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Julia Child, Culinary Revolutionary

Julia Child, Culinary Revolutionary

Julia Child didn’t start cooking until she was 39, but no other chef influenced late-20th-century American cooking more than she did. Forty-five years after the debut of her groundbreaking PBS show, The French Chef, four panelists will discuss the profound effects of her books, television shows, and entertaining and accessible persona on our cuisine and [...]

Posted: Jun 12th, 2008 | Comments: 0
It’s the Economic Recovery Plan, Stupid

It’s the Economic Recovery Plan, Stupid

As debate on the recession moves from “if” to “when” to “how long,” The New School’s Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the New America Foundation invite top economists and business executives to share their perspectives. The discussion centers on the economic and political realities behind the debate on how best to stimulate [...]

Posted: May 22nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Learning from the Elections of 2004 and 2000

Learning from the Elections of 2004 and 2000

What lessons can be learned from the past two presidential elections? How are party alliances changing? How might this election transform foreign policy and generational dynamics? Sondra Farganis, director of the Wolfson Center for National Affairs, leads a conversation about the direction and lessons of American politics after the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. She [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Maintaining Momentum in New York’s Development Agenda

Maintaining Momentum in New York’s Development Agenda

New York City’s economy is slowing and construction costs remain extraordinarily high, but the Bloomberg administration is still planning a number of ambitious development projects. Will New York be able to maintain its fast pace of residential and commercial development? How are neighborhoods responding to zoning changes? What are developers doing about increased costs, tightened [...]

Posted: Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Looking Back Now: Performance over Three Decades, 1960s—1980s

Looking Back Now: Performance over Three Decades, 1960s—1980s

What is the relationship between gesture and time, mediality and performativity, and appropriation and activism? How has the role of performance art in society changed over the last three decades? Art historians discuss their research on performance from the 1960s to the 1980s and the place of performance art in the contemporary cultural landscape. The [...]

Posted: Apr 24th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Rethinking Poverty: The Impact of Poverty on Children

Rethinking Poverty: The Impact of Poverty on Children

The United Nations’ 2000 Conference and its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) marked an international commitment to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and to fostering global collaboration in these efforts. Despite some progress towards the MDGs, millions of children remain outside of the policy agenda. This conference provides peer consultation and feedback on UNICEF’s global study [...]

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008 | Comments: 1
Philanthropy Today: Big Ideas, Big Gifts, Big Impact

Philanthropy Today: Big Ideas, Big Gifts, Big Impact

As philanthropy changes and evolves, not only can large organizations and corporations make an impact, but wealthy individuals are also able to create change through giving. How do these individuals approach their philanthropic ventures? How do they choose which organizations to give to, and when to stop funding? How do they keep track of accountability? [...]

Posted: Apr 21st, 2008 | Comments: 0
Rethinking Poverty: Making Policies that Work for Children

Rethinking Poverty: Making Policies that Work for Children

The United Nations’ 2000 Conference and its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) marked an international commitment to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and to fostering global collaboration in these efforts. Despite some progress towards the MDGs, millions of children remain outside of the policy agenda. This conference provides peer consultation and feedback on UNICEF’s global study [...]

Posted: Apr 21st, 2008 | Comments: 0
Art and Money

Art and Money

In a period of radical expansion of public interest and market forces, what is the state of contemporary art’s production, presentation, and acquisition? What roles do narcissism and trophy-gathering play? Is the current boom another chapter in an older, modernist history, or is it truly unprecedented? How did contemporary art, of seemingly endless supply, become [...]

Posted: Apr 18th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Michelle Addington: The Architecture of the Unfamiliar

Michelle Addington: The Architecture of the Unfamiliar

Michelle Addington, co-author of Smart Materials and Designs for Architecture and Design Professions (2004), has worked at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center designing spacecraft, at DuPont as a process designer and power plant engineer, and in Philadelphia, as an architect. She speaks here about current and unfamiliar design innovations, touching on lighting, sustainable architecture, smart [...]

Posted: Apr 17th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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