19 Washington Square North

19 Washington Square North is a gateway for scholarly and institutional connectivity between NYU's Abu Dhabi and New York campuses. Its programs offer opportunities for New York and Abu Dhabi faculty to collaborate and its local team of administrators supports the day-to-day business operations of NYU Abu Dhabi in New York. From its central location on the Washington Square campus, 19 WSN shares NYUAD's achievements and global impact with the greater NYU community and the general public, and provides a home away from home for NYUAD students, faculty, and staff.

Tenth Anniversary Video: Learn about 19 Washington Square North's history in the service of NYU Abu Dhabi.

  • 19 Washington Square North regularly hosts a wide range of events, activities, and exhibits that showcase and support scholarly research in Abu Dhabi and New York. From faculty book manuscript workshops and multi-day academic conferences to evening public lectures and musical performances, 19 WSN offers the NYU community a lively and engaged intellectual venue. Other NYU events are also welcome at 19 WSN through our space request program.

    NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Programs

    In addition to its broad range of programming in Abu Dhabi, the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute supports research-based workshops and conferences as well as scholarly public programs, such as lectures, book talks, or panel discussions, at 19 WSN.

    Proposals for workshops and conferences should be submitted following the guidelines outlined in the Institute's Memorandum of Understanding (PDF). Proposals for all other Institute programs should be submitted via the 19 Washington Square North Program Proposals form. To learn more about the Institute and its programming in Abu Dhabi, please visit the Institute.

    Sharon Hakakian Bergman
    Director of Academic and Research Programs
    Email: sharon.bergman@nyu.edu
    Phone: +1-212-992-7941

    19 Washington Square North Programs and Faculty Fellowships

    Thanks to the support of NYU Provost Katherine E. Fleming and the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, 19 Washington Square North has introduced two new mechanisms for enhancing both faculty connectivity between NYUAD and NYU New York as well as academic activity at 19 Washington Square North.


    First, we offer small grants to support faculty programs and events at 19 WSN that build on connections between our Abu Dhabi and New York campuses. Performances, book manuscript workshops, grant proposal reviews, roundtables, working groups, and research or curricular planning meetings are just a few examples of the kinds of scholarly or creative activities that might be supported through this mechanism.

    Faculty Fellowships

    Second, the 19 Washington Square North Faculty Fellowship program offers NYU New York-based faculty an array of resources to support their research collaborations with NYUAD standing faculty. Each Fellow also puts together an academic program or creative event at 19 WSN.

    Host a Program at 19 WSN

    Request a grant to support your academic activity at 19 Washington Square North (NetID and password required).

    Faculty Fellows

    Read about the research and artistic work of the Fellows' collaborations to date.

    Exhibitions at 19 Washington Square North

    Since its opening in 2009, 19 WSN has hosted over 20 exhibitions featuring photography, painting, and works on paper in its multi-purpose Events Space. With a focus on connectivity to NYUAD, the exhibitions highlight research projects of faculty and researchers from across NYU's schools. It has also featured creative works by many leading artists.

    Kerry Barrett, PhD
    Associate Dean of Global Programs
    Email: kerry.barrett@nyu.edu
    Phone: +1 212-992-7928

    The NYUAD Art Gallery continues to be an integral thought partner in the annual planning of the curatorial program, and often facilitates bringing exhibitions from the Gallery or Project Space on Saadiyat Island to the New York campus.

    Exhibitions may be accompanied by artist talks, scholarly panels, or lectures with support from the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute or a 19 Washington Square North Program Grant.