The Graduate Forum is an innovative program for graduate students across New York University. Launched in January 2001, the Graduate Forum was established to encourage interdisciplinary inquiry into intellectual and moral problems, to question the foundations of the disciplines, and to experiment in translating basic research into a language accessible to a variety of audiences without oversimplification.
The members of the Forum are ten graduate students, drawn from masters and doctoral programs throughout the University. Criteria for selection include a promising academic record, the capacity for innovative thinking, the ability to contribute to inter-disciplinary inquiry, and an interest in the new technologies of education. Student membership in the Forum is for a term of two academic years, unless a student graduates earlier. Additionally, Alumni are invited to return to the Forum for the final (May) session each year.