CGSC is a transdisciplinary working group committed to reflecting critically on the relationship between contemporary transformations typically associated with globalization and the political futures that may be opened or obstructed by them.
Fortress Europe? Borders, Bodies, PoliticsMonday, December 4th, 5.30-7.30 pm Skylight Room (9100), The Graduate Center Nicholas de Genova (Independent Scholar, Chicago, most recently Reader in Geography, King’s College London), Sandro Mezzadra (University of Bologna), Françoise Verges (Collège d’Études Mondiales, Paris). Moderated by Gary Wilder (The Graduate Center). A reception will be held in Room 5109 following the event.
October 26, 2017
Book Discussion: From Fascism to PopulismFederico Finchelstein (The New School for Social Research), author of From Fascism to Populism, in conversation with Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University), Mary Roldán (Hunter College), and Ritchie Savage (Pratt Institute). Thursday, October 26, 4.30-6.30 pm Rooms C204/C205 What is fascism and what is populism? What are their connections in history and theory, and how should we address their significant differences? What does [read more»]
November 13, 2017
Book Discussion: Cold War FreudDagmar Herzog (The Graduate Center), author of Cold War Freud, in conversation with Gary Wilder (The Graduate Center), Judith Surkis (Rutgers University), and Zahid R. Chaudhary (Princeton University). Monday, November 13, 4.30-6.30pm Rooms 9204/9205 In Cold War Freud Dagmar Herzog uncovers the astonishing array of concepts of human selfhood which circulated across the globe in the aftermath of World War II. Against [read more»]
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 so with tenderness, [read more»]
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 now live under contrasting [read more»]
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 members were turning [read more»]
November 14, 2015 It is so important to keep in touch, to speak up and out at this moment, with the terrifying immediacy of the attacks in Paris, because common reaction is not automatic. Even for those of us who share a deep sense of intellectual community, solidarity is not without struggle. Events in Paris are not synonymous with [read more»]
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 [read more»]
A discussion of Lisa Lowe‘s The Intimacies of FourContinents (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 colonialism, slavery, imperial [read more»]