PUBLIC SEMINAR In the spirit of The New School for Social Research, informing debate about the pressing issues of our times
Lior Erez is a political theorist, currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv, and a fellow of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem starting October 2018. His research explores normative questions surrounding citizenship, patriotism, cosmopolitanism and political motivation. Twitter: @liorerez.
The second semester of the Public Seminar is over, and the papers are now in, presented in this our second issue. Here you find short and long essays, supplemented by visual presentations around five major themes: Capitalism and its Alternatives, Democracy and its Enemies, Identities, the Arts and Literature, and Media, Memory and Miscellaneous. Note, though, that the pieces in fact address each other between and among these categories, as they consider “fundamental problems of the human condition and pressing problems of the day, using the broad resources of social research,” staying true to the mission statement of Public Seminar, and to the scholarly and public project of our academic home, The New School for Social Research. -Jeffrey Goldfarb