorded content and live presentations, the program will feature projects that examine cutting edge ideas, critical thinking, and visionary new work, technology, and research that all point to an exciting, shared global future. The line-up of speakers includes Pritzker-Prize winning architect Tadao Ando, author Amitav Ghosh, artist Himali Singh Soin, design studio Formafantasma, and architects MVRDV.
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Symposium | Visionary Self-Taught Artists (online)


Talks will explore new research on visionary artists Sister Gertrude Morgan, William Edmondson, and Joseph Yoakum, drawing on the expansive and wide-ranging approach of the American Folk Art Museum’s Multitudes exhibition. Speakers include Valerie Cassel Oliver on connections between sonic and visual art-making in the work of Sister Gertrude Morgan, Jennifer Jane Marshall on materiality and William Edmondson’s stone sculptures, and Esther Adler on new approaches to Joseph Yoakum.
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Book Discussion | One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America (online)


Nancy Foner's book is an in-depth look at the many ways immigration has redefined modern America
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Talk | Artist Talk: Negative Space (online)


Interdisciplinary artist A.K. Burns presents an in-depth look at Negative Space, her four-part epic that includes a series of multi-channel video installations and related works which explore the violence of boundary making practices and the potential agency enacted through subjugated positions. Each video in the series is a non-linear allegorical narrative built around a physical system: power (the sun), the body, space (void/land) and water. Through a process of conjuring and deconstructing science fiction tropes, the videos operate at the intersection of politics and fantasy. Negative Space raises questions about the allocation of resources, environmental fragility, marginalized bodies, and their relationship to place. Set in a speculative present, the premise of the Negative Space tetralogy is to envision a new materialist cosmology wherein hierarchical relations permute.
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Talk | Diversity in Computing (online)


Talitha Washington, Professor of Mathematics at Clark Atlanta University, shares insights about diversity and inclusion in math and STEM.
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Book Club | International Literature Book Club: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy (online)


Tolstoy’s most famous novella is an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption, here in a powerful translation by the award-winning Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Ivan Ilyich is a middle-aged man who has spent his life focused on his career as a bureaucrat and emotionally detached from his wife and children. After an accident he finds himself on the brink of an untimely death, which he sees as a terrible injustice. Face to face with his mortality, Ivan begins to question everything he has believed about the meaning of life. The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a masterpiece of psychological realism and philosophical profundity that has inspired generations of readers. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks.
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Mon, Feb 7
7:00 pm

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Discussion | Filmmaker in Conversation (online)


A conversation with filmmaker Priya Sen to discuss her films Yeh Freedom Life and Faasla. Filmed in the dense streets and neighbourhoods of Ambedkar Nagar in New Delhi, Yeh Freedom Life (2019, 70 min) tries to keep up with its protagonists, as they maneuver erratic and unpredictable love. One of them works at a local beauty parlour, the other runs the family kiosk at a crowded intersection. They are surrounded by a cacophonous city; they are both in love with other women. The film stays with them and their desire for 'freedom lives', outside society and family's constant scrutiny and sanction. But this ‘freedom life’ also leaves them vulnerable to the precariousness of love, when it refuses such constraints. Faasla (2020, 50 min) is a video conversation in epistolary form, an exchange over a distance of countries and time zones, and at the time of a global pandemic which has meant a sudden re-ordering of our lives as we knew it. "We speak of distances, of intimacies we can no longer access, of the state of suspended freedoms, of memory, images and sensations. Our bodies themselves have become receptacles of these uncertainties, the archives we have haphazardly been building over the years, are having to speak for us. Maybe this dialogue is between the archives themselves, what we have seen, what we see now."
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Book Discussion | In Defense of Public Debt: Constructive Aspects (online)


Barry Eichengreen of the University of California Berkeley will present his new book, which recounts two millennia of public debt history, putting contemporary political concerns in context. The book provides a balanced interpretation of public debt, emphasizing constructive aspects that are often neglected. It also connects the present and past challenges of debt management in advanced economies, showing how economies climbed out from under mountains of debt, and pushes back on mainstream accounts warning of the negative consequences of public debt issuance.
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Tue, Feb 8
12:30 pm

