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2011 News & Events


Project on the Humanities

November 11, 2011
The humanities are confronted with a political and social climate that increasingly view them as irrelevant, even unessential to America's economic and cultural vitality, which has prompted a reassessment of their value or worth in 21st Century Higher Education. The primary goal of this project is to engender a meaningful debate about the nature, scope, and future of the humanities and liberal arts in American 21st century higher education.


John Brademas Visits Europe

October 2011
In October 2011 John Brademas visited NYU Madrid and NYU Florence. In Madrid, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I honored Dr. Brademas by bestowing Cruz de Isabella a Católica, The Order of Isabella the Catholic, which is a Spanish civil order granted in recognition of services that benefit the country. In Italy, the Friends of La Pietra honored Dr. Brademas. 


Constitution Day 2011

September 19, 2011
A discussion with Congressman Jerrold "Jerry" Nadler and NYU Law Professor, Burt Neuborne, as we celebrate the oldest written constitution in the world. Our guests will discuss the role our Constitution plays in our lives as Americans, how it is used by Congress and why we should better understand the founding document of our government.


An Evening with Lara Logan In a Conversation wtih Alon Ben-Meir

September 19, 2011
Lara Logan, chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, will discuss U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East with Alon-Ben Meir, a senior fellow at New York University's Center for Global Affairs. The event is co-presented by the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at New York University and the Center for Global Affairs at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). Dr. Ben-Meir and Ms. Logan will discuss the Arab Spring, focusing on the progress made in Egypt since the ousting of President Mubarak and its impact in the Arab world; the repercussions of United States policy in Afghanistan and how the U.S. can best achieve its goals there; and the current situation in Iran and its potential to become a nuclear power.


Annual Bernard and Irene Schwartz Lecture on Congress: A Dialogue on Religious Freedom

September 15, 2011
Join Congressman Keith Ellison and Irshad Manji as they discuss the importance of religious freedom, the possibilities for reform in Islam and the directions being taken by American Muslims.


Democracy’s New Moment: A Forward Strategy for Advancing Freedom

March 1, 2011
The Foreign Policy Association and New York University’s John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress invite you to attend the John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture on "Democracy’s New Moment: A Forward Strategy for Advancing Freedom in the World."


An Evening with Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott

February 2, 2011
Senator Tom Daschle and Senator Trent Lott, former leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties in the US Senate, will discuss their historic roles when the chamber was evenly divided and power, committee leadership and the floor agenda was to be shared by both political parties. They will also discuss the current Congressional composition and what it means for the American people and the President's agenda.  The discussion will be followed by a short Q&A session.

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