The People and the Poor
Book Discussion: From Fascism to Populism
Book Discussion: Cold War Freud
  • The People and the Poor
  • Book Discussion: From Fascism to Populism
  • Book Discussion: Cold War Freud

This is War: Notes from Tel Aviv

Noise itself – the sirens and the booms – produces fear and anxiety. It creates a feeling of danger, of violence and of imminent destruction. However, for those in Tel Aviv, this violence and destruction never came. It was felt only through these everyday noises, these sounds that remind Israelis that their “right to exist” is threatened and create the [read more»]

The Crisis in Venezuela: Understanding the Origins of the Present Moment

September 26, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Tuesday, September 26, 5–7pm
Skylight Room (9100), The Graduate Center Please join us for a presentation by Edgardo Lander (Central University of Venezuela) followed by a conversation with Naomi Schiller (Brooklyn College) and Alejandro Velasco (New York University), moderated by Julie Skurski (The Graduate Center, CUNY). Please join us for a reception in room 5109 following the event. Edgardo Lander is a [read more»]

The People and the Poor

October 03, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Room 9204, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Tuesday, October 3, 5:30–7:30
Room 9207, The Graduate Center Featuring presentations by Jason Frank (Cornell University) and Andreas Kalyvas (The New School for Social Research), followed by a conversation with with Susan Buck-Morss (The Graduate Center).   Jason Frank (Cornell University)
“The Living Sovereign: Democratic Theory and the Problem of Popular Manifestation”
Recent scholarship on popular sovereignty [read more»]

Book Discussion: From Fascism to Populism

October 26, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room C205
Federico Finchelstein (The New School for Social Research), author of From Fascism to Populism, in conversation with Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University), Mary Roldán (Hunter College), and Ritchie Savage (Pratt Institute). Thursday, October 26, 4.30-6.30 pm
Rooms C204/C205 What is fascism and what is populism? What are their connections in history and theory, and how should we address their significant differences? What does [read more»]

Book Discussion: Cold War Freud

November 13, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room 9204, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Dagmar Herzog (The Graduate Center), author of Cold War Freud, in conversation with Gary Wilder (The Graduate Center), Judith Surkis (Rutgers University), and Zahid R. Chaudhary (Princeton University). Monday, November 13, 4.30-6.30pm
Rooms 9204/9205 In Cold War Freud Dagmar Herzog uncovers the astonishing array of concepts of human selfhood which circulated across the globe in the aftermath of World War II. Against [read more»]

Fortress Europe? Borders, Bodies, Politics

December 04, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Monday, December 4th, 4.30-6.30 pm
Skylight Room (9100), The Graduate Center Nicholas de Genova (Independent Scholar, Chicago, most recently Reader in Geography, King’s College London), Sandro Mezzadra (University of Bologna), Françoise Verges (Collège d’Études Mondiales, Paris). Moderated by Gary Wilder (The Graduate Center). A reception will be held in Room 5109 following the event.  

The Camp and the City: A panel on Architectures of Refuge

February 22, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Wednesday, February 22, 4:30-6:30
Skylight Room, The Graduate Center Sean Anderson (Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York) Keller Easterling (Professor, Yale School of Architecture)
Free Migration Anooradha Siddiqi (Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, New York University; Affiliated Scholar, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and the British Institute in Eastern [read more»]

John Akomfrah: “Visualizing Migration”

March 16, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Martin E. Segal Theatre
March 16, 4:30-6:30
Segal Theater
John Akomfrah is a widely respected artist and filmmaker, whose works are characterised by their investigations into memory, post-colonialism, temporality and aesthetics and often explore the experience of the African diaspora in Europe and the USA. Akomfrah was a founding member of the influential Black Audio Film Collective, which started in London in 1982 alongside the [read more»]

Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 

March 30, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Thursday March 30th, 6:30-8:30pm
The Skylight Room Featuring Shiraz Grinbaum (member, Activestills Collective), Oren Ziv (co-founder and member, Activestills collective), Vered Maimon (Tel Aviv University, co-editor Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel), and Basel Alyazouri (member, Activestills collective). Moderated by Siona Wilson (College of Staten Island, the Graduate Center, CUNY). A round-table discussion on the recently published book Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel  (Pluto Press, 2016). [read more»]

Sanctuary: Social, Legal, and Historical Perspectives on an Activist Category

December 08, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barnard College, Julius S. Held Lecture Hall
In the weeks since the election, calls for sanctuary campuses have become central to the preemptive organizing to protect the rights of undocumented people and other vulnerable populations now at intensified risk. What does sanctuary mean in the contemporary United States? An idea with antecedents in medieval religious practice, a sanctuary, was most recently recuperated in the movement to protect [read more»]

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