School of Media Studies

NSSR’S The Current Moment: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities (5/21-6/29)

The New School for Social Research is excited to announce a free talk series called The Current Moment: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Designed to keep our community engaged over the summer, the series is open to all continuing and graduating New School students, as well as faculty, staff, alumni, prospective applicants — anyone who might be interested.

Some more details: From May 21-June 29, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT on Zoom, 11 NSSR professors will share their analyses on how social, political, economic, cultural and ethical problems have been amplified by the pandemic. Each session will last one hour, with 30 minutes for presentation and 30 minutes for discussion. You can see the full schedule and register here.


Thursday, May 21

“Economic Consequences of and Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Mark Setterfield, Professor of Economics

Reading: Covid-19 pandemic shines a light on a new kind of class divide and its inequalities

Thursday, May 28

“Slide Decks of Salvation: PowerPoints for the Pandemic”

Shannon Mattern, Professor of Anthropology

Reading: Flattening the Curve: Visualization and Pandemic Knowledge

Monday, June 1

“Of Genocide and Human Rights”

Jay Bernstein, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

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