After your experience studying and teaching in the New York metropolitan area, join Manhattan’s borough president and borough historian for a virtual conversation about the island at the center of New York City. We’ll share insights, take questions, and explore how the past shapes Manhattan’s present and how its future prospects—in everything from the high cost of housing to maintaining environmental sustainability in an age of climate change—reflect major concerns common to global cities. The conversation will be led by two facilitators with plenty of time for dialogue, so come prepared with questions!
The event facilitators for this online event are:
Gale Brewer, Manhattan borough president since 2014, has served for more than four decades in New York City government. An important voice on community planning, social justice, technology, and education. She teaches urban affairs at local colleges. City and State magazine says she “may be the city’s most popular politician.”
Robert Snyder, Manhattan borough historian, is a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark and the author or co-author of five books on New York City, most recently All the Nations Under Heaven: Immigrants, Migrants and the Making of New York. An award-winning author, filmmaker and professor, in 2016 he taught in South Korea as a Fulbright fellow.
Date: Monday, May 18th
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Remote. Zoom Meeting instructions will be emailed closer to the date of the program.
Cost: This program’s cost is intended to be “pay what you wish”. As a non-profit organization, we are proud to serve international students and scholars in the New York area, and as we navigate these challenging times, we would be immensely grateful for any support you can give. Therefore, we suggest a donation of minimum $5 for the participation in this event. Click here to donate before clicking the "register" button below. Thank you!
Contact: Alexa Berry, Coordinator of Enrichment Programs here or (646) 398-6925