Past Events

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13
May
2016
Friday, May 13, 2016 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

Please join the Institute for Public Knowledge for an event to celebrate the release of a special issue of the journal Public Culture, "Climate Change and the Future of Cities: Migration, Adaptation, and Social Change on an Urban Planet." The evening will feature a panel discussion with issue contributors Daniel Aldana Cohen, Nina Berman, Gökçe Günel, Eric Klinenberg, Liz [...]

03
May
2016
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge's Race and Public Space working group invites you to a lunchtime seminar and discussion about bias and discrimination in the digital world, with D. Fox Harrell.  Nearly everyone these days imaginatively uses virtual identities such as social media profiles, e-commerce accounts, and/or videogame characters. Yet, virtual identities can reproduce [...]

29
Apr
2016
Friday, April 29, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge's Oikos working group invites you to join for a talk with Isra Ali about gender, economy, and make-up. This talk looks at two development projects aimed at re/introducing women into the national economy through the cosmetology/esthetics industry in ‘post war’ moments. As the U.S. war in Vietnam wound down in the 1970s,  Vietnamese women who had [...]

27
Apr
2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a lunchtime presentation and dialogue with Rémi Astruc. A philosopher and professor of francophone and comparative literature currently in residence at NYU, Astruc will present new research on the notion of community at the intersection of philosophy, politics, creation and performance studies, and the social sciences. What is it that brings us together and allows to feel a sense of [...]

25
Apr
2016
Monday, April 25, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Race and Public Space working group invites you to join for a conversation with Aldon Morris and Thomas Sugrue about Morris’s latest book The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. In this groundbreaking book, Morris’s ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history [...]

21
Apr
2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge and Public Books invite you to join us for a discussion of the remarkable rise of Donald Trump, featuring Linda Gordon, Jeff Manza, Imani Perry, and Dorian Warren. Businessman. Entertainer. Blowhard. Brilliant. Narcissist. Misogynist. Xenophobe. Bully. Demagogue. Iconoclast. Clown. These are some of the [...]

19
Apr
2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Arthur L. Carter Journalism School - New York, United States

NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for an evening with the artist Ramiro Gomez in conversation with writer Lawrence Weschler, in celebration of the release of their new book, Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez.    Gomez was born in Southern California to Mexican immigrant parents, [...]

18
Apr
2016
Monday, April 18, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us in celebrating the release of No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community, and the Politics of Homeownership by sociologist Brian McCabe. The author will be in discussion with Peter Marcuse and Alex Schwartz.  In the decade following the housing crisis, Americans remain enthusiastic about the prospect of owning a home. Homeownership is a [...]

18
Apr
2016
Monday, April 18, 2016 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
The Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The IPK's Race and Public Space Working Group invites you to join us for a lunchtime presentation and discussion with Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús about her new book Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion. (Books will be available for purchase.) Santería is an African-inspired, Cuban diaspora religion long [...]

15
Apr
2016
Friday, April 15, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The IPK’s Oikos Working Group invites you to join for a conversation with Susan Gal about the politics of gender in postsocialist Eastern Europe. Ruth Schwartz Cowan will serve as a discussant. Resurgent anti-feminist and homophobic movements in Russia, Poland, Hungary, and other parts of the former Soviet Union highlight the failures of Soviet-era promises of [...]

13
Apr
2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch of two exciting new books: Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the 'War on Coal', by Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke, and Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics, by Meg Jacobs. The authors will present their research and discuss together the [...]

11
Apr
2016
Monday, April 11, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the release of Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy by economist Robert H. Frank, due this month from Princeton University Press. The author will be in conversation with Duncan Watts.  How important is luck in economic success? No question more reliably divides conservatives from liberals. As [...]

04
Apr
2016
Monday, April 04, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a conversation between Scott Sherman and David Nasaw about the past, present and future of the New York Public Library. They will discuss Sherman's new book Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real-Estate and the Fight to Save a Public Library. In a series of cover [...]

30
Mar
2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Arthur L. Carter Journalism School - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a conversation between Kanan Makiya and Lawrence Weschler on war, occupation, democracy, and sectarian violence in Iraq on the occasion of the publication of Makiya's new novel, The Rope. In 1989, the Iraqi exile Kanan Makiya, understandably writing under a [...]

29
Mar
2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
The Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the release of Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood by Iddo Tavory. The author will be in conversation with Courtney Bender, Hasia Diner, and Samuel Heilman. In Summoned, sociologist Iddo Tavory takes readers into the fabric of everyday life in the largest Jewish [...]

28
Mar
2016
Monday, March 28, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch of Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit by Karen Miller. The author will be in conversation with Thomas Sugrue and Prudence Cumberbatch. In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. These positions helped amplify [...]

26
Mar
2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM

The IPK's Race and Public Space working group invites you a symposium highlighting the life and legacy of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, presented by the Africana Studies Program at NYU. View the full program and RSVP on the Eventbrite page if you plan to attend. On August 12, 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat died at the age of 27. Despite his brief life, Basquiat is arguably one of the most influential [...]

25
Mar
2016
Friday, March 25, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
The Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The IPK's Oikos Working Group invites you to a workshop with Michael Ralph about his book Forensics of Capital. As one of Africa’s few democracies, Senegal has long been thought of as a leader of moral, political, and economic development on the continent. We tend to assume that any such nation has achieved favorable international standing due to its own merits. [...]

14
Mar
2016
Monday, March 14, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch of Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? with the author, Thomas Frank. From the bestselling author of What's the Matter With Kansas, comes a scathing look at the standard-bearers of liberal politics – a book that asks: what's the matter with Democrats? It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only [...]

11
Mar
2016
Friday, March 11, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The IPK's Oikos working group invites you to join us for a lecture and discussion with Professor Nancy Fraser. Many observers posit that we are living through a “crisis of care.” But what exactly is in crisis here? Are our current care deficits rooted primarily in an “imbalance of family and work,” and can they be solved by reforming the latter? Or are we facing a broader, [...]

11
Mar
2016
Friday, March 11, 2016 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The IPK's Race and Public Space working group invites you to join us for a lunchtime presentation and discussion about prisons and public space, with Garett Felber. His talk will discuss the Norfolk Prison model of the “community prison” (where Malcolm X was imprisoned in the late 1940s) and Muslim prison communities as points of entry into rethinking the relationship [...]

09
Mar
2016
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis - New York, United States

The IPK's Race and Public Space working group invites you to join us for an evening of music and discussion about the local with composer Kwami Coleman, as he plays music from his forthcoming album Local Music. Being a local to a place involves a certain self-identification. Knowing and referencing the terrain and landmarks of one’s neighborhood helps to create [...]

09
Mar
2016
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch of Evicted with author Matt Desmond and members of the Right to Counsel NYC (RTCNYC) Coalition. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a [...]

29
Feb
2016
Monday, February 29, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge - New York, United States

NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge and Public Books invite you to join us for the New York launch and panel discussion of Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz's book The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us from Verso. Author Christophe Bonneuil will discuss the book in conversation with political historian Meg Jacobs, urban ecologist Stephanie Wakefield, and cultural theorist Nick Mirzoeff. Refuting the view of a “human [...]

24
Feb
2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Parsons School of Design / The New School - New York, United States

How is the role of the museum changing in today’s global art capitals? How are curators around the world reimagining the relationship between museums and publics? The Institute for Public Knowledge and Public Books invite you to join us for a conversation with three internationally renowned curators: Thelma Golden (Studio [...]

 

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