Book Launch: Landscape of Discontent: Urban Sustainability in Immigrant Paris

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
May 7, 2015
6-8 p.m.
Sociology Lounge (Room 6112) Sustainability has become a ubiquitous concept guiding how urban neighborhoods are reimagined and redeveloped. But is a greener city necessarily a more just city? In Landscape of Discontent, Andrew Newman examines dramatic changes taking place a postindustrial section of Paris to illustrate the connections between the green turn in [read more»]

FILM: “CONTRA LAS CUERDAS” (“ON THE ROPES”): Documentary on Cuban society and race, and discussion with filmmaker Amílcar O. Cárdenas

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
room 6496
“CONTRA LAS CUERDAS” (“ON THE ROPES”): Documentary on Cuban society and race, and discussion with filmmaker Amílcar O. Cárdenas. April 21, 2015
6:30p – 8:30p
Room 6496 For decades contemporary Cuban society has avoided facing one of the oldest and most sensitive issues -racial discrimination-.From 1962, less than three years after the beginning of the Cuban revolution, [read more»]

The Russian Left after Maidan; Ilya Budraitskis in conversation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
6-8PM Monday April 13th Sociology Lounge, room 6112 The Russian leftist scene faced a serious challenge with the start of the conflict in Ukraine. Some part of it in fact takes the side of “its own government,” focusing their activities on help for the “peoples’ republics” in Eastern Ukraine. Another part criticizes Russian imperialist intervention and the “national unity” politics [read more»]

Floating Debts: Colonial Charter Companies, African Natives, and the Legal Ancestors of Human Rights

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Room 5414
A talk by Joseph Slaughter, Associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and moderated by Peter Hitchcock, Professor of English at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York May 12, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Room 5414, Graduate Center, CUNY. Do we owe human rights to corporations? Recent histories of international [read more»]

GREECE: AUSTERITY OR BUST? Kostas Vergopoulos and David Harvey in Discussion

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
GREECE:   AUSTERITY OR BUST?  Kostas Vergopoulos and David Harvey in Discussion, moderated by Michael Pelias. April 20th
Segal Theater
6-8pm (Space is limited to 70 seats. Admission is first come, first serve. Livestream viewing (40 seats) will be available in room 5318.05) Reception to follow in room 5318 (ARC lounge) With the recent election of Syriza [read more»]

Book Talk: Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories By Hilary Klein

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
May 6, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Sociology Lounge, the Graduate Center, CUNY. Compañeras is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement. In 1994, the Zapatista movement captured the world’s attention with its brief armed uprising, demanding political, economic, and social equality for the rural population of [read more»]

France Through Post-Colony

Mayanthi Fernando (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of California Santa Cruz) “France is my Bled’: The Unpredictable Future of Impolite Citizenship” and Yarimar Bonilla (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University) “Non-Sovereign Futures? French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment” In discussion with: Tony Alessandrini, English, Kingsborough Community College Vincent Crapanzano, Distinguished Professor, Comparative Literature and Anthropology at [read more»]

Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa: Mining, Capitalism and the Spirit of Marikana

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room C201
  April 28, 2015
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Room c201
The Graduate Center, CUNY. The Marikana massacre, which witnessed 34 mineworkers being gunned down by the police on 16 August 2012 arguably marked a key turning point in South African history. However, we know very little about the informal networks that were created by mineworkers in order to [read more»]