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The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) is a leader in public graduate education devoted to enhancing the public good through pioneering research, serious learning, and reasoned debate. The Graduate Center offers ambitious students more than 40 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, taught by top faculty from throughout CUNY — the nation’s largest public urban university. Through its nearly 40 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), The Graduate Center influences public policy and discourse and shapes innovation. The Graduate Center’s extensive public programs make it a home for culture and conversation.

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The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) is a leader in public graduate education devoted to enhancing the public good through pioneering research, serious learning, and reasoned debate. The Graduate Center offers ambitious students more than 40 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, taught by top faculty from throughout CUNY — the nation’s largest public urban university. Through its nearly 40 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), The Graduate Center influences public policy and discourse and shapes innovation. The Graduate Center’s extensive public programs make it a home for culture and conversation.

    How the Pandemic Is Affecting Labor: Luke Elliott-Negri on The Thought Project

    How the Pandemic Is Affecting Labor: Luke Elliott-Negri on The Thought Project

    How the Pandemic Is Affecting Labor: Luke Elliott-Negri on The Thought Project by The Graduate Center, CUNY

    • 27 min
    What Biden’s Presidency Will Mean for Education: David Bloomfield on The Thought Project

    What Biden’s Presidency Will Mean for Education: David Bloomfield on The Thought Project

    What Biden’s Presidency Will Mean for Education: David Bloomfield on The Thought Project by The Graduate Center, CUNY

    • 15 min
    100 Days as President: Robin L. Garrell on The Thought Project

    100 Days as President: Robin L. Garrell on The Thought Project

    Robin L. Garrell started her role as president of The Graduate Center, CUNY in early August – just about 100 days ago. An accomplished biomedical engineer, she was previously vice provost for graduate education and dean of the graduate division at UCLA. In this episode, she reflects on moving across the country to lead The Graduate Center during a pandemic and how she is approaching important issues in her new role. These include increasing diversity, keeping students engaged in a remote environment, and preparing students for careers within and beyond higher education. ​

    • 21 min
    A Divided Country, But Still a Democracy: Health Brown and Charles Tien on The Thought Project

    A Divided Country, But Still a Democracy: Health Brown and Charles Tien on The Thought Project

    As the votes in the U.S. presidential election are still being counted, Graduate Center, CUNY professors and political experts Heath Brown and Charles Tien join The Thought Project to discuss what’s ahead for our country. They assess the depth of the blue-red divide, the strength of voter turnout, and how the election could play out in the courts. They find reasons for optimism and pessimism about the future of democracy.

    Heath Brown is an associate professor of public policy and criminal justice at John Jay College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. The author of five books, he studies policy process, interest groups, presidential transitions, and education policy.

    Charles Tien is a professor of political science at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. His research interests include American politics and U.S. Congressional representation, especially the representation of minorities and women in Congress.

    • 47 min
    Affective Polarization and the Election: Javier Padilla on The Thought Project

    Affective Polarization and the Election: Javier Padilla on The Thought Project

    On the brink of the U.S. presidential election, Javier Padilla, a political science Ph.D. student at The Graduate Center, CUNY, discusses how affective polarization is impacting our country. The term refers to the animosity between Democrats and Republicans that extends beyond politics. The COVID-19 pandemic, Padilla asserts, has intensified this polarization, and it’s coming to a head with the upcoming elections. Padilla wrote an opinion piece for The Graduate Center’s soon to be launched Thought Project blog, “Coronavirus and American Elections: A Story of Polarization.” He talks about that essay and more in this episode.

    • 20 min
    Thomas Weiss on The Thought Project - Episode 93

    Thomas Weiss on The Thought Project - Episode 93

    Thomas Weiss on The Thought Project - Episode 93 by The Graduate Center, CUNY

    • 26 min

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