Event Archives: 2003

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ECONOMICS: A User's Guide

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
Given that chemistry is the study of chemicals and biology is the study of living things, one might assume that economics is the study of the economy. That's not entirely incorrect, but it's not the entire story either.

Digital Borders and Technological Sovereignty

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:00am
After the surveillance disclosures by Edward Snowden in 2013, government officials and other public figures in Europe and elsewhere have been proposing changes that qualify as attempts to gain “technological sovereignty”. Most prominent have been various data localization proposals especially in Brazil or continental Europe (“Schengen cloud”) that have attracted significant attention. Others include calls for stronger encryption, new undersea cables, and support for local industry.

NYC: The Chinese American Dream

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:30pm
China’s growing dominance as a world power raises a litany of questions for Chinese Americans. The Chinese American experience is one of marked achievement, but also of challenges with privatization and discrimination that often place breaks between immigrant parents and their own children in the generations that follow.

Next Steps for the Israelis and Palestinians

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:00am
The 50-day heightened hostilities in Gaza left an unprecedented scale of damage. The UN reports 2131 Palestinians were killed, 1473 identified as civilians, including 501 children. 108,000 persons are homeless and nearly half a million with inadequate water access. Gaza's economic sector also suffered major devastation, including the destruction or damage of hundreds of factories and thousands of acres of farmland. The IDF reports that 4,000 rockets were fired. 67 soldiers and 6 civilians were killed. 

NYC: Just in Time

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:30pm

KORENGAL: This Is What War Feels Like

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 5:30pm

We are at capacity for this event and no longer accepting RSVPs. 

Directed and produced by best-selling author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger, KORENGAL picks up where the Academy Award®-nominated documentary RESTREPO left off. The film tells the gripping story of Battle Company 2/503 of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and their time in the remote Korengal Valley, the epicenter of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan at the time (2007-2008).

The Teacher Wars

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
The expectations on public school teachers are lofty and demanding. Historically, American public school teaching developed as an explicitly anti-intellectual, working class job. Yet at the same time that we paid public school teachers poorly, policed their political activity, and prevented them from influencing the curriculum, we asked them to eradicate poverty and inequality—a staggering expectation.

NYC: The Teacher Wars

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

This event has reached capacity and is no longer accepting RSVPs. A podcast of the conversation will be available following the event.


NYC: Israel, Gaza & Monitoring Human Rights During Wartime

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Not Who We Are

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 5:30pm
We have reached capacity for this event and are no longer accepting RSVPs. Thank you. 

With no end to the bloodshed in Syria in sight, the number of registered Syrian refugees is estimated to surpass 3 million in September 2014. Lebanon alone, a country of about 4.8 million citizens, has received far more than a million Syrians fleeing the war. Behind these figures of incomprehensive magnitude lays a mosaic of human destinies, stories and faces.