Past & Upcoming Events

Current Events Forum: NYC's Uber Moratorium, Supreme Court and the House of Saud

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As the Midterm Elections nears, we'll discuss the most compelling stories and events unfolding in our City, Nation, and around the world.

- The City: Back in August, the NYC Council voted to place a one-year moratorium on a number of "for-hire" vehicles (e.g., Uber, Lyft, etc.) on city streets. It was part of a package of bills intended to address the unbridled growth of ride-hailing services in the city. (https://legistar.coun...=). We'll discuss any purported pros and cons of this law, including how this impacts residents in all Boroughs, traffic congestion issues, and the rapidly declining taxi / limo industry.

Gandhi at 150

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This month marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi. As we commemorate this milestone, we'll take a critical look at his life and legacy.

- A very brief summary of his biography, including his early years in England and South Africa.

- His visions for an "Independent India," away from the British rule.

- His attempts at establishing interfaith-harmony.

- His "nonviolent resistance" and the rise of the "peace movement."

- His role in the India-Pakistan partition and how it fueled "ultra-nationalism."

- His views on the caste system.

- The purported merits of his moral philosophy (and any criticisms thereof), and any unintended consequences.

- Finally, are Gandhi's views and ideologies still relevant today? Do his views and ideas maintain any "universal appeal"?

More details to follow.

New York, NY - USA

Saturday, October 20 at 3:00 PM

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https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/255136574/

The Midterm Elections! (A Special Townhall Forum)

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We're just three weeks away from the Midterm Elections!

This is a special "townhall"-style event to discuss the important issues at stake in the November elections. From local offices to the fate of the balance of power in Congress -- we'll discuss what's ahead, in a public "townhall"-style forum -- democracy at its finest!

Special thanks to Nala, Rob, Erik, Louis, and Henry who participated in the recent "mini-debate" on the topics of healthcare, tax policy, and #MeToo. They will further elaborate on how these issues and themes will come into play in the Midterm Elections.

Other special guests will include Marta from Micgoat (www.micgoat.com/debate) and Jess from Motivote (www.motivote.us).

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