Bridging Resistance: U.S. Militarism in Asia-Pacific and NYC

12/05/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 6112
Asia Pacific Peoples’ Solidarity presents an international conference and multimedia event with activists and organizers from South Korea, Japan, and the Philippines, and New York City organizing around the issue of US bases in the Asia Pacific region and US militarism. Friday December 5, from 6:30-8:30 P.M.
Sociology Lounge RM 6112, CUNY Graduate Center Peoples’ resistance to [read more»]

Between Representation and Marginality

11/24/2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
Between Representation and Marginality Lucia Trimbur, James Newitt and Genève Brossard 24.11.2014, 6pm Skylight Room (9100) Graduate Center, CUNY This panel discussion brings together three streams of research which independently explore the boxing gym as a complex site to discuss class, gender, race and social relations through investigations undertaken in New York and Lisbon, Portugal. Within [read more»]

The Toxic Edge: A Screening and Conversation with Sarah Kanouse and Elizabeth Povinelli moderated by Denisse Andrade

11/16/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Union Docs
The Toxic Edge: A Screening and Conversation with Sarah Kanouse and Elizabeth Povinelli moderated by Denisse Andrade Toxicity figures in a range of contemporary political, economic, social, and environmental discourses, from the toxic waste of the gulf catastrophe or Fukushima and the toxic assets of financial institutions, to concerns over toxic lifestyles and the biomonitoring of toxic bodies. In read more»]

Elena: Cuban Housing Crisis

11/11/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room C198, CUNY Graduate Center
  Screening and Conversation Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm Room C198 Join us for a screening of a documentary film exploring the state of Havana’s deteriorating housing stock, the lack of meaningful repairs by the Popular Power’s housing brigades, and the impact this disrepair has on the health and livelihood of Havana’s residents. Elena follows several residents in [read more»]

Global Crisis, New Mobilizations, and the Fate of Democracy: a reconsideration of notions from a world-systems perspective on post-socialism

12/08/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
Global Crisis, New Mobilizations, and the Fate of Democracy: a reconsideration of notions from a world-systems perspective on post-socialism A discussion with  Agnes Gagyi  Monday December 8 From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sociology Lounge     New ‘global’ mobilizations linked to the economic crisis are frequently interpreted in the framework of a decline of representative democracy, and the consequent threats [read more»]

Relocating Capitalism: The Global Spread of Export Processing Zones and Special Economic Zones Since 1947

12/01/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9205
This presentation by Patrick Neveling  based on a book project, which will offer a pioneering empirical study and analysis of a major development in the global political economy of capitalism after the Second World War; the rise of export processing zones (EPZs) and special economic zones (SEZs), which are set up by nation-states offering tax breaks and pre-built industrial infrastructure [read more»]

Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition & Cultures of Liberation

11/20/2014 - 11/21/2014
All Day
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
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 of Race in American Theatre and Film Before World War II, Robinson’s scholarship has been unafraid to think big. Through two days of conversation, we aim to do the same. [read more»]

After Gezi, After the Elections, After ISIS: Politics in Turkey Now

10/20/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9206/9207
After Gezi, After the Elections, After ISIS: Politics in Turkey Now  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 of the ruling AK Party), and regional politics (particularly the horror of Syria and the rise of [read more»]