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Book Discussions, February 08, 2022, 02/08/2022, In Defense of Public Debt: Constructive Aspects (online)

Book Club | Fiction Book Group: Disoriental by Negar Djavadi (online)


The group discusses this saga of twentieth-century Iran centered on the unforgettable story of Kimi Sadr: punk-rock aficionado, storyteller extraordinaire, and a modern Scheherazade divided between family traditions and her "disorientalization."
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Lecture | Creating a New Sector to Support Public-Private-Civic Partnerships (online)


Over the past decade research shows that cross-sector partnerships are beginning to be employed by some governments to assist in addressing public problems that they cannot successfully address alone. However, forming effective partnerships and working across sectors is hardly easy. Many opportunities to employ them are never realized because there is no framework to support them. Despite their promise, these kinds of partnerships are complex undertakings, getting them off the ground and sustaining them without a supportive infrastructure has proven difficult. We believe a new sector is needed that can operate at state and local levels to provide platforms for establishing partnerships involving the public, private and civic sectors that can bring about innovative solutions to economic, environmental, and social problems that cannot be resolved by government acting alone. Creating this new sector would go far to advancing the use of cross-sector partnerships to address our most pressing issues.
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Lectures, February 09, 2022, 02/09/2022, Creating a New Sector to Support Public-Private-Civic Partnerships (online)

Discussion | On Protesting Monuments (online)


A conversation with Erin Thompson, professor of art crime at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of Smashing Statues. An urgent and fractious national debate over public monuments has erupted in America. Some people risk imprisonment to tear down long-ignored hunks of marble; others form armed patrols to defend them. Why do we care so much about statues? And who gets to decide which ones should stay up and which should come down?
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Wed, Feb 9
6:00 pm

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Symposium | Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today (online)


A symposium examining contemporary intersections of drones and drone warfare, arts, and culture. The symposium features performances and conversations with leading experts, artists, activists, academics, and practitioners across diverse disciplines. The symposium is the second of its kind hosted in concert with Sam Durant's High Line Plinth commission Untitled (drone), a large-scale art commission that intends to increase visibility around intentionally obscured drone warfare and surveillance perpetuated by the US.
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Lecture | Foreign Reporting on China from Within and Outside: An Indian Perspective (online)


The talk will look at the broader ways in which India and China interact across different fields and follow the lives of students over the course of the pandemic as they make sense of online education, strict border control and vaccine requirements. The talk will also touch upon information gathering and reporting in China, and the difficulties of looking in from outside. It will provide an understanding of the ecosystem in which Indian foreign reporting operates.
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Discussion | Imaging War: Drones from the Ground (online)


Depictions of drone warfare in Western and American media diverge widely, sometimes diametrically, from the imagery used by artists to describe life under drone warfare, creating a stark duality of image experience. The medium and presentation of these images, whether analog or digital, capture and express the fractured perspectives on the subject. Featuring: -- Hajra Waheed, artist; -- Aziz Hazara, artist; -- Saks Afridi, Ali Rez, Assam Khalid, artists and collaborators
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Book Discussion | Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother’s Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind (Online)


Go behind the stories and peer into the archives at the CJH book discussion, led by Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services at the Center for Jewish History. Join a discussion of Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother’s Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind, a memoirby Julie Metz. After her mother passed, Julie discovered a keepsake book filled with farewell notes from friends and relatives addressed to a ten-year-old girl named Eva. This long-hidden memento was the first clue to the secret pain that Julie’s mother had carried as a refugee and immigrant from Nazi-occupied Vienna. Some of the family’s documents in the collections of the Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History will be examined, and the author along with archivist Michael Simonson will join for a Q&A after the discussion. Participants will need to obtain their own copy of the book to read in advance. This is an interactive book discussion for all participants, not a lecture, so space is limited.
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Discussion | Algorithms and Warfare (online)


