“Sandy, Climate Change, and the Future of New York City” Discussion Series—April 22-May 14


NYU will host “Sandy, Climate Change, and the Future of New York Series,” a discussion series running from April 22 through May 14 at venues throughout the NYU campus.

“Sandy, Climate Change, and the Future of New York City” Discussion Series—April 22-May 14
NYU will host “Sandy, Climate Change, and the Future of New York Series,” a discussion series running from April 22 through May 14 at venues throughout the NYU campus. Image courtesy of Sam Horine (2012).

New York University will host “Sandy, Climate Change, and the Future of New York Series,” a discussion series running from April 22 through May 14 at venues throughout the NYU campus.

The series, co-sponsored by NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and NYU’s Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment, will feature Mark Bussell, former picture editor at the New York Times, Max Liboiron, a member of the Superstorm Research Lab, and NYU faculty from a range of disciplines. The series is free and open to the public. Admission to all sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.992.9562.

Reporters interested in attending must contact James Devitt, NYU’s deputy director for media relations, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

CALENDAR OF SESSIONS

April 22, 5 p.m., “Housing and Hurricane Sandy”
20 Cooper Square (between 5th and 6th Streets), 5th Floor
Vicki Been, Boxer Family Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and professor of public policy at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and Ingrid Gould Ellen, professor of urban planning and public policy at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

April 26, 6 p.m., “Technology, Art, and Disaster”
20 Cooper Square (between 5th and 6th Streets), 7th Floor
Jacques Servin, a performer with the Yes Men and faculty member in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and artist Marina Zurkow

May 1, 6 p.m., “Rethinking Homeland Security for the Age of Climate Extremes”
20 Cooper Square (between 5th and 6th Streets), 5th Floor
Eric Klinenberg, a professor in NYU’s Department of Sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge, and Harvey Molotch, a professor in NYU’s Department of Sociology

May 8, 6 p.m., “Occupy Sandy and Emerging Forms of Social Organization”
20 Cooper Square (between 5th and 6th Streets), 7th Floor
Max Liboiron, a member of the Superstorm Research Lab, Nick Mirzoeff, a professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Michael Ralph, a faculty member in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Andrew Ross, a professor in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and author of “Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City.”

May 13, 6 p.m., “Photography and Climate Change”
Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East (between Waverly and Washington Place)
Mark Bussell, former picture editor of the New York Times who shot and produced news videos for the paper on and after Sept. 11, Fred Ritchin, a professor of photography and imaging at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez, and Harel Shapira, author of “Waiting for José: The Minutemen’s Pursuit of America.”

May 14, 7:30 p.m., “Infrastructure”
NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Global Center Concourse, 238 Thompson Street, Room 95 (between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street)
Mitchell Joachim, a professor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and a founding co-president of Terreform ONE, a nonprofit that promotes green design in cities, Constantine Kontokosta, deputy director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), and Rae Zimmerman, a professor of planning and public administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and director of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems

EDITOR’S NOTE:
The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and around the world. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action.

NYU’s Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment is a new University-wide effort to advance interdisciplinary and international research and teaching on cities and the urban environment.


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