Public Programs And Events

2019 Critical Edge Alliance Conference

2019 Critical Edge Alliance Conference

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center

Boundary Crossings in Culture, Power, and Experience: Re-imagining Higher Education

The annual Critical Edge Alliance conference will take place at The New School on June 7-8, 2019 with an additional opening reception/collaboration workshop on June 6, 4:00-8:00pm.

The purpose of the conference is to explore contemporary issues around boundary crossing, as they relate to universities and learning, broadly conceived.​

This conference is dedicated to the memory of our colleague Professor L.H.M. “Lily” Ling, a founding member of the Critical Edge Alliance, who tragically passed away last year. The conference is designed in the spirit of Ling’s Silk Road Research Initiative, a research collective that pursued the re-imagination of world politics.

Accepted applicants only.

Please contact for more information.

Hosted by the Schools of Public Engagement

Additional Details


The conference fee is $90 USD for faculty and administrators and $60 USD for students. Everyone with an accepted submission is asked to pay this fee to help offset some of the costs of the conference for the host university. The fee is kept as low as possible, and includes coffee, meals, and receptions during the conference.

All travel and accommodation costs are at participants’ own expense

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To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.