Current Events


Thursday, September 18: Citizen Action on Climate Change: The Case for Hope, with Jim Shultz

Monday, September 29: Knishes: In Search of Jewish Soul Food, with Laura Silver


Thursday, October 16: Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group, led by Andrew Arlig

Thursday, October 16: 2014 Martin and Syma Mendelsohn Lectureship in International Relations: Jamaica and Its Place in the Global Landscape, with Dr. Stephen Vasciannie

Thursday, October 16: Poets of the Italian Diaspora, with Luigi Bonaffini 

Monday, October 20: From Staten Island to Ferguson: The Crisis of Police Legitimacy in (Post) Racial America

Wednesday, October 22: M.F.A. Intergenre Reading Series With Fiction Writer Dinaw Mengestu and Poet John Yau

Thursday, October 23: 40th Anniversary Celebration of Africana Students at Brooklyn College: A Graduate Alumni Symposium

Wednesday, October 29: Women in Parliamentary Politics: The Experience of a Former Israeli Politician, with Anat Maor

Wednesday, October 29: Poets on Poets: Rosamond King on Jayne Cortez


Tuesday, November 4: Rediscovering the Player Piano Roll with Jeffrey Taylor

Thursday, November 6: The Long Costs of War: Perspectives From a War Correspondent and an Archaeologist

Thursday, November 6: Bed-Stuy in Crisis

Wednesday, November 12: Frederic Ewen Lecture in Civil Liberties and Academic Freedom — The New Censorship: Net Discrimination, Net Neutrality, and Free Speech on the Internet, with Dawn Nunziato

Thursday, November 13: Past, Present and the Future of Societies with Eric Sanderson

Monday, November 17: Creating Alliances: My Years in the Israeli Parliament

Tuesday, November 18: Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights with Katha Pollitt

Wednesday, November 19: M.F.A. Intergenre Reading Series With Fiction Writer Adam Haslett and Heidi Schreck

Thursday, November 20: Shirley Chisholm Day with Reverend Al Sharpton

Thursday, November 20: Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group, led by Andrew Arlig

Thursday, November 20: We Got the Jazz: Next Generation Jazz, Hip Hop, and the Digital Scene with Aja Burrell Wood

Monday, November 24: Jewish Jazz Middleman with Robert Cherry and Jennifer Griffith


Wednesday, December 3: The Formation of Modern Satire in Renaissance France with Bernd Renner

Thursday, December 4: Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group, led by Andrew Arlig

Thursday, December 4: The Tree and the Sun Motif: The Long Shadow of Roman Imperialism on Modern Representations of Africa with Liv Yarrow

Sunday, December 7: MFA Alumni Reading with Victoria Bond, Cristina Moracho, and Ariel Stess