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Ideas Speaker Series

Cover Image: Courtesy HBO

Each school year, LREI brings in a series of speakers to lead evening talks with the community. Announcing LREI's first Speaker Series of the school year:
Race, Housing and Court-ordered Justice in Yonkers:  
A Father/Son Conversation with Paul Haggis and James Haggis '16.
Monday, November 23, 7 p.m.
PAC, 40 Charlton Street
Award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer Paul Haggis directed HBO's Show Me a Hero.  The mini-series, which premiered last summer, chronicles the events surrounding desegregation and the development of low-income housing in the city of Yonkers in the late 1980s. This is the backdrop for Haggis' Speaker Series talk. It is available for viewing on HBO GO and HBO NOW.
In 2006, Haggis became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back for Million Dollar Baby (2004), directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash (2004), which he himself directed. For Crash, he won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

Contact L.J. Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at, 
(212) 477-5320
In 2014-2015, LREI hosted the following Speaker Series events around the topic of public policy:

Climate Change and the Future of New York City (February 12, 2015) with Eric Klinenberg, author, professor of sociology, and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU.

Mass Incarceration: Incarcerating the Wrong People, for the Wrong Reasons, for the Wrong Amount of Time (November 18, 2014)
The panel discussion was organized by the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice. Watch the event here.