This audio recording is of a dinner event honoring the 89th birthday of The New School's first president, economist Alvin Johnson. New School President Robert MacIver commences the event by welcoming the audience, paying tribute to Dr. Johnson's founding of The New School, and introducing founding faculty member Horace Kallen, who speaks at 7:48. Dr. Kallen recounts the history of The New School's founding and Johnson's role in it. At 19:10, Dr. MacIver introduces faculty member Arnold Brecht, who speaks at 20:19. Dr. Brecht discusses the origin of the University in Exile at The New School. At 32:10, Dr. MacIver introduces New York State Commissioner for Human Rights Francis Giaccone who speaks at 32:50 on Dr. Johnson's efforts against discrimination. At 43:39, Dr. MacIver introduces Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board William McChesney Martin, who discusses his experiences with Dr. Johnson at 45:15. At 49:40, Dr. MacIver reads greetings from Jacob M. Kaplan, James E. Allen, Jr., Senator Jacob Javits, Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. and Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and introduces a Mr. Schack (possibly Paul A. Schack), who announces the endowment of an Alvin Johnson Chair at The New School. At 1:02:08 Dr. MacIver calls Dr. Johnson to the podium, who delivers a brief speech at 1:02:44.