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    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd St. (between 5th & 6th Avenues), New York, NY 10036

    The New York Society for General Semantics is proud to co-sponsor the 67th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner, hosted by the Institute of General Semantics, and held at the Princeton Club in midtown Manhattan. 

    This year's Korzybski Lecturer is Nadine Strossen, the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and the first woman national president of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she served from 1991 through 2008. A frequent speaker on constitutional and civil liberties, her media appearances include 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The Daily Show, and other news programs on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, Al-Jazeera, and in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and USA Today among others. She is the author of Hate: We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship.

    Friday Evening, October 11th, 2019
    SCHEDULE


    6:00pm – Registration, Happy Hour, Cash Bar
    6:30pm – AKML Dinner and Awards Presentations
    8:00pm – The 66th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture

    Registration via the Institute of General Semantics


    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd St., New York, NY 10036

    The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring a 2-day symposium entitled The Tyranny of Wordsco-sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics and the Media Ecology Association. The symposium will be held at the Princeton Club in New York City on Saturday, October 12th, from 8 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, October 13th, from 8 AM to 12 PM. It will follow the 67th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented by Nadine Strossen on Friday evening, October 12th, 2019.

    Email papers, proposals, and inquiries by September 1st, 2019, to mandklevin [at] aol.com.

    For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, by phone at (212) 729-7973 or by mail at:

    Martin H. Levinson
    c/o Institute of General Semantics
    Attn: 2019 Symposium
    72-11 Austin Street #233
    Forest Hills, NY 11375

    The symposium is free and open to the public. Starting August 1st, 2019, you may RSVP for the symposium via the Institute of General Semantics.



Past events

05 Jun 2019 The Medium of the Sidewalk: Holocaust Commemoration and Stolpersteine
01 May 2019 Shine the Light: A Presentation by Seamus Kelleher in Story and Song
12 Apr 2019 General Semantics as a Conversing Activity: A Book Reading and Talk by Martin H. Levinson
20 Mar 2019 Between Two Worlds: A Reading and Conversation with Vasu Varadhan
20 Feb 2019 Theatre and Translation: A Reading and Conversation With Robin Levenson
18 Jan 2019 The State of the Semantic Environment
19 Dec 2018 What is Sanity? And Have We Lost It?
28 Nov 2018 The Reformed English Curriculum Revisited 2
27 Oct 2018 Language and Meaning in the 21st Century Symposium
26 Oct 2018 The 66th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner
03 Oct 2018 Political Talk and Political Drama: Election 2018
27 Jun 2018 Tom Wolfe, Man of Letters, Man of Words: A Panel Discussion
02 May 2018 Language, Symbol, and the Theatre
04 Apr 2018 The Language of Poetry 2
21 Feb 2018 Trauma: Semantic Reactions, Reflections, Retentions
26 Jan 2018 The Reformed English Curriculum Revisited
06 Dec 2017 Play, Learning, and Language: A Panel Discussion
03 Nov 2017 Dark Nets and Disruptive Practices
28 Oct 2017 Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk Symposium
27 Oct 2017 The 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner
04 Oct 2017 Words, Mind and Magic
08 Sep 2017 Media Ecology and the Human Condition: A Reading and Conversation With Lance Strate
26 Apr 2017 Between Map and Territory: The Art of the Tour Guide
29 Mar 2017 Systems, Contexts, Frames, and Patterns: A Reading and Conversation With Nora Bateson
01 Mar 2017 Science Fiction, Language, and General Semantics
08 Feb 2017 Post-Truth, Alternate Facts, & Fake News
30 Nov 2016 Music-Lyrics-Language: Bob Dylan and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature
26 Oct 2016 Political Talk and Political Drama Part 2
22 Oct 2016 Language in Thought and Action Symposium
21 Oct 2016 The 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner
14 Oct 2016 New York State Communication Association Conference
28 Sep 2016 The Language of Poetry
09 Sep 2016 Political Talk and Political Drama: Election 2016
02 Jun 2016 NYSGS Meet-Up


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