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Today: Rethinking Homeland Security for the Age of Climate Extremes

Public Forum: Rethinking Homeland Security for the Age of Climate Extremes

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 6:00 pm
NYU Department of Journalism
New York University
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
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This event is part of the Institute for Public Knowledge’s Public Forum Series on Sandy, Climate Change and the Future of New York City, organized with the Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment.

This Public Forum will address Rethinking Homeland Security for the Age of Climate Extremes. What are the gravest threats to domestic security? In the first decade of the 21st century, the forgone conclusion for much of this nation involved a military or terrorist attack, but in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, as well as spikes in temperatures, wildfires and other environmentally destructive events, extreme weather events are highlighting new security vulnerabilities.

Natalie Jeremijenko is Associate Professor of Visual Art at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Jeremijenko directs the xdesign Environmental Health Clinic. Previously she was on the Visual Arts faculty at UCSD, and Faculty of Engineering at Yale. Her work was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial of American Art (also in 1997) and the Cooper Hewit Smithsonian Design Triennial 2006-7.

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He’s also editor of the journal Public Culture, and an affiliated faculty member of the Wagner School of Public Service and the Department of Media, Culture, and Communications.

Harvey Molotch is Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies at New York University where he conducts research on issues of city growth and urban security as well as on product design and development. He has also researched issues in news media, the sociology of art, neighborhood racial integration, and the sociology of the environment.

The aim of this series is to engage scholars across New York University to think broadly about Superstorm Sandy, climate change, and the future of our city. All events in the series are free and open to the public, and feature scholars from a variety of departments, including Environmental Studies; Urban Planning; Sociology; Photography; Media, Culture, and Communication; Interactive Telecommunications; and Metropolitan Studies. The series is building off the conversation started at an IPK public forum in December 2012.

photo: Sam Horine 2012

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Monday May 06, 2013, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Tuesday May 07, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Friday May 10, 2013, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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