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…

Discussion

Hacking the American City: Grassroots City-Making from the Netherlands to the U.S.

10/30 Tuesday | 5pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and ONE Architecture & Urbanism invite you to a conversation with experts from a range of disciplines as they discuss “smart cities” and democratic processes for city-making in an American context. Since 2012, a Dutch research collaborative called The Hackable City has been exploring ways to democratize the process of city-making around…

Book Launch

Book Talk | Squeezed

10/10 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a talk with Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, on her new book Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America. She will be in conversation with anthropologist Caitlin Zaloom. Families today are squeezed on every side—from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies…

Discussion

The Future of Governments, from Data to A.I.

10/08 Monday | 6pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to a conversation between César A. Hidalgo and José L. Martí. In recent years, we have seen many efforts to distribute government data. These efforts, however, often fall short in terms of their ability to integrate data, or visualize it. As a result, we…

Discussion

Collective Intelligence and Democracy

09/26 Wednesday | 12pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to join a conversation and lunch with Geoff Mulgan. The best political systems harness and amplify the brainpower of their citizens. The worst do the opposite. Around the world, many experiments are underway to tap collective intelligence – from neighborhoods…

Symposium

Critical Disaster Studies Conference

09/21 Friday | 9am

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for NYU Gallatin’s Critical Disaster Studies Conference. From the Biblical story of Noah’s flood to science fiction fantasies of nuclear war, disasters loom large in the human imagination. Building on previous generations of scholarship about disaster, the developing field of critical disaster studies seeks to…

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