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Book Talk | One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together

04/11 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a book talk for One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, by Amy Bass. The author will be present in conversation with Eric Klinenberg, Director of NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and Professor of Sociology. Lewiston, Maine, was an economically struggling, overwhelmingly…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

04/09 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch of Joseph E. B. Elliott, Nathaniel Popkin, and Peter Woodall’s Philadelphia – Finding the Hidden City. Authors Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall will be present in conversation with Michelle Young and David Grazian.  In Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall uncover the contemporary essence of one…

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Secrets We Kept: Writing the Indian Caribbean

04/05 Thursday | 6pm

Since the birth of a self-consciously “Caribbean literature” in the mid-twentieth century, an apt preponderance of Caribbean writers—novelists and historians and poets alike—have focused on the historical experience and legacies of the millions of Africans brought to the Caribbean as slaves, in colonial days, to grow sugar for Europeans. Far less visible have been the…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Living Emergency: Israel’s Permit Regime in the Occupied West Bank

04/04 Wednesday | 4:30pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Berggruen Institute invites you to join for the launch of Yael Berda‘s Living Emergency: Israel’s Permit Regime in the Occupied West Bank. Author Yael Berda will be present in conversation with Karin Loevy and Malkit Shoshan.  In 1991, the Israeli government introduced emergency legislation canceling the general exit permit that allowed Palestinians to enter…

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RAPS Talk | The Color of Money

04/02 Monday | 12pm

The Race and Public Space (RAPS) Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a discussion on Mehrsa Baradaran’s new book, The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, which explores the material ramifications of racism and Jim Crow on financial practices amongst African Americans. This is the final event of the working…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Tales of Two Americas

03/28 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch of Tales of Two Americas: Story of Inequalities in a Divided Nation, a new anthology of essays edited by John Freeman. The editor will be in conversation with contributing authors Jess Ruliffson and Rickey Laurentiis, moderated by Sewell Chan.  America is broken. You don’t need a fistful of statistics…

Discussion

Book Talk | Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea

03/27 Tuesday | 12pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a talk with Anna Badkhen and Garnette Cadogan on the occasion of the release of Badkhen’s new work Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea, out now from Riverhead Books. ABOUT FISHERMAN’S BLUES For centuries, fishermen have launched their pirogues from the Senegalese port of Joal, where the fish…

Book Launch

Book Launch | The Help-Yourself City

03/26 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch of Gordon Douglas’s The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism. The author will be present in conversation with Caroline Lee and Harvey Molotch. When local governments neglect public services or community priorities, how do concerned citizens respond? In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people…

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CANCELLED: RAPS Talk | The Legal Case for Reparations

03/26 Monday | 12pm

EVENT CANCELLED The Race and Public Space (RAPS) Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a discussion of Sir Hilary Beckles’ Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide, while discussing his role in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission’s lawsuit against European nations involved with colonial slavery. This event is…

Book Launch

Book Talk | Misdemeanorland

03/19 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch of Issa Kohler-Hausmann’s Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing. The author will be present in conversation with Gabriel Sayegh and Paul Butler. Following the talk, the book will be available for sale, accompanied by a signing from the author….

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