NYU Africa House is an interdisciplinary institute devoted to the study of contemporary Africa, focusing on economic, political, and social issues on the continent and programs in the Arts. Part of Africa House’s core mission is to advance the understanding of the links between Africa and the rest of the world, through the social, historical, economic and other lenses. Related to this, the House also has established relationships with African immigrant communities in New York City. NYU has a large number of professors and students doing research in the areas of Economic Development, Economic Growth and Macroeconomics, microfinance, analysis of the effectiveness of foreign aid, politics and political economy, law and legal institutions. Africa House regularly convenes high-level talks and seminars and has in the past featured African heads of state. The House also hosts policy luncheons, and research discussion presentations on focused topics. Our programs take place in New York City and in various capitals in Africa.
New York University China House seeks to seize upon the enormous intellectual and scholarly potential that lies in modern China and to advance the study of the dynamic changes taking place in China through joint dialogue and research.
NYU China House is home to many research-oriented activities across NYU. It holds conference and seminar series that cover the humanities, social sciences, law, business, natural sciences, and medical sciences. These series are often jointly organized with NYU schools, departments and research institutes, and/or external partners. The House is supported by a group of associates comprised of NYU faculty, research scientists and doctoral students interested in China. These associates strive to maintain a strong working relationship among NYU's China and Pan-Asia focused organizations and will serve as a conduit in promoting and establishing relations with external organizations, such as the China Institute, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and UNICEF.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò was founded with the specific intent of spreading Italian culture outside of its national boundaries, with the belief that Italian culture belongs not only to the Italians but to whoever has the desire to get to know more about it. The principle that shapes the work of this institution finds adequate expression in the words of Erasmus of Rotterdam, "All we who are learned are Italians." Casa Italiana, in fact, considers Italian culture an integral and necessary part of universal culture. For this reason, we seek to include it in the spectrum of American culture, addressing in particular university students studying Italian and Italian-American issues.
The programs of Casa Italiana deal with literature, cinema and political and social reflection, all topics upon which Italy has for centuries founded its reputation and international prestige. On the other hand, in seeking to link the discourse on modernity to that of tradition, Casa has demonstrated itself to be open to the discussion of economic, ethical and juridical themes.
Deutsches Haus is New York’s leading institution for the culture and language of the German-speaking world. Located in the historic Greenwich Village district, Deutsches Haus is an integral part of New York University. Since 1977, it has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the children's program.
Glucksman Ireland House:
Located in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village, Glucksman Ireland House NYU is the center for Irish and Irish-American Studies at New York University, with courses in history, Irish language, literature, music, and politics. NYU undergraduates may pursue a minor or a B.A./M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies. Graduate students may earn a Masters in Irish and Irish-American Studies.
For the New York community, the House presents a weekly public events series during the academic year, as well as a monthly traditional Irish music series. For the non-credit adult learner, the House hosts evening Irish language classes. We also serve as a resource center for Irish, Irish-American, and Irish diasporic culture.
For nearly six decades, La Maison Française of New York University has served as a major forum for French-American cultural and intellectual exchange, offering contemporary perspectives on myriad French and Francophone issues. Its rich program of lectures, symposia, concerts, screenings, exhibitions, and special events provides an invaluable resource to the university community, as well as the general public.
As the public face of the Center for French Civilization and Culture of New York University, La Maison Française complements and enriches the programs offered by the Department of French, the Institute of French Studies, and NYU in France. In addition, it fosters interdisciplinary study through collaborations with various university departments, including the Department of Art History, the Department of Anthropology, and the School of Law.