Symposium

The Big Picture: What’s At Stake in Trump’s America

11/07 Tuesday | 9:30am

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and Public Books invite you to join for an all-day symposium investigating the rise of Trump and America’s turn towards authoritarian rule. This symposium is the culminating event to a series of essays published daily on Public Books in the weeks preceding, in which leading intellectuals address what’s at stake in Trump’s America for a…

Symposium

Inequality, Immigration, and the Politics of Populism

10/28 Saturday | 9:45am

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a symposium on the politics of populism, convened by the New York Review of Books Foundation, the Dan David Prize, and the Fritt Ord Foundation. Populist parties and movements, mostly on the right, are becoming a powerful force in both the United States and Europe. The ascent…

Book Launch

Book Launch | The Second Coming of the KKK

10/25 Wednesday | 6pm

Upon entry of the event, all guests will be required to have their bags checked and will be subject to search by a metal detector. Thank you for your cooperation. NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch event of Linda Gordon’s new book The Second Coming of the KKK, featuring the author in…

Discussion

Canon / Archive: Franco Moretti in Conversation with Leah Price and Nicholas Dames

10/16 Monday | 6pm

The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, the IPK, and n+1 present: CANON/ARCHIVE: Franco Moretti in conversation with Leah Price and Nicholas Dames, moderated by Virginia Heffernan. On Computer-Aided Criticism & the Stanford Literary Lab and Beyond. Franco Moretti is Permanent Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg Zu Berlin Leah Price is Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature at Harvard Nicholas Dames is Theodore Kahan Professor…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence

10/04 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a launch event for Rachel Sherman’s new book Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence (Princeton University Press, 2017). Sherman will be present in conversation with Ron Lieber. From TV’s “real housewives” to The Wolf of Wall Street, our popular culture portrays the wealthy as materialistic and…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self

09/27 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites to you to join for a conversation with Natasha Dow Schüll and Manoush Zomorodi on Zomorodi’s new book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self.  In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through…

Book Launch

Book Launch | What Is an Event?

09/25 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch of Robin Wagner-Pacifici’s latest book, What Is an Event? out now from the University of Chicago Press. The author will be present in conversation with Iddo Tavory and Bruce Grant. We live in a world of breaking news, where at almost any moment…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

09/22 Friday | 1pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the OIKOS Working Group invite you to join us for a book launch of Kim Phillips-Fein’s new book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, out now from Metropolitan Books. The author will be present in conversation with Ida Susser. When the news broke in…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Cradle to Kindergarten

09/18 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a discussion and reception to celebrate the release of Cradle to Kindergarten by Ajay Chaudry, Taryn Morrissey, Christina Weiland, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa. Chaudry and Yoshikawa will be in discussion with journalist Heather Long and public policy scholar Jane Waldfogel. Early care and education for many children in the U.S. is in crisis….

Private: Discussion | Post-War Cosmetics

08/10 Thursday | 8am

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,…

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