Friday, January 9, 2009

NYU in DC

Be sure to join fellow NYU Alumni in Washington DC!

February 11
6:30 - 8:00 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC

NYU in Washington DC:
The Art of the (New) Deal
Politics and Propaganda
Featuring NYU Professor Stephen Duncombe
Join NYU alumni, parents and friends from your community for a very special evening of lively discussion with NYU Professor Stephen Duncombe.

As we witnessed during the presidential campaign, politics and media are irrevocably intertwined. Mass persuasion is a necessary part of democracy, but is it ethical? When FDR started his popular “fireside chats,” he modeled a new relationship between a president and U.S. citizens. Now, as a new era of government dawns in Washington D.C., our leaders need to look no further than the propaganda of the New Deal to learn how to mobilize public opinion in a way that supports rather than undermines popular democracy.

Lifelong political activist Stephen Duncombe is an associate professor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. His interests lie in media and cultural studies, and he teaches and writes on the history of mass and alternative media and the intersection of culture and politics. He is the author of numerous books and also writes widely on culture and politics for scholarly journals and collections, as well as popular publications like the New York Times, the Nation, and Playboy.

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Cost
$15 per person
$10 per person for graduates from 1998-2008
Complimentary admission is extended to members of the University Giving Clubs, members of the Society of the Torch, alumni who contribute $100 or more per year to The Fund for NYU, and to all current NYU parents.

RSVP by February 5, 2009.


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