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…

Discussion

Chaos vs. Order: The New Face of Astor Place

02/10 Friday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Gehl Institute invite you to join us for a discussion on the past, present, and future of Manhattan’s Astor Place and public plazas in New York City. This event will take a critical look at the neighborhood improvements and its benefits to society, with a panel including Andy…

Book Launch

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

02/09 Thursday | 6pm

This event is cancelled due to inclement weather, and will be rescheduled for a later date. 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 Helen…

Book Launch

Exhibition Opening | Suzanne C. Nagy’s “Pulse”

02/02 Thursday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition of artwork by Suzanne C. Nagy. Entitled “Pulse,” the deeply environmentally engaged work is the third in a series by the artist called “Sustainable Nature Solutions,” and combines acrylic pieces, photo prints, and glowing mixed-media light boxes. Please join us…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Popular Democracy, by Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

01/30 Monday | 6pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for a book launch celebrating the release of Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza’s Popular Democracy: The Paradox of Participation. The authors will be in discussion with Daniel Aldana Cohen, Caroline Lee, and Sanjay Ruparelia. Local participation is the new democratic imperative. In the United States, three-fourths of all cities have developed…

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?…

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