Fulbright NY Panels
On January 13th, 2015, Fulbright’s New York Chapter and BMCC presented Creative Solutions in Conflict Resolution a panel discussion focused on how the arts can contribute to positive social change in communities struggling with the effects of poverty, violence, and social upheaval. The panel featured presentations from various artists and policy-makers living in and/or working with communities in distress, including our 2015 Fulbright NY Alumna-in-Residence, Rebecca Davis (Founder and Executive Director of MindLeaps), Roman Baca (Marine Iraq War Veteran and Exit12 Dance Co), Alison Gardy (Director of International Relations at 92Y), Jill Strauss (Assistant Professor at BMCC) and moderated by Josephine Dorado, Board President of the New York Chapter. The event was open to the public. Learn more about the event and panelists.
The panel on May 14th, 2015, featured Women in Tech: Quantifying the Impact of the Arts through Big Data. What can big data tell us about the economic and social impact of the arts? The discussion featured current trends, NYC’s own culture datasets, insights gleaned from different data artworks, as well as case studies based on collaborations with Carnegie Mellon and Drexel University researching the impact of the arts on cognitive development and learning. This event was also recorded and can be viewed above and at the link: https://youtu.be/zYcBdwg-PWg. Learn more about the event and panelists.