One Day University and Hunter College Present: Power and Politics
Where: Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Ave.
212-772-4448 Price: $159
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Hunter College, City & State, and One Day University have teamed up to create a fascinating LIVE event featuring three remarkable professors. Each class will explore various aspects of power and politics from both a historical and up-to-the-minute perspective.
The event will be held live at the beautiful Kaye Playhouse, 68th between Park and Lexington, in the heart of the Hunter campus.
Class 1: Learning From The Roman Empire: Are we Repeating the Past?
Caroline Winterer / Stanford University
For Americans, Rome’s unlikely ascent, spectacular ambitions, and gruesome decline have provided endless fuel for our national self-examination. Is the United States an empire? Are empires good or bad? What makes great civilizations decline and fall—and how can America avoid that fate? This talk will explore the great American question—Are we Rome?—and show why this ancient empire continues to fascinate our very modern nation.
Class 2: The Five Most Powerful People in the World
William Burke-White / U Pennsylvania
After engaging in an analysis of power and influence in today’s world, we will consider 5 particular individuals—some expected, others perhaps unexpected or even unknown—who are calling the shots in global affairs today. The lecture concludes with a detailed look at what their influence means for our global future.
Class 3: The Presidents vs. The Press
Harold Holzer / Hunter College
Every president from George Washington to Donald Trump has tried to woo, win, evade, avoid, counter, and occasionally limit the power of the press. Media technology has of course changed radically—from the twice-weekly newspapers of the founding era to the age of Instagram and Twitter today. However, the battle by the White House to control and interpret official messaging, and journalism’s fierce battle to interpret the news independently, has remain unchanged since the birth of America.Buy tickets/get more info now