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February 2019

Migration as Survival in the Era of Climate Crisis

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Rising sea levels, drought, food insecurity, intensified hurricanes, and wildfires are some of the many markers of the exacerbating climate crisis. Despite the clear and present danger of climate change, governments are failing to take the action needed to stave off its worst effects. Meanwhile, tens of millions of people,…

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Human Rights and the Global History of the Iranian Revolution

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 255 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012 United States
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SPEAKER Roham Alvandi, London School of Economics and Political Science WHEN Thursday, February 28, 2019 5-7pm WHERE Richard Ettinghausen Library at the Hagop Kevorkian Center 50 Washington Square South NYC 10012 Throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the Iranian student opposition…

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March 2019

Offering Refuge, Building Solidarity: Universities as Sanctuaries

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Co-presented by NYU Sanctuary and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. At a time of growing global anti-democratic repression against migrants, minorities and dissidents, how can the university serve as a Sanctuary? The expansion of the New Sanctuary movement beyond places…

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April 2019

Democratizing Data: Grassroots Strategies to Advance Human Rights (Bernstein Institute Annual Conference)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States

Seen as essential to understanding human life, data informs and shapes knowledge creation. It is powerful, political, and for generations has been a tool of oppression, generated and harvested by corporations, colonial regimes, and democracies alike to exploit the poor and marginalized. The ability to define individuals and communities has…

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May 2019

Tech + Society Fireside Chat: Designing for Government

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Classroom 15, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Designing for Government Poster

In Conversation with Ariel Kennan Moderated by Lyel Resner   Ariel Kennan, Director of Civic Innovation at Sidewalk Labs, will be at this Wednesday’s Fireside Chat discussing the topic of Designing for Government.   Kennan is now at Sidewalk Labs where she works with local organizations, government, and communities. Before…

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