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Future Trends in Energy Geopolitics
Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc

Columbia University, Low Memorial Library - 535 West 116 Street
4 - 6pm, $0/Rsvp

Adam Wilson in Conversation with Justin Taylor

McNally Jackson - 52 Prince Street
7pm, $0

Wednesday, 03 September

Becoming Soviet: The Transformation of Everyday Life in Stalin's Times

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street, Room 1219
12 - 2pm, $0

Mass festivals were a trademark of twentieth-century authoritarianism, as seen in fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and elsewhere. But nowhere was this phenomenon more prevalent than in the Soviet Union. Despite being a dominant feature of Soviet culture, these public spectacles have been largely overlooked as objects of study by historians. Originally published in German, Malte Rolfs highly acclaimed work examines the creation and perpetuation of large-scale celebrations such as May Day, the anniversary of the October Revolution, Harvest Day, and others throughout the Soviet era Continue Reading »

An Evening with Edward Hirsch

New School, Lang Community Center - 55 West 13 Street, Arnhold Hall, Room I202
6:30 - 8pm, $0

Richard Flanagan in Conversation with Patrick McGrath

McNally Jackson - 52 Prince Street
7pm, $0

Thursday, 04 September

Elizabeth Warren in Conversation with Paul Krugman
(Standby Seating Only)

The Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Avenue, Proshanky Auditorium
7:30pm, $0

Friday, 05 September

Chus Martinez in conversation with Boris Groys

e-flux - 311 East Broadway
8pm, $0

Monday, 08 September

The Emerald Light in the Air: An Evening with Donald Antrim

McNally Jackson - 52 Prince Street
7pm, $0

Tuesday, 09 September

Gender and Sexuality in the Arab Uprisings

The Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9207
6:30 - 8:30pm, $0

Zakia Salime, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, writes on comparative feminisms, race, empire, the political economy of ‘the war on terror,’ and the interactions between feminism and Islamist women’s movements, among other topics. Her book, Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco (Minnesota, 2011) illustrates the interplay of global regimes of rights and local alternatives. Locating her analysis at the intersection of feminist and Islamist politics, Salime shows how these negotiations of rights and democratic participation has led to the feminization of the Islamist movement one the one hand, and the Islamization of the feminist movement on the other. Her book critically re-assesses fissures in liberal feminist theory, which has primarily looked at Muslim women as objects of a discourse of liberation rather than as agents negotiating global policies and building alternative understandings of rights Continue Reading »

Wednesday, 10 September

Crossed Wires: The Bell System in Europe, 1908-1929

Columbia University, Buell Hall - 515 West 116 Street, East Gallery
6 - 7:30pm, $0

Lecture in French Leonard Laborie, introduced by Richard R. John  In the early 20th century, the North American and European telephone networks were not yet technically connected, but they interacted in terms of standards, business projects, advertising and other forms of representation.  Leonard Laborie explores why and how wiring continents can also be told as a transatlantic history.  Leonard Laborie is a research fellow with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), UMR Irice (CNRS, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and Paris 4) Continue Reading »

A Reading from Happiness: Ten Years of n+1

New School, Lang Building - 65 West 11 Street, Room B500
6:30 - 8pm, $5

Jeff Koons at the New School

New School, Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12 Street, The Auditorium
6:30pm, $10

Jeff Koons is internationally recognized as one of the most significant and influential artists working today. For the past 35 years he has examined the relationship between the art and popular culture, reimagining commonplace subjects such as inflatable toys, commercial imagery, and celebrity kitsch with an ingenious sense of scale, material and craft.  Perhaps best known for his public sculptures, Koons has engaged audiences around the globe with his audacious and jubilant outdoor installations. From his legendary Puppy of 1992, which was presented by Public Art Fund in 2000, to his iconic stainless steel sculptures, and new topiary work Split-Rocker, now on view at Rockefeller Center, his monumental works have transformed the landscape of public art for artists and audiences alike Continue Reading »

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