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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
The Nation: Politics at the Center of the Storm

The Nation: Politics at the Center of the Storm

A pioneering political blogger with The Nation’s “Online Beat” and the magazine’s Washington correspondent, John Nichols is one of America’s most respected political writers and experts on impeachment and the constitution. Mr. Nichols shares stories and viewpoints from the center of the political world, touching on the 2008 presidential election, as well as the contemporary [...]

Posted: Mar 25th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Narratives of the Holocaust:  Women’s Perspectives

Narratives of the Holocaust: Women’s Perspectives

Women remained silent for many years after the Holocaust. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, a Holocaust survivor, commences this conference by telling her story. Then more specific information is shared on how women’s voices came to take a more prominent role in Holocaust studies in the last few decades, and stories are shared of women’s roles during [...]

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008 | Comments: 1
New York City Housing Futures

New York City Housing Futures

With the city’s real estate booming as never before, the challenge of housing 21st-century New Yorkers is daunting. The city estimates that we will need 265,000 more housing units by 2030. Where will this new housing go, what will it look like, and who will be living there? Shampa Chanda, Assistant Commissioner for Planning for [...]

Posted: Mar 11th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Jan Morris & Owen Sheers

Jan Morris & Owen Sheers

In conjunction with Wales in NYC Week, acclaimed Welsh writers Jan Morris and Owen Sheers discuss Sheers’ new novel, RESISTANCE, which imagines a German invasion of Wales during World War II. This event was presented by the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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
Housing Manhattan

Housing Manhattan

When and how did New Yorkers come to regard tenants as having rights and landlords as having obligations? Where should the fine line be drawn between the free market and government oversight of rent issues? What is the future of housing in NYC? Panelists are Gale Brewer (NYC Councilmember, District 6), Elizabeth Blackmar (Columbia University), [...]

Posted: Feb 26th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Samantha Power in Conversation

Samantha Power in Conversation

Samantha Power, Barack Obama’s former Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, examines in her new book, CHASING THE FLAME: SERGIO VIEIRA DE MELLO AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD, the humanitarian work of Vieira de Mello, who as an idealist and fierce pragmatist worked in more war zones than any other person in his generation. She [...]

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008 | Comments: 0
Art from the Battlegrounds of Iraq

Art from the Battlegrounds of Iraq

Panelists include five artists who have had first-hand experience of the Iraq War — embedded painter Steve Mumford; embedded photographer and filmmaker Brian Palmer; performance artist and Army Sergeant Aaron Hughes; sculptor and Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Roa; and Chief Warrant Officer-2 Michael Fay, one of two official combat artists currently serving in the U.S. [...]

Posted: Feb 19th, 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
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