Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.

Everyone knows that New York city is the place where they say “hey babe…take a walk on the wild side?…but nothing’s more wild and wooly than New York City politics. We take a look at what makes the city go with Fordham political scientist Bruce Berg, and we talk to some New Yorkers about what they think of when they think of city politics.

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She was a middle-class girl from St. Petersburg, Florida, who became a heroine in the French resistance during World War II. We'll talk about the life of Virginia D'Albert Lake, with historian Judy Barrett Litoff, who edited D'Albert-Lake's diary and memoir for publication by Fordham University Press.
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This week on Fordham Conversations, we talk about the American presidency--and how it's changed over time--with Fordham Political Scientist Jeffrey Cohen.
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Lions and tigers and...polar bears? We talk about Fordham's new joint program with the Bronx Zoo, teaching teachers how to teach conservation biology. Also, branding global warming using polar bears; and a look at a somewhat different educational effort in New York State's prisons.
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The West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn is the city's largest cultural celebration--up to 3 million people show up every year for the carnivale-like celebration--and it's coming up on labor day. This week on Fordham Conversations, we talk about some of New York's West Indian communities.
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