November 20/21–Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition and the Cultures of Liberation
December 4—On the Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
This is War: Notes from Tel Aviv
Anthony Alessandrini: On the BDS Blacklist
CGSC Events, Fall 2014
2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
  • November 20/21–Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition and the Cultures of Liberation
  • December 4—On the Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
  • This is War: Notes from Tel Aviv
  • Anthony Alessandrini: On the BDS Blacklist
  • CGSC Events, Fall 2014
  • 2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity

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»]

Anthony Alessandrini: On the BDS Blacklist

The best answer I have—and I imagine it was part of whatever I said in response to my interlocutor all those years ago—is to say that my solidarity is grounded in a call for justice. I would like to think that the best work I do, as a teacher and scholar and writer and editor, circles around this question of [read more»]

2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity

The Committee begins with the observation that existing categories and analytic frameworks are inadequate to grasp the dynamics of our historical present. We are thus interested not only in questioning conventional assumptions in light of contemporary developments but also in the possibility of reclaiming, reworking, and refunctioning seemingly outmoded concepts in and for these times. [read more»]

After Gezi, After the Elections, After ISIS: Politics in Turkey Now

October 20, 2014
12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Graduate Center CUNY, Room C198
After Gezi, After the Elections, After ISIS:
Politics in Turkey Now A Conversation Friday, October 20, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Room C198 This panel will present a conversation about the current political context in Turkey, in the wake of popular protests (Gezi and its follow-ups), parliamentary and presidential elections (which have strengthened the hand of the [read more»]

Book Discussion–Anthony Alessandrini’s Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different

September 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room 5409
Anthony Alessandrini is an Assistant Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY. His new book Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics focuses on a reading of Frantz Fanon’s work and life, asking how the work of a revolutionary writer such as Fanon might be best appropriated for contemporary political and cultural issues. 

November 20/21–Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition and the Cultures of Liberation

November 20, 2014 - November 21, 2014
All Day
Co-sponsored with the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. Occasioned by the work of Cedric J. Robinson, this symposium brings together leading radical thinkers to consider the history and ongoing struggle against racial capitalism. From Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition to his more recent work, Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theatre [read more»]

Partha Chaterjee—Nationalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism

October 02, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room C204-C205
With a presentation by Partha Chatterjee (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and Anthropology, Columbia University) and comments from Ayça Çubukçu (London School of Economics and Political Science). Reception to follow. Partha Chatterjee is a Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University and a Professor of Political Science at the Centre for Studies in Social [read more»]