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

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)

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»]

Stories of Struggle: Histories of Childcare Activism at CUNY

6:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
Tahir Butt, Sujatha Fernandes, Alyssia Osorio, James Small, LaTrella Thornton will join us.
What can we learn from CUNY’s past? Join scholars and activists who were involved in the fight for childcare during the period of open admissions at City College in the 1970s as they explore the history of childcare activism at CUNY. Students fighting to preserve [read more»]

The People, Place, and Space Reader: Book Launch

6:30 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
The People, Place, and Space Reader Book Launch
with editors Jen Jack Gieseking, William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert
February 19th, 2015
6.30-8.30 pm
Skylight Room (8th Floor), Graduate Center, CUNY. The People, Place, and Space Reader brings together the writings of scholars from a variety of fields to make sense [read more»]


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 new perspectives and directions. March [read more»]

Film Screening: Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation

7:00 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation: Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation was produced by Paper Tiger Television members: Maria Byck, Amanda Matles, Nadia Mohamed, Adrienne Silverman. From food deserts, to the plans to “rightsize” the city, Detroiters resist, rework, and remain resilient given the social and ecological failures of [read more»]

Film Screening: Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

7:00 pm
Room 5414
Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits  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 eyes of experts, going from the [read more»]

Film Screening: The Rink

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 are reminiscent of 1970s roller [read more»]