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Friday, October 4 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Living Spirit: Thomas Mann and the University in Exile

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In 1937, Thomas Mann delivered a lecture in honor of The New School's University in Exile, an institution created to enable scholars and writers fleeing Nazi Germany to continue their work in New York City. In his speech, Mann emphasized the significance of "the living spirit of the German university" passing from Europe to the United States. In this lecture, author and NSSR alumnus Morten Høi Jensen revisits the history behind Mann's lecture and examines the importance of the University in Exile.

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Morten Høi Jensen

Morten Høi Jensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1987. He attended The New School for Social Research in New York City and has contributed to numerous publications, including The New York Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Paris Review Daily. In September... Read More →
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Jon Baskin

Instructor and Associate Director, Creative Publishing And Critical Journalism, The New School For Social Research
Jon Baskin is Instructor and Associate Director for the M.A. Program in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism (CPCJ) at The New School for Social Research. He is also a founding editor of The Point, a thrice-yearly magazine of philosophical essays and criticism. His first b... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105