Tuesday, 02 September

Future Trends in Energy Geopolitics
Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc

Columbia University, Low Memorial Library - 535 West 116 Street
4 - 6pm, $0/Rsvp

Wednesday, 03 September

Becoming Soviet: The Transformation of Everyday Life in Stalin's Times

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street, Room 1219
12 - 2pm, $0

Mass festivals were a trademark of twentieth-century authoritarianism, as seen in fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and elsewhere. But nowhere was this phenomenon more prevalent than in the Soviet Union. Despite being a dominant feature of Soviet culture, these public spectacles have been largely overlooked as objects of study by historians. Originally published in German, Malte Rolfs highly acclaimed work examines the creation and perpetuation of large-scale celebrations such as May Day, the anniversary of the October Revolution, Harvest Day, and others throughout the Soviet era Continue Reading »

An Evening with Edward Hirsch

New School, Lang Community Center - 55 West 13 Street, Arnhold Hall, Room I202
6:30 - 8pm, $0

Wednesday, 10 September

Crossed Wires: The Bell System in Europe, 1908-1929

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

Lecture in French Leonard Laborie, introduced by Richard R. John  In the early 20th century, the North American and European telephone networks were not yet technically connected, but they interacted in terms of standards, business projects, advertising and other forms of representation.  Leonard Laborie explores why and how wiring continents can also be told as a transatlantic history.  Leonard Laborie is a research fellow with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), UMR Irice (CNRS, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and Paris 4) Continue Reading »

A Reading from Happiness: Ten Years of n+1

New School, Lang Building - 65 West 11 Street, Room B500
6:30 - 8pm, $5

Jeff Koons at the New School

New School, Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12 Street, The Auditorium
6:30pm, $10

Jeff Koons is internationally recognized as one of the most significant and influential artists working today. For the past 35 years he has examined the relationship between the art and popular culture, reimagining commonplace subjects such as inflatable toys, commercial imagery, and celebrity kitsch with an ingenious sense of scale, material and craft.  Perhaps best known for his public sculptures, Koons has engaged audiences around the globe with his audacious and jubilant outdoor installations. From his legendary Puppy of 1992, which was presented by Public Art Fund in 2000, to his iconic stainless steel sculptures, and new topiary work Split-Rocker, now on view at Rockefeller Center, his monumental works have transformed the landscape of public art for artists and audiences alike Continue Reading »

Tuesday, 30 September

Darren Aronofsky and Lynne Tillman

New Museum - 235 Bowery
7pm, $25

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