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Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Social Research: An International Quarterly

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Social Research: An International Quarterly

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

Social Research, the flagship journal of The New School for Social Research, was launched in 1934 by the founding members of the "University in Exile,” all of whom were scholars rescued by Alvin Johnson, the first President of the New School, at the brink of World War II.The journal was intended to address “subject matter… drawn from interests that transcend the boundaries of a single country.” 

“Though the form of the scholar’s mind may be German or Russian or Italian, the material on which he must work is world material,” Johnson wrote in his foreword to the first issue of Social Research—a declaration no less true in 2014 than it was eighty years ago.

The relationship between the United States and Germany continues to be crucial, not only to our two countries but to international relations worldwide.  Though US-German relations have occasionally been stressed, the eightieth anniversary of Social Research provides a unique opportunity to discuss the importance of our historic, current, and future ties.

Join us and be part of the conversation.

"Germany, the New School, and Transatlantic Relations".
Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States

"Germany- U.S. Relations, and Ukraine and Authoritarianism in Russia"
Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School; Canadian writer, teacher and former politician; author of many books, including The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (2004)

Comments from Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University

Open reception from 4:30–6:00 p.m. at 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Sponsored by The New School for Social Research

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