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 and the “national unity” politics [read more»]

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

05/12/2015
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 [read more»]

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

04/20/2015
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 in the Segal theater is is limited to 70 seats. Admission is first come, first serve. Livestream viewing (40 seats) will be available in room 5318.05). To view LIVESTREAM: Go to videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu  and click on the link [read more»]

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

05/06/2015
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»]

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

04/28/2015
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»]

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 country, a [read more»]

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 West’s policies in the War [read more»]