Book Launch

Book Launch | Barbara Celarent: Varieties of Social Imagination

04/03 Monday | 6pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge and the Department of Sociology at NYU invite you to join us for a book launch celebrating the release of Varieties of Social Imagination, the collected works of the pseudonymous Barbara Celarent, edited by sociologist Andrew Abbott. Abbott will present this intriguing work in discussion with Paola Castaño, Daniel Huebner, and  Peter Miller. In July 2009,…

Symposium

Student Research Workshops: Exploring Critical Research Practice

03/31 Friday | 4pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the global NYLON working group invite you to join us for afternoon research practicums as part of the 2017 NYLON Conference at NYU.   Session 1: Friday, March 31 – 4:00-6:00 PM Live-Action Role-Play (LARP) as Scientific Proof Organizer: Noah Arjomand (Columbia University) Live-Action Role-Play (LARP) as Scientific Proof…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain

03/29 Wednesday | 1pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for the book launch of John Ferejohn and Frances Rosenbluth’s Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain. The authors will be in discussion with Daniel Kevles and Melissa Schwartzberg. Peace, many would agree, is a goal that democratic nations should strive to…

Book Launch

Book Launch | The Unbanking of America

03/27 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the book launch of Lisa Servon’s The Unbanking of America. The author will be in discussion with Tamara Draut and Jonathan Morduch. What do an undocumented immigrant in the South Bronx, a high-net-worth entrepreneur, and a twenty-something graduate student have in common? All three are victims…

Spaces of Everyday Consumption: The Costs and Benefits of Place-Based Economic Development

03/20 Monday | 6pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU and the Gehl Institute invite you to join us for a discussion on community economic development strategies in New York City and beyond. A panel of experts will take a critical look at the advantages, disadvantages, and contradictions of tying economic development to place, and local improvement to consumption….

Book Launch

Urban Alternatives: A Blueprint for Successful Resistance

03/06 Monday | 6:30pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a discussion with the organizers and editors of The Next Helsinki competition and the new book The Helsinki Effect. Presenters include Terike Haapoja, Miguel Robles-Durán, Andrew Ross, Michael Sorkin, and Sharon Zukin. Helsinki was the chosen site for the Guggenheim Museum’s latest effort to replicate the…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London

03/02 Thursday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a book launch event for Lauren Elkin’s new book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London, where the author will be in conversation with Garnette Cadogan and Ada Calhoun. The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who…

Discussion

Gun Policy in Trump’s America

02/27 Monday | 6pm

The Trump administration promises broad expansion of gun rights in the U.S.  As candidates, Trump-Pence ran with the full endorsement of the NRA. They vowed to end gun-free zones in schools and airports, severely curtail gun-violence prevention efforts, and make it ever-easier for people to carry guns across state lines and into cities such as…

Workshop

Oikos Workshop | Financial Infrastructures for Resilience: The Case of the South Bronx

02/17 Friday | 1pm

The Oikos working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a workshop with Antonieta Castro-Cosio on her paper about financial infrastructures for resilience in the South Bronx. RSVP to shari.wolk@nyu.edu for the paper. In her paper, Castro-Cosio explores the role of “informal” financial practices and institutions in the shaping of resilient urban…

Book Launch

Book Talk | The Great Leveler: Violence and Economic Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present

02/15 Wednesday | 6pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for a book talk with Walter Scheidel on his acclaimed work The Great Leveler: Violence and Economic Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present, out now from Princeton University Press. Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by…

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