German-U.S. Relations: A discussion in the face of international tensions, Ukraine, Iran, and terrorism
Celebrating the 80th Anniversary Issue of Social Research
Thursday, April 9, 2015
6:00-7:30 p.m. (preceded by a reception at 4:30 p.m.)
The New School, Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
"Germany, the New School, and Transatlantic Relations"
Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States
"Germany-U.S. Relations, and Ukraine and Authoritarianism in Russia"
Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School; Canadian writer, teacher and former politician; author of many books, including The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (2004)
Comments from Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
This event marks the 80th anniversary of Social Research, the flagship journal of The New School for Social Research. The journal was launched in 1934 by the founding members of the "University in Exile,” all of whom were scholars rescued by Alvin Johnson, the first president of The New School, on the brink of World War II. Join us to celebrate this legacy of free inquiry.
Thursday and Friday, April 30 and May 1, 2015
The New School, Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
The conference will consider the history of sanctions and divestment as tools to achieve political ends and their impact on human rights. Sessions will also be devoted to contemporary applications of sanctions and divestment targeting specific conflicts (e.g., Israel/Palestine or Zimbabwe), and to the use of these economic tools in relation to global issues such as climate change or nuclear disarmament. All speakers will be asked to reflect on conditions under which sanctions and divestment succeed or fail and at what cost. (The conference is partially based on a forthcoming special issue of Social Research.)