The Lasting Damage of Residential SegregationThe Atlantic - Ronald Reagan BuildingRichard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow, Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California School of Law
We Have a Caste System in AmericaThe Atlantic - Ronald Reagan BuildingModerated by: Nancy Cook, Economic and Domestic Policy Correspondent, National JournalShirley Franklin, Former Mayor, City of Atlanta, GA, and Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Purpose Built CommunitiesNathaniel Hendren, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard UniversityRichard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow, Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California School of LawSarah Rosen Wartell, President, The Urban Institute
The Systems Work - but They Need More SupportThe Atlantic - Ronald Reagan BuildingModerated by: David Graham, Senior Associate Editor, TheAtlantic.comRobert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise InstituteThe Honorable Barbara Lee (D-CA), United States House of RepresentativesPatty Stonesifer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Martha's TableAngela Sutton, Member, Witnesses to Hunger
Tapping Into the Creative Culture of East LAThe Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West - Los Angeles Public LibraryTerry Wolverton, Joel Arquillos, Luis Rodriguez, and Tom LutzThis panel explores the recent history of writers and community in Los Angeles. How, across the vast metropolitan reach of the Los Angeles basin, do writers imagine, build, and sustain community?
The High Cost of Reforming on the Back EndThe Atlantic - Ronald Reagan BuildingInterviewed by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The AtlanticThe Honorable Cory Booker (D-NJ), United States Senate
California-Inspired Sci-FiThe Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West - Dana Gioia, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula HeiseModerated by poet and literary scholar Dana Gioia, this panel explores landscapes of fantasy and fact in California science-fiction and environmental writing. Ecotopia brought nature and science fiction famously together, but so too have other writers, thinkers, and scholars, including our panelists Kim Stanley Robinson and Ursula Heise. This conversation takes up these themes, in past and present, and with particular focus on the current and former work of the panelists themselves.
Money Is a Kind of PoetryThe Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West - San Francisco Public LibraryDana GioiaA poetry reading by the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, distinguished poet, and literary scholar.
Where the There IsThe Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West - San Francisco Public LibraryDavid Talbot, Phil Bronstein, Gary Kamiya, Michelle Tea; Moderator: Jane GanahlModerated by Jane Ganahl, this panel tackles "the city." What's the enduring power of San Francisco as literary site, trope, problem, puzzle, mystery, icon? The City in fiction, The City in fact: where do they crossover, diverge, collide? Who are the great interpreters of The City then and now? What's right, what's wrong about portrayals? And, as this conference is meant to be the first of two, what questions about San Francisco can we bring to Los Angeles in February of 2014?
California Is a ConceptThe Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West - Kevin Starr in conversation with William DeverellKevin Starr's monumental "Dream Series" is the single most ambitious reckoning of California history ever undertaken. Trained in the American Civilization program at Harvard, Starr is also an astute literary critic and student. This conversation with conference co-organizer William Deverell will explore the meaning, power, and influence of California writers, north and south, then and now, fiction and non.
Many Languages of CaliforniaThe Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West - Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass in conversation with Matthew ZapruderPoet Matthew Zapruder asks Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman if there is a Northern California tradition in poetry and writing? If so, what things make it distinct? And what does it have to do with physical place and geography? Or with historical setting or accident? Or with concepts of redemption, rejuvenation, spiritual or other liberation? Are there neglected and/or misunderstood Northern California poets or poetic traditions? And how might we deepen our understanding of what kind of poetry this region has produced?
Imminence Requirement for a Presidential Order to KillIntelligence Squared U.S. Debates - Constitution CenterWith the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch's powers. Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans?Presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center, the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution.
Is the President's Power to Kill Enemies Limited?Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates - Constitution CenterWith the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch's powers. Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans?Presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center, the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution.
