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April 25 and 26th, 2013: Contemporality: A Symposium on Politics, Time, and Thought

April 25 and 26th, 2013: Contemporality: A Symposium on Politics, Time, and Thought

April 25, 2013 - April 26, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Keynote Address for Contemporality: A Symposium on Culture, Politics, and Time by David Scott, with presentations by Brian Goldstone, Harry Harootunian, Janet Roitman, Kristin Ross, Joan Scott, and Sara Pursley, with comments by Gary Wilder

Thursday, May 2: Strategies for social change: Movements with, within, against and/or beyond the State?

Thursday, May 2: Strategies for social change: Movements with, within, against and/or beyond the State?

May 02, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 5307

he question of the relationship of social movements to the state is one of the most pressing of our time. The Occupy Movement, as well as those in Greece and Spain, organize around goals but often without specific demands on the state. Historical experience shows that the autonomy of social movements is necessary for social change. At the same time the state controls important resources, is in a more powerful position than the movements, and tends to try and control or repress them. How can this dilemma be approached beyond either a simple total rejection of the state or a cooptation of the movements? Can autonomy be constructed while with a relationship to the state?

September 13, 2013: Bodies, Histories, & Empire in Africa

September 13, 2013: Bodies, Histories, & Empire in Africa

September 13, 2013
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Please join us at “Bodies, Histories, & Empire in Africa: Symposium” and welcome Professor Megan Vaughan—our newly arrived Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate Center.

Friday, September 27: Said is Dead. Long Live Said!

Friday, September 27: Said is Dead. Long Live Said!

September 27, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, CUNY

Said is Dead. Long Live Said! Friday, September 27 | 7 PM – 9 PM Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, CUNY 141 Convent Avenue at 135th Street   Ten years after Edward Said’s passing, the financial and ideological crisis in higher education has caused the academy to increasingly retreat into itself. Ten […]

Wednesday October 09, 2013: Carbon Democracies? Politics, Money, and the Pursuit of Oil

Wednesday October 09, 2013: Carbon Democracies? Politics, Money, and the Pursuit of Oil

October 09, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Carbon Democracies? Politics, Money, and the Pursuit of Oil A discussion with Timothy Mitchell, Mika Minio-Paluello, James Marriott, and Anna Galkina, moderated by May Boeve It’s no coincidence that the globe is experiencing a dual political-ecological crisis.  Oil and gas have shaped our political and economic infrastructures, which in turn have ensured a continued dependence […]

Friday October 25th: Bolivia’s Process of Social Change with Felix Muruchi Poma

Friday October 25th: Bolivia’s Process of Social Change with Felix Muruchi Poma

October 25, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 6112

Felix Muruchi Poma: Bolivia’s Process of Social Change Felix Muruchi’s personal history as a miner, construction worker, student and union activist, nonprofit organization, political prisoner and later candidate, and most recently indigenous rights lawyer provides an extraordinary lens to grasp Bolivian struggles for social justice. Friday October 25, 2013 | 4:00 to 6:00 Sociology Lounge, Room 6112 […]

Friday, Nov 22nd 1pm: Heare Now Aimé Césaire! with Gary Wilder

Friday, Nov 22nd 1pm: Heare Now Aimé Césaire! with Gary Wilder

November 22, 2013
12:00 am - 2:45 pm
Room C203

Join Gary Wilder as he explores Aimé Césaire’s distinctive critical orientation to politics, culture, and knowledge during the period of decolonization as he pursued projects that were at once situated and world-historical, realist and utopian, pragmatic and aesthetic, timely and untimely. The aim is to recognize Césaire as an innovative thinker of his time who can also speak directly to many of the political and theoretical predicaments of our times.

Wednesday, February 5th: Academics Writing Fiction: Ruth Behar and Paul Stoller in Conversation

Wednesday, February 5th: Academics Writing Fiction: Ruth Behar and Paul Stoller in Conversation

February 05, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Anthropologists Ruth Behar and Paul Stoller consider the possibilities and place of fiction within the social sciences, and reflect on the kinds of creative and experimental writing that they and other academics have engaged in. The panel will be moderated by Sujatha Fernandes, Associate Professor of Sociology at CUNY.

Friday, February 7th: Imperial Debris: Roundtable with Ann Laura Stoler

Friday, February 7th: Imperial Debris: Roundtable with Ann Laura Stoler

February 07, 2014
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

A Roundtable with Ann Laura Stoler on the publication of Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination (Duke University Press, 2013). Stoler will be in conversation with Uday Mehta, Chelsea Shields, Neferti Tadiar, Megan Vaughan, Gary Wilder.

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