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The New School is a place
where education has always been interwoven with public life. Since our
founding, our university has served as a meeting place where influential people
and ideas intersect, where issues are debated the moment they surface, and
where leaders break new ground on a diverse set of topics.
Each year, The New School
hosts more than 1,000 public events with some of the most famous and engaged
people, organizations, and institutions around the world. These events range
from interviews to readings, performances to screenings, connecting what
students learn in the classroom with what’s happening in the world.
New School public programs
and events, both in person and online,
offer viewers a chance to ask questions, discover new ideas, make connections,
and find a community of people ready to engage. Unmatched in quality and quantity, public programs are a hallmark of the New School experience.
"I saw a public program with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart my freshman year — it was great! I learned that you really have to be thoughtful about what you want to do as an artist."
Connect with Us
To learn about upcoming events,
visit our events calendar
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Watch live events online through our
Livestream channel and view past events on our