Monthly Archives: July 2013

Citizenship, Immigration and National Security After 9/11


Citizenship, Immigration and 
National Security After 9/11

A Symposium


Friday, September 20, 2013

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fordham Law School, McNally Amphitheatre

140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023


Muneer Ahmad, Yale Law School

Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights

Linda Bosniak, Rutgers-Camden School of Law

David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center
Jennifer Elsea, Congressional Research Service
Martin Flaherty, Fordham Law School
Karen Greenberg
, Center on National Security at Fordham Law School

Ramzi Kassem, City University of New York Law School

Andrew Kent, Fordham Law School

Joseph Landau, Fordham Law School

Thomas Lee, Fordham Law School

Peter Margulies, Roger Williams University School of Law

Michael Paulsen, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Neomi Rao, George Mason University School of Law

Peter Spiro, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Stephen Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law

Leti Volpp, UC Berkeley Law School
Ben Wizner, American Civil Liberties Union


Fordham Law Review

Center on National Security at Fordham Law School

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Summer Food event @ Museum of the City of New York 8/15

Good morning, 
Fellow Draperite Emily Miranker extends an invitation to a special event at the Museum of the City of New York on August 15th. Details below: 


I wanted to give a shout out to my Draper community and invite them to a summer tasting event at my Museum uptown. Nine different vendors and live jazz, all on a terrace overlooking the park!

The Summer Tasting at the City Museum is the evening of Thursday August 15th 6:30-9pm on the Terrace.

It’ll feature a sampling locally-produced breads, sweets, produce, coffees, and beers from Bread Kitchen, Evelyn’s Kitchen, Beth’s Farm Kitchen, Rick’s Picks, Orwashers Bakery, Brooklyn Roasting Co., El Paso Mexican Restaurant, and Great Performances and the Harlem Brewing Company. And we’ve got live jazz from Zentripetal Duo.

Draperties use the promo code FOOD815 and they’ll get our member rate of $25 for the evening’s festivities. Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you there!



Artists wanted for FAB Festival 2013 – Artist Peep Show

Our very own Jayme Kilburn is organizing an installation for the FAB Festival. See her message below:
Greetings fellow Draperites!
I was recently accepted into the FAB Festival taking place by the Bowery in NYC to put on my…hmmm…installation? Artist Peep Show!
The Artist Peep Show is a concept I thought of when walking by an empty storefront. The idea is basically taking a peep show but instead of ladies getting naked it is artists doing work. So, a writer would write, an actor may do a monologue or a warm-up, a musician could play some music, etc, etc. I think it would be fun to see both the behind the scenes and the artistry (artists choice). The voyeur would pay a dollar for a minute of art. I am creating a booth that will replicate as much as possible a peep show experience. The artists, of course, can keep the money earned during the “performance.” (and there is no taking off of one’s clothes!)
There is no budget for the installation, but it is an idea I had that I thought was cool and I think the FAB Fest is a great place to present it and see how it works.
The festival takes place on Saturday, September 28 from 1-5pm. Most likely the slots will be a half hour each depending on how many artists participate. The Festival would like a preliminary list of artists from me by August 1. If you have any interest please let me know or pass onto others! I would also need a brief bio from you by August 1 to pass onto the festival coordinator.

Anthropology “Art and Society” course of possible interest to Draper students

Professor Fred Myers is teaching the Anthropology grad course Art and Society this Fall, on Mondays from 2-4:45pm. Description below. Students must consult with Robert Dimit during their advising appointments before registering.


 GA 1630:   Art and Society

                  According to Jakobson, communication has an aesthetic function when communication focusses on the medium itself.  In this course, we will consider the nature of aesthetic expression in a variety of media — the arts, broadly speaking — in diverse societies, focusing both on style and function with a critical examination of the relationships between art and other dimensions of culture.   One of the instructor’s principal interests is in the larger problem of how material culture acquires value in a variety of social formations.  As cultural forms from a variety of societies now circulate more broadly outside of the venues in which their meanings were once produced, a range of very interesting anthropological and conceptual problems has emerged.  In the course, we will be concerned with tracing the impact of the new circumstances of art’s circulation on traditional theories of the value of the formal.

            A major emphasis in the course will consist of comparing relativist approaches from anthropology that have questioned the universality of the category “art” with current debates in art theory on the category of “aesthetics.”  The plan is to take quite seriously the conception of “art and society” as a problem, by exploring different problems in this relationship and especially considering the social and cultural construction of the category “art” itself in artworlds.  Topics will include the general orientations of ethnoaesthetics (the way form is understood locally); the role of art producers cross-culturally; the primitivism debates; the differentiation of the arts from each other; art, taste, and distinction; new patterns (global flows?) in the circulation and consumption of art; struggles over public art; the avant-garde; art markets; artwriting; and art, nationalism, and cultural identity.

Reminder: Fall Advisement scheduling begins today, Monday 7/22

Greetings Draperites,

We hope you have been having a lovely and relaxing summer.

As advisement scheduling begins Monday, please review the following information about the upcoming fall semester.
Fall 2013 Academic Advisement
Draper’s fall 2013 academic advisement session will run from Monday, August 12 – Thursday, August 29. Students may call the Draper main line at 212.998.8070, starting at 9:00am on Monday, July 22013, to make an advisement appointment. This information is also available on our News and Events page.
If you are unable to call in, you are also welcome to email us ( to set up an appointment. We will get back to you as soon as we can. 
Please not that advising does not have to be in person, you are welcome to do an appointment by phone – just let us know when you call in to schedule. 


All students who are registering for credit-bearing courses in the fall 2013 semester must have an advising appointment.

Registering for Outside Classes
Students wishing to register for non-Draper courses may do so, but still plan on scheduling an advisement appointment. In this case, it is important to first contact the originating department to find out what their protocol is for registering outside students, as it can vary by department.
Working on Your Thesis
Students who plan to work only on their thesis in the fall and not take other courses must register for Maintenance of Matriculation (Course number MAINT-GA 4747, Class #1466). No permission codes are needed to register for maintenance, nor is it required that you have an advisement appointment.
Draper Fall 2013 Courses
A preliminary fall 2013 course schedule is now available on Draper’s website:

We may have a few more crosslists, course descriptions, and additional course information 

to add, so be sure to check back as the semester approaches. 
As always, feel free to call or email Draper — 212.998.8070 or — with any questions.