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»]

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 deregulation of corporate capital, [read more»]

Feminist Perspectives on Resistance and Solidarity in Palestine and Israel

02/27/2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room C201
The Center for the Study of Women and Society
presents:
Feminist Perspectives on Resistance and Solidarity in Palestine and Israel Rabab Abdulhadi and Simona Sharoni met over twenty five years ago and have collaborated on multiple projects. They will discuss the following topics: the distorted dominant media coverage of the assault which ignored the power disparities between [read more»]

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 ourselves in this situation and [read more»]

“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 rather deepened modes [read more»]

Pablo Iglesias of PODEMOS, introduced by Amy Goodman (Democracy Now)

02/17/2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Proshansky Auditorium
  Hope is Changing Sides: Understanding Spain’s Political Change Pablo Iglesias of PODEMOS, introduced by Amy Goodman (Democracy Now) Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue Tuesday, February 17th, 1-3pm. 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.  The talk is [read more»]