Governor Herbert H. Lehman

2012 Lectures and Seminars

January 2012

Why Trilling Matters
January, 31 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Adam Kirsch, Senior Editor at The New Republic

February 2012

Epidemic City: The Politics of Public Health in New York
February, 7 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
James Colgrove, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University

Why Don�t American Cities Burn?
February, 14 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Michael B. Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Eisenhower in War and Peace
February, 22 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Jean Edward Smith, Senior Scholar, Department of History, Columbia University

The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal:
Postwar Urbanism from New York to Berlin

February, 27 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Christopher Klemek, Assistant Professor of History, George Washington University

March 2012

Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World
March, 21 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History, Cornell University

Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life
March, 28 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Vivian Gornick, Independent Scholar

April 2012

A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
April, 25 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower


Lunch is served at noon events.
Wine and cheese are served at afternoon events.
Events are free and open to the public but RSVPs are required:


A three-day conference co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in Africn-American Studies at Columbia, the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, and the Friends of the Columbia Libraries.

April 26-28, 2012


September 2012

New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty
September, 11 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Evan Haefeli, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University

October 2012

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
October, 2 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

November 2012

The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics
November, 14 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Fredrick C. Harris, Professor, Political Science, Columbia University

John F. Kennedy: The American Presidents Series: The 35th President, 1961�1963
November, 27 - Lehman Center, 12:00 noon
Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins Professor of American History; Provost Emeritus, Columbia University



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