Book Launch

Book Talk | Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town

04/13 Tuesday | 5pm

RSVP is required. Please RSVP here. NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a book talk for Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town featuring the author Colin Jerolmack in conversation with Harvey Molotch and Rebecca Elliott. Shale gas extraction—commonly known as fracking—is often portrayed as an energy revolution that…

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Discussion

Co-Opting AI: Ideology

04/15 Thursday | 5pm

RSVP is required. Please RSVP here. NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, the NYU Center for Responsible AI, and the 370 Jay Project invite you to a discussion on games in the series “Co-Opting AI.” Quests for innovation, particularly technological innovation, seem to always be closely tied to different systems of ideas and ideals. Artificial intelligence…

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Discussion

Pre-existing Conditions: 2020 in Historical Perspective

04/16 Friday | 12:30pm

To understand the events of 2020- pandemic, police violence, political instability, precarity, and protest- requires grappling with the preexisting conditions that caused and worsened the crises. In an ongoing series, the NYU Cities Collaborative is hosting cutting-edge historians reflecting on the origins of the 2020 crises. Friday, March 26 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM ET-…

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Discussion

Contact and Distance in the Post-Pandemic Social World

04/22 Thursday | 5pm

RSVP is required. Please RSVP here. The Institute for Public Knowledge, in partnership with the NYU’s Cross-Cutting Initiative on Inequality, invites you to join a conversation on the future of social distancing in a post-pandemic world. The event is moderated by Eric Klinenberg featuring Natasha Dow Schüll, Paul DiMaggio, Danah Boyd, and Meredith Broussard. We…

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Discussion

The Future of Democracy | What Americans Want from Reform

05/06 Thursday | 5pm

RSVP is required. Please RSVP here. Joe Biden won the presidency as the candidate who would give Americans the bigger government that delivers more services they favor, but is still working on answering their call for very major government reform. The two are not incompatible, but reform has been a lost cause in Washington for…

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The Liberal Imaginary and Beyond: A New Online Seminar Series

05/07 Friday | 9am

The Religions and Public Life program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics is co-sponsoring a new online seminar series with the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT) and the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. The Liberal Imaginary and Beyond online series aims to examine the origins, contents, and development of post-war liberalism, as well as to…

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