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Introducing Cooper On Demand

POSTED ON: March 26, 2020

The Cooper Union On Demand

With live Great Hall programming on hiatus for the time being, our Public Programs team is curating a weekly series of new content and previously-presented events to reinforce our mission of serving as a destination where the issues, happenings, and innovations that shape our lives are examined and shared.

May 11: Sidney Blumenthal (rebroadcast from September 24, 2019)

May 4: The Gregory Brothers (rebroadcast from October 27, 2018)

April 28: Amy Engelhardt (rebroadcast from October 27, 2018)

April 21: Chris Stein and Debbie Harry (rebroadcast from November 30, 2018)

April 13: Judy Chicago (rebroadcast from October 21, 2019)

April 6: Preet Bharara (rebroadcast from April 6, 2017)

March 30: Series premier with Daniel Arsham (rebroadcast from March 6, 2020)

Sign up here to learn about upcoming public programs via The Cooper Union On Demand.


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.