CANCELLATION of Wed. 4/17 CNY Meeting at Hunter College

Dear Fellow CNY Conversationalist,

Regrettably, our session has been cancelled for this Wednesday (4/17) at Hunter College at 6:00 pm, because our meeting room requires emergency repair and there is no other suitable space in the building.

We apologize for any inconvenience. The session will be offered at a later date this season, and of course you’ll be warmly invited.

If you have been thinking about our topic of RESPECT and are rarin’ to go for a conversation on it this week, here’s a fine TED talk which you might want to enjoy, and perhaps discuss with a couple of friends or colleagues.

Appreciating your understanding,


Ronald Gross
Conversations New York

Columbia University Seminar on Mon., 4/29, on TEAM HUMAN with Douglas Rushkoff


Speaker: DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, author, Team Human

MON., APRIL 29th, 6:30-8:00 at Faculty House, Columbia University
(Please note earlier-than-usual start-time)

Presented by the Columbia University Seminars on Innovation in Education, and Ethics, Moral Education, and Society

Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. Douglas Rushkoff, digital theorist and host of the NPR-One podcast Team Human, reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity.

Rushkoff TED Talk:

“RESPECT”: Wed., April 17, 6:15, Hunter College, RSVP

How Can We Revive RESPECT?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, 6:15 sharp – 8:00

Hunter College, entrance at Lexington Ave. and 68th St.
Photo ID required for entrance to building, please.
Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor


Have you experienced or observed any of these declines in RESPECT —- and wished something could be done to remedy them?
· In personal relationships, abusive behavior ranging from micro-aggressions to sexual harassment exposed by the #MeToo movement.
· In political discourse, where adversaries deride, insult, and humiliate their opponents.
· In the ways some people treat others who “identify” differently.
· In our treatment of our environment – from our neighborhoods to our planet.
· In “trolling” and other offensive behavior in Cyberspace.

Please come to share your experiences, knowledge, and insights!

Are you on the invitation list for announcements and enrichments?
If not, send an e-mail Ron Gross at grossassoc

REGISTRATION LINK, DIRECTIONS AND DETAILS: #6 train to 68th and Lex., or F to 63rd and Lex.
We gather at 6:00 for socializing, bonus hand-outs, etc. to start at 6:15 sharp please.Bring Your Own Food and Drink if You Like. Take-Out Can Be Purchased on the 3rd floor.

To assure your place and receive updates, please register with one click at:

Ronald Gross

Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation

516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)