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Lincoln, President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861

Lincoln, President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861

In the four months between Abraham Lincoln’s election and inauguration, the president-elect made the most important decision of his coming presidency: there would be no compromise on slavery or secession of the slaveholding states, even at the cost of an inevitable Civil War. Two scholars examine this pivotal four-month period, Lincoln’s public stance, and the [...]

Posted: Nov 25th, 2008 | Comments: 49
Enforcing China’s Environmental Law: Options, Experience, and Prospects

Enforcing China’s Environmental Law: Options, Experience, and Prospects

The legal framework for environmental regulation in China has made progress, but—as with much of Chinese legal reform—the proof is in the pudding, and at issue is enforcement of the law. But enforcement is difficult to observe, as it takes place daily in courts across the country. Jerome Cohen, Benjamin Von Rooij, Zhang Jingjing, and [...]

Posted: Nov 21st, 2008 | Comments: 1
The Economic Storm: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nonprofits Sector: Panel Discussion

The Economic Storm: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nonprofits Sector: Panel Discussion

Nonprofits are tested during periods of economic hardship. How can they—both individually and collectively—be prepared to meet the impending economic storm? Foundation Center, New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG), United Way of New York City, and Citi host a roundtable forum for thought leaders from New York’s nonprofit, philanthropic, business and public sectors. A [...]

Posted: Nov 19th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Economic Storm: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nonprofits Sector: Keynote Address

The Economic Storm: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nonprofits Sector: Keynote Address

Nonprofits are tested during periods of economic hardship. How can they—both individually and collectively—be prepared to meet the impending economic storm? The Foundation Center, New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG), United Way of New York City, and Citi host a roundtable forum for thought leaders from New York’s nonprofit, philanthropic, business and public sectors. [...]

Posted: Nov 19th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Catherine Sullivan: Public Art Fund Talks

Catherine Sullivan: Public Art Fund Talks

Catherine Sullivan’s work oscillates between the uncanny and camp, eliciting a profound critique of “acceptable” behavior in today’s media-saturated society. Her anxiety inducing films and live performances reveal the degree to which everyday gestures and emotional states are scripted and performed, probing the border between innate and learned behavior. Join Catherine Sullivan as she discusses [...]

Posted: Nov 19th, 2008 | Comments: 0
President George W. Bush on the Current Economic Climate

President George W. Bush on the Current Economic Climate

President George W. Bush addresses the Manhattan Institute, discussing the current economic climate and the upcoming G20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy. He touches on our global interdependence, the causes of the current economic climate, and the steps that have been taken so far in order to prevent an economic meltdown. He [...]

Posted: Nov 14th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Science and Faith: Complementary or Contradictory?

Science and Faith: Complementary or Contradictory?

The Bible’s Buried Secrets – NOVA’s landmark new film—is an archeological detective story that explores the origins of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, and the birth of monotheism. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies. Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when and [...]

Posted: Nov 13th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Grading New York City’s Schools

Grading New York City’s Schools

Isn’t receiving a grade of an F bad thing? In 2006 New York City–the largest school district in the United States–adopted a progress report system grading city schools from A to F. This program remains controversial. Hear opinions from Marcus Winters, Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Jonah Rockoff, Faculty Research Fellow at the National [...]

Posted: Nov 11th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Linda Nochlin on the Goals of Art Criticism

Linda Nochlin on the Goals of Art Criticism

The goals of art history differ from the goals of art criticism. Professor Linda Nochlin, art historian and Professor of Modern Art at New York University, addresses these differences. Her recent publications include Women in the 19th Century: Categories and Contradictions (1997), and Representing Women (1999).This event was cosponsored by the Vera List Center for [...]

Posted: Nov 10th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Covering the Cultural Revolution: A Conversation with John Burns

Covering the Cultural Revolution: A Conversation with John Burns

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner John Burns has been a foreign correspondent in Peking, Toronto, Sarajevo, Belgrade, and Johannesburg. He discusses his time based in Beijing from 1971 to 1975, during which he covered China’s Cultural Revolution as well as the life and politics of mainland China. He is joined by Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross [...]

Posted: Nov 10th, 2008 | Comments: 1
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