Book Launch

Book Launch | American Resistance

11/04 Monday | 6pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch of American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave, featuring the author Dana R. Fisher in conversation with Jeff Goodwin. Since Donald Trump’s first day in office, a large and energetic grassroots “Resistance” has taken…

Discussion

Book Talk | Beyond The Valley & The Revolution That Wasn’t

10/30 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a discussion with Ramesh Srinivasan on his new book Beyond The Valley: How Innovators Around the World Are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow and Jen Schradie on her new book The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives. In Beyond the…

Discussion

Co-Opting AI: Body

10/28 Monday | 6pm

*Please note: This event is over-subscribed, and seating will be available on a first-come first-served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat. Please arrive a few minutes early if you can. Doors open at 5:30PM. This event will be live-streamed via Twitter: @nyu_ipk. NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the 370 Jay Project invite…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Why Trust Science?

10/15 Tuesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Environmental Humanities Initiative at NYU invite you to the launch event for Why Trust Science? featuring the author Naomi Oreskes in conversation with Andrew Needham. Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when…

Book Launch

Book Talk | Wilding by Isabella Tree

10/07 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Environmental Humanities Initiative at NYU invite you to join us for a book talk for Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm, featuring the author Isabella Tree in conversation with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using…

Book Launch

Co-Opting AI: Race

09/30 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a presentation and discussion of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Polity, 2019) by Ruha Benjamin, Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures (forthcoming from NYU Press, 2020) by André Brock, and Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter (forthcoming…

Book Launch

Book Launch | The Drama of Celebrity

09/23 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the launch event of The Drama of Celebrity (Princeton, 2019) by Sharon Marcus, featuring the author in conversation with Katie Lofton, Anne Cheng, and Joshua Gamson. Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges…

Discussion

Climate and Migration from the Sahel: Causality under Changing Skies

09/20 Friday | 12pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a talk with Jesse Ribot on climate and migration from the Sahel. Senegalese farmers are crossing the Sahara toward Europe. They travel through Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Algeria and Libya, and across the Mediterranean to Italy. Along the way many are taken captive and robbed…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

09/19 Thursday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the launch of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton, 2018) by Rob Reich, featuring the author in a conversation with Daniel Viehoff and Holly Fetter, moderated by Eric Klinenberg. Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy?…

Discussion

Discussion | State Capacity: The Missing Ingredient in Economic Development

09/16 Monday | 12pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to join a conversation with Dr. Reuben Abraham, founding CEO of the IDFC Institute, a Mumbai-based think/do tank focused on state capacity and political economy. In this edition of the Future of Democracy Lecture Series, Dr….

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