1. Commissioner Ray Kelly On Stop-and-Frisk: “I Wouldn’t Want To Be Stopped, I Don’t Want My Time Taken Away From Me”

    Police commissioner Ray Kelly was at 92Y recently with Thomson Reuters EIC Stephen Adler.

    When discussion turned to NYPD use of stop-and-frisk, Kelly argued that with 19,600 patrol officers, this “amounts to less than one stop a week by patrol officers.”  

    "Some of my impression of it," Adler responded, "comes less from the statistics then just having African-American colleagues over the years talking about how different it is walking the streets of New York, if you’re black rather than if you’re white… and the feeling that you’re treated very differently."

    Kelly acknowledged: “I wouldn’t want to be stopped, I don’t want my time taken away from me…but if you look at the numbers, the lives that have been saved I think is dramatic. And where is it happening? It’s happening in minority communities.”

    Watch the video above. 

    (Source: 92yamericanconversation.org)

  2. Five Political Flash Points For 2013, from POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman. Watch the video. 

    Five Political Flash Points For 2013, from POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman. Watch the video

  3. Compelling question from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, regards to the emerging international doctrine aimed at protecting civilians from genocide and other forms of mass atrocities. 
What do you think?
Read more, and watch video from the event. 

    Compelling question from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, regards to the emerging international doctrine aimed at protecting civilians from genocide and other forms of mass atrocities. 

    What do you think?

    Read more, and watch video from the event

  4. Stephen B. Shepard and Norman Pearlstine: Journalism in the Digital Age

    "What makes you thinks journalists need a school?"

    Founding Dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Stephen B. Shepard sat down with Bloomberg L.P.  Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine on September 20, 2012, part of 92Y’s Captains of Industry series in partnership with Bloomberg Businessweek, to discuss journalism in the new digital age.  

    In this clip, Shepard recounts what it was like starting a brand new journalism school in New York City at the on set of a new digital journalism age.  Upon starting the new school, Shepard says he knew the days of traditional journalism were long gone and he would  have to teach students how to cover stories in a different way, one geared more toward an online viewer who looks at one story for three minutes rather than the traditional newspaper reader looking through a paper for 45 minutes.

    [http://92YAmericanConversation.org]

    (Source: 92yamericanconversation.org)

  5. Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at the Nation Institute, and Jonathan Haidt, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia, had an interesting discussion on capitalism at 92Y on June 19th, 2012. In looking at corporations and capitalism, the duo examined the repeal of Glass-Steagall, the 2008 financial collapse and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

    Has a “corporate coup d’état” taken place? Watch the conversation to find out.

    [92Y’s Campaign for the American Conversation]

  6. When it come to civility in politics, The New Yorker editor David Remnick argues there’s room for the outrageous, but not for demagoguery. What do you think?

    Watch more videos at 92Y’s Campaign for the American Conversation.