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Books will be available for purchase and signing by the respective authors.



Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall 

The United Nations. Stuyvesant Town. Lincoln Center. Join author Samuel Zipp (Brown University) with Jennifer Hock (Middlebury College), Joshua Guild (Princeton University) and Marshall Berman (CUNY Grad Center) as they discuss the assent of post-War Manhattan to a modern world city and its decline into a crisis. Urban renewal was at the heart of this cultural and physical transformation. Book signing to follow.





Old Nueva York (1613-1945) and New Nueva York (1945-2010): Acorn and Tree?
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace (John Jay) will give a brief illustrated overview of the exhibition, Nueva York (1913-1945), currently at El Museo Del Barrio. Co-sponsored by the New-York Historical Society, it looks at the relationship between New York City and the Spanish-speaking world over more than three centuries. Wallace will be followed by a coversation - moderated by Maria Hinojosa (PBS) - on the relationship between the pre-'45 and post0'45 periods. Panelists include Juan Gonzalez (NY Daily News), Lisandro Perez (John Jay College), Virginia Sanchez-Korrol (Brooklyn College), Robert Smith (Baruch College), and Silvio Torres-Salliant (Syracuse University).


Dangerous Game: New Yorkers at Play
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall

New York offers innumerable opportunities for looking at our neighbors, our city and ourselves - and for being looked at in return. The spaces where New Yorkers spend their leisure time have been particularly fertile, revealing how people of varying backgrounds came together to dance, to drink, or to see a film, and attracting the attention of reformers and the police in the process. Join historians Jennifer Fronc (University of Massachussetts, Amherst) with David Freeland and James Sanders for a panel examining the history of leisure in Manhattan - both legal and extra-legal. Book signing to follow.







New York City and the Spanish-Speaking World, Part II: Cultural Connections
Tuesday, November 3, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall

Historians Mike Wallace (John Jay College) will moderate a panel that explores the impact on New York City, over the last two centuries, of cultural producers from the Spanish-speaking world. The panelists will discuss and display developments in: Latin American literature - Carmen Boullosa (CCNY): film - Jim Fernandez (NYU); music - Juan Flores (NYU); Spanish literature - Regina Galasso (BMCC); and Spanish and Latin-American art - Edward Sullivan (NYU).




From Slavery to Poverty
Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall

LESAuthor Gunja SenGupta (Brooklyn College) and others will examine the more racially charged stereotype of the "welfare queen" and look back to its roots in language and institutions of poor relief and reforrm in the nineteenth century. Book signing to follow.


Ed Koch and the Remaking of New York
Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall

fsdaf Join author Jonathan Soffer (NYU Polytechnic Institute) with Josh Freeman, (CUNY Grad Center), Kim Phillipps-Fein (NYU), and Ronay Menschel (former Deputy Mayor and president of Phipps Housing) to discuss Mayor Ed Koch's life and legacy. Book signing to follow.






















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