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The Big Picture: What’s at Stake in Trump’s America

General Programming

dateNovember 7, 2017 timeTuesday, 9:30am EST locationNYU School of Law, Tishman Auditorium
  • Public Books
  • Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU
  • Registration required. See details.

Public Books and NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join us for an all-day symposium investigating the rise of Trump and America’s turn toward authoritarian rule. This symposium is the culminating event to a series of essays to be published on Public Books in the weeks preceding the event, in which leading intellectuals address what’s at stake in Trump’s America for a wide range of topics. Several of these contributors, listed below, will be present in conversation with other prominent scholars.

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Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus, Caitlin Zaloom

9:45–11:15 a.m.: Class, Culture, and Politics
Jefferson Cowie, Shamus Khan, Michèle Lamont, Harel Shapira
Moderator: Caitlin Zaloom

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: Creating Insecurity: Gender, Immigration, and Ethnicity
Geraldo Cadava, Alina Das, Linda Gordon, Jack Halberstam
Moderator: Sharon Marcus

Lunch Break

2:30–3:45 p.m.: The Politics of Energy and Climate Change
Michelle Anderson, Gretchen Bakke, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Ricky Revesz
Moderator: Eric Klinenberg

4:15–5:45 p.m.: Cities, Race, and Social Policy
Kim Phillips-Fein, Patrick Sharkey, Tom Sugrue, William Julius Wilson
Moderator: Eric Klinenberg

6:30–8:00 p.m.: Truth, Reason, and Democracy
Steven Lukes, Alondra Nelson, Victor Pickard, Saskia Sassen
Moderator: Caitlin Zaloom

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  • Speaker Eric Klinenberg Professor of Sociology New York University
  • Speaker Sharon Marcus Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University
  • Speaker Caitlin Zaloom Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, Director of Metropolitan Studies New York University