Book Launch & Discussion: For the Love of Humanity, by Ayça Çubukçu
Book Launch & Discussion: African Kings and Black Slaves by Herman Bennett
Book Discussion: Sex and Secularism
  • Book Launch & Discussion: For the Love of Humanity, by Ayça Çubukçu
  • Book Launch & Discussion: African Kings and Black Slaves by Herman Bennett
  • Book Discussion: Sex and Secularism

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»]

Book Launch & Discussion: For the Love of Humanity, by Ayça Çubukçu

November 06, 2018
4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Room 9204, The Graduate Center, CUNY
A book launch and discussion of For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq (Penn Press: 2018) Featuring author Ayça Çubukçu (Associate Professor in Human Rights, Co-Director of LSE Human Rights Department of Sociology) with discussants Anthony Alessandrini (English KCC, CUNY) and Vesuki Nesiah (NYU). Moderated by Gary Wilder (Anthropology GC, CUNY). Tuesday, November 6th
4:30–6:30pm
Room [read more»]

Book Launch & Discussion: African Kings and Black Slaves by Herman Bennett

November 29, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Martin E. Segal Theatre
A discussion of African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic (Penn Press: 2018). Featuring author Herman Bennett (Professor Ph.D. Program in History; Certificate Programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, and Rennaissance Studies), with discussants (TBC) Chris Brown (History, Columbia), Mamadou Diouf (History, African Studies, Columbia) and Mary Louise Pratt (Spanish, NYU). Thursday, November 29th
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Book Discussion: Sex and Secularism

February 13, 2018
12:00 am
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Joan Wallach Scott (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; History, the Graduate Center, CUNY), author of Sex and Secularism, in conversation with Nadia Abu El-Haj (Anthropology, Barnard) and Todd Shepard (History, Johns Hopkins) Tuesday, February 13
4:30pm – 6:30
Skylight Room (9100) In Sex and Secularism, Joan Wallach Scott challenges one of the central claims of the “clash of civilizations” polemic—the [read more»]

Political Concepts

March 15, 2018 - March 16, 2018
12:00 am - 7:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center
The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemination. Participants operate under the assumption that our era urgently needs a revised political lexicon that would help us better understand the world in which we live and act, and that the humanities [read more»]

Political-Historical Unconscious: CLR James and Frantz Fanon

March 22, 2018
12:00 am
CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198
Thursday, March 22
4:30 pm – 6:30
Room C198 Tracy McNulty (French and Comparative Literature, Cornell)
“Intersubjective Acts: Unconscious Transmission in Freud and James” Camille Robcis (History, Cornell)
“Frantz Fanon: the Pathologies of Freedom and the Decolonization of the Mind”

Fortress Europe? Borders, Bodies, Politics

December 04, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Monday, December 4th, 5.30-7.30 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 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»]

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»]

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»]