Militaries around the globe are investing heavily in artificial intelligence and related technologies to automate the conduct of war, heralding a new age of drone warfare that further removes the human decision maker from the effects of their actions.  Tracking these developments into the future, this discussion will explore the contested ethical implications of algorithmic warfighting, and what it means for peace, security, and the fundamental right to life. Featuring: -- Lucy Suchman, Professor Emerita, Anthropology of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, UK -- Erik Lin-Greenberg, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Moderated by Arthur Holland Michel, writer and researcher
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Discussion | How to Be the Change You Want to See in the World (online)


Entrepreneur and journalist Polly Irungu has built her career and her business around community. In this live conversation she’ll share her journey founding Black Women Photographers, a community of 800+ creatives.
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Discussion | Women in Engineering and the STEM Workforce (online)


Pulitzer Prize-Winner Natalie Angier will sit down with Columbia University Provost Mary Boyce for what will be a lively conversation about Provost Boyce’s research and her professional journey, women in engineering, and the importance of diversifying the STEM workforce.
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Talk | Buddhist Art In and Out of Time (online)


This talk focuses on time as a critical dimension of Buddhist thought, practice, and devotee engagement with Buddhist icons and spaces. Beginning with selected objects from the exhibition What is the Use of Buddhist Art? and incorporating reflections on Buddhist sites in China, the talk will address how Buddhist icons and sites invite and express a broad range of temporal experiences and temporalities. Speaker Michelle C. Wang is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University.
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Symposium | Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties (online)


This fashion symposium focuses on the fast-paced and culturally significant decade of the 1990s. Speakers will explore how concepts such as globalism and technological advancement shaped fashion of the era.
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11:00 am

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Discussion | Shifting Focus: Representing Drones (online)


Filmic depictions of the effects and consequences of drone warfare offer windows onto the lives of real people—veterans and survivors—who are most vulnerable to and impacted by this military technology. This program opens up a conversation onto the opportunities and challenges afforded by representing drones in documentary film, moving image in the visual arts, and public sculpture. Featuring: Sam Durant, artist; Omer Fast, artist; Sonia Kennebeck, filmmaker and journalist; Moderated by Melanie Kress, High Line Art Associate Curator.
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Discussion | Debugging Bug Bounties: From Security Vulnerabilities to AI Harms (online)


Google, the Department of Defense, Starbucks, and hundreds of other companies and organizations now use “Bug Bounty” programs to buy flaws from hackers. Paying hackers to disclose bugs was once radical, now it’s common. Recently, pilot projects from Facebook, Twitter, and others have looked to extend the bounty model to address an expanded set of socio-technical harms. With: Ryan Ellis, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Northeastern University; Affiliate, Data and  Society Research Institute, NYC Camille François, Lecturer, School of International and Public Affairs; Co-lead of the Algorithmic Justice League Community Reporting of Algorithmic System Harms Project Josh Kenway, Policy Analyst, PayPal; Research Fellow, Algorithmic Justice League Yuan Stevens, Researcher, Data and Society Research Institute, NYC; Collaborator, Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, McGill University Moderated by Matt Goerzen, Researcher, Data and Society Research Institute, NYC.
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Talk | Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)


Each week from Feb 4 to Mar. 11, a different poem will be explored by the Irish poet and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama. His project during this time is exploring dynamics of conflict and sustainability through the lens of poetry. Poetry is a communicative technology that has emerged from every culture on earth. For as long as there’s been literature, individuals have turned to poetry for the purpose of communicating what mere sentences cannot communicate. At poetry’s heart can be ambivalence, rage, lament, resistance, regression, the murky world of dreams, and anxiety. In this way, poetry is primed to provide interest into the human animal’s behavior during times of conflict.
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Discussion | Surfacing the War on Terror Today (online)


