Governor Herbert H. Lehman

Fall 2015 Lectures and Seminars

September 2015

A Class By Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s
September, 29 - Lehman Center, 12:00PM
Nancy Woloch, Adjunct Professor of History, Barnard College

October 2015

Joseph Mitchell and the City: A Conversation with Thomas Kunkel and Gay Talese
October, 7 - Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, 6:30PM
Moderated by:
Steve Coll, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Thomas Kunkel, President, St. Norbert College, and author of Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker
Gay Talese, Journalist

Co-sponsored by the University Seminar on the City and the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical
October, 14 - Lehman Center, 12:00PM
Judith E. Smith, Professor of American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston

Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age
October, 21 - Lehman Center, 12:00PM
Edward T. OĠDonnell, Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross

November 2015

Empire of Cotton: A Global History
November, 5 - Lehman Center, 12:00PM
Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History, Harvard University

The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir
November, 11 - Lehman Center, 12:00PM
Vivian Gornick, Independent Scholar

Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way
November, 18 - Lehman Center, 12:00PM
Hasia Diner, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History; Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History; Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, New York University

December 2015

Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956
December, 2 - Lehman Center, 12:00PM
David Smiley, Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University


All events are held at the Lehman Center at 12:00 noon unless otherwise indicated.
Attendance is free but registration is required as places are limited.



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