Invisibility: The Power of an Idea - 36th in the Social Research conference series - MICE

Invisibility: The Power of an Idea - 36th in the Social Research conference series

Invisibility: The Power of an Idea - 36th in the Social Research conference series
Start: 20 Apr 2017 12:00 America/New_York
Finish: 21 Apr 2017 16:00 3

Invisibility: The Power of an Idea - 36th in the Social Research conference series

at

Theresa Lang Student and Community Center

55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

This conference is free and open to the public!
PROGRAM
DAY 1: Thursday, April 20,
SESSION I: 12:00 - 2:30 PMLOCATION: THERESA LANG CENTER, 55 W. 13TH STREET, NY, NYInvisibility as a Motivating Force for Research and DiscoveryMolly E. Cummings, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at AustinGerald Holton, Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics and Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus, Harvard UniversityPriyamvada Natarajan, Professor, Department of Astronomy and Physics, Yale UniversityDavid R. Smith, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,Director of the Center for Metamaterial and Integrated Plasmonics Duke UniversityModerator: 
SESSION 2: 3:00 - 5:30 PMLOCATION: THERESA LANG CENTER, 55 W. 13TH STREET, NY, NYInvisibility in Cultural ContextAdam Bradley, Associate Professor of English, University of Colorado, BoulderWendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions and the Committee on Social Thought, University of ChicagoMark Johnston, Walt Cerf Professor of Philosophy, Princeton UniversityWill Milberg, Dean of the New School for Social Research, The New SchoolModerator: Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, The New School
KEYNOTE: 6:30 - 8 PMLOCATION: AUDITORIUM AT 66 WEST 12TH STREET, NY, NY Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia UniversityDiscussant: Marina Warner, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London
DAY 2:  Friday, April 21
SESSION 3: 12:00 - 2:30 PMLOCATION: THERESA LANG CENTER, 55 W. 13TH STREET, NY, NYInvisibility in the Social WorldMona El-Naggar, Documentarian, “Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s First Female Candidates”; Video journalist, The New York TimesKim Hopper, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia UniversityGeorgina Kleege, Lecturer in English, Disability Studies, University of California, BerkeleyDarryl Pinckney,Author, Black DeutschlandModerator: Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy; Director, Milano Doctoral Program, The New School
SESSION 4: 3:00 - 5:30 PMLOCATION: THERESA LANG CENTER, 55 W. 13TH STREET, NY, NYThe Seen, the Unseen, and the Unseeable: A DialogueAdam Bradley, Associate Professor of English, University of Colorado, BoulderMolly E. Cummings, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at AustinMona El-Naggar, Documentarian, “Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s First Female Candidates”; Video journalist, The New York TimesDarryl Pinckney, Author, Black DeutschlandModerator: Alan Lightman, Professor of the Practice of the Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This event will be livestreamed
*registration does not guarantee a seat. please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to each session to find seating.
This event is part of the Nth Degree Series with the The New School.  For more information on that series, visit the website www.newschool.edu/nth-degree
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