Discussion

RAPS Talk | Reparations for All?

03/19 Monday | 12pm

The Race and Public Space (RAPS) Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a conversation between Michael Ralph and Haben Abraha about the prospect of reparations for all US taxpayers based on Robert Meister’s insight that the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, or “2008 Bailout,” constitutes an act of extortion that demands…

Book Launch

CANCELLED – OIKOS Book Launch | Divining Desire

03/07 Wednesday | 6pm

UPDATE: Due to the predicted snow accumulation, NYU’s New York campus will close early today. This event is cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. The OIKOS Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch of Liza Featherstone’s Divining Desire: Focus Groups and the Culture of Consultation (OR…

Lecture

RAPS Talk | Reparative Seizure in the Jamaican Lotto Scam

03/05 Monday | 12pm

The Race and Public Space (RAPS) Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a lecture by Jovan Scott Lewis about how disadvantaged black youth in Jamaica engaged in the practice of international “lottery scamming” mobilize a reparative logic. This event is part of the working group’s Reparations Project, a project which explores the…

Workshop

RAPS Workshop | Black History Month Transcribe-A-Thon

02/27 Tuesday | 9am

In honor of Black History Month, join the Race and Public Space Working Group of the Institute for Public Knowledge for a 12 hour transcribing marathon to help the Boston Public Library turn their collection of handwritten correspondence between 19th century anti-slavery activists into texts that can be more easily read and researched. Can’t make it?…

Lecture

RAPS Talk | The Price of Life

02/26 Monday | 12pm

The Race and Public Space (RAPS) Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a conversation with Michael Ralph about the financial institutions that made millions of dollars from insuring slaves during the antebellum period. This is the second event of the working group’s Reparations Project, a project which explores the prospect of reparations…

Book Launch

Book Talk | Bit by Bit

02/21 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a book talk on Matthew Salganik’s new book Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age, featuring the author in conversation with Duncan Watts and Beth Noveck. In just the past several years, we have witnessed the birth and rapid spread of social media, mobile…

Book Launch

Book Talk | The Beneficiary

01/29 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a book talk on Bruce Robbin’s new book The Beneficiary, featuring the author in conversation with Daniel Aldana Cohen and Rachel Sherman. From iPhones and clothing to jewelry and food, the products those of us in the developed world consume and enjoy exist only through the…

Discussion

Discussion | The Case for Reparations

01/29 Monday | 12pm

The Race and Public Space (RAPS) Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a conversation with Westenley Alcenat about his 2017 Jacobin article about the prospect of reparations for Haiti along with a discussion of the related argument Ta-Nehisi Coates makes in his influential 2014 Atlantic article. This is the inaugural…

Book Launch

Book Talk | Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters

12/13 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a book talk on Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters, featuring the author Gloria Origgi in discussion with David Berreby. Reputation touches almost everything, guiding our behavior and choices in countless ways. But it is also shrouded in mystery. Why is it so powerful when the criteria by which people…

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