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JULY 25 - 8:00pm: From A Social Autopsy to A Palace for the People

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Judith Helfand - Director/Producer, COOKED: Survival by Zip Code

  • Eric Klinenberg - Author; Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science; Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University


From A Social Autopsy to A Palace for the People: Author, Eric Klinenberg talks about the value of social capital and community-based institutions as life saving forces.

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Eric Klinenberg is the Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Crown, 2018), Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (The Penguin Press, 2012), Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media (Metropolitan Books, 2007), and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2002), as well as the co-editor of Antidemocracy in America (Columbia University Press, 2019). His scholarly work has been published in journals including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and Ethnography, and he has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and This American Life.