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Daphne Merkin in Conversation with Sasha Weiss

McNally Jackson - 52 Prince Street
7pm, $0

Thursday, 18 September

Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

New School, University Center - 63 Fifth Avenue, Tishman Auditorium
6pm, $0/Rsvp

In This Changes Everything, her first new book in seven years, Naomi Klein, author of the global #1 bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world Continue Reading »

Kamila Shamsie and Hari Kunzru

McNally Jackson - 52 Prince Street
7pm, $0

The Best American Poetry Reading
with Mark Doty, Eileen Myles, Sharon Olds, and more

New School, Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12 Street, The Auditorium
7pm, $0

The Mad and The Bad

ISSUE Project Room - 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
8pm, $0

Friday, 19 September

The Romanovs and Photography: A New Lens on Empire

New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building - Fifth Avenue at 42 Street, South Court Auditorium
1:15pm, $0

For over 300 years, the Romanovs ruled Russia, then as now the largest country in the world. The Romanovs persistently sought to know their empire’s lands and resources, from sponsoring chronicles in the seventeenth century to the founding of provincial newspapers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Photography was an exciting but ultimately misleading lens on the empire.  Providing what seemed like an objective view of reality (ob''ektiv is even the Russian word for lens), the staged world of the photography belonging to the imperial family bore little resemblance to the all too quickly changing world of the Russian Empire in the years before war and revolution Continue Reading »

Monday, 22 September

Pablo León de la Barra in Conversation with Carla Stellweg

School of Visual Arts - 133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
6:30pm, $0

Tuesday, 23 September

Yuriy Gruzinov: The Cinema of Civil Protest in Ukraine
Screening and Discussion

The Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Avenue, Martin E. Segal Theater
6 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp

Ben Lowy on his Work

School of Visual Arts, Design Criticism - 136 West 21 Street, Room 418F
7pm, $0

Wednesday, 24 September

A Conversation with his Excellency Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President Of Iran

New York Hilton Midtown - 1335 Avenue of the Americas (at 54th Street)
2 - 5pm, $0/Rsvp

New America is pleased to invite you to a special event with His Excellency Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In his first public remarks ahead of his much anticipated address at the United Nations General Assembly, President Rouhani will share his views on his first year in office, his domestic and international priorities ahead, his vision for stabilizing the Middle East, and his thoughts about the future of Iran’s relationship with the United States. Seating is limited. Pre-registration and valid photo ID required for entry Continue Reading »

A Conversation with Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister Of Norway

New York Hilton Midtown - 1335 Avenue of the Americas
6 - 7:30pm, $0/Rsvp

Free French Africa in World War II

Columbia University, Buell Hall - 515 West 116 Street, East Gallery
6 - 7:30pm, $0

Thursday, 25 September

Framing the Immigrant Movement as about Rights, Family, or Economics: Which Appeals Resonate and for Whom?

Barnard Center for Research on Women - 3009 Broadway, 101 Barnard Hall (Floor 3)
6 - 8pm, $0

Ukraine Between East and West

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street, Room 1512
6 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp

Ambassador Lamberto Zannier of Italy took up the post of OSCE Secretary General on 1 July 2011. Zannier is an Italian career diplomat. From June 2008 to June 2011 he was UN Special Representative for Kosovo and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). From 2002 to 2006, he was the Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre of the OSCE Continue Reading »

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