Bhagwati: Forget Washington, Borders Are Beyond ControlCGEG Columbia University SIPA, Center on Global Economic Governance - Columbia University2013 Emma Lazarus Lecture, Rethinking Immigration Reform: Shifting to Human Rights, delivered by Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Economics, Law, and International Affairs, Columbia University. Recent efforts at passing the proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation will not, any more than the 1986 IRCA legislation, end illegal immigration. As long as immigration restrictions remain in force, illegal entry will persist.At the same time, in their attempts to bring the skeptics on board for a comprehensive "top-down" bill, pro-immigration politicians have been forced into draconian measures that have made matters worse for illegal immigrants. Thus, President Clinton militarized the border, driving illegal immigrants into crossing the desert and risking their lives. President Obama has overseen the highest-ever number of deportations. None of this has served to reduce the number of illegal immigrants in a significant way: We harmed the illegal immigrants without any gain in reduced inflows.Instead of being driven by pursuit of the impossible, that is an America free of illegal immigrants, we need to accept the reality that they will always be in our midst. Treating them with humanity is therefore the shift in focus that is now required. The Lecture will consider several ways in which this objective could be advanced, without involving Washington.Welcome John Coatsworth, Provost, Columbia University Presiding Michael Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law and Political Science, Columbia UniversityDiscussants Guillermina Jasso, Silver Professor of Sociology, New York University; Director of Research, U.S. Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy; Author (with Mark Rosenzweig) of The New Chosen People: Immigrants in the United StatesPeter Spiro, Charles R. Weiner Professor of Law, Temple University; Author of Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After GlobalizationPresented in collaboration with Columbia Law School and the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG), Columbia | SIPA.
Yangon Steps In to Preserve Gandhi Memorial BuildingWorld Monuments Fund - Asia SocietyOnce one of the world’s greatest trading cities and known as “The Garden City of the East,” Yangon offers a rich cultural landscape and the largest collection of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century colonial architecture in Southeast Asia. Following Myanmar’s emergence from isolation, a rush of development now threatens the country’s former capital city. Thant Myint-U will discuss the progress made to preserve one of the most spectacular early twentieth-century urban landscapes in Asia, and the challenges to come.Yangon Historic City Center is on the 2014 World Monuments Watch. To learn more, visit wmf.org/watch.The Paul Mellon Lecture series is supported by The Paul Mellon Education Fund and the Paul Mellon Fund for Architectural Preservation in Great Britain.
The Maker Caucus: 3D Printing Heads to Capitol HillThe Atlantic - Siemens Motor Manufacturing FacilityIn 2014, The Atlantic magazine will launch a series of conversations across the country on how we can "build the future" - of manufacturing, of biotechnology, and of energy.On February 19, The Atlantic will be coming to Cincinnati area for the first event in this series. Thanks to advanced software and new technologies, modern manufacturing has become one of the most innovative industries in the world. Please join us as we explore what businesses and universities are doing to equip the workforce with the skills needed to succeed in this new era and how local leaders are strengthening the resurgence of the manufacturing sector.
Illinois Gov: Disaster Relief is a Bipartisan IssueNational Journal - NewseumSince 1980, the U.S. has spent nearly $900 billion on disaster recovery after weather-related events. The process put in place for state and local officials for post-disaster recovery can often be difficult, even if put in place with good intentions. State and local officials grapple with federal rules on funding that can be frustrating and difficult to navigate.How do governments cut through the red tape so money is sent to affected towns and cities as quickly as possible? How do communities rebuild in a smart way in order to strengthen their resilience to future natural disasters? And what is the role of the federal government in those efforts? How can the federal government improve long-term recovery efforts?Join National Journal for a policy summit about recovery efforts after a natural disaster, and to discuss better ways to get ahead of disasters to make our infrastructure more resistant to flooding and other storm damage.
Armistead Maupin: In California Anything Can HappenThe Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West - San Francisco Public LibraryArmistead Maupin in conversation with David Ulin. Introduction: Ralph LewinIntroduced by the President and CEO of Cal Humanities Ralph Lewin, this free-wheeling conversation between Los Angeles Times book critic (and conference co-organizer) David Ulin and the writer Armistead Maupin will investigate Maupin's body of work and the general landscape of writing about, in, and on San Francisco in the last several decades.
What If There Had Been No Affirmative Action?Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates - Harvard Law SchoolAffirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for underrepresented minorities. But is it achieving its stated goals and helping the population it was created to support? Its critics point to students struggling to keep up in schools mismatched to their abilities and to the fact that the policy can be manipulated to benefit affluent and middle class students who already possess many educational advantages. Is it time to overhaul or abolish affirmative action?Presented in partnership with Harvard Law School.
Studies that Counter the Benefits of Affirmative ActionIntelligence Squared U.S. Debates - Harvard Law SchoolAffirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for underrepresented minorities. But is it achieving its stated goals and helping the population it was created to support? Its critics point to students struggling to keep up in schools mismatched to their abilities and to the fact that the policy can be manipulated to benefit affluent and middle class students who already possess many educational advantages. Is it time to overhaul or abolish affirmative action?Presented in partnership with Harvard Law School.