Max Hayward is a PhD student in Philosophy at Columbia University and the Public Humanities Fellow at the Heyman Center for the Humanities. Having seen first-hand the transformational power of education, and of philosophy in particular, he is committed to bringing the humanities to as wide an audience as possible. To this end, he has helped to found a project that runs discussion groups on philosophy that bring together Columbia graduate students with young parolees in Harlem, in co-operation with the Harlem Justice Community Program. During the Fellowship, Max worked on expanding this project.
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Max Hayward, Public Humanities Fellow at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, will present a discussion on the conception and implementation of Rethink, a philosophy community outreach program that runs philosophical talks with court-involved youth in Harlem. Hayward's focus is two-fold: First, he seeks to explore what it is that philosophical thinking has to offer a wider public, and what role philosophy as a discipline has to play in pressing issues such as those that confront participants in Rethink. Secondly, Hayward aims to suggest ways in which public engagement can be an enriching resource for philosophy, and present a particular conception of one subfield of philosophy--ethics--according to which public engagement is an indispensable epistemological tool.
Good bookkeeping makes for good government—but not for very long—according to this history of accounting in the public sphere. In this talk, historian and MacArthur Fellow Soll surveys public financial record keeping after the invention of double-entry accounting in 13th-century Tuscany, a breakthrough that made systematic analysis of profit and loss possible.
Good bookkeeping makes for good government—but not for very long—according to this history of accounting in the public sphere. In this talk, historian and MacArthur fellow Soll surveys public financial record keeping after the invention of double-entry accounting in 13th-century Tuscany, a breakthrough that made systematic analysis of profit and loss possible.
Despite the continuous interest in psychoanalysis as a modern system of thought and interpretation, the history of the discipline and the study of analysts other than Sigmund Freud are still developing. Full description at event link: bit.ly/1qJt9Mk This recording consists of the final panel discussion of the two-day conference. In this panel, Daniel Pick, Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London interviewed Robert Jay Lifton, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University. The panel was chaired by Eli Zaretsky, Professor of History at The New School. Final comments were provided by the organizer of the conference, Michal Shapira, Senior Lecturer of History and Gender Studies at Tel Aviv University.
William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, lead a discussion on the idea of development as an authoritarian concept. The commentator for the talk was Gregory Mann, Associate Professor of History at Columbia. Michele Alacevich, Associate Director of Research Activities, Heyman Center for the Humanities and Diplomatische Akademie Wien, chaired the talk.
William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, will lead a discussion on the idea of development as an authoritarian concept.
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