New York University begins a three-part lecture series, “The Culture of New Capitalism,” delivered by NYU Sociology and History Professor Richard Sennett, on Wednesday, November 17. Sennett’s first lecture is titled “The Political Economy of Time.” Subsequent lectures by Sennett will be held November 24 (“Talent and its Discontents”) and December 1 (“Consumption and Power”). A renowned social critic, Sennett is the author of Respect in a World of Inequality (2003), The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism (1998), and Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization (1994).

All three lectures begin at noon and will be held at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East).

Reporters interested in attending any of the lectures in the series should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at (212) 998-6808 or

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