Five Questions with Eric Klinenberg


Learn more about the impact of social distancing, practicing social solidarity, and how you can take individual steps to make a significant difference in your community.

Eric Klinenberg is the Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science and Director for the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU.

Five Questions with Nancy Gleason


Many professionals around the world are now, or will soon be, simultaneously homeschooling their children and balancing the responsibilities and obligations of their regular work and professional life. For the parents out there who are "Dual Schooling" it through COVID-19 induced school closures & remote instruction, join Professor Gleason for this moderated discussion to hear a few suggestions and survival tips for this new "normal."

Professor Gleason is Director, Hilary Ballon Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning; Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Political Science; NYU Abu Dhabi

Moderated by Amy Kice, Director of Admissions, NYU Abu Dhabi

Five Questions with Michael Posner


Professor Posner discusses corporations' responsibility to protect low wage workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Posner is Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights; Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance, NYU’s Stern School of Business.

He is in conversation with Robert Coventry III (LS ‘22).

Five Questions with Paul Hardart


Professor Hardart discusses the impact of COVID-19 on global sporting events as well as the media and entertainment landscape.

Professor Hardart is Director, Entertainment, Media and Technology Program; Clinical Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business.

In conversation with Rita Zhu (CAS ’23)  

Five Questions with Tensie Whelan


Professor Whelan, Director of NYU Stern's Center for Sustainable Business, discusses the importance of sustainable business, even during times of economic uncertainty with moderator Suma Swaminathan (STERN MBA '15).

Tags: Business, Stern

Five Questions with Jennifer Jacquet


Professor Jacquet discusses the use of shame in encouraging co-operation, a tactic that has been used effectively to discourage people from hoarding supplies or flouting social distancing rules during COVID-19.

She is the Associate Professor of Environmental Studies; Affiliated Faculty Stern School of Business; Affiliated Faculty Center for Data Science and the author of Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool.

Five Questions with Timothy Savage


Professor Timothy Savage, Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate, in conversation about current trends in the real estate industry and how it has been affected by COVID-19. Professor Savage is the Data Science Program Coordinator and Hirsch Scholars Faculty Director. Professor Savage is joined by Hirsh Fellows, Gabrielle Delaine, Gabrielle Rechler, and Sarah McCann.

Five Questions with Melissa Metrick


While COVID-19 has created many challenges, it has also created new teaching opportunities across NYU. Professor Metrick is the manager of the NYU Urban Farm Lab, managed through the Steinhardt Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. You, like her students, can learn to farm, pickle and can vegetables at home from your backyard, on a terrace, roof, or an indoor hydroponics setup.

Five Questions with Jukka Laitamäki


NYU SPS Tisch Center of Hospitality faculty member Dr. Laitamaki addressed key hotel industry trends pre COVID-19 and how the pandemic is impacting them.

Five Questions with Dr. Kirk James


Dr. Kirk James in conversation with Dr. Anna Morgan-Mullane share their expertise, observations, and predictions about the current crisis of mass incarceration in the time of COVID-19. Dr. James is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work at NYU's Silver School of Social Work and the Founder of Evolving Justice. Dr. Morgan-Mullane is the Vice President of Mental Health at Children of Promise in Brooklyn, NY.

Five Questions with Linda Gradstein


Linda Gradstein and Benjamin Hary discuss how the pandemic is changing the way Israelis and Palestinians look at each other, how the holy month of Ramadan is being celebrated this year, and whether the ties being forged now will continue after the pandemic ends. They discuss how the Israeli public looks at Arab citizens of Israel, who are especially prominent in health care, as well as cooperation between Israel and Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip.

This event is co-sponsored by NYU Tel Aviv.

Tags: COVID-19, Politics,  

Five Questions with Jim Lee


The Network Effect: Expanding your network virtually

5 questions

1. What are some tips on how to expand your network using online tools?
2. How do you ensure that you are staying on track towards your networking goal?
3. Is it necessary to be a superconnector? How do you become one?
4. How can I train myself to be comfortable in meeting new people?
5. What else can I do online now that I can’t meet up with anyone?

Five Questions with David Abramson & Alexis Merdjanoff


What will the COVID-19 crisis mean for our long-term health and well-being? Join the NYU Alumni Association in conversation with David Abramson and Alexis Merdjanoff, both Professors of Social and Behavioral Sciences with the School of Global Public Health, to discuss resilience under stress during large scale disasters.

Five Questions with Jonathan Haidt


The NYU Alumni Association invites you to join Professor Jonathan Haidt and Keenan Weaving, MBA (STERN '20) for a discussion on antifragility, happiness, and ethical systems. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures—including the cultures of American progressive, conservatives, and libertarians.

Jonathan Haidt was named a “top 100 global thinker” in 2012 by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the 65 “World Thinkers of 2013” by Prospect magazine. He is the author of more than 90 academic articles and three books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006), The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012), and The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (2018, co-authored with Greg Lukianoff). The last two books became New York Times best sellers.

