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…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Who Cleans the Park?

12/04 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch event of John Krinsky and Maud Simonet’s new book Who Cleans the Park? Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City. Author John Krinsky will be present in conversation with Penny Lewis and Gianpaolo Baiocchi. About the book: America’s public parks are in a…

Discussion

Perfect Storm: Puerto Rico’s Hurricane History and Lessons for Resilience

12/04 Monday | 12pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, the Cities, Cultures, and Climate Change Working Group, and the Urban Democracy Lab invite you to join us for a lunchtime discussion with Ingrid Olivo and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro on the history of hurricanes in the Caribbean and the present humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria hit in September,…

Book Launch

Island People: A Storm Relief Benefit and Celebration

11/29 Wednesday | 7pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, in collaboration with CARIBBEING, the Ace Hotel New York, and WORD Bookstores, invite you to join for the paperback release event for Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s book, Island People: The Caribbean and the World. This masterwork of travel literature and history is a kaleidoscopic portrait of the Caribbean that illuminates its fierce grip on the world’s imagination….

Lecture

US-China Relations in the Global Context

11/13 Monday | 5:30pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Undergraduate Academic Affairs invite you to join for a talk on US-China relations with He Yafei, Jeffrey Lehman, and Clark T. “Sandy” Randt. He Yafei, former Vice President of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The People’s Republic of China, will first…

Book Launch

Book Launch | The Art of Revolt: Snowden, Assange, Manning

11/07 Tuesday | 6:30pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis invite you to join for a talk with French philosopher and sociologist Geoffroy de Lagasnerie on his new book, The Art of Revolt: Snowden, Assange, Manning (Stanford University Press, September 2017). The author will be in conversation with Nikhil Singh and Andrew Ross. Edward…

Symposium

The Big Picture: What’s At Stake in Trump’s America

11/07 Tuesday | 9:30am

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and Public Books invite you to join for an all-day symposium investigating the rise of Trump and America’s turn towards authoritarian rule. This symposium is the culminating event to a series of essays published daily on Public Books in the weeks preceding, in which leading intellectuals address what’s at stake in Trump’s America for a…

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