Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Presents the 4th Annual Berkin-Friedman Forum

Panel and Q&A on Political Polarization:
An Historical Perspective

NEW YORK, NY- September 17, 2013- Baruch College‘s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences invites you to its upcoming forum, Political Polarization: An Historical Perspective, on Thursday, October 10.

The 4th Annual Berkin-Friedman Forum will be led by a panel discussion moderated by Carol Berkin from Baruch College, followed by questions and answers.

Panelists include Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University; Theodore J. Crackel, Professor (retired) from the University of Virginia; Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University; and Joanne Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University.

The Berkin-Friedman Forum, housed under the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, brings together distinguished speakers for a panel discussion that focuses on American history and politics. This was made possible by Baruch alumnus, Robert A. Friedman (MBA ’67) as a token of his appreciation for the opportunity that Baruch provided him and his commitment to liberal arts education.

WHAT: Political Polarization: An Historical Perspective

WHEN: Thursday, October 10

7:00 p.m – Panel Discussion

8:00 p.m. – Q&A

WHERE: Baruch Performing Arts Center

55 Lexington Avenue

See complete agenda here


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to


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