The Big Picture: What’s at Stake in Trump’s America

Tuesday, November 7, 2017  9:30am Tishman Auditorium at NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South New York, New York 10012


Registration required

Public Books and NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join us for an all-day symposium investigating the rise of Trump and America’s turn toward authoritarian rule. This symposium is the culminating event to a series of essays to be published on Public Books in the weeks preceding the event, in which leading intellectuals address what’s at stake in Trump’s America for a wide range of topics. Several of these contributors, listed below, will be present in conversation with other prominent scholars.

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Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus, Caitlin Zaloom

9:45–11:15 a.m.: Class, Culture, and Politics
Jefferson Cowie, Shamus Khan, Michèle Lamont, Harel Shapira
Moderator: Caitlin Zaloom

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: Creating Insecurity: Gender, Immigration, and Ethnicity
Geraldo Cadava, Alina Das, Linda Gordon, Jack Halberstam
Moderator: Sharon Marcus

Lunch Break

2:30–3:45 p.m.: The Politics of Energy and Climate Change
Michelle Anderson, Gretchen Bakke, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Ricky Revesz
Moderator: Eric Klinenberg

4:15–5:45 p.m.: Cities, Race, and Social Policy
Kim Phillips-Fein, Patrick Sharkey, Tom Sugrue, William Julius Wilson
Moderator: Eric Klinenberg

6:30–8:00 p.m.: Truth, Reason, and Democracy
Steven Lukes, Alondra Nelson, Victor Pickard, Saskia Sassen
Moderator: Caitlin Zaloom

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  • Speaker

    Eric Klinenberg

    Professor of Sociology

    New York University

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    Sharon Marcus

    Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Columbia University

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