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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James Miller

Professor of Liberal Studies and Special Advisor To Provost, The New School for Social Research
James Miller is professor of Politics and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. He is the author most recently of Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea from Ancient Athens to Our World (2018); and also the editor of the new English translation of Diogenes Laertius, The Lives of the Eminent Philosophers. Other books include Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche (2011); The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993); Democracy is in the Streets— From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago (1987); and Rousseau: Dreamer of Democracy (1984).