Two decades after the United States launched its “War on Terror,” this global campaign of surveillance and violence continues to disproportionately target certain ethno-religious groups domestically and abroad, through instruments operating outside the channels of government accountability, all in the name of domestic security. Charting the evolution of this largely invisible war and the central role that drones have played in enabling its international reach, this panel will lay out the state of counterterrorism policy today under the presidency of Joe Biden and look towards upcoming legal challenges in the US and in Europe, an oft-overlooked player in the realm of drone warfare. Featuring: Spencer Ackerman, journalist and author; Chantal Meloni, International Crimes and Accountability, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights; Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU National Security Project; Moderated by Madiha Tahir, journalist and filmmaker.
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Talk | A Peace Activitst Speaks (online)


Kathy Kelly’s peace activism has led her to war zones and prisons over the past 35 years. She lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing, and in Gaza during the 2009 Operation Cast Lead. With Voices for Creative Nonviolence, she has visited Pakistan to interview victims of U.S. drone attacks and, from 2010–2019, traveled 25 times to Afghanistan, where she and her companions learned from ordinary people about casualties of U.S. war and occupation. She served three months in prison, in 2016, for attempting to deliver a letter and a loaf of bread to the commander of Whiteman Air Force Base regarding drone attacks against Afghan civilians. She co-coordinates the Ban Killer Drones campaign, bankillerdrones.org
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Talk | Love in the Archives (online)


Celebrate Valentine’s Day and share some favorite love stories from history from the places. Share long-distance love letters from World War II, milestone weddings in Prospect Park, workplace romances at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and people who found their loves in public markets. Share artifacts, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and more from various archives, and they invite participants to share their own love stories and family histories.
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Talk | Network Metaphysics: Houseplant Culture and An Ethics of Love (online)


Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves will debut a performance-lecture created for the occasion. The presentation synthesizes ongoing and emerging considerations of interrelation and care through her unique lens of ethnobotanical cultural criticism. Somewhere between a poet’s chapbook and a work-in-progress performance, this new piece marks an expansive turn in her research, drawing from and expanding upon the artist’s recently published and exhibited areas of inquiry.
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Talk | A Master Class in Blockchain and Crypto (Online)


A master class in blockchain and crypto. A new technology on the brink of massive change and prosperity. "Who this Masterclass is for: Beginners, Non-Geeks, Baby Boomers. and those who want to understand and be empowered from the bigger picture of the new emerging technology and changing financial landscape that is in front of us. People who want to understand the macro view of world financial trends and how they will impact their lives and the lives of their children. People who want to understand what Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and how can they profit from them. Who this is not for: People who are looking for a get-rich scheme and how to make instant profits from trading crypto. People who are looking for specific trading strategies."
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Book Discussion | The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China (online)


Author Nick R. Smith explores the contested implementation of a radical new approach to urbanization in the municipality of Chongqing. Drawing on the book’s findings, this interdisciplinary panel brings together leading scholars of Chinese urbanization to discuss the ongoing transformation of China’s urban–rural relations.
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Discussion | Remembering New Yorker Writer Janet Malcolm (online)


Janet Malcolm was famous for her incisive writing in The New Yorker and for her seminal books, The Journalist and the Murderer and The Silent Woman, about the battle over the posthumous reputation of Sylvia Plath. Her views about the tricky, sometimes immoral, relationship between writers and their subjects, and her skepticism about the biographer’s craft continue to provoke debate in the literary world. Michael Greenberg, memoirist, journalist, and friend of Malcolm’s, will lead a panel of distinguished writers in a discussion of Malcolm’s most controversial ideas.
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Wed, Feb 16
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Discussions, February 16, 2022, 02/16/2022, Remembering New Yorker Writer Janet Malcolm (online)

Book Discussion | 2 Novelists on Love and Disaster (online)


