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Partha Chaterjee—Nationalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism

Partha Chaterjee—Nationalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism

October 02, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room C204-C205

With a presentation by Partha Chatterjee (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and Anthropology, Columbia University) and comments from Ayça Çubukçu (London School of Economics and Political Science). Reception to follow. Partha Chatterjee is a Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University and a Professor of Political Science at the […]

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 […]

November 20/21–Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition and the Cultures of Liberation

November 20, 2014 - November 21, 2014
All Day

Co-sponsored with the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. 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 […]

December 4—On the Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

December 4—On the Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

December 04, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room 9205

Featuring Greg Grandin (History, NYU) in conversation with Laurent Dubois (Romance Studies and History, Duke University) and Duncan Faherty (English, The Graduate Center, CUNY). One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans he thought were slaves. They […]

Militarization, Medicalization, Responsibility

Militarization, Medicalization, Responsibility

February 05, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room C202, The Graduate Center, CUNY

A public presentation featuring Nadia Abu El-Haj (Barnard, Columbia): “On Combat and Moral Transgression: emerging psychiatric theories of injury, ethics, and responsibility” and Jennifer Terry (UC Irvine): “Attachments to War: militarization and the production of biomedical knowledge in modern America.”

Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World by Gary Wilder (Book Launch)

Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World by Gary Wilder (Book Launch)

February 24, 2015
6:00 pm
Room 9204, The Graduate Center, CUNY

“Freedom Time” is astonishing in its originality, breadth of learning, rhetorical power, interdisciplinary reach, and theoretical sophistication. It thoroughly transforms our understanding of the dialogues and disputations that made up the ‘Black’ / French encounter. With this work, Gary Wilder establishes himself as one of the most compelling and powerful voices in French and Francophone critical studies. Achille Mbembe, author of “On the Postcolony”

Sadia Abbas on “How Injury Travels”

Sadia Abbas on “How Injury Travels”

February 27, 2015
4:15 pm
Room C415A, The Graduate Center, CUNY

February 27 | 4:15–6:15pm | Room C415A Sadia Abbas  (Rutgers University) explores responses to the colonial construction of religious subjects in South Asia. Undertaken in an effort to manage colonized populations, this construction is captured and continued by the postcolonial state, the most well-known example of which is Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Intricate contestations of religious iconography […]

Public Presentation — How to Build the House of Taswir?: About the (Public) Transformation of Dreams, Letters and Things

March 17, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Tuesday, March 17th | 6–8pm | Skylight Room First in [Walter Benjamin] mini-series, Thinking Constellations: A public presentation by A.S. Bruckstein Çoruh, thinker, writer, curator, architect of the House of Taswir and the Taswir Atlas. This event will be followed by a seminar / atlas session on March 18th. Taswir in Arabic, Persian, Ottoman-Turkish, Urdu, and Hindi, means “image making”, to […]

Seminar / Atlas Session — How to Build an Altas of the House?: Experimenting with Epistemic Architecture(s)

March 18, 2015
12:00 am
Room 5307

Wednesday, March 18th | 4–6pm | Room 5307 Following a public presentation on March 17th, please join us for a seminar / atlas session with A.S. Bruckstein Çoruh, thinker, writer, curator, architect of the House of Taswir and the Taswir Atlas. In this seminar we are exploring the Taswir atlas, a digital instrument whose algorithm is apt to associate and […]

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