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Invisibility: The Power of an Idea - 36th in the Social Research conference series

The New School, Nth Degree Series

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Invisibility: The Power of an Idea - 36th in the...

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Day 1 - 12 PM, Session 1 - Research & Discovery Apr 21, 2017 Free  
Day 1 - 3 PM, Session 2 - Cultural Contect Apr 21, 2017 Free  
Day 1 - 6:30 PM, KEYNOTE Apr 21, 2017 Free  
Day 2 - 12 PM, Session 3 - Social World Apr 21, 2017 Free  
Day 2 - 3 PM, Session 3 - Seen and Unseen: A Dialogue Apr 21, 2017 Free  

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This conference is free and open to the public!

PROGRAM

DAY 1: Thursday, April 20,

SESSION I: 12:00 - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: THERESA LANG CENTER, 55 W. 13TH STREET, NY, NY
Invisibility as a Motivating Force for Research and Discovery
Molly E. Cummings, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Gerald Holton, Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics and Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus, Harvard University
Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor, Department of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University
David R. Smith, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,Director of the Center for Metamaterial and Integrated Plasmonics Duke University
Moderator: Latif Nasser, Director of Research, Radiolab

SESSION 2: 3:00 - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: THERESA LANG CENTER, 55 W. 13TH STREET, NY, NY
Invisibility in Cultural Context
Adam Bradley, Associate Professor of English, University of Colorado, Boulder
Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions and the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
Mark Johnston, Walt Cerf Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
Will Milberg, Dean of the New School for Social Research, The New School
Moderator: Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, The New School


KEYNOTE: 6:30 - 8 PM
LOCATION: AUDITORIUM AT 66 WEST 12TH STREET, NY, NY 
Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University
Discussant: Marina Warner, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London


DAY 2:  Friday, April 21

SESSION 3: 12:00 - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: THERESA LANG CENTER, 55 W. 13TH STREET, NY, NY
Invisibility in the Social World
Mona El-Naggar, Documentarian, “Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s First Female Candidates”; Video journalist, The New York Times
Kim Hopper, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Georgina Kleege, Lecturer in English, Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Darryl Pinckney,Author, Black Deutschland
Moderator: Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy; Director, Milano Doctoral Program, The New School

SESSION 4: 3:00 - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: THERESA LANG CENTER, 55 W. 13TH STREET, NY, NY
The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unseeable: A Dialogue
Adam Bradley, Associate Professor of English, University of Colorado, Boulder
Molly E. Cummings, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Mona El-Naggar, Documentarian, “Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s First Female Candidates”; Video journalist, The New York Times
Darryl Pinckney, Author, Black Deutschland

This event will be livestreamed

*registration does not guarantee a seat. please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to each session to find seating.

 

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55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EDT)


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