Events

Film Screening: Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

Film Screening: Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

04/16/2015
7:00 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor

Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits  NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION! Ekümenopolis tells the story of Istanbul on a neo-liberal course to destruction. It follows the story of a migrant family from the demolition of their neighborhood to their on-going struggle for housing rights. The film takes a look at the city on a macro level and through […]

The Russian Left after Maidan; Ilya Budraitskis in conversation

The Russian Left after Maidan; Ilya Budraitskis in conversation

04/13/2015
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 […]

Congo Crisis: US Evangelicals, Congolese Christians, and the Politics of Race and Decolonization, 1960-64

Congo Crisis: US Evangelicals, Congolese Christians, and the Politics of Race and Decolonization, 1960-64

04/01/2015
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 5307, CUNY Graduate Center

Join us for a talk by Melani McAlister, Chair, Department of American Studies Associate Professor of American Studies, International Affairs, and Media & Public Affairs. April 1, 2015 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. Room 5307, the Graduate Center, CUNY. In the early 1960s, Congo was in crisis. As the newly independent nation’s first prime minister was assassinated and violence wracked the […]

Book Talk: Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

Book Talk: Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

03/30/2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 6304.01

Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture (Pantheon 2014) focuses at the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world. Aidi analyzes how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the […]

Film Screening: The Rink

Film Screening: The Rink

03/26/2015
7:00 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre

The Rink  Branch Brook Park Roller Rink, located in Newark, NJ, is one of the few remaining urban rinks of its kind. This concrete structure is nestled in a public park bordered by public housing and a highway. Upon first glance, the exterior resembles a fallout shelter; however, the streamers and lights of the interior […]

Dismantling Racism in the Food System

Dismantling Racism in the Food System

03/18/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 9206/9207

A talk by Eric Holt-Giménez  and discussion led by Marc Edelman and Karen Washington This event will be LIVESTREAMED: Go to videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu  and click on the link in the “Live Videos” box on the upper right hand side of the page. Today’s food system has been shaped by the privatization of public goods and the […]

“Private Capital for Public Good”: Social Impact Bonds and the New Market-Based ‘Public Responsibility’ Initiatives

“Private Capital for Public Good”: Social Impact Bonds and the New Market-Based ‘Public Responsibility’ Initiatives

03/10/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112

Presentation by Robert Ogman, Doctoral Researcher at De Montfort University (U.K.) March 10, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sociology Lounge, Graduate Center, CUNY. This presentation focuses on Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) as part of an emerging crisis governance strategy. Against many expectations, post-2008 developments did not follow a “postneoliberal” trajectory (Brand and Sekler 2009), but […]

Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

03/10/2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor

The University Food Policy Collaborative of New York City presents A panel discussion celebrating the release of a new book by Nora McKeon: Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations Today’s global food system generates hunger alongside of land grabs, food waste, health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions. Nora McKeon’s just-released book explains why we find […]

Symposium: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SLAVERIES IN THE AFRICAN WORLD

Symposium: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SLAVERIES IN THE AFRICAN WORLD

03/06/2015
All Day
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor

On the heels of the international conference on “Slavery in Africa” held in Kenya and Kwasi Konadu’s Transatlantic Africa, which tells the story of transatlantic slaving through African optics and voices, this symposium brings together leading thinkers of global slaveries in the African world to share their work through a full-day of engaged dialogue, offering […]

Film Screening: Rezoning Harlem

Film Screening: Rezoning Harlem

03/05/2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 5414

Rezoning Harlem follows longtime members of the Harlem community as they fight a 2008 rezoning that threatens to erase the history and culture of their legendary neighborhood and replace it with luxury housing, offices, and big-box retail. A shocking expose of how a group of ordinary citizens, who are passionate about the future of one […]

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