|Moderated by: Brian Browne|
The Academic Lecture, Koch:
Documentary & Discussion will feature a free public
screening of first-time filmmaker and former Wall Street
Journal reporter Neil Barsky’s 2012 award-winning documentary,
Koch. With candid interviews and rare
archival footage, the film offers an inside look at Mayor Koch and
chronicles the tumultuous and transformative events that marked his
time in office. Mayor Koch was a quintessential New Yorker
and remains an iconic political figure in modern urban
politics. The film portrays a different New York City that
today’s younger New Yorkers may not recognize and the
challenges faced running the world’s most wondrous city during a
time of transformation.
Immediately following the 90 minute film there
will be a panel discussion featuring political experts and insiders
who witnessed up close and personal the Koch Administration and the
transformation of New York City.
The panel discussion will be moderated by
Brian Browne, St. John’s University Assistant Vice
President for Government relations and will include:
Sam Roberts- New York Times Urban Affairs
Dr. Jonathan Soffer- Historian and author of
Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City
Bob McGuire-NYC Police Commissioner 1978-1983
Martha Hirst- Mayor Koch’s Legislative
Representative to the NYC Council, 1982-1989
Major points to be discussed and shared
- The life and legacy and political accomplishments of Mayor Ed
- How NYC has changed in the 35 years since Mayor Koch was first
- What lessons can be learned by modern American cities from the
events of the Koch Administration?
- What political parallels can be drawn from the Koch
Administration to the 2013 Race for Mayor of New York City?
- What is the political future of New York City?
Date: Tuesday, October
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Little Theatre, Queens Campus
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