At NYU-Stern, he is applying his research on moral psychology to business ethics, asking how companies can structure and run themselves in ways that will be resistant to ethical failures. Learn more at He is also the co-founder of, a collaboration among nearly 2500 professors who are working to increase viewpoint diversity and freedom of inquiry in universities.

Five Questions with Dr. Lisa Coleman


Join Dr. Lisa Coleman, NYU's inaugural senior vice president for global inclusion, diversity, and strategic innovation, and the University’s chief diversity officer, in conversation with Student Government Chair Jakiyah Bradley (GAL '20). Learn about current leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion, current events and challenges, and future goals to fully align NYU's values and practices.  

Five Questions with Kristoffer Diaz


Hear from Kristoffer Diaz, Clinical Associate Professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and learn about contemporary theater, playwriting, and the impacts of COVID-19 on the traditional forms and norms of theater.

Five Questions with Jacob Remes


Hear from Jacob Remes, Clinical Associate Professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and learn about disaster studies, how individuals and communities react vs. respond to moments of collective crisis, and what we can do as global citizens to better prepare for moments of history like COVID-19.  

Five Questions with Lauren Walsh


Hear from Director of the Gallatin Photojournalism Lab and Faculty at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Lauren Walsh, and learn about photojournalism, visual saturation, the ethics of reporting, and how COVID-19 is impacting the field of photography and journalism.

Five Questions with Carlos Chirinos


Dr. Carlos Chirinos, Director of the NYU Steinhart School’s Music and Social Change Lab and Clinical Music and Global Public Health Associate Professor with the NYU School of Global Public Health, discusses what has been learned about the role of music and art in changing social norms from previous outbreaks such as Ebola, and how we can apply those lessons to COVID-19. In conversation with Alexandra Arriaga (GPH ’20), host of the “I AM GPH” podcast with the NYU School of Global Public Health.

Five Questions with Barbara Edelstein and Jian-Jun Zhang


Hear from NYU Shanghai Professor Barbara Edelstein and Professor Jian-Jun Zhang and their "Ineffable Garden" Exhibition at Alisan Fine Arts in Hong Kong. “This Ineffable Garden is a link between culture and nature. Gardens have always been a cultural manifestation of nature, especially Chinese Gardens, which reflect the essence of ink art.” ── Zhang Jian-Jun & Barbara Edelstein

Five Questions with Teboho Moja


Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education at NYU Steinhardt, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on internationalization in higher education.

She has authored articles on higher education reform issues in areas such as the governance of higher education, policy processes, and impact of globalization on higher education. She is a co-author of a book on educational change in South Africa since the first democratic elections in 1994. Her teaching experience includes high school and university levels.

Five Questions with NYU Tandon Innovators


Tune in to hear from NYU Makerspace Director, Victoria Bill and Director of Entrepreneurship and Managing Director of the NYU Tandon Future Labs, Steve Kuyan (TANDON ’08, ’11), along with pioneering alumni Gabriella Cammarata (TANDON ’18) in discussion on the impact of innovative entrepreneurship to tackle the world's most pressing needs, such as the tools needed to combat COVID-19. Interview conducted by Valerie Cabral, Director of Alumni Relations – Tandon; Executive Director of the Polytechnic Alumni Association.

Five Questions with Bethany Godsoe (WAG '01)


Tune in for an intimate conversation with Associate Vice President for Career and Leadership Development, Bethany Godsoe. Bethany provides strategic leadership for the Wasserman Center for Career Development and the NYU Leadership Initiative. She joined us to reflect on her time at the Wasserman Center, current challenges and opportunities facing job seekers and how the NYU community can come together to support students in building meaningful and rewarding careers with impact.

Five Questions with Sherif Barsoum and Chloe Demrovsky (SPS '13)


Hear from Sherif Barsoum, Associate Vice President of the Office of Global Services for New York University, and Chloe Demrovsky (SPS ’13), President and CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute International and Adjunct Instructor at the NYU School of Professional Studies’ Center for Global Affairs. They are interviewed on impact of past disasters on education, and how previous lessons learned can help us as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Five Questions with Professor Patricio Navia


Professor Patricio Navia led a compelling discussion about politics in a pandemic. He also shed light on how NYU and the broader NYU community has been addressing the various economic, political, social, and educational issues that have arisen during this time in the US, Chile, and other Latin American countries in a comparative approach.  

Climate Solutions: A Conversation with 21 Acres


NYU alumni, parents, students, and friends are invited to enjoy a conversation with Barry Febos, Energy Manager and Educator from 21 Acres. Join us to learn more about climate change, regenerative agriculture, and how you can be part of the solution.

The 21 Acres Center for Local Food & Sustainable Living is a leader in sustainable and regenerative practices, serving as a living laboratory and community hub in support of sustainable farming and green building as climate solutions.

Fiscal Dominance: A Theory of Everything


An intimate conversation with Viral Acharya, C.V. Starr Professor of Economics at NYU's Stern School of Business, an academic advisor to the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and author of the recently released book Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India.