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The Road to 2008: Presidential Politics Today with Arianna Huffington

The Road to 2008: Presidential Politics Today with Arianna Huffington

An up-to-the-minute, headline-driven analysis of the 2008 presidential election with Arianna Huffingon, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the influential Huffington Post. At the helm of one of the most active communities on the Internet, Huffington has her finger on the political pulse. Just days before the highly anticipated Pennsylvania primary, she shared her behind-the-scenes knowledge of [...]

Posted: Apr 17th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Changing American Family

The Changing American Family

Dramatic changes have taken place in marriage, child rearing, and family life in the United States. Where social scientists once spoke simply of “the family,” they now speak of “the diversity of family forms” and the rapidity with which those forms can change. This panel offers objective and unsentimental views of the family and addresses [...]

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Agency in Surveilled Space

Agency in Surveilled Space

Who is watching, and who is being watched? Who decides which spaces are visible to the camera and which are effectively invisible, off-limits to authorities? A roundtable discussion examines how engineers, artists, and activists intervene in surveillance systems to subvert, invert, and redefine these relationships, and how the principle of “sousveillance” – meaning surveillance from [...]

Posted: Mar 31st, 2008 | Comments: 0
Prosperity and Inequality: Debates in India and China

Prosperity and Inequality: Debates in India and China

India and China are emerging as major players in the global political economy of this century, having enjoyed record growth rates for the past five years. Yet each faces major social and economic challenges. Both countries are dealing with growing social unrest, widespread poverty, and rising energy needs in a world market shaped by dwindling [...]

Posted: Mar 27th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

Legal analyst and journalist Jeffrey Toobin discusses The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. Toobin discusses the history, politics, and interpersonal dynamics of the Supreme Court, especially in light of the upcoming presidential elections. Toobin, a staff writer at the New Yorker and senior legal analyst for CNN, is one of the [...]

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2008 | Comments: 1
The Conservative Ascendancy

The Conservative Ascendancy

Despite significant losses in the 2006 midterm elections, the Republican Right remains a powerful force in American politics. In his book The Conservative Ascendancy, Donald Critchlow explores the anomaly of the Republican Right’s anti-statist ideology in an age of mass democracy and Cold War hostilities. In Critchlow’s view, though today’s intensified partisanship can be unsettling, [...]

Posted: Feb 27th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Future of Capitalism:  How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community

Future of Capitalism: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community

Stephen Marglin, Walter S. Barker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, is the author of The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community. He speaks about the perpetual change that is intertwined with capitalism, and the need for human experience. This was the third annual Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture, a series that focuses [...]

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Immigration Debates: Spotlight on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Immigration Debates: Spotlight on the U.S.-Mexico Border

How to secure the U.S.-Mexico border is a hugely contentious issue in the immigration debates shaping the 2008 presidential race. A panel of experts discusses the challenges of securing the world’s most frequently crossed border and the immigration policy agendas heating up the campaign trail. Panelists include Jorge Bustamante, of Notre Dame University; Emilio Gonzalez, [...]

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Environment and The Politics of ’08

The Environment and The Politics of ’08

Do citizens have a right to a safe environment? Does the government have an obligation to protect the environment? If so, where does that responsibility reside – at the national or the state level? Where is the environmental movement today, and what role will it play in the presidential election of 2008? Examining these questions [...]

Posted: Jan 30th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Doug Hughes in conversation with Robert LuPone

Doug Hughes in conversation with Robert LuPone

Veteran Broadway director Doug Hughes discusses his career and methods with Robert LuPone, the director of the New School for Drama. Hughes is the New School’s artist-in-residence for the 2007-8 academic year. This event was held at the New School.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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