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Dr. D’Andrea’s research on interpersonal violence wins a grant

Congratulations to Dr. Wendy D’Andrea who has been awarded a RO1 Research Grant from the NIH for her research project “Blunted and Dischordant Affect: A Transdiagnostic Construct in Psychopathology.” Dr. D’Andrea, along with her collaborator Dr. Greg Siegle at the University of Pittsburgh, will be working for a five year period to investigate this area with backing from the […]

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Neuroscientists, Philosophers, and Out-of-brain Experiences

Professor Nicolas Langlitz will be presenting a talk at the upcoming American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting November 14th through 18th in San Francisco. Entitled The Dream Catcher: Neuroscientists, Philosophers, and Out-of-brain Experiences.  Langlitz’s abstract runs: “Originally a Native American charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares, the notion of the dream catcher has recently been appropriated in the borderland between brain […]

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Truth vs. Experience in Probing Reality–A discuss with Simon Critchley and Brian Greene

Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the NSSR, will be joined by Brian Greene, mathematics and physics professor at Columbia University, for a discussion on the nature of human perception and its relationship to actual truth.  This talk, entitled Truth vs. Experience in Probing Reality, is part of the conversation series On Truth and Lies sponsored […]

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Are You Ready for Life After Work? Economist Teresa Ghilarducci Offers a Plan

Teresa Ghilarducci’s July 21 New York Times’ op-ed, “Our Ridiculous Retirement System” became that date’s “most-emailed” article, indicating that the Times’ readers recognize the importance of the argument she has been making for years: America’s retirement system is a shambles—and only the government can provide a solution. A large portion of the problem is caused by employers’ moving employees […]

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Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute: The World in Crisis

Located between Berlin, Prague, and Warsaw, and saturated with the history and memory of these three distinct cultures, Wrocław, Poland was the site of The New School’s 21st Annual Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute, offered by the university’s Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS). This year’s program unfolded around the theme “The World in Crisis—Responses and […]

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NSSR’s Miriam Ticktin, winner of the 2012 Douglas Award

In the byzantine world of European immigration, illness can be salutary and misfortune can open doors. Miriam Ticktin, New School for Social Research associate professor of anthropology, explores the unintended consequences of compassion on migration in her book Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France, which has just been awarded the 2012 William […]

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Professor Finchelstein receives best book award

Congratulations to Federico Finchelstein, associate professor in Historical Studies. His book Transatlantic Fascism: Ideology, Violence, and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy, 1919’1945 (Duke University, 2010) was just awarded Best Book of 2011 by the Harvard-based New England Council of Latin American Studies at a ceremony held at Dartmouth in early November.

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Eli Zaretsky to deliver Ralph Miliban Lecture at the London School of Economics and Politics on the future of the left

Prof. Zaretsky will give a talk on the Future of the Left this spring at the LSE as the Ralph Miliban Lecture. Ralph Miliban was associated with the LSE for over 30 years, was an important thinker on socialism and Western democracy and politics. Past lecture series topics included “Oil, Energy, Security, and Global Order”, […]

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