Fridays @ One 50th Anniversary Series
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street). Admission is free, but reservations are required; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.229.5682
February 8, 2013
Nina L. Khrushcheva on "The Lost Khrushchev: A Family Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind"
Professor Nina L. Khrushcheva , of the faculty of Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School is the great-granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. She edits the Window on Russia monthly column for Project Syndicate, an international association of 386 newspapers. Khrushcheva's work has appeared in the NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Nation. Her talk examines the contours of Russian national identity and politics today.
March 8, 2013
James Miller on "Is the examined life worth living?"
Professor James Miller is a member of the faculty of Politics and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of six books, the most recent being Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche, which will form the basis for his talk. Professor Miller received a Ph.D. in the History of Ideas from Brandeis University. In addition to his ongoing scholarly research on the history of philosophy and the relationship of modern democracy to dissenting mass movements, he has been music critic for both Rolling Stone (in the Sixties and Seventies) and Newsweek magazine (in the Eighties).
April 5, 2013
Mark Lachs on "Treat Me, Not My Age"
Too often our culture defines the aging process negatively, instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health-care system, where "ageist" medicine often serves to worsen our medical issues. With gentle humor and great wisdom, Dr. Mark Lachs, Director of Geriatrics for the New York Presbyterian Health System, and author of Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Health Care as You or a Loved One Gets Older, takes us on a grand tour of adult medicine, showing how we can navigate a complex and confusing system to achieve the best care and quality of life well into our later years.
April 12, 2013
The Art of the Duo with Jane Ira Bloom & Fred Hersch
The intimacy of the duo setting is something that has challenged and fascinated jazz artists throughout jazz history. Renowned pianist Fred Hersch and soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom have been long-time collaborators since the early 1980's and cite this format as a special vehicle for the unique mix of expression and surprise in their art. These two seasoned improvisers will perform and talk about what playing "in twos" means for them.
April 26, 2013
50th Anniversary Closing Event
Ira Katznelson on Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
Professor Katznelson, former Dean of the New School for Social Research, is now Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. His books include When Affirmative Action was White; his latest Feat Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, "deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions," according to Pulitzer Prize winner David Kennedy.
The program opens with a performance of the fanfare for brass quintet by composer David Tcimpidis of Mannes College, commissioned for the IRP's 50th Anniversary. A public reception follows the lecture.