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Eric Klinenberg, “Infrastructure Isn’t Really About Roads. It’s About the Society We Want.” | NY Times Op-ed

On April 26, 2021, IPK Director Eric Klinenberg penned a NY Times Op-ed titled, “Infrastructure Isn’t Really About Roads. It’s About the Society We Want.” Read the excerpt below, then click for the full article. Until recently, the question of what counts as infrastructure was an academic matter. Today, thanks to President Biden’s $2 trillion proposal to upgrade…

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Social Infrastructure is a Right: Places for Gathering, Sharing & Learning | Eric Klinenberg with Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress in Radical Knowledge series

On March 4, 2021, Eric Klinenberg will be appearing in the Open House New York Series, Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts.  The series kick-off will feature a thought-provoking conversation about the ways in which libraries provide social infrastructure for their communities with Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, and sociologist Eric Klinenberg, Director of the…

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Announcing new event series “COVID-19 and Inequality”

The Institute for Public Knowledge, in partnership with NYU’s Cross-Cutting Initiative on Inequality, invites you to join a series of six conversations about the COVID-19 pandemic. Our series explores a variety of social problems that the pandemic accelerated and made more visible, from health disparities to social distancing, urban segregation to the decline of public goods….

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Eric Klinenberg “How Libraries Can Save the 2020 Election” | NY Times Op-ed

On September 3, 2020, IPK Director Eric Klinenberg penned a NY Times Op-ed titled, “How Libraries Can Save the 2020 Election.” Read the excerpt below, then click for the full article. As states rush to adapt their election systems amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials estimate that 80 million Americans plan to vote by mail this fall, twice…

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Announcing new event series “The Shift”

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge is pleased to announce a new event series, The Shift: Episode 1: “Introducing The Shift: Public Space” – You can watch the episode here. Episode 2: “Education”- You can watch the episode here. Episode 3: “Art & Activism”- You can watch the episode here. Episode 4: “Food” Episode 5: “Work”…

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IPK Senior Fellow Caitlin Zaloom in the New York Times

On Friday, August 30, 2019, IPK Senior Fellow Caitlin Zaloom pens an op-ed in the New York Times entitled “How Paying for College Is Changing Middle-Class Life.” Read an excerpt below and the full article here. Everyone knows that higher education is expensive. The average annual price tag for attending an American college is now…

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IPK Fellow Mona Sloane and Public Books launch new series on ‘Co-Opting AI’

IMAGE: Daniel Rehn via Flickr On June 17, 2019, the first pieces in the Public Books series ‘Co-Opting AI’, a new collaboration between IPK Fellow Mona Sloane and Public Books, will be published. Read the introduction here. Today, almost 70 years after Alan Turing famously asked, “Can machines think?,” what we call “artificial intelligence,” or AI,…

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