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Bridging Organization Design and Performance Book Launch 6:00 pm
Bridging Organization Design and Performance Book Launch
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Can an organization be simultaneously both global and local? Organizations with a nationwide or global presence require robust strategies and operating models. Many have created elegant designs that also bring challenges of coordination and clear decision-making. This book, Bridging Organization Design and Performance, is the result of the authors’ work with large systems, both companies and social purpose organizations, over more than 20 years. The book explore the concept of “activation”—how to engage people at all levels of an enterprise to turn designs into results. Gregory Kesler and Amy Kates are organizational consultants whose work helps large and complex systems create logical designs to achieve their goals, but also helps them bring the design alive with the people in the[...]
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Facing the FAFSA In The Fall: Will the New Application Process Help or Hurt NYC Students? 9:00 am
Facing the FAFSA In The Fall: Will the New Application Process Help or Hurt NYC Students?
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The federal government’s notoriously complicated financial aid process may become simpler for students beginning this fall with a new rule allowing families to use tax information they have in hand from the “prior, prior” year’s returns. The hope is that the government’s FAFSA form will be easier to fill out on-line using existing tax data from the IRS. And students can apply for aid as early as October, allowing colleges to speed up financial aid offers. But many are worried about what this change will bring in New York. Students may have to apply for financial aid at the same time they are applying for colleges, doubling the college application work that must be done in the fall. And New[...]
Lunch and Learn with International Sustainability and Development Expert Milagre Nuvunga 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn with International Sustainability and Development Expert Milagre Nuvunga @ Tishman Environment and Design Center
Feb 8 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Join the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and the Tishman Environment and Design Center for a talk with Milagre Nuvunga, Executive Director of MICAIA Foundation and an international sustainability and development expert. Milagre Nuvunga is the Executive Director of the MICAIA Foundation, whose headquarters are in Chimoio, in Central Mozambique. MICAIA is working in Mozambique to help people challenge poverty and create lasting change in their lives and communities. Trained as a forester, she has held senior positions within Mozambican Government including Director of the National Forest Research Centre and National Director for Forestry and Wildlife, both within the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as National Director for Natural Resources Management and Senior Policy Advisor in[...]
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Shifting Social Contracts: Urbanization and Social Policy: Prospects for Social Citizenship in China 6:00 pm
Shifting Social Contracts: Urbanization and Social Policy: Prospects for Social Citizenship in China
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Discussions of China’s demographic transformation often ignore an equally significant and transformative process: China is urbanizing rapidly at the same time that it undergoes population aging. The political, economic, and social effects of the interaction between urbanization and aging are complex. This presentation examines the expansion of social policy programs to those previously excluded from them: generally, those who do not hold urban household registration and are thus regarded as second class citizens. We ask to what extent the inclusion of migrants and rural residents in social programs such as healthcare and pensions brings with it new claims of social citizenship, or rights to social protections. This event is part of the Shifting Social Contracts seminar series. Speaker: Mark Frazier,[...]
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Urban Economics Seminar: Victor Vegara 2:00 pm
Urban Economics Seminar: Victor Vegara
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This semester Global Urban Future is hosting a seminar that tackles issues on urban economics. Speaker Victor Vegara, head of Metrolab at the World Bank, will be sharing enlightening approaches to access urban economic data and create an innovative approach to urban management and development. The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy is proud to announce a new area of study – the multidisciplinary specialization entitled Global Urban Futures. Global Urban Futures is one of the first graduate academic specializations to focus on urban experience around the world, combining theory and practice with fieldwork in New York and other U.S. cities as well as cities in developing countries. This event is sponsored by Global Urban Futures at[...]
Africa at The New School: Achille Mbembe on “The Planetary Turn of the African Predicament” 6:00 pm
Africa at The New School: Achille Mbembe on “The Planetary Turn of the African Predicament”
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Join us in welcoming Achille Mbembe to the New School as he discusses the African Predicament. Achille Mbembe, born in Cameroon, obtained his PhD in History at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989 and a DEA in Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris). He was Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University, New York, from 1988-1991, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 1992, Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1996, Executive Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Codesria) in Dakar, Senegal, from 1996 to 2000. Achille was also a visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley,[...]
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An Insideschools Event: The Low-Down on Pre-K Admissions 6:00 pm
An Insideschools Event: The Low-Down on Pre-K Admissions
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
Applying to pre-kindergarten for fall 2016? If your child turns 4 this year, he or she is eligible for free pre-kindergarten, either in a public school or at a site run by a community organization. But what is the quality of these programs and how can you choose the one that works best for your family? Join Clara Hemphill and the staff of Insideschools for a pre-k workshop. We’ll walk you through the admissions process, tackling these topics and more: — What’s the difference between “child care” and “pre-kindergarten”? — Choosing between public school or early education center — What to look for when you visit — Where the available seats are — How and when to apply — What[...]
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Black and Cuba Screening at MoCADA 7:00 pm
Black and Cuba Screening at MoCADA @ Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Professor Robin Hayes has created an award-winning documentary that sheds light on street-smart Ivy League students and outcasts at their elite university, who band together on an adventure to the enigmatic Carribean island of Cuba, whose population is 60% black. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, breathtaking sites and moving hip-hop performances, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color-blindness and social mobility. This edgy and artful documentary of their journey uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights. “Black and Cuba” is the feature film directorial debut of international human rights advocate and scholar Robin J. Hayes, PhD. Join Professor Robin Hayes in the screening of her eye-opening documentary and join in on the conversation. MoCADA, or[...]
