Monday and Tuesday, April 23 & 24, 2018

The Center for Public Scholarship at The New School and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University invite you to “Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture.”

Cons and con men have long been present in American culture and are often represented as romantic figures. This symposium will explore cons and scams in their many guises and what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US.

This symposium will feature sessions focusing on the history of cons and con men, as well as case studies on finance, education, art, law, science and medicine.

Though this event is free, guests are encouraged to register.

This event will be held at:

The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011