The Murphy Institute is known for its public programming, bringing thinkers, leaders and policymakers together to discuss the issues vital to making change in our city and our world.

We’re excited to share our archive of past events at the Murphy Institute with you. Stay tuned as we add more information and footage over the coming months.

Category Event Keyword(s)
Economics “The Future of Capitalism and the Future of Work” Conference
Co-sponsored by the NYC Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network (May 4, 2018)
Economics “Behemoth: The Factory and the Making of the Modern World & Making It: Why Manufacturing Still Matters” Book Talk
Speakers: Joshua Freeman, Distinguished Professor of History, CUNY Graduate Center; Murphy Institute Consortial Faculty. Louis Uchitelle, journalist and author; lead reporter for award winning NY Times Series The Downsizing of America. Introduced by Ruth Milkman, Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center; Director of Research, Murphy Institute (March 23, 2018)
Economics “The City Is the Factory: Discussion and Book Party”
Speakers: Penny Lewis, Murphy Institute, CUNY. Miriam Greenberg, University of Santa Cruz. Shannon Gleason, Cornell University. Melissa Checker, Queens College, CUNY. Stephanie Luce, Murphy Institute, CUNY. (November 3, 2017)
Economics “Getting Back on Track: New York Transit Crisis”
Speakers: Kafui Attoh, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, Murphy Institute. Robert Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York and Director Emeritus, University Transportation Research Center (UTRC). Pierina Ana Sanchez, Director, New York, Regional Planning Association. Andrew Bata, Regional Manager North America, International Association of Public Transport (UITP). City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Committee on Transportation. John Samuelson, President, TWU International (October 13, 2017)
Electoral Politics “Democracy in Chains: A Conversation with Nancy MacLean”
Speakers: Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University and author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (September 19, 2017)
Electoral Politics “Divided Results: Voting and Partisan Gerrymandering”
Speakers: David Daley, author, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy and former Editor-in-chief of Lauren Jones, National Civil Rights Counsel at the Anti-Defamation League. Michael Li, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. Deuel Ross, Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Jerry Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Moderator: John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate School and consortial faculty, Murphy Institute (September 15, 2017)
Civic Engagement
Climate Change
Corporate Structures & Policy
Economic Democracy
Electoral Analysis
Feminism in Labor
Future of Labor
Healthcare Reform
International Labor
Labor & Political Action
Labor History
Labor Law
Municipal Politics & Economics
New York Unions
Political Parties and Labor
Public Sector Labor
Racial Justice
Social Justice
Union Democracy
Youth in Labor