Book Discussion: Sex and Secularism
Political Concepts
Political-Historical Unconscious: CLR James and Frantz Fanon
  • Book Discussion: Sex and Secularism
  • Political Concepts
  • Political-Historical Unconscious: CLR James and Frantz Fanon

Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 

March 30, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Thursday March 30th, 6:30-8:30pm
The Skylight Room Featuring Shiraz Grinbaum (member, Activestills Collective), Oren Ziv (co-founder and member, Activestills collective), Vered Maimon (Tel Aviv University, co-editor Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel), and Basel Alyazouri (member, Activestills collective). Moderated by Siona Wilson (College of Staten Island, the Graduate Center, CUNY). A round-table discussion on the recently published book Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel  (Pluto Press, 2016). [read more»]

Sanctuary: Social, Legal, and Historical Perspectives on an Activist Category

December 08, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barnard College, Julius S. Held Lecture Hall
In the weeks since the election, calls for sanctuary campuses have become central to the preemptive organizing to protect the rights of undocumented people and other vulnerable populations now at intensified risk. What does sanctuary mean in the contemporary United States? An idea with antecedents in medieval religious practice, a sanctuary, was most recently recuperated in the movement to protect [read more»]

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Migration & the Law: Linda Bosniak

November 10, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The CUNY Graduate Center, Room C197
Linda Bosniak
“Amnesty Ethics” November 10
4:30-6:30
Room C197 The idea of “amnesty” has come to structure many debates over irregular immigration. While amnesty’s meaning is usually treated as self-evident, the term in fact signifies in a variety of normative directions. Contestations over amnesty’s legitimacy and proper application serve as a powerful site for analyzing debates over [read more»]

Migration & Sovereignty: Aihwa Ong and Charles Piot

October 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
A livestream feed for this event will be available HERE.
(Please note that the stream will only become active at the event start-time) October 20th
2–4 pm
Skylight Room Aihwa Ong “Liberal Enclaves: de- and re- territorializing immigrants”
Some have noted that the Brexit vote represents the re-territorialization of British citizenship by limiting the influx of foreigners. [read more»]

Migration & Mobility: Hagar Kotef and Audra Simpson

September 20, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room 5109
Hagar Kotef
“Home (and the ruins that remain): An inquiry into the desires of settler colonialism” with a response by Audra Simpson September 20th
4:30–6:30 pm
Room 5109 This talk examines the politics of “home” and the production of political belonging (both national and individual) amidst conditions of structural violence. Focusing on Israel/Palestine, Kotef seeks to understand [read more»]

Symposium: Freedom and Entanglement Across the Black Atlantic

May 06, 2016
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Room 9204, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Friday, May 6
2:00–6:30pm
Rooms 9204 & 9205
The Graduate Center I: Panel | 2:00-4:00pm
ATLANTIC IMPROVISATIONS Vincent Brown (Harvard University)
“The Coromantee War and the Martial Geography of Atlantic Slavery” David Kazanjian (University of Pennsylvania)
“The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World” Moderated by Kelly Baker Josephs (York College, CUNY) [read more»]

2016–17 Fellowship Competition Open Now

The Committee on Globalization and Social Change is Currently Accepting Applications for 2016–17 Mid-Career Faculty and Dissertation Fellowships.  Application deadline is noon on March 4th, 2016.  The Committee on Globalization and Social Change (CGSC) invites applications from recently tenured-faculty, CUNY doctoral students, and PhDs eligible for Postdoctoral Fellowships, who would like to participate in a research seminar on the theme “Refuge”. *Fellows [read more»]

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 Org (MESO); MEMEAC; Department [read more»]