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The Speech: The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream, 11/1

Join Gary Younge, a columnist for The Guardian and the Nation and the author of The Speech; Jeanne Theoharis, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College; and Mychal Denzel Smith, Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute as they revisit Dr. King’s iconic presentation and explore the fascinating chronicle behind it and other events surrounding the March […]

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New School Study: Reading Literary Fiction Improves “Mind-Reading” Skills

Heated debates about the quantifiable value of arts and literature are a common feature of American social discourse. Now, two researchers from The New School for Social Research have published a paper in Science demonstrating that reading literary fiction enhances a set of skills and thought processes fundamental to complex social relationships—and functional societies.

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The Crisis in Syrian Higher Education, Monday, Oct. 7

The New School’s Center for Public Scholarship will host a keynote talk and panel discussion on Syrian Higher Education in Crisis: The Road Forward with Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, Deputy Permanent Representative United States Mission to the United Nations, delivering a keynote address.

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Talk Turkey Conference: Rethinking Life Since Gezi

On Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, The New School for Social Research convenes leading scholars, activists, journalists, politicians, and artists to address critical questions facing Turkey and the broader region following the Gezi protests of late May.

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Public Programming in Writing and Literature

This fall, the New School’s acclaimed public programming in writing and literature will feature A.M. Homes, Geoff Dyer, Charles Blow, The National Book Awards Reading and more.

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Public Programming in Politics, Policy and Government

This fall the New School’s acclaimed public programming will explore the Syrian Civil War, America’s Surveillance state, Eric Hobsbawm’s legacy and more.

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Theaster Gates: A Way of Working

The New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at Parsons The New School for Design present Theaster Gates: A Way of Working. Curated in collaboration with Theaster Gates, recipient of the inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics, the two-day forum and gallery […]

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The Road Forward: Putting Resilience into Action, Wednesday, June 19

A discussion of the report from the Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency, with community leaders and representatives from the state and federal governments, presented by the Municipal Art Society and The New School

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Barney Frank to Speak at The New School, June 4

The Center for Public Scholarship will host Congressman Barney Frank and economist Robert Pollin in discussion entitled “Cutting U.S. Military Spending and Reducing the Federal Deficit in a Socially Responsible Way.”

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The Vera List Center Marks 20th Annivesary

On May 17, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics will celebrate two decades with “From ‘Sustaining Democracy’ to the State of the Civic,” a daylong series of panels exploring the unique role art plays at the intersection of politics and civic life.

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