Two masterful novelists and Turkish-born feminists, Ayşegül Savaş and Elif Shafak, have a conversation on their recent novels—two works of deep vulnerability and mesmerizing style. In Savaş’s White on White, a student moves to the city to research Gothic nudes and rents an apartment from a painter, Agnes, whose stories are frenetic; her art scattered and unfinished, white paint on a white canvas. What emerges is the menacing sense that every life is always at the edge of disaster, no matter its seeming stability. In Shafak’s The Island of Missing Trees, two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna and grow in their forbidden love for each other. There, a fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Writer and editor Adam Dalva will moderate.
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Book Discussion | Sorriso Negro by Dona Ivone Lara (online)


More than simply a paragon of Brazilian samba, Dona (Lady) Ivone Lara's 1981 Sorriso Negro is an album deeply embedded in the political and social tensions of its time. Released less than two years after the Brazilian military dictatorship approved the Lei de Anistia (the "opening" that put Brazil on a path toward democratic governance), Sorriso Negro reflects the seminal shifts occurring within Brazilian society as former exiles reinforced notions of civil rights and feminist thought in a nation under the iron hand of a military dictatorship that had been in place since 1964. By looking at one of the most important samba albums ever recorded (and one that also happened to be authored by a black woman), Mila Burns explores the pathbreaking career of Dona Ivone Lara, tracing the ways in which she navigated the tense gender and race relations of the samba universe to ultimately conquer the masculine world of samba composers.
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Lecture | Washington at the Plow: Agriculture and Slavery in the New Nation (online)


For more than forty years, George Washington was dedicated to an innovative and experimental course of farming at Mount Vernon, where he sought to demonstrate the public benefits of recent advances in British agriculture. In this lecture, Bruce Ragsdale will discuss these methods of British agricultural improvement and how they also shaped Washington’s management of enslaved labor.
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Discussion | Categorizing Currencies: Making Money, Making Subjects (online)


Professor Allan Lumba (Virginia Tech) and Professor Tinashe Nyamunda (University of Pretoria) will lead a discussion on the historical use of currency as a means of creating subjects and citizens. Lumba will discuss his latest work on currency in American colonial Philippines and Prof. Nyamunda will present work on currency in colonial south and central Africa. 
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Discussions, February 18, 2022, 02/18/2022, Categorizing Currencies: Making Money, Making Subjects (online)

Talk | Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)


Each week from Feb 4 to Mar. 11, a different poem will be explored by the Irish poet and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama. His project during this time is exploring dynamics of conflict and sustainability through the lens of poetry. Poetry is a communicative technology that has emerged from every culture on earth. For as long as there’s been literature, individuals have turned to poetry for the purpose of communicating what mere sentences cannot communicate. At poetry’s heart can be ambivalence, rage, lament, resistance, regression, the murky world of dreams, and anxiety. In this way, poetry is primed to provide interest into the human animal’s behavior during times of conflict.
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Lecture | Backwardness and the Russian Case: On Modernization and its Discontent (online)


Since the eighteenth century, Russia had the unique privilege of being constantly associated to a double dilemma, in terms of modernity (temporalities) and its spatial limits: is it Russia like Europe or Asia? Is it modern or backward? In every instance, these reflections were a response to structural transformations in states, societies and economies: the global transformations of the world gave birth to attempts of an explanation which led in turn to a quest for universalism, or, at the opposite, to the identification of “national” culture and “specificities” –these last being eventually included into a universal path, based upon “Russian”, not Western, “values” and “categories. Professor Alessandro Stanziani will focus on the notion of backwardness in history writing, in general history and economic history in particular.
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Lectures, February 22, 2022, 02/22/2022, Backwardness and the Russian Case: On Modernization and its Discontent (online)

Book Discussion | Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People, with New York Times Columnist Rozane Gay


Author Debbie Millman will be in conversation with Roxane Gay to celebrate the launch of her new book Over the course of her popular podcast's fifteen-year reign, Debbie Millman has interviewed more than 400 creative minds. In those conversations, she has not only explored what it means to design a creative life, but has, as Millman's wife, Roxane Gay, assesses in her foreword, "created a gloriously interesting and ongoing conversation about what it means to live well, overcome trauma, face rejection, learn to love and be loved, and thrive both personally and professional." In this illustrated, curated anthology, Millman includes approximately 80 of her best interviews with visionaries from across diverse fields. These eye-opening, entertaining, and enlightening conversations offer insights into new ways of being and living.
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Tue, Feb 22
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, February 22, 2022, 02/22/2022, Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People, with New York Times Columnist Rozane Gay

