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Lecture Series

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies  212-636-6372
113 West 60th Street, off Columbus Avenue, Room 301

Admission is FREE and open to the age 50+ public 

All Lectures are on Wednesdays, 1:30pm to 2:30pm 

MARCH 12  | 113 West 60th Street  |  12th Floor Lounge
The Arab Spring – Three Years On   
Dr. Jean-Marc Oppenheim
Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and Middle East Studies, Fordham University
Editor and Contributing Author, Views from the Edge: Essays in Honor of Richard W. Bulliet 
Author, Twilight of a Colonial Ethos:  The Alexandria Sporting Club 1890-1956

MARCH 26  | 113 West 60th Street  |  12th Floor Lounge 
New York’s Civil and Uncivil War:  From the Slave Trade and Monuments to the
Gangs of New York

Dr. Robert Spiegelman
Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Fordham University as well as other NYC universities
Published writer, filmmaker, historian, multimedia artist, and founder of Internet trilogy called

Co-sponsor:  NY Council for the Humanities, a state- affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Hidden in plain sight, today's New York is a world-class Civil War museum. This event features a fresh visualization that links Matthew Brady's wartime Manhattan photo studio to Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of NY" to Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" - the historic, Oscar-winning epic!

April 2   |  The College at 60 at The Educational Alliance  |  197 East Broadway
In collaboration with the Educational Alliance -- a community-based organization offering a wide range of programs that integrate education, social services, arts, and recreation throughout lower Manhattan -- Fordham’s College at 60 Program is offering a special joint program to be held at the Alliance’s new location on the Lower East Side.

Gatsby at 90:  The Evolving Portrayals of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby  
Prof. Laura Greeney 
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, Degree Programs and College at 60 Program, Fordham University
Lyric soprano and Producer of “Song and Story,” a two-part program on literature and music first performed for College at 60 
Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, just above Chinatown, the Educational Alliance’s flagship building is as old as the agency itself which was founded in 1889.  By incorporating visionary design and impressive space planning, it has been transformed from a deteriorating, inefficient facility into lower Manhattan’s quintessential urban community center, The Manny Cantor Center.

The Educational Alliance
197 East Broadway (at the corner of Jefferson Street and East Broadway) -- 6th Floor
New York, NY  10002 -- 212-780-2300

How to Get There
By subway:
F train to the East Broadway stop.  Walk ½ block north.
J, M, Z to Essex/Delancey Street stop.  Walk 4 blocks south.
B, D trains to Grand Street stop.  Walk 5 blocks east and 2 blocks south.
By bus:
MTA buses #9 or #15 to Canal Street
#14A to Grand Street
#22 to Jefferson Street

APRIL 9  |  McMahon Hall  |   155 West 60th Street
The French Café:  A History, 1660-1800
Dr. Thierry Rigogne 
Associate Professor of History, Fordham University 
2012 Kluge Fellow, The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress
Author, Between State and Market:  Printing and Bookselling in 18th Century France


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