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EVENTS

 

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    SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015, 6 pm

    Join us for a free screening of Selma, the acclaimed film that chronicles the three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

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    SCIENCE

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 5 pm

    Ezekial Emanuel, James Kirkland, S. Jay Olshansky and David Sinclair discuss if we are approaching the limits of healthy human lifespan.

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    CIVILIZATION

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Jeffrey Sachs, Seth Baum, Max Tegmark and Claudia Dreifuss discuss what we can do today to help prepare future generations for the life on earth that awaits them.

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    NEUROSCIENCE

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 8 pm

    Science rapper Baba Brinkman teams up with Dr. Heather Berlin, Rex Jung and Scott Barry Kaufman to explore the brain basis of improvisation, mixing freestyle rap with the latest research.

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    STORYTELLING

    Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 10:30 am

    Celebrate the genius of everybody’s favorite storyteller at this whimsical read-aloud. Hear bestselling authors and media personalities read from their favorite Dr. Seuss books and enjoy live musical performances.

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    ART

    Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 12 pm

    Join Dr. Gail Saltz in conversation with art historian Robert Simon, whose involvement in the discovery of da Vinci’s lost painting, Salvator Mundi, was the culmination of a life-long study of the artist.

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    SCIENCE

    Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 8:15 pm

    String theory co-founder and City University of New York professor Michio Kaku takes an authoritative look at the astonishing research into the mind that’s going on in top laboratories around the world.

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    PHILOSOPHY

    Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 6:30 pm

    Join Michael Schuman for a discussion on Confucius, China’s greatest philosopher who possessed a special kind of genius—an ability to forever alter the way we understand the world and ourselves.

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    SPIRITUALITY

    Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 8:15 pm

    The archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan is joined by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, to explore the moral aspects and traits of the genius of religion.

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    PSYCHOLOGY

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 6:30 pm

    Linda Stone, Howard Nusbaum and Winifred Gallagher talk about why we're going in so many directions at once and what can be done to achieve the ever-elusive "flow" that we need and crave.

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    ECONOMICS

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 8 pm

    Join Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz and Alex Wagner as they discuss the genius of economics.

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    PERFORMING ARTS

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 8:15 pm

    MacArthur Fellowships have bestowed the label of "genius" on a select few in the dance world. Four past Fellows, each with an utterly unique vision within the performing arts, discusses their approach to making work.

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    INNOVATION FAIR

    Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 5 pm

    Step into the ingenious labs of Nikola Tesla at 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius Creativity and Innovation Education Fair.

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    TECHNOLOGY

    Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 8:15 pm

    Rachel Haot, Minerva Tantoco, Joichi Ito and Rachel Sklar explore how the most ambitious, even intellectually radical or contrarian ideas, can lead our communities into the future.

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    SCIENCE

    Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Physicist Brian Greene, Frederick E. Lepore and Thomas Levenson explore the various facets of one of the greatest scientific minds the world has ever seen: his science, his brain and his life.

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    MORALITY

    Sat, Mar 7, 2015, 7 pm

    Professor Michael Shermer and Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman discuss what it takes to be a moral genius and how science and religion can help us do great work in the world.

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    MUSIC

    Sat, Mar 7, 2015, 7:15 pm

    Moderator Annette Insdorf interviews Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein after a preview of their documentary, Seymour: An Introduction.

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    DIGITAL INNOVATION

    Sun, Mar 8, 2015, 5 pm

    Walter Isaacson closes the Seven Days of Genius festival with a lecture on the one-in-a-million geniuses whose work has impacted every aspect of our lives today: the people who created the computer and the internet.

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    LITERATURE

    Sun, Mar 8, 2015, 8 pm

    Dame Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies—an unprecedented achievement.

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    PSYCHOLOGY

    Sun, Mar 8, 2015, 8 pm

    Join Dr. Gail Saltz, Dean Keith Simonton, James C. Kaufman and Sylvia Nasar as they discuss the link between genius and madness.

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CLASSES

 

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    SCIENCE

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 10 am

    Explore the world of science and nature! Study the universe and learn about the world around us. Repeat experiments and projects at home with Sunday Science handouts.

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    TECHNOLOGY

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 3 pm

    92Y 7 Days of Genius Festival presents Flatiron School in an introductory mini-course on computer programming that enables participants to teach a drone to fly.

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    MUSIC

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 2:30 pm

    Louis Armstrong is considered one of the seminal genius’s of jazz. Explore the most remarkable of his iconic recordings in the context of the rapidly evolving jazz music of the 1920’s.

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    FILM

    Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 2:30 pm

    Film Historian Philip Harwood presents this centennial appreciation of Orson Welles, through rare recordings, film, documentary and television footage.

 

OFF-SITE EVENTS

 

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    KENYA

    Innovate Kenya Genius Festival presented with Global Minimum, Nairobi Kenya
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 12-3 pm ET

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    NEW YORK

    The Genius of Memory: Spencer Finch and Dr. Gail Saltz
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 7 pm ET

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    WASHINGTON DC
    • Michio Kaku
      Tue, Mar 3, 7 pm ET
    • Creative Matters with Cecilia Conrad, Bill Drayton, Liz Lerman and John Rich
      Thu, Mar 5, 7 pm ET
    • The Genius of Shabbat with Rabbi Shira Stutman and musician Sheldon Low
      Fri, Mar 13, 6:30 pm ET
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    LOS ANGELES
    • The Genius of Chutzpah with Rabbi Ed Feinstein
      Tue, Mar 3, 7:30 pm PT
    • The Genius of Evolution with Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
      Tue, Mar 3, 7:30 pm PT
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    CAMBRIDGE

    Guts and Genius: Joi Ito, Kevin Slavin and David Kong
    Tue, Mar 3, 4-6 pm ET

 
 

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