Book Launch

Book Launch | 2100: A Dystopian Utopia / The City After Climate Change

12/15 Thursday | 6pm

Fast forward to the year 2100. New York, along with Phoenix, Beijing, Sao Paulo, Manila, and many more of the world’s most populated cities, is irrevocably changed. Much of the earth’s great middle swath is subject to droughts, wildfires, and desertification, while increasingly frequent super storms plague coastal areas, destroying precious agricultural lands by bringing…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Island People: The Caribbean and the World

12/12 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a conversation with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Garnette Cadogan, and Ifeona Fulani to mark the release of Jelly-Schapiro’s Island People: The Caribbean and the World. A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers…

Lecture

Oikos Talk | Networked Heirlooms

12/09 Friday | 8am

The Oikos working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a talk with Tamara Kneese on networked heirlooms. As fleeting interactions on social media are harnessed and collected, communications take on new logics of valuation. Data are tied to objects, possessions, and assets with market value such as houses, cars, and life insurance…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Lynne Sagalyn’s Power at Ground Zero

12/08 Thursday | 6pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge and the Marron Institute of Urban Management at NYU invite you to join us for an event to celebrate the release of Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan by Lynne B. Sagalyn. The author will be in discussion with New York policy and planning scholar Mitchell Moss. …

Discussion

Social Movements in the Trump Era

12/07 Wednesday | 6:30pm

*Live video broadcast will be available here starting at 6:30PM (EST)* NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a roundtable discussion with leading thinkers and activists on the implications of the 2016 election for social movements. What do the realities of the next administration portend for community organizations, grassroots activists, liberal non-profits, and public institutions?…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Camilo Jose Vergara’s Detroit is No Dry Bones

12/05 Monday | 1pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge and the Collaborative on Global Urbanism at NYU invite you to join us for a discussion and reception to celebrate the release of Detroit is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City in the Industrial Age, from photographer and ethnographer Camilo Jose Vergara. The author will be in discussion with historian and urbanist Tom…

Discussion

Discussion | Presence, Obligation, and the Politics of Distribution

12/02 Friday | 8am

The Oikos working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for an open discussion with James Ferguson about his recent book, Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution (Duke University Press, 2015). The book explores the rise of cash-transfer programs in southern Africa and elsewhere in…

Lecture

2016 NYU China-U.S. Forum: A Conversation with Madame Fu Ying

12/01 Thursday | 12pm

RSVP HERE The Institute for Public Knowledge, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity at NYU and the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, invite you to join us for the 2016 China-U.S. Forum at NYU, an evening with Madame Fu Ying, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies

11/18 Friday | 1pm

The Cultures of Finance working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch event for Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies, out now from the University of Chicago Press. Editor Ben Lee and contributors contributors Robert Wosnitzer, Robert Meister, Emanuel Derman, and Edward LiPuma, will engage with discussants…

Discussion

Discussion | Rise of The Robots? Humans and Machines in the New Century

11/16 Wednesday | 7am

We are witnessing a surge of anxiety about robots: Will they displace humans in the workplace and condemn us to mass idleness; and worse still, guided by their own artificial intelligence, will they become our rivals or even enemies?  The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a lunchtime lecture and conversation on these themes…

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