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University in Exile 80th Anniversary Events: Hannah Arendt screening and Samantha Power talk

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

The New School for Social Research and the Center for Public Scholarship presents two events celebrating the 80th anniversary of the University in Exile.

Ambassador Power Will Now Speak at 2:00 p.m.

2:00-5:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.- Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, discusses “Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry” (Ambassador Power's talk will also be streamed live)
2:30 p.m.- Film Screening: Hannah Arendt (running time: 1:50)
4:30 p.m.- Discussion with the film's director Margarethe von Trotta, actress Barbara Sukowa, and co-screenwriter Pamela Katz; moderated by Jerome Kohn, director of the Hannah Arendt. Followed by Q&A.

6:00-7:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.- Video of Ambassador Power's 2:00 p.m. remarks
6:30 p.m.- Discussion with Jonathan Fanton, emeritus board member and former chair of Human Rights Watch and former president of The New School; George Rupp, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, former President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee; and Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. Followed by Q&A.

Both events will be part of the grand opening of the University Center, at 63 Fifth Avenue, and take place in the John L. Tishman Auditorium.

The University in Exile was created by The New School’s first president, Alvin Johnson, as a haven for scholars whose careers and very lives were threatened in Germany in 1933, when the Nazi Party came to power and acted to expel all Jews and political opponents from German universities. With financial support from Hiram Halle and the Rockefeller Foundation, the University in Exile was able to rescue more than 180 intellectuals and scholars with their families, a number of whom remained at The New School for many years and all of whom made an impact on the intellectual life of the United States.

This event is free; but reservations are recommended by clicking on the top right register button. 

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