Symposium: Freedom and Entanglement Across the Black Atlantic
Book Launch: The American Slave Coast
The Work of Settler Colonialism: An interdisciplinary symposium
Book Reading — Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution
Avenues of Social and Political Change: Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa
Behrooz Ghamari on Foucault, Spirituality, and the Perils of Universal History: The Arab Uprisings through the Prism of the Iranian Revolution
  • Symposium: Freedom and Entanglement Across the Black Atlantic
  • Book Launch: The American Slave Coast
  • The Work of Settler Colonialism: An interdisciplinary symposium
  • Book Reading — Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution
  • Avenues of Social and Political Change: Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Behrooz Ghamari on Foucault, Spirituality, and the Perils of Universal History: The Arab Uprisings through the Prism of the Iranian Revolution

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»]

Symposium: Freedom and Entanglement Across the Black Atlantic

May 06, 2016
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Room 9204, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Friday, May 6
2:00–6:30pm
Rooms 9204 & 9205
The Graduate Center I: Panel | 2:00-4:00pm
ATLANTIC IMPROVISATIONS Vincent Brown (Harvard University)
“The Coromantee War and the Martial Geography of Atlantic Slavery” David Kazanjian (University of Pennsylvania)
“The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World” Moderated by Kelly Baker Josephs (York College, CUNY) [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
C203/C204/C205 The Graduate Center
Wednesday, February 17th
6:00-8:00 pm | Room C203/C204/C205 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. This event will be live streamed. Please visit: http://videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu. *Co-sponsored by Middle Easter Studies Org (MESO); MEMEAC; Department [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, Binghamton), 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 [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»]

Book Reading — Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution

April 07, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room 5109
Thursday, April 7th
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Room 5109 A reading and discussion of Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution by Behrooz Ghamari. “Behrooz Ghamari’s extraordinary memoir is unlike anything I’ve read: he bears witness to the terrible suffering and the loss of so many in Iran’s infamous Evin Prison in the wake of the revolution; but he does so with tenderness, [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»]

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»]