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At the Graduate Center we believe that knowledge is a public good. GC Presents offers thought-provoking panel discussions, diverse performances, and unique perspectives on timely topics — and puts you at the center of the conversation.

 

Season Highlights 2017-2018

  VIEW VIDEOS OF RECENT EVENTS

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Justin T. Brown, executive director of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, spoke
with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, before she received the
José Muñoz Award. (June 16)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

President Emmanuel Macron of the Republic of France, in an event co-hosted by
the French Embassy, announced the establishment of the French Dual Language
Fund. (September 20)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Authors Andy Martin and Lee Child (creator of the best-selling Jack Reacher series)
discussed the writing process at the event “The Craft of Fiction.” (December 4)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Carol Jenkins, host of Black America on CUNY-TV, moderated “Urgent
Conversations: Sexism, Misogyny, and Patriarchy,” featuring Susan Chira of The

New York Times; author Wendy Kaminer; Bianca Williams, associate professor of
anthropology at the GC; and
Carol Robles-Román of Legal Momentum.

(February 28)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate, New York Times columnist, and GC distinguished
professor of economics, appeared on the panel “U.S. Tax Reform:
Where Are We Now?” (February 28)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Poets Gregory Pardlo and Vievee Francis joined in a reading and conversation on
race and labor in their work, upon the publication of Pardlo’s memoir Air Traffic. (April 26)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Betsayd Machado (“The Voice of Venezuela”) performed with the group La Parranda
as part of Live@365: A Global Music Series. (March 16)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

“Insurgency from Below: Activism in the Trump Era” featured Frances Fox Piven, distinguished professor of political science and sociology, emerita, at the GC; author Barbara Ehrenreich; Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw of Columbia and UCLA; and Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. (October 11)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

At “Inside the Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase,” students presented their
research in just three minutes each. Pictured: Miguel Briones, a Ph.D. candidate in
behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. (May 7)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Anya Kamenetz of NPR interviewed GC Distinguished Professor Cathy Davidson
about her book The New Education at the event “Revolutionizing the University.”
(November 6)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Bob Herbert, noted journalist and former New York Times columnist, joined in a
discussion, “Race and Class in America” in the “Urgent Conversations” series. (November 16)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Eduardo Porter of the New York Times spoke with Edward N. Wolff, professor at
NYU and author of A Century of Wealth in America, who gave the second annual 
Stone Lecture on Wealth Inequality. (April 11)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

For the first event in our series “Black Women in the Public Sphere,” we welcomed
Valerie Smith, president of Swarthmore College, for a discussion on black women
in higher education. (April 16)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

At “The Future of Healthcare in America,” Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York
Times
moderated a panel featuring:
Jonathan Gruber (MIT), Dana Singiser
(Planned Parenthood), Avik Roy (Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity),
and Paul Krugman (GC distinguished professor). (October 2)

 
Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

Jamie Bernstein, daughter of Leonard Bernstein, gave insight into her father’s
work as part the eight-hour “Leonard Bernstein Marathon.” (December 2)


 

Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón

 

Thank you to all who attended public programs at the Graduate Center
in 2017-2018—we hope to see you in the coming season!