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Pace Talks it Out

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This week, Pace faculty, staff, and visiting lecturers invite you to just talk about it. From politics to happiness, and privilege in between, there’s a chat for that.

Let's Talk Politics! Donuts and Discussion (NYC)
Weekly on Mondays │12:10 p.m.–1:00 p.m. │One Pace Plaza, Room Y31
Come talk news and politics over donuts! Each week, the CCAR will host an informal discussion based around a video or article on a current issue or event (ranging from John Oliver's Last Week Tonight to The Young Turks to Fox News) open to all Pace students, faculty, and staff. Join them for an interactive, open discussion to get and stay informed, make new friends, and find out how to become an engaged citizen of the world. Weekly topics will be announced via social media, so be sure to follow @CCARNYC.

Welcome to the Political Circus! (NYC)
Tuesday, November 3 │6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. │One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room
The primary presidential campaigns are in full swing and they look like a circus. While economic disparities between the super-rich and everyone else is a major issue in the debates, it’s clear that money plays a greater role than ever before in determining who will be the next President of the United States. Can we make some sense of the spectacle and politics of the presidential campaign? Join the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies’ Center for Ethical Thinking and faculty members for a panel discussion on the roles of media, money, information, and ethics in the race that is shaping up the future of this country.

The Politics of Exclusion (NYC)
Thursday, November 5 │1:45 p.m. │One Pace Plaza, Meeting Room A
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Community Action and Research, and the Pace Community for an interactive panel discussion about the politics of exclusion, from immigration in the United States to the refugee crisis in the European Union. Faculty panelists Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Andrea Voyer, PhD, and Associate Professor of Communication Studies Satish Kolluri, PhD, will speak on the issues from several perspectives, followed by an open discussion.

Happiness: What Is It and What Should You Do to Have It? (PLV)
Thursday, November 5 │9:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. │Alumni Hall, 4th Floor Honors Lounge
The Dalai Lama once said, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Explore this idea and more with Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Lawrence Hundersmarck, PhD, and Associate Professor of Psychology Paul Griffin, PhD, for a discussion about happiness and how to achieve it.

Privilege: The Making of American Elites (NYC)
Monday, November 9 │12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. │One Pace Plaza, Civic W614
The Pace University Department of Sociology and Anthropology is pleased to welcome Shamus Rahman Kahn, PhD, to the New York City Campus for a seminar on his book Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School (Princeton). Khan is an associate professor of sociology at Columbia University, where he is the director of the graduate program. He writes on culture, inequality, and elites. In addition to Privilege, he is the author of The Practice of Research (Oxford, with Dana Fisher), the forthcoming Exceptional: The Astors, the New York Elite, and the Story of American Inequality (Princeton), and Approaches to Ethnography: Modes of Representation and Analysis in Participant Observation (Oxford). He directs the working group on the political influence of economic elites at the Russell Sage Foundation, is the series editor of “The Middle Range” at Columbia University Press, and the editor of the journal Public Culture.