Author Benjamin Barber discusses Agency and Art in a Hyper-Consumerist Culture: The Agent as Artist, as Consumer, and as Citizen
This lecture explores the impact of the commercialization and commodification of art, including such topics as cultural property. This event is co-sponsored with the Wolfson Center for National Affairs at The New School- The New School
Benjamin R. Barber is a Senior Research Scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, the President and Founder of the Interdependence Movement, and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University. An internationally renowned political theorist, Dr. Barber brings an abiding concern for democracy and citizenship to issues of politics, globalization, culture and education in America and abroad. He consults regularly with political and civic leaders in the U.S. (President Clinton, Howard Dean) and around the world (Germany, U.K., Libya, Italy).