Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Conversation with Congressman Anthony Weiner (4/28)

Draper student Annie Peck is organizing the event below–Media, Morality and the Middle East: A Conversation with Congressman Anthony Weiner–this Thursday. Registration is required; email Annie at with ANTHONY WEINER in the subject line if you plan to attend.


Media, Morality and the Middle East: A Conversation with Congressman Anthony Weiner
Kimmel 802
Thursday, April 28th 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00. RSVP required.

Come hear Anthony Weiner speak about the effect that the media’s portrayal of Israel has on American legislation. Anthony Weiner, a New York Congressman whose district includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens has been an incredible friend to Israel since he won the election for the House seat in 1999. He has been a strong source of support for pro-Israel legislation, including the foreign aid bill and enforcing tougher sanctions on Iran. Anthony Weiner’s experience as a fighter for the U.S. – Israel relationship will provide us insight to the effect that the media tends to have on American public sentiment toward Israel and therefore the legislation that is able to pass in Congress.

To register please send an email to with ANTHONY WEINER in the subject line. We hope to see you there!

This event is co-sponsored by the Selma Ruben Distinguished Lecture Series, Violets for Israel and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU

MA College End of Semester Toast (5/6) and More

The Master’s College End of Semester Toast

Raise a glass and toast the end of the semester with the Master’s College at the
annual End of Semester Toast! Friday, May 6th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the NYU
Torch Club. Meet and mingle with students from across the graduate school. Wine
and cheese. To register for this event, send an email with your name and the
name of this event to today.


Congratulations to the winners of the GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge!

This was one fierce competition, congratulations to everyone who competed.

A special acknowledgment to the first and second place and audience choice winners-

Tied for first place:

Jeremy Bold of European and Mediterranean Studies and Jailee Rychen of Museum

Second Place and Audience Choice:

Erica Adams of Politics

Check out photos of the event here:


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This Friday! Ph.D. Application Workshop

Ph.D. Application Workshop
Friday, April 29, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Draper Map Room

Draper’s Preliminary Fall 2011 Course Schedule Available Now

A preliminary schedule of Draper’s fall 2011 courses is now available on our website, here:

Please note that this course list is *not* yet complete and will be updated with additional crosslists, course descriptions, and information throughout the summer. Draper will be scheduling fall 2011 academic advisement dates shortly and will send an additional email to the listserv when these dates are available.

Rethinking Autonomy & Art discussion 4/25 — coordinated by a Draper student

Draperite Pam Nogales just alerted us to an event we thought would interest other Draper students: Rethinking Autonomy & Art: A discussion about the history and politics of artistic autonomy — Monday April 25th at 7pm, Kimmel (more info below).

Pam is the East Coast Coordinator for the event sponsor –The Platypus Affiliated Society. The Society has chapters in Chicago, New York, Princeton, Boston, Toronto (CA), Kingston (CA) and Frankfurt (DE) as well as a monthly publication, The Platypus Review, which is open to submissions. They also host coffee breaks on the NYU campus on a weekly basis, and that info can be found here.

Rethinking Autonomy & Art
A discussion about the history & politics of artistic autonomy

Monday, April 25, 7pm
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. Room 908

The term ‘autonomy’ has crept into the lexicon of contemporary art discourse for reasons that are not self-evident. But there is a curious lack of historical consciousness. The aesthetic, social, and political implications of autonomy continue to haunt us, but, perhaps, only as farce. For the once restless non-identity between art and politics that Trotsky and Adorno attempted to register seems to have become one or another false reconciliation. This discussion will attempt to lay a groundwork for comprehending autonomy from a historical perspective. And thus it asks: Is art still a form of self-consciousness? Can it be so without the Left, whose historical mission was to bring the modern world to self-consciousness through overcoming capitalism?

The Platypus Affiliated Society, established in December 2006, organizes reading groups, public fora, research and journalism focused on problems and tasks inherited from the “Old” (1920s-30s), “New” (1960s-70s) and post-political (1980s-90s) Left for the possibilities of emancipatory politics today.

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