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This is the seventh panel of the two-day conference (April 8-9, 2016) on the popular television series The Wire, hosted by the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. This panel is titled "Mass Incarceration and the School-to-Prison Pipeline" and featured Mariame Kaba, Project Nia, Desmond U. Patton, Columbia University, Carla Shedd, Columbia University and New York City High School Student Representatives. The panel was organized by Carla Shedd and the Center for Justice.

This is the seventh panel of the two-day conference (April 8-9, 2016) on the popular television series The Wire, hosted by the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. This panel is titled "Religion, Race, Politics in the Inner City." Panelists include Monica R. Miller, Lehigh University, Michael Leo Owens, Emory University, Josef Sorett, Columbia University, Rev. LaKeesha Walrond, First Corinthian Baptist Church, New York City, and Joseph R. Winters II, Duke University. The panel was organized by Josef Sorett, Institute for Research on African American Studies.

On April 1, 2016, the Heyman Center for the Humanities hosted the conference "1916: The Irish Rising at 100 Years" where scholars from Ireland and New York discussed the 1916 Easter Rising on its centennial. This video features the second panel of the day which included Mary Harris, National University of Ireland, Galway, on the topic "Romanticism and Realism: Patrick Pearse, Eoin MacNeill, the Revival and the Rising" and Adrian Paterson, National University of Ireland, Galway, on the topic "Ballad and story, rann and song’: Yeats’s 1916 and The Dreaming of the Bones."

On April 1, 2016, the Heyman Center for the Humanities hosted the conference "1916: The Irish Rising" where scholars from Ireland and New York discussed the 1916 Easter Rising on its centennial. This video is of the afternoon segment, "1916 in Perspective, a Roundtable," featuring: Emily Bloom, Columbia University, Therese Cox, Columbia University, Sarah Cole, Columbia University, Gregory Londe, Cornell University, Janet Lyon, Pennsylvania State University, and Paul K. Saint-Amour, University of Pennsylvania. 

On Friday, April 1, 2016, the Heyman Center for the Humanities hosted a full-day conference entitled "1916:The Irish Rising at 100 Years" where scholars from Ireland and New York discussed the 1916 Easter Rising on its centennial. Conor McNamara, National University of Ireland Galway, participated in the first panel with his talk "The 1916 Rebellion and the Dream of America." John Cunningham, National University of Ireland, Galway, also presented his talk "Irish Labor and the Wider World, c. 1912-23."

March 22, 2016: This talk by renowned British photographer Andy Sewell launched a month-long exhibition of his work hosted by the Heyman Center. The Guardian called Sewell's first book "a classic of understated observation." The Financial Times Magazine said that Sewell "doesn’t want to shatter our illusions, merely quieten them – to allow us to see the complexity of what’s before us."

Robert Alter presented the next installment of the Lionel Trilling Seminar on March 7, 2016.  Herbert Marks and Michael Wood served as respondents. The David story and Stendhal's Charterhouse of Parma, the first narrative very early and the other relatively late in the Western literary tradition, are deeply instructive instances of how the vehicle of fiction can provide insights into the realm of politics. Each in its own way shows the role individual character plays in the gaining and maintaining of power and how the exercise of power affects or distorts character.  The biblical story is compellingly grave, Stendhal's novel satiric and sometimes comic, but both manifest an unblinking vision of man as a political animal.

March 7, 2016: Robert Alter presents the next installment of the Lionel Trilling Seminar.  The David story and Stendhal's Charterhouse of Parma, the first narrative very early and the other relatively late in the Western literary tradition, are deeply instructive instances of how the vehicle of fiction can provide insights into the realm of politics.  Herbert Marks and Michael Wood serve as respondents.