Governor Herbert H. Lehman

2007 Lectures and Seminars

Launch party for Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race, and Power in American History, a collection of essays by Eric Foner's former students.
November 16, 2007, 4 pm

Crossing Borders: The Past and Future of Immigration Policy in the United States
November 14, 2007, 12 pm
A talk by Mae Ngai, author of Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America.

Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History
October 31, 2007, 12 pm
A talk by Owen Gutfreund (Barnard), author of 20th-Century Sprawl: Accommodating the Automobile and the Decentralization of the United States.

Moral Capital and Atlantic Slavery
October 17, 2007, 1 pm
A conversation with Christopher Brown, author of Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism. Moderated by Eric Foner.

 Fixing the Post-industrial City: The Case of Camden, NJ
April 26, 2007, 12 pm
A discussion with Rutgers-Camden Professor Howard Gillette of his UHA-award-winning book Camden After the Fall: Decline and Renewal in a Post-industrial City

Philanthropy, Reform, Activism: The Strange Case of Margaret Olivia (Mrs. Russell) Sage
April 18, 2007, 4 pm
Professor of History and Director of the Women's Studies Program at Auburn University

Listening to Abolitionists - 200 Years On
April 16, 2007, 12 pm
University Professor Simon Schama

A New Deal for Art: Controversy and Relevance in Public Art of 1930s America
March 27, 2007, 12 pm
Columbia Ph.D. Sharon Musher will be giving a presentation based on her dissertation research.

Hidden in Plain View
February 22, 2007, 12 pm
A presentation by Columbia University's Rare Books and Manuscript's librarians about the resources available on campus

The United States and East Asia in the Twentieth Century: An Informal Discussion
February 8, 2007, 12 pm
Henry F. Graff, emeritus professor at Columbia University, and Seymour Topping, former Chief Far Eastern Correspondent and Managing Editor of the New York Times.

Paternalism and its Discontents: Mandatory Evacuations, Motorcycle Laws, Libertarian Values, and Public Health
February 6, 2007, 12 pm
James Colgrove, Ron Bayer, and Amy Fairchild, Columbia University Professors in the history of public health, and Columbia University graduate student Marian Moser Jones.


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