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Politics and Policy Series – The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 US Presidential Election 6:30 pm
Politics and Policy Series – The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 US Presidential Election
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 16 @ 8:30 pm
During the 2016 cycle, the United States’ campaign finance system finally and completely jumped the shark. Candidates raised hundreds of millions for SuperPACs which may have as much, if not more, influence over outcomes than the actual campaigns themselves. How did this transform campaign strategy? What are the implications for governance? And is there anything citizens can do to reverse this trend? And yet, at the dawn of the primary season, all this money seemed to matter little. The campaigns that spent the most gained the least. Donald Trump, who spent almost nothing, led national polls by double digits. Are all of the old assumptions about campaign spending irrelevant in the social media age? Witness and question a highly influential[...]
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TEDC Scholars Info Session 5:00 pm
TEDC Scholars Info Session
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
What’s your great sustainability idea? The Tishman Environment and Design Center wants to fund your vision! Learn how you can become a TEDC Scholar at our Info Session! This new grant opportunity is open to all New School students. If you want funding for an idea that creates positive environmental change through your own unique expertise, apply to become a TEDC Scholar! Scholars will receive up to $5,000 to fund their own project related to sustainability issues through the lens of design, policy, art, or social justice. You’ll also receive up to an additional $2,500 to serve as a Research Assistant at the Tishman Environment and Design Center. Come to the info session to learn more about this exciting new[...]
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The Piano Is A Drum: Randy Weston and Senegalese Master Drummers in a Tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose 8:00 pm
The Piano Is A Drum: Randy Weston and Senegalese Master Drummers in a Tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Throughout his career, the music and culture of Africa has been a primary inspiration for New School Jazz Artist-in-Residence Randy Weston, and he has traveled and performed extensively throughout the continent since the late 1960’s. One of Weston’s most important artistic relationships was with master Senegalese drummer, Doudou N’Diaye Rose, who was originally scheduled to be featured in this program until his unexpected passing on August 19, 2015. We are deeply saddened by his loss, and in this program, which was intended to feature N’Diaye as a special guest artist, we will instead pay homage to Doudou’s incredible musical legacy , and will present performances by several of his sons–master drummers in their own right–direct from Senegal, Moustapha (“Tapha”) N’Diaye[...]
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Book Talk: “Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” 12:00 pm
Book Talk: “Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race”
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for a reading discussion of the book, “Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” by Debby Irving. Waking Up White is the book Irving wishes someone had handed her decades ago. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As Irving unpacks her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, she reveals how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated her ill-conceived ideas about race. She also explains why and how she’s changed the way she talks about racism, works in racially mixed groups, and understands the antiracism movement as[...]
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The Red Scare: Hollywood and Manipulation 12:45 pm
The Red Scare: Hollywood and Manipulation
Feb 23 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm
“Belief in the inevitability of conflict can become one of its main causes.” – Donald Rumsfeld Media has an innate ability to construct identities, both for ourselves and for the “other.” Given Hollywood’s exceptional role as an American primary cultural institution, its power is not to be underrated, although it is understated at times. Representations of a friend or a foe that flow through Hollywood often fit a formulaic equation with predetermined outcomes. Politics is largely to blame, but Hollywood may be a real culprit in this drama. American culture never adapted to Moscow’s friendlier face. Though the Cold War was over in 1991 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, movie executives decided to ignore that memo. Russia may[...]
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Making A Case For Reparations 12:00 pm
Making A Case For Reparations
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The question of reparations remain poignant on the minds of Black Americans all across the nation. Among many other activists, Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses this issue through his writing, in the Atlantic e-magazine article A Case for Reparations. Not only does he address the key points of why reparations are necessary for Black Americans, he delves into Black American history solidifying his case. Milano Professor, Darrick Hamilton along with lead experts and authors on reparations William Darity and Kirsten Mullen will discuss the topic of reparation expanding on this controversial topic. They will tackle the issues Ta-Nehisi Coates unpacks, and will offer their insights on the issue as well. This event is a part of the Milano School Black History Month[...]
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Bridging the Gap: Connecting the Black Diaspora 6:00 pm
Bridging the Gap: Connecting the Black Diaspora
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 9:00 pm
What is the “Black Diaspora”? Who does it include or exclude? How is Blackness experienced on a global level? How do these different perspectives inform the identity-making process? Join the Milano School in a discussion of these and other topics relating to Black History around the world. This event will include a facilitated discussion for New School students and faculty, during which we will examine the role of class, gender, colorism and other issues affecting the global black community. Sponsored by The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. Join the conversation and use #MilanoBlackHistory
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The Red Scare: Hollywood and Manipulation Part 2 4:15 pm
The Red Scare: Hollywood and Manipulation Part 2
Feb 29 @ 4:15 pm – Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm
“Belief in the inevitability of conflict can become one of its main causes.” – Donald Rumsfeld Media has an innate ability to construct identities, both for ourselves and for the “other.” Given Hollywood’s exceptional role as an American primary cultural institution, its power is not to be underrated, although it is understated at times. Representations of a friend or a foe that flow through Hollywood often fit a formulaic equation with predetermined outcomes. Politics is largely to blame, but Hollywood may be a real culprit in this drama. American culture never adapted to Moscow’s friendlier face. Though the Cold War was over in 1991 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, movie executives decided to ignore that memo. Russia may[...]