Public Programs Events Highlights: Fall 2018

Discuss pressing issues of today’s political climate, ahead of the midterm elections.

PEN Presents: On Fascism with Jason Stanley, Timothy Snyder and Jelani Cobb | October 10, 2018

Just weeks ahead of the midterm elections, PEN America and The New School present Timothy Snyder and Jason Stanley in this urgent and necessary conversation moderated by The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb.

Democracy in Question: Socialism and Liberalism in the Age of Trump | October 10, 2018

A public conversation featuring Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, senior editor, The Nation; John Gould, editor, The New Republic; Sarah Leonard, editor and writer, Dissent, The Nation, The New Republic; James Miller, author, Can Democracy Work?, professor of politics, The New School for Social Research; and Bhaskar Sunkara, editor, Jacobin; moderated Helena Rosenblatt, author of The Lost History of Liberalism and professor of history and CUNY Graduate Center.

Beyond the Kremlin: The Pro-Democracy Movement and What the Russian People are Really Thinking | October 16, 2018

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and Vladimir Kara-Murza, leading pro-democracy campaigner, will discuss the prospects for democracy in Russia. Nina Khrushcheva, professor of International Affairs at The New School, will provide the opening remarks and introduction.

Black Politics, the Neoliberal Racial Order, Expropriation and Exploitation in Racialized Capitalism | October 17, 2018

A conversation between Michael Dawson, University of Chicago, and Nancy Fraser, The New School, on race and capitalism, discussing Dawson’s “Black Politics and the Neoliberal Racial Order” and Fraser’s “Expropriation and Exploitation in Racialized Capitalism”.

Richard M. Rorty and the Trump Years: On the 20th Anniversary of “Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America” | October 24, 2018

David E. McClean, Ph.D, professor at Rutgers University (Newark) Department of Philosophy and New School for Social Research alumnus (PhD 2009, MA 2003), will discuss Richard M. Rorty’s Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America.

Drug Policy in Portugal: The Benefits of Decriminalizing Drug Use | November 1, 2018

Dr. João Goulão, director of Drug Policy for the Government of Portugal, will explain the evolution of drug policy in Portugal over the last several years and the recent decision to legalize cannabis.

Historical Studies Speaker Series: Critical History Today: “#BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation” | November 5, 2018

As part of the Historical Studies Speaker Series, Princeton University professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will discuss her book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.

Join conversations on sustainability and the environment, featuring Nobel Peace Prize-winning Beatrice Fihn, environmental writer Ken Ilgunas, among others.

The Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth: Beatrice Fihn | October 9, 2018

The second annual Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth, will feature Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign coalition that works to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

Is Coffee Sustainable? A Roundtable on Production, Trade and Community in the Coffee Industry | October 10, 2018

A conversation with Sustainable Harvest, a coffee importer, and Coocentral, a Colombian coffee farmer cooperative, about the challenges that farmers face and threaten their livelihoods.

This Land Is Our Land: Book Talk with Ken Ilgunas | October 15, 2018

Author, journalist, and environmental writer Ken Ilgunas discusses his new book, This Land is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam, which proposes opening up American private property for public recreation.

Science + Art + Design Microbial Pigments Workshop | October 26/2018

A lab workshop exploring how pigments can be applied to textiles, how environmental factors and genetic differences affect color profiles, and the shift from chemical dye to natural dye processes.

In an ever-changing media landscape, explore new trends, ethical issues, and consider ways to make the digital economy sustainable.

Ads, Amplification, and Algorithms — Workshop | October 10/2018

In this workshop, the second in a three-part series, Aram Zucker-Scharff of The Washington Post, will dig into the wild world of content fraud, from fake ads to arbitrage, that drives what some estimate to be as much as 90% of the digital ad economy.

Dynamic Storytelling Through VR | October 11/2018

A panel discussion on how groundbreaking journalists and filmmakers are using VR, and building a career with this emerging technology.

Imagine Science Film Festival @ The New School | October 13 & 14, 2018

As part of the 11th annual Imagine Science Film Festival, Eugene Lang College will host lab workshops, film screenings, panels, and Q&A with filmmakers.

The Perils and Possibilities of Digital Advertising — Panel | October 17, 2018

Aram Zucker-Scharff, Ad Engineering Director for the Research, Experimentation and Development (RED) team at The Washington Post, will moderate a discussion about the digital ecosystem, the dangers it poses to a free press, and the possibilities for creating better, sustainable models that favor readers over page views and profit.

2018 SMS Mobile Film Festival | October 25, 2018

Showcase of student filmmakers as they set out to tell stories, document experiences, and express art through smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

The Future of News is Audio | November 8, 2018

Journalists at BuzzFeed News, Slate, Vox Media, and WNYC talk about the process of news gathering, telling the same story for different platforms, and how they engage with their audience.

Social Movements + Innovation Campus Convening #2 |October 8, 2018

New School activists, movement leaders, change-makers and innovators will gather to listen and learn about what is needed and desired from a “think and do tank” that can offer learning, practice, and innovation space.

Critical History Today: Theory Revolt | October 8, 2018

A panel discussion with Joan Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ; Ethan Klienberg, Professor of History and Letters at Wesleyan University and Editor-in-Chief of History and Theory; and Gary Wilder, Professor in the Ph.D. Programs of Anthropology and History and Director of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Humanity in Action Fall International Conference | October 19 & 20, 2018

A gathering for Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action, the conference will focus on “Social Justice in Public Health and Healthcare,” exploring the current status of the United States healthcare system, its potential, and the pitfalls in between.

SONIC PROTEST: a Demonstration in Cacophony | October 21, 2018

School of Jazz and Contemporary Music faculty member Kirk Nurock and instrumentalists of all styles, levels, and ages, will perform “SONIC PROTEST”, a musical response to the dangers of today’s political climate.

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