November 13, 2012
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 6112
In the wake of the global financial crisis, new forms of social organization are beginning to take shape. Disparate groups of people are coming together in order to resist corporate globalization and seek a more positive way forward. These movements are not based on hierarchy; rather than looking to those in power to solve their problems, participants are looking to one another.
Between Impasse and Insurrection: Notes on the Crisis of Neoliberalism from Argentina 2001 to the Present
November 20, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 5307
The moments of political and economic crisis in Argentina in 2001, specifically the 19th and 20th of December do not merely mark an event, a day, or even a year. Rather 2001 is an active principle, a key to thinking about this past decade from the perspective of the crisis of neoliberalism between impasse and insurrection. It is a method, a way of looking by seeing the crisis in motion and in time. It becomes a premise with its multiple meanings, spaces, and temporalities.
December 04, 2012
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Liberal ideas of human freedom were central to the founding of eighteenth-century republics, and to the international forms of empire, trade, and government taking shape throughout the nineteenth century. Lowe’s book, The Intimacies of Four Continents, examines liberal philosophies and institutions of citizenship, free labor, and free trade, in light of transatlantic and transpacific encounters in the “new world,” Africa, and Asia.
February 15, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us in a roundtable discussion with Jean and John Comaroff. Scholars Susan Buck-Morss, Caludio Lomnitz and Souleymane Bachir Diagne will engage the Comaroffs in conversation about their book, Theory from the South.
March 8, 2013: Thinking Politics Through Postcolonial France with Mayanthi Fernando and Yarimar Bonilla
March 08, 2013
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayanthi Fernando, author of “France is my Bled’: The Unpredictable Future of Impolite Citizenship” and Yarimar Bonilla, author of “Non-Sovereign Futures? French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment” be in discussion with Tony Alessandrini, Vincent Crapanzano, Kaiama L. Glover, Judith Surkis
March 13, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room 9207
This lecture, drawn from Demos’ forthcoming book Return to the Postcolony: Spectres of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (2013), examines Belgian artist Vincent Meesen’s film Vita Nova (2009), and opens up the aesthetics of its colonial hauntology.
March 14, 2013 - March 15, 2013
CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall & Room 5111
The transoceanic voyages of the fifteenth century began a transformation of the planet’s ecology, economy, culture, and politics that produced the globalized world we live in today. From the exchange of capital to land use, from religious practice to cultural production, contact with hitherto separated peoples and places sparked ongoing changes worldwide.
March 14, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 6496
In Ghosts of Revolution (2011), Shalah Talebi’s haunting account of her years as a political prisoner in Iran, she engages two interrelated premises put forth by Walter Benjamin: that telling stories of lived experiences opens the possibility of a true human connection, the transmission of wisdom, and individual and social transformation; and, to paraphrase Benjamin, that death sanctions everything the storyteller can tell, for the storyteller borrows her authority from death.
April 10, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CUNY Gradute Center, James Gallery
Please join Boris Groys for a gallery talk and reception from 6-8pm Wednesday April 10th for the conceptual and experimental exhibition “After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer,” which presents the photographs, collected postcards, and hand-drawn itineraries of the French-Russian philosopher Alexandre Kojève (1902-1968) to compose a visual exposition of his philosophy.
April 18, 2013
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198
A roundtable presentation featuring Alicia Borinsky, Arlene Dávila, Nora Glickman, Marta Savigliano, and Anahi Viladrich