2016–17 Fellowship Competition Open Now
Speaking Truth to Power:  A Panel on Academic Freedoms and the War Against Kurds in Turkey
Policing the U.S. Empire: Race, Prison, and the War on Terror
Book Launch: The American Slave Coast
Book Reading: Remembering Akbar—Stories from an Iranian Prison
Avenues of Social and Political Change: Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa
  • 2016–17 Fellowship Competition Open Now
  • Speaking Truth to Power:  A Panel on Academic Freedoms and the War Against Kurds in Turkey
  • Policing the U.S. Empire: Race, Prison, and the War on Terror
  • Book Launch: The American Slave Coast
  • Book Reading: Remembering Akbar—Stories from an Iranian Prison
  • Avenues of Social and Political Change: Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa

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»]

2016–17 Fellowship Competition Open Now

The Committee on Globalization and Social Change is Currently Accepting Applications for 2016–17 Mid-Career Faculty and Dissertation Fellowships.  Application deadline is noon on March 4th, 2016.  The Committee on Globalization and Social Change (CGSC) invites applications from recently tenured-faculty, CUNY doctoral students, and PhDs eligible for Postdoctoral Fellowships, who would like to participate in a research seminar on the theme “Refuge”. *Fellows [read more»]

Speaking Truth to Power: A Panel on Academic Freedoms and the War Against Kurds in Turkey

February 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, February 17th
6:00-8:00 pm | Room C198 A panel discussion featuring David Harvey (The Graduate Center, CUNY) Nazan Üstündağ (Boğaziçi University), Aslı Iğsız (New York University), and Kamal Soleimani, moderated by Anthony Alessandrini (The Graduate Center, CUNY and Kingsborough Community College. *Co-sponsored by Middle Easter Studies Org (MESO); MEMEAC; Department of Anthropology Following the June 2015 general elections, [read more»]

Policing the U.S. Empire: Race, Prison, and the War on Terror

February 23, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room C201, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Tuesday, February 23rd
4:30–6:30 pm
Room C201 A discussion with Joshua M. Price (the State University of New York), Chase Madar (author and journalist), and Wadie Said (University of South Carolina). Reception to follow. Chase Madar is a former civil rights attorney and the author of The Passion of Chelsea Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower [read more»]

Book Launch: The American Slave Coast

March 08, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room 9206/9207
Tuesday, March 8th
4:30–6:30 pm
Room 9206 A book launch for The American Slave Coast by Ned and Constance Sublette, featuring David Waldstreicher (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Kellie Carter Jackson (Hunter College, CUNY), moderated by Julie Skurski (The Graduate Center, CUNY).
Reception to follow. One of the best history books ever written about the United States.—Counterpunch, Dec. 31, 2015 In [read more»]

Avenues of Social and Political Change: Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa

April 08, 2016
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room 5409
April 8, 2015 | 8:30am – 6:00pm | Room 5409 Key Note Speaker: Jillian Schwedler (Department of Political Science, Hunter College) The conference is to be followed by a talk by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi as part of the Anthropology Colloquium Series. Five years after the eruption of mass protests across North Africa and the Middle East, citizens of these countries now live under contrasting [read more»]

Foucault, Spirituality & the Perils of History

April 08, 2016
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Room C415A The Graduate Center, CUNY
Friday, April 8th
4:15–6:00 pm
Room C415A
Reception to follow in Brockway Room (6402) Part of the Anthropology Colloquium Series

Gabriella Coleman: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

December 08, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The CUNY Graduate Center, Room C197
Featuring a presentation by Gabriella Coleman on her book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (2015, Verso Books) and discussion with Alex Adbo and Ben Wizner from the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning [read more»]