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Transversal Methods and Social Choreography: Pelin Tan

November 18, 2015 - November 19, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30pm, Room C198: (Lecture)  How do existing methodological structures choreograph the diverse outputs of social art practice and what tools have we developed to enact new transversal methods for instituting this practice? Furthermore, how can social art practice begin to be historicized as it interacts with disciplines of visual art, performance, and […]

Gulf Labor and Precarious Workers Rights

November 19, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

  What does Bertolt Brecht have to do with workers’ rights in Abu Dhabi? Although politically engaged art and theater takes many forms, the recent Precarious Workers Pageant at the Venice Biennale took a Brechtian approach as it pointed out the solidification of global capital in architecture in Abu Dhabi and the precarious state of […]

Gabriella Coleman: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

December 08, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The CUNY Graduate Center, Room C197

Featuring a presentation by Gabriella Coleman on her book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (2015, Verso Books) and discussion with Alex Adbo and Ben Wizner from the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book Launch: The American Slave Coast

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, […]

Book Reading — Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution

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 […]

Avenues of Social and Political Change: Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa

Avenues of Social and Political Change: Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa

April 08, 2016
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room 5409

April 8, 2015 | 8:30am – 6:00pm | Room 5409 Key Note Speaker: Jillian Schwedler (Department of Political Science, Hunter College) The conference is to be followed by a talk by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi as part of the Anthropology Colloquium Series. Five years after the eruption of mass protests across North Africa and the Middle East, citizens of these countries […]

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