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Public Forum Series: Sandy, Climate Change, and the Future of New York City

The Institute for Public Knowledge is organizing a Public Forum Series on Sandy, Climate Change and the Future of New York City with the Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment. The aim of this series is to engage scholars across New York University to think broadly about Superstorm Sandy, climate change, and the future of our city. All events in the series are free and open to the public, and feature scholars from NYU departments including Environmental Studies; Urban Planning; Sociology; Photography; Media, Culture, and Communication; Interactive Telecommunications; and Metropolitan Studies. The series is building off the conversation started at an IPK public forum in December 2012.

April 22, 5PM Housing and Hurricane Sandy
Vicki Been & Ingrid Gould Ellen
20 Cooper Square

April 26, 6PM Technology, Art, and Disaster
Jacques Servin & Marina Zurkow
20 Cooper Square

May 1, 6PM Rethinking Homeland Security for the Age of Climate Extremes
Eric Klinenberg & Harvey Molotch
20 Cooper Square

May 8, 6PM Occupy Sandy and Emerging Forms of Social Organization
Nick Mirzoeff, Michael Ralph, Andrew Ross & the Superstorm Research Lab
20 Cooper Square

May 13, 6PM Photography and Climate Change
Mark Bussell, Fred Ritchin & Joseph Rodriguez
100 Washington Square East

May 14, 7:30PM Infrastructure
Mitchell Joachim, Constantine Kontokostan & Rae Zimmerman
238 Thompson Street

The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and around the world. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action.

NYU’s Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment is a new University-wide effort to advance interdisciplinary and international research and teaching on cities and the urban environment.

A Talk Presented by NYU’s Romanticist Reading Group, 4/18

The NYU Department of English  
The Romanticist Reading Group of NYU 


“Modern Nature; or, Imagination Revisited”

Anahid J. Nersessian (Presenter, Columbia English and Comparative Literature)

Maureen N. McLane (Respondent, NYU Department of English)

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Flex Space
Wednesday, April 18th
6 – 8 pm

**Snacks and wine will be served**
“This talk suggests some new possibilities for ecological critique by revisiting the familiar, gently antiquated concept of the Romantic imagination. Through readings of William Cowper, Dorothy Wordsworth, and the late-Romantic artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman, I propose a return to literary and aesthetic questions about how we imagine, represent, and make sensible phenomena which are intermittently or not at all available to the senses.” 
– Anahid J. Nersessian

Witness to an Extreme Century: Thoughts on Scholarship and Activism. A Talk by Robert Lifton, 4/4

Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies
The Humanities Initiative
Interdisciplinary Freud Colloquium

are proud to present a lecture by

Dr. Robert J. Lifton
Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University; author of numerous books, including Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir; Death and Life: Survivors of Hiroshima (Winner of the National Book Award ); and The Nazi Doctors (Winner of the Los Angeles Times book prize).

Witness to an Extreme Century:
Thoughts on Scholarship and Activism
Wednesday, April 4 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.12 Waverly Place, Room G08

Everyone is welcome.
Given that space is limited, we suggest that you arrive early.

CEMS Talk w/ J. Lezaun, March 5: "Biopolitical exceptionalism in Europe"

You are invited to a lecture on

“Biopolitical exceptionalism in Europe: the limits of coexistence”

Javier Lezaun, James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance

University of Oxford
Monday, March 5, 2012, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
285 Mercer Street, 7th floor seminar room

Lunch will be served.

To attend, RSVP by return e-mail (to jennifer.denbo@nyu.edu) by Friday, March 2.

Architecture and Deconstruction: A Conversation between Peter Engelmann & Peter Eisenman (2/28)

You are cordially invited to a conversation between Peter Engelmann and Peter Eisenman at Deutsches Haus at NYU, February 28th, 6:30 pm

Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY, 10003

Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator whose award-winning large scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and series of inventive private houses attest to a career of excellence in design.

Since 1987 Peter Engelmann has been the publisher and editor of Passagen Verlag Publishers in Vienna, whose specialization in French philosophy was groundbreaking for the entire German-speaking world.