The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

Feb 7th – Trump’s New York: How the Family Got Rich in (and Swindled) the City at the Gotham Center

Unpopular as he may be with New Yorkers, Donald Trump is a son of the city, and rose to great wealth and power in this liberal capitalist mecca. How did the family make it here, and what does it tell us about New York City history?

David Nasaw, the acclaimed biographer and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Professor of History at the Graduate Center, leads the discussion with Gwenda Blair, bestselling author of The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a President, and Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, author of The Making of Donald Trump and the new It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America.

(Books will be available for purchase)


Wednesday, February 7th, 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Recital Hall (Ground Floor)
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