Filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio will deliver this fall’s Gallatin Lecture, “OurSpace: DIY Media and the Future of Democracy,” on Thurs., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 914 (60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia). At a time when politics has become part of mainstream entertainment-including recent appearances by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on “The Tonight Show” and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on “The Daily Show”-D’Ambrosio wonders how our political pop culture defines democracy. His remarks will include a discussion of the new movement of world citizenship and its challenge to American politics.
- WHO: Antonino D’Ambrosio, author, filmmaker
- WHAT: Lecture: “OurSpace: DIY Media and the Future of Democracy”
- WHEN & WHERE: Thurs., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life,
Room 914 (60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia). [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]
The event is free and open to the public, which may RSVP at 212.998.9165 or www.nyu.edu/gallatin/rsvp. Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Albert Gallatin Lectures bring a series of notable figures from the worlds of politics, the arts, business, and academia to NYU to discuss contemporary issues with students, faculty, and members of the wider community. Presented by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, the Albert Gallatin Lectures are in keeping with the School’s academic philosophy, which is firmly rooted in the idea that knowledge and understanding grow through conversation and collaboration.