It was ten years ago that The New School formed its relationship with The Nation. Since then, the country’s foremost forward-thinking university and progressive news magazine together have produced a series of events that have added to the depth and scope of the critical inquiry and public debate at the heart of The New School tradition.
“The Nation and The New School both embody the values of free speech, free inquiry, and a dedication to the public interest,” said Mary Watson, executive dean of The New School for Public Engagement. “Over the past ten years, we have partnered to address pressing issues with noted public intellectuals, journalists, and activists.”
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of The New School and The Nation’s ongoing partnership, the university looks back at some of the most memorable moments, including a visit from Michael Moore at the height of the Occupy Wall Street protests, an appearance by Naomi Klein in the days preceding the history-making People’s Climate March, and an event with Gary Younge on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
“These conversations demonstrate a shared commitment to social engagement and open dialogue between educated citizens,” says Watson. “I look forward to continuing them in the future.”
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