News and Blogs

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse at Columbia

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

On December 11, 2017, the American Assembly co-hosted a visit by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island to talk about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of America.

OSP wins Digital Science Catalyst Grant

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Open Syllabus Project has won a Catalyst Grant from Digital Science in recognition of its potential to improve higher education.

Huffington Post Article on Middle Neighborhoods

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rep. Dwight Evans,  U.S. Representative, Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District and Paul C. Brophy,  Principal, Brophy & Reilly LLC have penned an article on the importance of Middle Neighborhoods for The Huffington Post.


Across The Country, Some Neighborhoods Are Thriving And Some Struggling, But What About The Ones That Fall Somewhere In The Middle?


Forbes' Article Spotlights Middle Neighborhoods

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Forbes contributor Erik Sherman's interview with Congressman Dwight Evans about Middle Neighborhoods

Register for Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Register now for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s 2016 conference Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies. This national biennial conference will be held Wednesday, September 21, to Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

American Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton to Speak July 13th at Flanders House/UN Habitat Event

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton will be a panelistat a seminar entitled "Regeneration of Urban Regions through Integrated Spatial and Economic Policies"  on Wednesday the 13th of July at the  Flanders House/UN Habitat event.  The debate will focus on the“Regeneration of urban regions through integrated spatial and economic policies”, using examples of Flanders (City of Genk, etc.) and the US (Legacy Cities).

The American Assembly Receives 220K Grant from The Arcadia Fund for The Open Syllabus Project

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Monday, May 16, 2016

Location: New York, NY

CONTACT:  Joe Karaganis, Vice President, The American Assembly, 212-870-3500

National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards The American Assembly a Preservation Grant Towards the Legacy City Preservation Project

Friday, January 8, 2016

A consortium including the Legacy Cities Partnership at The American Assembly and the Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) has released a new Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities, which lays out a wide-ranging plan to address urban challenges by advancing new development while protecting communities’ cultural heritage.

The U.S. and Southern Africa: Progress, Potential & Stable States (Feb 1-3, 2016)

Friday, January 8, 2016

For the 57th year in a row, the Assembly is a cosponsor of the Air Force Academy Assembly—a cadet-led forum on national security issues that typically includes several high-level foreign policy keynotes.  Following previous year Assemblies on India, China, and Brazil, this year’s event focuses on security and stability issues related to Southern Africa. 

Assembly Trustee Charles Benton (1931-2015)

Monday, May 11, 2015
The Trustees and Staff of The American Assembly, Columbia University, mourn the passing of our esteemed friend and colleague, Charles Benton.

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