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Book Launch and Panel Discussion: “Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices” 5:00 pm
Book Launch and Panel Discussion: “Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices”
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Schools of Public Engagement for the launch of Ecological and Social Healing, with a discussion with editor Jeanine M. Canty and contributors Prof. Ana Baptista, Prof. Nina S. Roberts and Prof. Ju-Pong Lin. The panel will be moderated by Dean Michelle De Pass. The panelists – women working across the boundaries of the ecological and social – will speak to their personal and professional experiences in new forms of teaching, leading, healing, and positive change. Following the premise of the book, they will take the audience through the transformative process of bridging the ecological and social in ways that challenge and empower women and society. More about the book: This book is an edited collection of essays by[...]
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Shifting Social Contracts: Global Inequality– Drivers, Consequences and Response 6:00 pm
Shifting Social Contracts: Global Inequality– Drivers, Consequences and Response
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
Growing inequality is increasingly understood as a political issue, not just an economic trend. Two leading experts, Branko Milanovic and Sara Burke, speak about their recent research on the dynamics that drive the rise and fall of inequality, and the protest movements that have emerged across the world. About the speakers: Branko Milanovic (CUNY Graduate Center) is one of the world’s leading economists on equality. He presents his new book, Global Inequality: A New Approach in the Age of Globalization Sara Burke (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)) is an economist and expert on international economic policy. She presents her recent research on global protests—an empirical analysis of the global protests that analyses the protestors, their motivations, the methods used, the demands,[...]
The Citizens’ Revolution 10 Years On: Ecuador’s Response to New Global Challenges 8:00 pm
The Citizens’ Revolution 10 Years On: Ecuador’s Response to New Global Challenges
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Guillaume Long, discusses regional challenges as well as an analysis of Ecuador in the global context, pending the country’s upcoming designation as the new president of the G77 group of 134 developing countries in the UN General Assembly. Long was named Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility in March 2016. He has previously served as Ecuador’s Minister for Culture and Minister for Knowledge and Human Talent. Guillaume Long has a Ph.D. in Ecuadorian foreign policy from the Institute of the Americas at the University of London and has taught International Relations and History at several leading Ecuadorian universities. Sponsored by the Observatory on Latin America.
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Family, Romance, and Revolutionary Violence: Images from the South African Liberation Struggle 6:00 pm
Family, Romance, and Revolutionary Violence: Images from the South African Liberation Struggle
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 8:00 am
Join Jon Soske, Assistant Professor of History & Classical Studies at McGill University, as discusses imagery in the South African Liberation Struggle. Jon will be introduced by professor Sean Jacobs, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at The New School. About the speaker: Jon Soske is professor of modern African history. He received a MA in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in History from the University of Toronto. From 2009-11, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His first book project, Boundaries of Diaspora: African Nationalism and the Indian[...]
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High School Admissions: Insider Tips on the Specialized High Schools 6:00 pm
High School Admissions: Insider Tips on the Specialized High Schools
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm
Are you taking the SHSAT or auditioning for LaGuardia this fall? Wondering how to rank the specialized high schools? Join the InsideSchools staff and a panel of specialized high school parents and students for a discussion moderated by Insideschools founder Clara Hemphill, followed by a Q&A session. We’ll tackle these questions and more: Are the “Big 3” better than the smaller schools?Does a “math-science” focus mean that humanities and the arts are weaker, or ignored? Should I choose a specialized high school over a topnotch screened school?If I get into LaGuardia and a test-in specialized high school, how do I decide?Insideschools.org is a project of The Center for New York City Affairs, an applied policy research institute based at the[...]
Social Impact Investing for Sustainability 6:00 pm
Social Impact Investing for Sustainability
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center to learn from the Impact Finance Center about how we can move billions of dollars into our communities one transaction at a time. Presentations by Dr. Stephanie Gripne, founder of the Impact Finance Center, and Doug Johnson, Senior Advisor of the Impact Finance Center, will provide an impact investing overview, as well as vision to develop a national impact investing marketplace. Bring specific questions to this panel-style discussion for how you can play a role in this important movement. About the speakers: As an academic entrepreneur, philanthropic advisor, researcher, and educator in the field of impact investing, Dr. Gripne sets the vision and provides leadership for the organization. Dr. Gripne focuses on business[...]
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