Liberalism and Its Critics

Columbia University, The Heyman Center - 2960 Broadway, Second Floor
6:15pm, $0

In his recent book The Revolt Against the Masses, Frederick Siegel indicts modern American liberalism for elitism toward ordinary Americans, their values and culture, and blames liberals for many of the problems plaguing American Society today. Taking off from Siegel's book, the panelists will respond to his critique, discuss liberalism's history, and evaluate its future prospects. Participants Frederick Siegel Scholar in Residence St Continue Reading »

Trans-Atlantic Celebrity
H.G Wells, Elinor Glyn, and Sarah Bernhardt

Columbia University, Butler Library - 535 West 114 Street, The Studio
7pm, $0

In this talk, three Columbia Professors will discuss three 19th-century European artists whose work had a large influence on literature and film in the Belle Époque. Sarah Cole, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, will discuss the work of science fiction writer H.G. Wells; Hilary Hallett, Assistant Professor of History, will discuss writer Elinor Glyn, known for her works of romance; and Sharon Marcus, Professor of of English and Comparative Literature will discuss the work of French actress Sarah Bernhardt, known as "The Divine Sarah Continue Reading »

Friday, 03 October

Eileen McGann and Vincent Grande: Developing a Therapeutic Arts Community

School of Visual Arts - 133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
6 - 8pm, $0

Sunday, 05 October

What's Next for Public Schools?

New School, University Center - 63 Fifth Avenue, Tishman Auditorium
5 - 7pm, $0/Rsvp

Progressive educators and parents have been highly critical of the school reform agenda that prescribes standardized testing and charter schools as a response to the crisis of inequality in America. It’s clear what we are against. But what kind of reform are we for?  In this discussion, leading voices in education will explore what equity-based progressive change would mean for public schools in New York City and nationwide. Featuring:  - Carmen Farina, New York City Schools Chancellor  - Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers  - Dana Goldstein, author, The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled   - Zakiyah Ansari, Public School parent and Advocacy Director, AQE  - Pedro Noguera,  Peter L Continue Reading »

Monday, 06 October

FIERCE: The Work and Life of Manuel Ramos Otero

Columbia University, Butler Library - 535 West 114 Street, Room 523
6:30pm, $0

Thursday, 09 October

Is there a Future for Museum Ethics?

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

In 1925 the American Association of Museums, the largest professional organization for museums in the US, adopted a “Code of Ethics for Museum Workers.” Since then the professional code has been rewritten and revised twice (most recently in 1991/2000) and now all museums that wish to be accredited must create and follow their own codes. Yet many museums have recently been in the public eye for what is perceived to be questionable or even unethical behavior. The Delaware Art Museum was recently censured for deaccessioning works of art from its collections in order to offset its financial difficulties Continue Reading »

Wednesday, 15 October

Destruction and Documentation: Saving Syria's Cultural Heritage

The Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Avenue, Room C198
6:30pm, $0

Thursday, 16 October

Artifactualities: Derrida And The Hauntology Of Media

New York University - 239 Greene Street, Floor 8
4 - 8pm, $0

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