James Baldwin’s Afro-Optimism

March 19, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room 5109

Thursday, March 19th | 4:30–6:30pm | Room 5109 John E. Drabinski is Professor of Black Studies at Amherst College. In addition to authoring three books, including most recently Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other (Edinburgh), he has written over three dozen articles in French philosophy and Africana theory, and has edited book and journal issues on Fanon, Godard, […]

“The Passages of Walter Benjamin” film screening and discussion

“The Passages of Walter Benjamin” film screening and discussion

March 30, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Monday, March 30th | 6-8pm | Skylight Room A film screening followed by lecture and discussion with director Judith Wechsler and Susan Buck-Morss (The Graduate Center, CUNY). THE PASSAGES OF WALTER BENJAMIN. A documentary film. 55 min. 2014. The Paris Arcades, known as Passages in French, were a principal focus of renowned literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin. From 1927-1940 he worked on […]

Symposium: The Enlightenment and its Other Trajectories

Symposium: The Enlightenment and its Other Trajectories

April 22, 2015
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room 5109

Wednesday, April 22nd | 10am–5:30pm | Room 5307 A full day of discussions featuring Banu Bargu (The New School), Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University), Massimiliano Tomba (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Uday Mehta (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Anne Norton (University of Pennsylvania), Marnia Lazreg (Hunter College), Uday Metha (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Sanjay Reddy (The New School). […]

Symposium: Thinking Through Tradition, Politics, and Violence

April 24, 2015
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Friday, April 24th | 1–7pm | Skylight Room Featuring Talal Asad (The Graduate Center, CUNY) in conversation with Veena Das (Johns Hopkins University) and Wael Hallaq (Columbia University) about Asad’s essay “Thinking about Tradition, Religion and Politics in Egypt Today” and a talk by Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University): “Interpreting Non-Violence.”  Reception to Follow. This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology. Tentative Event […]

Marina Sitrin: Societies in Movement or Politics as Usual?

May 21, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 5109

Marina Sitrin will open a discussion on how we might understand many of the struggles that have been taking place around the world over the past few years – with a particular focus on Greece and Argentina, where she has spent time. Using the concept of societies in movement rather than social movements, the discussion […]

Tuesday, August 18th 2015 – The Ruse of Reconciliation?

August 18, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY – Room 6304.01 (Psychology)

The Ruse of Reconciliation? Discursive Contours, Impossibilities, and Modes of Resistance in the South African ‘Reconciliation Project’ A public presentation featuring: Garth Stevens, Brett Bowman, Gillian Eagle, & Kevin Whitehead Department of Psychology | School of Human and Community Development |University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, 3:00-5:00 pm | Room 6304.01 (Psychology)The Graduate Center, […]

Conference: Global Fashion Capitals

October 13, 2015
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center

Tuesday, October 13th | 1:30–7:30PM Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center Visit the conference website for more information. The multilayered identity of New York as a global fashion capital has long been defined by the history of the garment industry, fashion and labor. The cultures and economies of the fashion industry and the city of New York have […]

Lisa Lowe: The Intimacies of Four Continents

October 15, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

A discussion of Lisa Lowe’s The Intimacies of Four Continents (2015, Duke University Press), with Susan Buck-Morss, Kandice Chuh, and Eric Lott. October 15 | 4:30–6:30pm Skylight Room, CUNY Graduate Center In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between […]

Unthinking Sovereignty in the Postcolony: Yarimar Bonilla, Gregory Mann, Omar Dahbour, and Herman Bennett

November 10, 2015
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A presentation by Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers) on  Non-Sovereign Futures: French Carribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015, University of Chicago Press) and Gregory Mann (Columbia) on From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: The Road to Nongovernmentality (2014, Cambridge University Press), in conversation with Omar Dahbour (Hunter College) and Herman Bennett (The Graduate Center, CUNY). Tuesday, November 10th, 4:30pm Room 9204 The Graduate Center, CUNY “Non-Sovereign […]

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