Alumni Events

We welcome all Bloustein alumni to join us for lectures, panel discussions, happy hours, and other special events. Events that may be of interest to alumni will appear in the calendar below.

September 18, 2022
  • A Jewish Journalist's View of the World
    Starts: 4:30 PM | Ends: September 18, 2022 - 6:00 PM

    Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Description:

    The Bildner Center’s 25th-Anniversary Kickoff Event
    with special guest Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor


    What does it mean to have a Jewish perspective on the news? How does the distinctiveness of the Jewish experience inform how we view what happens in the United States and in the world? Gal Beckerman's career at both legendary Jewish institutions like the Forward and influential secular ones like the New York Times has given him a unique perspective on what it means to pursue objectivity while understanding one's own specific identity commitments, enriching both. Beckerman will share stories and insights from his years as an editor and writer, covering international news as well as art and culture.
     

    Registration is required.
    https://web.cvent.com/event/2c4b3b20-8c0e-44f0-87aa-62a1b66233ed/summary


    Gal Beckerman, award-winning author and journalist, is the senior editor for books at the Atlantic. Formerly an editor at the New York Times Book Review, Beckerman has written for many publications, including the New Republic and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of the new book The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origin of Radical Ideas (2022), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Named a best book of the year by the New Yorker and the Washington Post, his first book, When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry (2010), won a National Jewish Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

September 22, 2022
  • Negotiating Social Futures Case Study Conference: The Politics of Land Development and Value Capture During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: September 22, 2022 - 11:59 PM


    Description:

    Through a set of case studies from Chile, Brazil, Canada, USA, Hong Kong, and Taiwan,conference participants explore and engage in questions related to land development, value capture,value conflicts, participatory democracy, and the city’s social futures.A keynote address is givenby Professor Sai Balakrishnan at the University of California, Berkeley.
    Students, faculty, andpractitioners are invited to join the discussion. The conference will be held in-person event at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

    Register at https://Socialfuturesconference.eventbrite.com

    Proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event.
    Verification of vaccination or negative test result must be accompanied by a valid ID.

September 23, 2022
  • Negotiating Social Futures Case Study Conference: The Politics of Land Development and Value Capture During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: September 23, 2022 - 11:59 PM


    Description:

    Through a set of case studies from Chile, Brazil, Canada, USA, Hong Kong, and Taiwan,conference participants explore and engage in questions related to land development, value capture,value conflicts, participatory democracy, and the city’s social futures.A keynote address is givenby Professor Sai Balakrishnan at the University of California, Berkeley.
    Students, faculty, andpractitioners are invited to join the discussion. The conference will be held in-person event at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

    Register at https://Socialfuturesconference.eventbrite.com

    Proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event.
    Verification of vaccination or negative test result must be accompanied by a valid ID.