Migration & Mobility: Hagar Kotef and Audra Simpson
Migration & Sovereignty: Aihwa Ong and Charles Piot
Migration & the Law: Linda Bosniak
  • Migration & Mobility: Hagar Kotef and Audra Simpson
  • Migration & Sovereignty: Aihwa Ong and Charles Piot
  • Migration & the Law: Linda Bosniak

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»]

Migration & Mobility: Hagar Kotef and Audra Simpson

September 20, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room 5109
Hagar Kotef
“Home (and the ruins that remain): An inquiry into the desires of settler colonialism” with a response by Audra Simpson September 20th
4:30–6:30 pm
Room 5109 This talk examines the politics of “home” and the production of political belonging (both national and individual) amidst conditions of structural violence. Focusing on Israel/Palestine, Kotef seeks to understand [read more»]

Migration & Sovereignty: Aihwa Ong and Charles Piot

October 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Aihwa Ong
“Liberal Enclaves: de- and re- territorializing immigrants” Charles Piot
“Migration Stories: The U.S. Visa Lottery and Global Citizenship” October 20th
2–4 pm
Skylight Room Some have noted that the Brexit vote represents the re-territorialization of British citizenship by limiting the influx of foreigners.  But even as liberal democracies place limits on poor aliens, they welcome [read more»]

Migration & the Law: Linda Bosniak

November 10, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The CUNY Graduate Center, Room C197
Linda Bosniak
“Who Are Citizenship’s Others? Status Non-Citizens At The Intersection of Normative Orders” November 10
4:30-6:30
Room C197 One way to dig more deeply into the question of what citizenship is, and how or to what extent its stipulated parts hang together, is to inquire into what citizenship is not—or what it is taken not to [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»]