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Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture - DAY 1 - 37th Social Research Conference

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011


William Butler Yeats' "The Pot of Broth"

A reading by actors from the Irish Repertory Theatre's production of "The Pot of Broth"

Monday, April 23 at 6:00 PM

The Center for Public Scholarship at The New School and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University invite you to the 37th Social Research Conference: Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture.

Cons and con men have long been present in American culture and are often represented as romantic figures. This symposium will explore cons and scams in their many guises and what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US.

Speakers include:

  • Edward Balleisen, Professor of History and Public Policy; Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University
  • Noah IsenbergProfessor of Culture and Media at the New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, director of Screen Studies program
  • Diana Henriques, financial journalist for the New York Times from 1989 to 2012 and now a contributing writer
  • Maggie Cao, David G. Frey Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Daniel Kevles, Stanley Woodward Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University
  • and others (full agenda available at: Center for Public Scholarship)

*This event is free. Guests are encouraged to register.

This event is presented by the Center for Public Scholarship in collaboration with the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University

Visit the Center for Public Scholarship for more information and a full symposium agenda.

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
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The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.