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NEW LOCATION - Institute for Retired Professionals-50th Anniversary Closing Celebration with Ira Katznelson on the American Racial Divide

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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) welcomes Ira Katznelson, formerly dean of The New School for Social Research and now Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. Professor Katznelson is a past president of the American Political Science Association and a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is the author of When Affirmative Action Was White.

His latest book,
Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, “deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions,” according to Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Kennedy. In this lecture, Katznelson explores a theme of the book, asking how a nation could fight a world war for liberty and democracy while denying full rights to 20 percent of its citizens.

The program opens with a performance of “Fanfare,” a piece composed by
David Tcimpidis of Mannes College and commissioned by the IRP on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

 

Location:

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Admission:
Free; seating is limited; reservations required by calling or emailing

Phone: 212.229.5682
Email: irp@newschool.edu



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