Discussion

Airbnb Versus New York: Housing in an Age of Short-term Rentals

11/20 Tuesday | 12pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a talk with David Wachsmuth, Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance at McGill University, on short-term rentals (STRs), an increasingly urgent topic of concern for urban policymakers and community groups in cities around the world. Every night millions of travelers stay in accommodations booked through Airbnb or HomeAway, the…

Book Launch

Book Launch | We, the Sovereign

11/19 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the launch event for Gianpaolo Baiocchi’s We, the Sovereign, featuring the author in conversation with Thea Riofrancos and Frances Fox Piven. What does it mean for the people to actually rule? Formal democracy is an empty and cynical shell, while the nationalist Right claims to advance its anti-democratic…

Discussion

Understanding the Outcome of the Midterm Elections

11/16 Friday | 5pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and NYU’s “Conversations in the Social Sciences” invite you to a panel on Understanding the Outcome of the 2018 midterm elections. Election Day 2018 “defied a single takeaway,” FiveThirtyEight wrote in assessing this year’s results—a Republican hold on the U.S. Senate, a Democratic majority in the U.S. House…

Screening

Screening | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

11/14 Wednesday | 2:45pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to DOC NYC’s world premiere of the film Cooked: Survival by Zip Code, featuring director Judith Helfand and author Eric Klinenberg, with two special screenings on Sunday, November 11, and Wednesday, November 14. In July 1995, Chicago was hit by a record heat wave that claimed the lives of…

Discussion

Brazil in Crisis: Resistance and Solidarity in the 21st Century (Teach-in)

11/14 Wednesday | 11am

Please join us for an urgent and open discussion on the recent election in Brazil that brought hard-right candidate Jaír Bolsonaro to the presidency. Drawing on the expertise of both NYU faculty and activists, we will address what this election means for academic freedom, social policy, human rights, the rule of law, environmental protections, and…

Book Launch

Book Talk | Ghosts in the Schoolyard

11/12 Monday | 7pm

The Race and Public Space Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis invite you to join us for a conversation between Eve L. Ewing and Michael Ralph to discuss Ewing’s new book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side. “Failing schools. Underprivileged…

Screening

Screening | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

11/11 Sunday | 1:30pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to DOC NYC’s world premiere of the film Cooked: Survival by Zip Code, featuring director Judith Helfand and author Eric Klinenberg, with two special screenings on Sunday, November 11, and Wednesday, November 14. In July 1995, Chicago was hit by a record heat wave that claimed the lives of 739 residents, primarily among…

Book Launch

Book Launch | The Known Citizen

11/07 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the launch event for Sarah Igo’s new book The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America, featuring the author in conversation with Bernard Harcourt and Melissa Murray. Every day, Americans make decisions about their privacy: what to share and when, how much to expose and to…

Book Launch

Book Talk | Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy

11/05 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a talk with William Janeway about his book Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy. The author will be in conversation with Til Schuermann. The innovation economy begins with discovery and culminates in speculation. Over some 250 years, economic growth has been driven by successive processes…

Discussion

Voter Turnout and the 2018 Midterm Elections

11/02 Friday | 5pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and NYU’s “Conversations in the Social Sciences” invite you to the first of two panels on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, to be held on Tues., Nov. 6. Join us as we unpack the developments of this year’s cycle, centering on the subject of voter turnout: who…

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