VIDEO: Academics Writing Fiction- Ruth Behar and Paul Stoller in conversation

From Zora Neale Hurston to Raymond Williams, academics have sometimes turned to fiction as a way of accessing deeper truths than what is possible through academic research and writing. Scholars have lauded fictional dramas such as The Wire for showing the interconnectedness of urban inequality in ways that academic work has failed to do. In this panel, anthropologists Ruth Behar [read more»]

Dialogue on Chile After Pinochet: Jose Aylwin and David Harvey discuss.

02/26/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
Join Jose Aylwin, founder of Observatorio Ciudadono http://observatorio.cl/, and CPCP's David Harvey as they discuss Chile after Pinochet on the evening of February 26th. Their conversation will explore the changes in Chile after the period of dictator Augusto Pinochet's neoliberal experiment, and the struggles of indigenous Mapuche in the face of extractive ecological processes. [read more»]

Is Imperialism a Relevant Category in the Age of Globalized Finance? A discussion with Prabhat Patnaik and David Harvey

02/25/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9206/9207
Some hold the view that “imperialism” is no longer a useful category in the era of globalization. The tendency toward a homogenization of the two segments of the globe, the advanced and the backward countries, undermines the meaningfulness of the concept of imperialism. Prabhat Patnaik argues, against this view, that the concept of imperialism has abiding relevance. Dr Patnaik will be joined in discussion by Professor David Harvey of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. [read more»]

Interrogating the Space between Law and Justice: Insights from Pakistan and US

02/24/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
Join Sarah Belal, Faisal Hashmi, Arun Kundnani, Asim Rafiqui, Madiha Tahir, and Saadia Toor as they discuss the space between law and justice, the War on Terror, and examples from the USA and Pakistan. [read more»]

TOMORROW- Politics and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Jules Boykoff & Jane Buchanan in Conversation

02/21/2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
In this panel, Jules Boykoff and Jane Buchanan re-focus our attention on the grizzled underbelly of the Sochi Games. They will also consider how one can appreciate the grace, power, and beauty of high-level sport while simultaneously critiquing the political-economic and anti-rights edifice that has grown around it. The Olympic Movement can do better—this panel will discuss what can be done to help the International Olympic Committee live up to the high standards it lays out in its own Charter. [read more»]