Book Club | Nonfiction Book Group: The Black Radical Imagination by Robin D. G. Kelley


Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aimé Césaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism, and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow.  
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Book Discussion | Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic (online)


Critics of narcology—as addiction medicine is called in Russia—decry it as being “backward,” hopelessly behind contemporary global medical practices in relation to addiction and substance abuse, and assume that its practitioners lack both professionalism and expertise. On the basis of his research in a range of clinical institutions managing substance abuse in St. Petersburg, author Eugene Raikhel increasingly came to understand that these assumptions and critiques obscured more than they revealed.
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Book Discussions, February 23, 2022, 02/23/2022, Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic (online)

Discussion | Black History and Industry at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (online)


To celebrate the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s 221st birthday, they’re looking at the past and present of Black trailblazers and innovators at the Yard. This panel discussion examines the vital role played by Black sailors and shipworkers since 1801, and how the Yard has been an engine for economic empowerment since it became a city-owned industrial park in 1969. They will be joined by entrepreneurs, artists, and craftspeople in the Yard today, as well as staff from the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.
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Discussions, February 23, 2022, 02/23/2022, Black History and Industry at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (online)

Discussion | Writing Biography (online)


Biography is a committed relationship, not unlike marriage. But it’s also a form of serial monogamy. What attracts a biographer to successive subjects, especially when they vary radically? When, in some cases, they were born centuries apart? When a writer of literary lives takes on a scientist or a politician? When a new engagement means leaving an established comfort zone of history, gender, or culture? The adventure of exogamy is the theme of a roundtable moderated by the celebrated biographer JudithThurman, with three other eminent practitioners of life writing who have explored new ground: Paul Auster, Stacy Schiff and Martha Saxton.  
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Discussion | Fame and Photography: A Conversation (online)


Sharon Marcus, author of The Drama of Celebrity, and Roberto C. Ferrari, curator of Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints, explore the phenomena of celebrity and the role of photography in the construction of fame past and present.
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Talk | Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)


Each week from Feb 4 to Mar. 11, a different poem will be explored by the Irish poet and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama. His project during this time is exploring dynamics of conflict and sustainability through the lens of poetry. Poetry is a communicative technology that has emerged from every culture on earth. For as long as there’s been literature, individuals have turned to poetry for the purpose of communicating what mere sentences cannot communicate. At poetry’s heart can be ambivalence, rage, lament, resistance, regression, the murky world of dreams, and anxiety. In this way, poetry is primed to provide interest into the human animal’s behavior during times of conflict.
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Talks, February 25, 2022, 02/25/2022, Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)

Talk | New York City’s Lost Canals (online)


While New York City sat at the nexus of many important canals built in the 19th century — the Erie, Morris, and Delaware & Raritan among them — the city had its own internal network of lesser-known canals, some filled in, some never built, and some still with us today. Examine the ambitious schemes from the 17th century onward to connect the city’s bays and streams, from the Heere Graft of New Amsterdam to the Wallabout Canal of Brooklyn.
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Lecture | Moscow of the Plan/Moscow of the Shadows: Skyscrapers and Displacement During Late Stalinism (online)


In the early years of the Cold War, the skyline of Moscow was forever transformed by a citywide skyscraper building project. As the steel girders of the monumental towers went up, the centuries-old metropolis was reinvented to embody the greatness of Stalinist society. This talk delves into the ideological tensions and social cleavages exposed by Stalinist skyscraper construction. Contrasting the ideal city of the plan with the shadow city that emerged to support it, the talk focuses on the challenges posed by the displacement of residents away from plots chosen for monumental redevelopment. Lecturer Katherine Zubovich is Assistant Professor of Russian History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. In 2021-22, she is a James H. Billington Fellow at the Kennan Institute in Washington D.C.. Her first book, Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin’s Capital, was published by Princeton University Press in Dec 2020.
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Talk | Fear of the Decaying State: On Clowns and Compost (online)


