Macaulay Perspectives Series Continues with Joe Berger, “Immigrant Metropolis.”

December 23, 2009 | Macaulay Honors College

The spring schedule of the Macaulay Perspectives series is shaping up nicely for the spring, beginning with Joseph Berger, New York Times reporter, columnist, and editor, giving a talk on February 11, 6 – 8pm, entitled “Immigrant Metropolis.” The talk will be held at the Macaulay Honors College center at 35 West 67th Street.

“On February 11, I’ll talk about the impact of immigration on New York,” said Berger, “its neighborhoods, commerce, culture, and social life—and what have been the riches that have resulted and the tensions that we sometimes have to be alert to.” Berger has written extensively about education, religion, and New York City, and has chronicled many of the events that have shaken Israel and the Middle East. He is author of three books; the latest, The World in a City: Traveling the Globe through the Neighborhoods of the New New York,” is an intimate insider’s tour of a New York transformed by immigration, gentrification, and other forces.

The Macaulay Perspectives series brings New York leaders into contact with Macaulay students, faculty, and the public to explore important, multifaceted, high-impact issues. Recent Perspective sessions have included Peter Sacks on “Summoning the Visual Imagination”; a panel discussion on “Reading in a Digital Age,” moderated by Bill Goldstein; and William Macaulay, delivering the inaugural lecture on “World Energy.” Podcasts of some of the sessions can be found on CUNY Radio, at www1.cuny.edu/mu/podcasts/?s=macaulay

The February 11 talk is free and open to the public; an RSVP is required. Those interested in attending can reserve their space at http://macaulay.cuny.edu/rsvp/?q=node/270 .

The series is sponsored by Friends of Macaulay, a group of dedicated supporters of Macaulay and its mission.

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment for engaged and motivated students, who come from all parts of New York and around the world. Macaulay students enroll in one of seven CUNY colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration.