- 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.