Next CURE seminar, October 21: “American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge To Redemption”

Photo of Matt KatzMatt Katz

Books available for purchase and author’s signature.

Friday, October 21, 2016 
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor Armitage Hall

Lunch will be served
Free and open to the public

Matt will tell the inside political story about Chris Christie’s seven years as governor, from the Bridgegate scandal to his controversial role in Camden to his presidential candidacy.

Matt Katz is a political reporter for WNYC and NPR who covered New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for more than five years, first for The Philadelphia Inquirer and then for WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio. He ran The Christie Tracker — which followed the governor through scandal and presidential candidacy — and appeared weekly on WNYC Studios’ Christie Tracker Podcast. In January 2016, Matt’s biography of Christie — American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption — was published by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions. Matt has written about politics for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic and POLITICO magazine.

In 2015 Matt and a team from WNYC won a Peabody Award for their coverage of Christie and the Bridgegate scandal. Prior to covering the Statehouse in Trenton he spent time in Afghanistan, writing a series on reconstruction efforts that won the Livingston Award for International Reporting. In 2009 his four-part investigation about Camden set the stage for an end to the state’s takeover of city government.

CURE seminars are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 

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Film Screening “Changing Face of Harlem”


Documentary film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Shawn Batey
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Location: Executive Meeting Room, Campus Center


Sponsored by the Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE), the Department of Public Policy and Administration, and the Urban Studies Program

Photo of Harlem residents holding coffeesCHANGING FACE OF HARLEM is a one hour documentary that examines the revitalization of Harlem told through the deeply personal stories of its residents, small business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy. Identified as the birthplace of the Black Renaissance, CHANGING FACE OF HARLEM takes a critical look at Harlem’s history, early development, and its present transformation. The film highlights how a community deals with the challenge of maintaining identity while accepting change. The film began production in the year 2000 and was shot over a period of ten years.

 © Burroughs Lamar
© Burroughs Lamar
Filmmaker Shawn Batey
Filmmaker Shawn Batey











Flyers are available to print distribute (download PDF).