New School Public Program and Event Highlights February 2024

This newsletter features highlights from the robust line-up of public events happening at The New School in February. Be sure to visit the Events Calendar to view the full line up of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and performances.


Missed an event? Check out our YouTube channel to view select events.

FEBRUARY 1, 2024 AT 9:00 AM

NYC Partnering for Migration Justice Summit

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility invites you to the NYC Partnering for Migration Justice Summit, the purpose of which is to deepen and scale up strong and sustainable collaborations between migrant communities and higher education, by prioritizing the voice of migrants, community activists, and migrant-supporting organizations active in the city …

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The Stone at The New School: February Calendar

The Stone at The New School serves as an artist-centric home and community for experimental and avant-garde artists, where they can perform what they want without any interference. With concerts every Tuesday through Saturday evening, The Stone at The New School continues the tradition of the landmark non-profit performance space founded in 2005 by Artistic Director John Zorn. February 2024 will feature residencies by Brandon Lopez, Rebekah Heller, Tomas Fujiwara, Aliya Ultan, and Simon Hanes …

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FEBRUARY 5, 2024 AT 12:30 PM

ONLINE | Lang Craft Talks: Wendy Chin Tanner

Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of the novel King of the Armadillos (Flatiron Books, 2023) and the poetry collections Turn (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014)—a finalist for the Oregon Book Award—and Anyone Will Tell You (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019). She is the editor of Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology (A Wave Blue World, 2021), co-author of the graphic novel American Terrorist (A Wave Blue World, 2009), and co-founder of A Wave Blue World, an independent publishing company for graphic novels …

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FEBRUARY 5, 2024 AT 1:00 PM

Doc Talks | The Night Visitors with Michael Gitlin

The Night Visitors is a film about moths. Through a critical lens that is by turns social and personal, the film closely considers these underknown creatures. Moths, with their trembling and exquisite impermanence, provide both a kind of solace and a focal point around which the desire to know can be organized. The film looks at moths as aesthetic beings and as carriers of meaning, aiming for a deep encounter with the beauty and incommensurability of the profoundly other …

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FEBRUARY 6, 2024 AT 7:30 PM

2024 George and Elizabeth Gregory Concerto Competition

Five finalists are competing for cash prizes and the opportunity to solo with the Mannes Orchestra, in the final round of The 2024 George and Elizabeth Gregory Concerto Competition. Our panel of world-renowned guest judges will be announcing the winners live at the end of the evening …

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FEBRUARY 8, 2024 AT 4:00 PM

Fractured Timelines: Strategic Lessons from Latin American Revolts to Neofascism and Back

This talk will attempt to explain larger political and social phenomena on a global scale from the Latin American experience, considering there was a wave of revolts between 2018 and 2020, and then a deep dive into the rise of neo-fascism everywhere (Argentina is the most recent case), and how to find strategic lessons out of that situation and back to a new international anti-fascist movement …

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FEBRUARY 8, 2024 AT 6:00 PM

Book Talk: The Conceivable Future

In The Conceivable Future (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2024), authors Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli explore the ways in which the climate crisis is affecting our personal decisions about family planning, parenting, and political action. The New School’s Anthropology Department, Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute, and SexTech Lab are co-hosting this book talk with the authors …

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FEBRUARY 12, 2024 AT 6:30 PM

The New Harlem Renaissance: Dynamic Diaspora Defined

What does it mean to spark a renewed Harlem Renaissance a century after its groundbreaking ascendance? How could such a renewal be the catalyst for an intellectual and cultural movement to empower and unite the global African diaspora? Join authors Joseph Holland and Brian Rashad Fuller in a discussion moderated by Abdul Tubman as they explore Black American history, the importance of liberatory education for Black American youth, and the bridge between the Black trailblazers of the past and Black contemporary thinkers of the urgent present …

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FEBRUARY 16, 2024 AT 7:30 PM

Mannes Opera Presents “Here Be Sirens” by Kate Soper

Written in 2014, Here Be Sirens is Kate Soper’s first piece for the stage and is scored for three singers and a piano (without a conductor), much like her recent and widely acclaimed opera, The Hunt. Here Be Sirens presents the daily life of three sirens, who kill time on their island as they await an endless procession of doomed sailors. This Mannes Opera production is the second ever presentation of this widely acclaimed work …

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FEBRUARY 20, 2024 AT 5:00 PM

ONLINE | The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach

Join us online for a conversation with David FitzGerald, the co-author of The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach (Polity, 2022). He will discuss why some people facing violence and persecution flee while others stay. The Refugee System tells how one Syrian family spread across several countries tried to survive the civil war and live in dignity …

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FEBRUARY 29, 2024 AT 1:00 PM

ONLINE | Leading with Confidence in the Age of Generative AI

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs 2023 report finds AI, analytical thinking, creative thinking, and big data will be top in-demand skills by 2027. Join us for a discussion and Q&A between Mariana Amatullo and Jeongki Lim who will illustrate how organizations and creative and business leaders can embrace generative AI’s vast and diverse opportunities to enable their transformation and build a flourishing organizational culture(s) …

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