At 8:30 am
NYU Washington, DC, The Abramson Family Auditorium, Washington, DC, 20005

Higher Ed 2020: College Affordability Ideas for the Next Congress and Beyond

In recent years, dozens of free, debt-free, and reformed financial aid programs and proposals have cropped up in states across the country. State legislatures have finally started to reinvest in higher education, and federal and state-level politicians have increasingly pledged to pursue ambitious action on college affordability and the explosion in student debt. Join us...

From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Fiterman Hall, Room 1306/07, 245 Greenwich Street, New York, NY, 10007

Empty Promises: A Forum on For-Profit Colleges

Advocates and members of the public will be invited to provide testimony and answer questions before a panel of elected officials, policymakers and other leaders. The goal of the forum is to shed light on the for-profit college business model that uses inflated and misleading claims in advertising to prey on veterans, low-income, and/or immigrant...
At 6:00 pm
New York University, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York, NY, 10012

Does Secularism have a Future in the Middle East?

Middle Eastern conflicts have become synonymous with sectarianism and Islamism. And yet, many individuals in those very same conflict zones embrace pluralism and secular identities. Join us on Wednesday, October 10, to learn how restrictive citizenship laws and sectarian politics in the Middle East have moved far out of kilter with their pluralistic and diverse...