Past & Upcoming Events

Law, History & Politics: Brown v. Board of Ed.

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We'll continue our discussion in this new series -- LAW, HISTORY AND POLITICS

The LHP series explore the intersections of its namesake -- an in-depth study of a particular law, court decision, or a legal precedent that shaped the political forces and its historical ramifications.

The LHP series will start out with subject matters that directly relate to the U.S.  For instance, we'll discuss landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions, particular Constitutional Amendments, or an influential Legislative body of work.

The advanced LHP series will explore international and comparative law from a historic perspective.  These may include: Magna Carta, the Code of Justinian, the Code of Hammurabi -- to more recent selections, such as the Treaty of Versailles, the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights and the Geneva Convention.

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For this meeting, we'll read and discuss the Brown v. Board of Ed decisions -- the original decision ("Brown I"), as well as the "implementation" decision ("Brown II").

The Rise of Nationalism (Part 3): Turkey and Russia

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This is a multi-part discussion series examining the ostensibly-sudden rise of nationalism in different parts of the world.

Building from themes that emerged from Parts One, and Two, we'll explore the current political climate and the "nationalistic fervor" enveloping in Turkey and Russia, including the following:

• Nationalism fueled by "revisionist" history.

• A "nostalgic" sense of nationalism. 

• "Nationalism" as a political ideology, giving rise to "Ethno-Nationalism" and "religious-based" nationalism.

• How "Nationalism" spills over into overseas or extraterritorial military expansion.

• The difference between "populist nationalism" and "authoritarian nationalism."

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TURKEY, then and now:

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RUSSIA then and now:

Movement Politics (Part 3): Black Lives Matter

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The "Movement Politics" series explore the various social movements, political forces, and coalitions that aim to bring about certain political changes, reforms or outcomes in furtherance of advancing a particular ideology.  The "Movement Politics" series are purely intended to be for discussion purposes only, as the NYCPF does not endorse or advocate on behalf of any groups or organizations. 

Our aim is to explore these movements or groups, in depth, without the veneer of hyperpartisan rhetoric -- thus, the discussions will be based on factual evidence, coupled with sound, logical reasoning and persuasion with the highest level of intellectual rigor.

The past discussions included:

Part One -- "The "Alt-Right"­ and the "Regressive Left"

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Part Two -- The Rise and the (Ostensible) Fall of the Religious Conservatives in the U.S.

Monthly Discussion: NYC Mayoral Race, Charlottesville, Venezuela + Mini Debate!

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We'll resume our "regular" monthly roundtable discussion, covering the most compelling stories and events unfolding in our City, the Nation, and around the World.  As always, there's plenty to discuss!

PLUS, our monthly meetings will now feature a new segment -- a "Mini-Debate," where members can engage in a short, structured debate on a contentious issue.

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Topics:

The City:  a preview of the NYC Mayoral Race.

The Nation:  Charlottesville -- the fallout and the aftermath.

The World: a turmoil and crisis in Venezuela.

 *** MINI-DEBATE: should statutes of controversial, historic figures (e.g., Robert E. Lee) be taken down from public display?

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As usual, after the discussions, we'll go to a nearby restaurant for food and / or drinks, to continue the discussions.

The topics above are subject to change.

More details to follow.


New York, NY - USA

Saturday, August 26 at 3:00 PM

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Motion Debate: the "Islamic Assimilation"

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This is an invitation to attend and watch a live Motion Debate as an audience.  This event is in collaboration with MotionDebate.com, as part of the monthly debate series.  It's FREE to attend and complimentary beverages will be offered. To attend, please complete the RSVP on this meetup page and also register at the external splashpage by clicking here.

This month's Motion: "it is difficult to successfully integrate or assimilate Islamic culture in the U.S."

Kate and Nasser will team up against Danielle and Jabber in debating for and against the Motion, respectively. It will be moderated by Evan Rhoda.

"Policy Night" with NYC Council Member Ben Kallos

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A discussion of various local public policies at Council Member Kallos' district office.  Ask questions, express your concerns, or offer suggestions to improve the City life!

Official description: Policy Night is a chance for residents who have a policy idea they want to pitch and help implement; the goal is to empower residents and turn ideas into real solutions.

The date is tentative -- more details to follow.

New York, NY - USA

Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 PM

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