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Free Lectures in New York City

Free lectures are a unique opportunity for schoolchildren, students and beginners to learn new information, gain skills in a particular area, meet new people and recharge with positive energy.

In a big city like New York, a large number of free lectures are regularly held. Already today you can visit the most interesting events using our website. All announcements of lectures held in New York absolutely free of charge are published here.

Attending additional lectures helps to improve your level of education. And the fact that these services are provided free of charge will only increase the incentive to attend lectures.

Some lectures are held in order to attract the attention of the majority to some global problem. Thus, people not only inquire about something but also be able to offer their help.

Public lectures help a group of people to come together to create something new, great, or maybe just for communication. In any case, free lectures in New York will help you relax and get to know not only the world around you but also yourself.

The list on our website is constantly updated, replenished with up-to-date information about free lectures. Using the offers from this section, you can always spend time with benefits in a circle of smart and interesting people.

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 06:00 PM-07:00 PM EDT  The Graduate Center

Annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture: Walter Isaacson

Annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture: Walter Isaacson, “Lessons About Living with Geniuses”

Published: September 21, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 06:15 PM-08:00 PM EDT  Italian Academy, Columbia University

The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture: Recognizing the Stranger

Author Isabella Hammad delivers the Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Edward Said’s death.

Published: September 14, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 07:00 PM-08:30 PM EDT  NYU Game Center

NYU Game Center Lecture Series Presents Lawra Suits Clark

Join us for our first Lecture Series event of Fall 2023 with Visiting Assistant Arts Professor and Game Center MFA Lawra Suits Clark!

Published: September 21, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 07:00 PM-08:00 PM EDT  e-flux

“Cosmic Soul-Assemblages and Small-File Films” — a Lecture by Laura Marks

Part of the ongoing lecture series Film Beyond Film: Art and the Moving Image

Published: September 21, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa


 02:00 PM-06:00 PM EDT  NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Feast and Famine Lecture Series: Raj Tawney with Colorful Palate

Writer Raj Tawney discusses his debut memoir, Colorful Palate: A Flavorful Journey of a Mixed American Experience, available Oct. 3.

Published: September 19, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 3, 2023 (Tuesday)

 05:00 PM-06:30 PM EDT

Virtual Lecture “Zelia Nuttall & Early Modern Mexican Pictorial Mss”

Join ASU Professor Seonaid Valiant on how a Gilded Age anthropologist made discoveries about a British aristocrat’s Mixtec Codex

Published: September 26, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 4, 2023 (Wednesday)

 05:00 PM-07:00 PM EDT  Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center

Lecture “Meaning in Medicine”

Annual Lisio Family Lecture & Reception hosted by Columbia’s Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Published: September 26, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 5, 2023 (Thursday)

 05:00 PM-06:00 PM EDT  Frederick P. Rose Auditorium

Kraut Guest Lecture in Chemical Engineering

Michael J. Mitchell, Ph.D., associate professor of bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, shares a lecture on Lipid Nanoparticles

Published: September 26, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 06:00 PM-07:30 PM EDT  Columbia Business School

The 2023 Annual Lecture on the Japanese Economy by Professor Takatoshi Ito

Will the National University Fund Generate Innovation at Japanese Universities?

Published: September 26, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa

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