Performer and compost-lover Alex Tatarsky will share some ongoing research into the connections between clowns and dirt clods – considering their shared choreographies of falling down and falling apart. Tracing American fear of the so-called “scary clown” alongside efforts to keep waste and rot out of sight, Tatarsky examines the pathologizing impulse towards those figures and substances whose presence suggests in-between, ambiguous, and disordered states. If laughter is a mode of displacing abjection, can the fool guide us towards generative decay? An etymological foray, essay as sashay, clown talk in the abyss.
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Book Discussion | Versace: The Complete Collections (online)


Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion, and Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, discuss Blank’s book. This is a comprehensive presentation of Versace’s women’s wear collections, from its 1978 debut to today, seen through stunning catwalk photography. It is a celebration of more than 40 years of Versace’s trendsetting creations. 
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Book Discussions, March 03, 2022, 03/03/2022, Versace: The Complete Collections&nbsp;(online)

Talk | Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)


Each week from Feb 4 to Mar. 11, a different poem will be explored by the Irish poet and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama. His project during this time is exploring dynamics of conflict and sustainability through the lens of poetry. Poetry is a communicative technology that has emerged from every culture on earth. For as long as there’s been literature, individuals have turned to poetry for the purpose of communicating what mere sentences cannot communicate. At poetry’s heart can be ambivalence, rage, lament, resistance, regression, the murky world of dreams, and anxiety. In this way, poetry is primed to provide interest into the human animal’s behavior during times of conflict.
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Talks, March 04, 2022, 03/04/2022, Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)

Discussion | Socially-Conscious Design (online)


A discussion featuring distinguished panelists on design ethics and their political implications. With the rise of shareable graphics about social justice, socially-conscious design has become an incredibly important component of our daily media intake. A diverse panel of artists will discuss their journeys, ethos, and the thought processes that influence their practices. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, where panelists will engage with participants about design ethics and their political implications.
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Discussions, March 08, 2022, 03/08/2022, Socially-Conscious Design (online)

Talk | Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)


Each week from Feb 4 to Mar. 11, a different poem will be explored by the Irish poet and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama. His project during this time is exploring dynamics of conflict and sustainability through the lens of poetry. Poetry is a communicative technology that has emerged from every culture on earth. For as long as there’s been literature, individuals have turned to poetry for the purpose of communicating what mere sentences cannot communicate. At poetry’s heart can be ambivalence, rage, lament, resistance, regression, the murky world of dreams, and anxiety. In this way, poetry is primed to provide interest into the human animal’s behavior during times of conflict.
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Talks, March 11, 2022, 03/11/2022, Exploring Conflict Intelligence Through the Lens of a Poem (online)

Discussion | Dancers in Conversation (online)


Danspace’s signature long-form conversation series presents a virtual conversation between 2021-22 Renewal Residency Artists Mina Nishimura and Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez with facilitator and 2021-22 Research Fellow, Samita Sinha.
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Discussions, March 12, 2022, 03/12/2022, Dancers in Conversation (online)

Discussion | Fashion Stylist Who Has Worked with Andy Warhol, Beyoncé, Halle Berry (online)


Leading fashion stylist Freddie Leiba, whose career spans decades and continents, in conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele, director of MFIT. Leiba established himself working with Andy Warhol to launch Interview magazine. Subsequently, he served as creative director of Harper's Bazaar and contributing fashion director at InStyle. He has worked with famous fashion photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, and with style icons including Beyoncé, Iman, and Halle Berry.
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Discussions, March 31, 2022, 03/31/2022, Fashion Stylist Who Has Worked with Andy Warhol, Beyonc&eacute;, Halle Berry (online)
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