November 4th—Plebeian Citizenship and the Ethico-Political Practices of the Ungoverned: Buenos Aires’s La Salada and Emergent Forms of Democratic Life
Anthony Alessandrini: On the BDS Blacklist
November 20 & 21: Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition & Cultures of Liberation
This is War: Notes from Tel Aviv
CGSC Events, Fall 2014
Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism
  • November 4th—Plebeian Citizenship and the Ethico-Political Practices of the Ungoverned: Buenos Aires’s La Salada and Emergent Forms of Democratic Life
  • Anthony Alessandrini: On the BDS Blacklist
  • November 20 & 21: Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition & Cultures of Liberation
  • This is War: Notes from Tel Aviv
  • CGSC Events, Fall 2014
  • Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism

November 4th—Plebeian Citizenship and the Ethico-Political Practices of the Ungoverned: Buenos Aires’s La Salada and Emergent Forms of Democratic Life

Carlos Forment (Sociology, The New School) will present his work to the Globalization Committee seminar with comments by Kaysha Corinealdi (Columbia University).  November 4th
10:30am–12:30pm
Room 5307
CUNY Graduate Center The essay is a study of La Salada, renamed by residents of the pauperized neighborhood of Cuartel where it is located as the ‘poor peoples’ shopping [read more»]

November 20 & 21: Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition & Cultures of Liberation

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 and Film Before World War II, Robinson’s scholarship has [read more»]

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»]

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. 

Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition and the Cultures of Liberation

November 20, 2014 - November 21, 2014
All Day
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 and Film Before World War II, Robinson’s scholarship has [read more»]

Plebeian Citizenship and the Ethico-Politcal Practices of the Ungoverned: Buenos Aires’s La Salada and Emergent Forms of Democratic Life

November 04, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room 5307
Carlos Forment (Sociology, The New School) will present his work to the Globalization Committee seminar with comments by Kaysha Corinealdi (Columbia University). The essay is a study of La Salada, renamed by residents of the pauperized neighborhood of Cuartel where it is located as the ‘poor peoples’ shopping mall,’ and is in dialogue with Partha Chatterjee’s account of subaltern politics [read more»]