In keeping with its academic mission, which is firmly rooted in the idea that knowledge and understanding grow through conversation and collaboration, the Gallatin School is pleased to present the Albert Gallatin Lecture (AGL) Series at NYU. The AGL, which had its inaugural presentation in the spring of 2007, brings a variety of notable figures from the worlds of politics, the arts, business, and academia to the University to discuss contemporary issues with students, faculty, alumni, and members of the wider community.The lectures are made possible through the support of an anonymous donor.
AGL with Reverend James M. Lawson Jr.
Spring 2017: Edwidge Danticat
"Create Dangerously" Edwidge Danticat, who emigrated from Haiti to Brooklyn at age 12, is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, winner of the Caribbean Writers Grand Prize for Literature. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Danticat has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere.
Fall 2016: Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr.
"A Way Through The Chaos" The man who introduced the principles of Gandhian nonviolence to leaders of the Civil Rights Movement visited Gallatin to deliver the Fall 2016 Albert Gallatin Lecture.
Co-sponsored by: Africana Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (SCA); CMEP; Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity; Liberal Studies; MLK, Jr. Scholars Program; and Tandon School of Engineering
Past AGL speakers have included:
Zanele Muholi - February 2016 (scroll down page to see full video)