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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Andrew Nathan

Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, the comparative study of political participation and political culture, and human rights. Nathan’s books include Chinese Democracy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985); The Tiananmen Papers, co-edited with Perry Link (New York: PublicAffairs, 2001); China’s Search for Security, co-authored with Andrew Scobell (Columbia University Press, 2012); and Will China Democratize?, co-edited with Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). Nathan has served at Columbia as chair of the Department of Political Science, 2003-2006, chair of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2002 - 2003, and director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, 1991 - 1995. He is currently chair of the Morningside Institutional Review Board (IRB). Off campus, he is a member of the boards of the National Endowment for Democracy and Human Rights in China, and a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch, Asia. He serves on the steering committee of the Asian Barometer Survey. He is the regular Asia and Pacific book reviewer for Foreign Affairs.