The Black Lives Matter Effect
Apr
14
Apr 15

The Black Lives Matter Effect

  • The Center for Ballet and the Arts, 1st Floor

A two-day series of conversations exploring the reverberations of African American activism in American politics, intellectual life, and the arts.

New Public Intellectuals
Mar
16
6:30 pm18:30

New Public Intellectuals

  • New York Institute for the Humanities

A panel conversation with Jon Baskin (The Point), Sarah Leonard (The Nation), and Nikil Saval (n+1).

St. Mark's Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street
Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

St. Mark's Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street

  • New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU

Join us for a conversation about this vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks. St. Marks native Ada Calhoun will talk with Ginia Bellafante about the iconic characters and infamous anecdotes that have long made St. Marks the epicenter of American cool.

Consciousness and the Art of Illusion
Oct
23
6:30 pm18:30

Consciousness and the Art of Illusion

  • Deutsches Haus at NYU

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the New York Institute of the Humanities at NYU present a conversation between novelist Daniel Kehlmann and magician Mark Mitton on "Consciousness and the Art of Illusion." Kehlmann and Mitton, who is a working magician and an expert on physical misdirection, will discuss illusion in literature and magic.

Michel Houellebecq's Submission
Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Michel Houellebecq's Submission

  • La Maison Française

Please join the New York Institute for the Humanities for a discussion of Michel Houellebecq's novel Submission with translator Lorin Stein, Emily Apter, Eric Banks, Tom Bishop, and Adam Shatz.

 

Participants

Emily Apter, NYU
Eric Banks, New York Institute for the Humanities
Tom Bishop, NYU
Adam Shatz, London Review of Books
Lorin Stein, The Paris Review

 

Free and open to the public with RSVP.

Nixon and Kissinger
Sep
30
6:00 pm18:00

Nixon and Kissinger

  • New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU
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Award-winning authors Tim Weiner and Greg Grandin will discuss their new books on two of America's most controversial public figures. Weiner's One Man Against the World and Grandin's Kissinger's Shadow examine the ongoing legacy of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. The authors will discuss how Nixon's and Kissinger's actions and policies led first to the collapse of America's Cold War national security warfare state and then its restoration in new form, a restored imperial presidency (based on evermore spectacular displays of violence, more intense secrecy, and an increasing use of war and militarism to leverage domestic dissent and polarization for political advantage) capable of moving forward into a post-Vietnam world. The event will be moderated by Professor Marilyn Young and is cosponsored by the NYU Center for the Humanities.


About the Participants

 

GREG GRANDIN is professor of history at NYU and is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, which won the Bancroft Prize in American History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in the UK. His book Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Grandin has contributed to The New York TimesHarper’sThe London Review of BooksThe NationThe Boston ReviewThe Los Angeles Times, and The American Historical Review. His latest book, Kissinger’s Shadow, was published in August.

TIM WEINER is the author of five books. Legacy of Ashes, his history of the CIA, won the National Book Award. His journalism on secret government programs received the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. As a correspondent for The New York Times, he covered war and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations. He directs the Carey Institute's nonfiction residency program in upstate New York and teaches as an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton. His most recent book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, was published this spring.

MARILYN YOUNG is one of the most eminent authorities on the history of American foreign relations and the war in Vietnam. A professor of history at NYU, she is the author of numerous award-winning books on the history of the conflict, including, most notably, The Vietnam Wars: 1945–1990.

Madness In Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity
Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

Madness In Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity

  • Deutsches Haus at NYU

Please join us for a panel discussion of Andrew Scull's new book, Madness in Civilization: A History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud, and the Madhouse to Modern Medicine, with Andrew Scull, George Makari, Patrick McGrath, and Sylvia Nasar.