Book Discussion: Sex and Secularism
Political Concepts
Historical Unconscious, Political Unconscious
  • Book Discussion: Sex and Secularism
  • Political Concepts
  • Historical Unconscious, Political Unconscious

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 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»]

Historical Unconscious, Political Unconscious

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 Robçis (History, Cornell)
“The Fascisms in Our Heads: Anti-Oedipus as Institutional Psychotherapy”

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»]

The Camp and the City: A panel on Architectures of Refuge

February 22, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Wednesday, February 22, 4:30-6:30
Skylight Room, The Graduate Center Sean Anderson (Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York) Keller Easterling (Professor, Yale School of Architecture)
Free Migration Anooradha Siddiqi (Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, New York University; Affiliated Scholar, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and the British Institute in Eastern [read more»]

John Akomfrah: “Visualizing Migration”

March 16, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Martin E. Segal Theatre
March 16, 4:30-6:30
Segal Theater
John Akomfrah is a widely respected artist and filmmaker, whose works are characterised by their investigations into memory, post-colonialism, temporality and aesthetics and often explore the experience of the African diaspora in Europe and the USA. Akomfrah was a founding member of the influential Black Audio Film Collective, which started in London in 1982 alongside the [read more»]