Toddlers and Technology

Speaker: 
Tovah P. Klein
Sat, May 30th, 2015 | 10:00 am

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Parenting in the Digital Age
Why do some children thrive and others struggle? Noted child psychologist Tovah P. Klein suggests that the seeds for adult success are actually planted in the toddler years through qualities such as resilience, self-reliance, self-regulation, and empathy. In a proactive talk, Dr. Klein reveals how to help children grow into fulfilled, happy, and successful people amidst the countless distractions of the digital age.

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Speaker: 
Catherine Steiner-Adair
Sat, May 2nd, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Parenting in the Digital Age
As iPads begin to replace conversations at the dinner table, many families struggle to understand the digital revolution unfolding in their households. Renowned clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explores how technology and media are putting children at risk, from infancy through young adulthood, and challenging what it means to be a family.

Central Park

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Tue, June 9th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Built beginning in 1858, Central Park gave all New Yorkers, whatever their class, their own “private country estate” where they could leave the city behind and commune with nature. Designed as a complete artifice—it is naturalistic, not natural—it turned the democratic ideal into a brilliant, three-dimensional concept of city planning as well as a transcendental vision that would civilize urban life.

Lincoln and the Jews

Speaker: 
Jonathan D. Sarna
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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At a time when Jews represented less than one-half of one percent of the American population, Abraham Lincoln became an advocate for Jewish equality and acceptance. Two celebrated historians reveal how Lincoln’s remarkable relationship with American Jews impacted his presidency, his policy decisions, and, as a result, broadened America.

Memories of Al Hirschfeld

Speaker: 
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld
Robert Osborne
Harold Prince
Thu, May 28th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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For nine decades, Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities and Broadway personalities with his iconic linear calligraphic portraits, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary artists. Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, Robert Osborne, and Harold Prince explore the caricaturist’s life and legacy through his art, career, and personal relations.

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Speaker: 
Stanley A. McChrystal
Tue, May 26th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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As commander of Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008, General Stanley McChrystal recognized that to battle a decentralized enemy like Al Qaeda, the U.S. would need to discard a century of management wisdom and reinvent military strategies to become more organic and adaptive. Drawing on his experiences in the military, the private sector, and beyond, General McChrystal examines how teamwork, communication, and freedom for experimentation can transform organizations, from the world’s largest military to the smallest institutions.

Antebellum New York

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Tue, May 19th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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In the decades leading up to the Civil War, New Yorkers had plenty on their minds besides the issue of slavery. Industrialization had radically changed the city in the previous 20 years, immigrants needed for labor were bringing “foreign” cultures to American shores, the rising middle class was beginning to mimic European high society, and new technology was changing everyday life—for those who could afford it. Join us to look at a city whose own thorny problems made the “slavery question” seem a distant dilemma.

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in WWII

Speaker: 
Richard Reeves
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Mon, May 18th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Less than three months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an order which initiated thousands of Japanese Americans to be rounded up and imprisoned into internment camps for the remainder of the war. Drawing from survivor interviews, private letters and memoirs, and numerous archives, award-winning historian Richard Reeves provides compelling insight into this painful chapter in American history, during which more than 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese aliens were interned.

The Heart Mountain Draft Resisters: A Trial Reenactment

Speaker: 
Judge Denny Chin
Asian American Bar Association of New York
Sat, May 16th, 2015 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

Speaker: 
Joseph J. Ellis
Stacy Schiff (moderator)
Thu, May 14th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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In the 1780s, four Founding Fathers diagnosed flaws in the recently signed Articles of Confederation and became determined to modify the charter. Prizewinning author Joseph J. Ellis explains how George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison helped orchestrate the long, complex political process that ultimately resulted in the Constitutional Convention and the Bill of Rights.

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