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365 Fifth Newsletter  |  Issue 39  |  Apr. 2018  |
Rethinking
the Humanities
With a $2.265 million Mellon Foundation grant, The Graduate Center aims to transform doctoral education for the public good.
News from the GC
Abigail Lapin Dardashti
Art, Race, and History in Hispaniola
Ph.D. candidate Abigail Lapin Dardashti explores tensions in Haiti and the Dominican Republic through an exhibition at BRIC.
Mandë Holford
Could a Fish-Eating Snail Save Lives?
Professor Mandë Holford is leading efforts to uncover how deadly snail venom can help treat cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, and more.
Tiffany Perkins-Munn
A Data Scientist Walks Into a Bank
Tiffany Perkins-Munn (Ph.D. ’03, Psychology), the new global head of decision sciences at BlackRock, explains her role and how she got there.
Severe weather over city
Extreme Cities and Earth Day
This Earth Day, find out what a warming earth will mean for cities like New York from Professor Ashley Dawson.
Just Published
Book cover - Cause: … And How It Doesn't Always Equal Effect
Cause: … And How It Doesn't Always Equal Effect
Gregory Smithsimon
(GC/Brooklyn, Sociology)
Book cover - Hidden Histories: Religion and Reform in South Asia
Hidden Histories: Religion and Reform in South Asia
Manu Bhagavan, Co-editor
(GC/Hunter, History)
Book cover - The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism
The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism
Bianca C. Williams
(Anthropology)
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Overheard At the GC
It’s tax season. What do economists think of President Trump’s tax plan?

Excerpts from last month’s event U.S. Tax Reform: Where Are We Now?
Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman
GC Distinguished Professor, Stone Center Distinguished Scholar
“Is there any plausible story by which this tax cut at this time makes sense? … This is only making what was already a problematic situation of paying for the government we want even harder.”

Laurence Kotlikoff
Laurence Kotlikoff
William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University
“I think this tax reform basically did not increase inequality. It’s basically fair … I think we need supply-side companies. They are going to invest more and will make their workers more productive.”
Come to Our Events
Valerie Smith and Karol Mason
04
16
Black Women in Higher Ed
Swarthmore President Valerie Smith and John Jay President Karol Mason on leading in complicated times.
Presented with the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean
Pandits Rajan and Sajan Misra
04
20
North Indian Classical Vocals
An evening of mellifluous music from leading North Indian classical vocalists Pandits Rajan and Sajan Misra.
Part of the Live@365 global music series
Gregory Pardlo and Vievee Francis
04
26
Race and Labor in Poetry and Memoir
A reading and conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winner Gregory Pardlo and fellow poet Vievee Francis.
Presented with the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean
Stuart E. Eizenstat and book cover - President Carter: The White House Years
04
27
Jimmy Carter in the White House
A chat with Jimmy Carter’s former domestic advisor, Stuart E. Eizenstat, on his new book about a misunderstood presidency.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography
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