An Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Bob Herbert (moderator)
Sat, March 1st, 2014 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am


9 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am — Program

As the nation anemically recovers from one of the most devastating economic crises in recent history, innovative thinkers are reimagining the formula for successful 21st-century economic policy. In an intimate conversation with Bob Herbert, Joseph E. Stiglitz explores theories of welfare economics and income and wealth distribution and considers how to ensure a more just and prosperous future.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: My Heart Will Not Sit Down

Sun, October 20th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

My Heart Will Not Sit Down by Mara Rockliff
When she hears about the Great Depression and all of the children going hungry in New York City, Kedi decides she must do something to help out, even though her village in Cameroon is facing tough times as well. Join us to hear how Kedi and her village help New York City in My Heart Will Not Sit Down, based on a true story.

Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

Brenda Wineapple
Wed, August 7th, 2013 | 7:00 pm


In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

Forebodings of Armageddon

Michael S. Neiberg
John H. Maurer
Sat, April 6th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

A series of Saturday programs presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.


Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 am

Special '21' Club Breakfast & Talk - A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia

Aaron L. Friedberg
Mon, November 28th, 2011 | 8:00 am

Event details

Join us at New York’s landmark ‘21’ Club for this singular program, which includes a breakfast and lecture for $65 (members $55). Book signing with author to follow.

Will China Take Over the World?

Sebastian Mallaby
Steven Rattner
Byron R. Wien (moderator)
Tue, February 21st, 2012 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out


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Armed with the world’s largest population and stunning economic and technological growth, China has emerged as a world superpower; it has been one of the most dramatic developments of our time. Is China poised to replace the United States as the world’s most influential nation? Is that change inevitable? Or has it already happened? Experts discuss China’s continued rise and how America’s role in world affairs will change.

The Money Trust

James Grant
Paul Gigot
Richard Sylla (moderator)
Wed, January 18th, 2012 | 6:30 pm

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"The greatest monopoly in the country is the money monopoly," declared the governor of New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson, in a 1912 presidential campaign broadside, when Wall Street was on trial, as it is today. The Money Trust Investigation, a congressional inquest into the alleged misdeeds of the New York City banking community, brought J.P. Morgan and New York’s other most powerful bankers the unwelcome glare of public scrutiny. A hundred years on, experts discuss what has changed and what has not.

Civilization: The West and the Rest

Niall Ferguson
Thu, December 8th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

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What was it about the civilization of Western Europe that allowed it to trump the outwardly superior empires of the Orient? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, was that the West developed six “killer applications” that the Rest lacked: competition, science, property, democracy, medicine, consumerism and work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If so, Mr. Ferguson warns, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

Jeffrey Sachs
Andrew Ross Sorkin (moderator)
Thu, October 6th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

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In the wake of the worst recession in recent history, pre-eminent economist Jeffrey Sachs argues that American capitalism will return to the brink of collapse if measures aren’t taken to fix it. Join us for this special evening as Professor Sachs, in conversation with Andrew Ross Sorkin, argues that U.S. citizens must reach a consensus on government’s role in everyday life and on their basic values, and offers a bold and ambitious plan to change our economic system.


Oct 5 2012 - May 27 2013

The Second World War (1939–1945) was the most widespread, destructive, and consequential conflict in history. WWII & NYC is an account of how New York and its metropolitan region contributed to Allied victory. The exhibition also explores the captivating, sobering, and moving stories of how New Yorkers experienced and confronted the challenges of “total war.”
Want to see everything—from lectures to films to behind-the-scenes stories—related to WWII & NYC? Click here to visit the WWII & NYC site!

Irving Boyer, Prospect Park, ca. 1942–1944. Oil on academy board. The New-York Historical Society, Gift of Selwyn L. Boyer, from the Boyer Family Collection, 2002.49

When war broke out in 1939, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the global conflict and strongly held opinions about whether or not to intervene. The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 brought the U.S. into the war, and New York became the principal port of embarkation for the warfront.

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