VIDEO: UN Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik on The Right to Housing

Watch video from the report on the financialization of housing and its impact on the right to adequate housing, by Raquel Rolnik, UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing.

The video also contains a tribute to Neil Smith, the founding director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics and Graduate Center Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography.

Complete details of the event can be viewed here.

VIDEO: Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin on “The Making of Global Capitalism”

Watch the video from the conversation about the new book, The Making of Global Capitalism, featuring the book’s authors, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, along with David Harvey (Anthropology and Geography, CUNY Graduate Center), Maliha Safri (Economics, Drew University), and Duncan Foley (Economics, New School for Social Research).

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VIDEO: Norma Guillard – Maestra! The Cuban Literacy Campaign

Watch the video or listen to the audio podcast from the discussion on the Cuban Literacy Campaign between Norma Guillard (Psychology and Gender, University of Havana) and former CPCP fellow, Sujatha Fernandes (Sociology, Queens College and Grad Center).

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VIDEO: Student Leaders Speak Out with Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman

High quality video of the conversation between leaders from hemispheric student struggles in Chile, Quebec, and New York will be posted as soon as it has been edited by the CUNY Digital Media Fellows.

The recorded livestream is available now:

Moderated by
David Harvey
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, CUNY Graduate Center
Camila Vallejo
Vice President of the Universidad de Chile Student Federation (FECH)
Noam Titelman
President of the Universidad Católica Student Federation (FEUC)
Jamie Burnett
McGill strike organizer and former AUS councillor
Irmak Bahar
Concordia strike organizer and CSU councillor
Conor Tomás Reed
CUNY Graduate Center organizer and Adjunct Project Coordinator
Denise Romero Franco
Bottom Up Baruch and Students United for a Free CUNY

The event was co-sponsored by
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies–NYU
The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center
The CUNY Adjunct Project
The Hemispheric Institute – NYU
The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.
The Radical History Review
The Yes Lab @ Hemi – NYU

VIDEO+PODCAST: Vijay Prashad on The Karma of Uncle Swami

On October 10, 2012, Vijay Prashad gave a dynamic and wonderfully engaging talk at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he engaged topics ranging from his involvement with South Asian youth in New York, to his first teaching gig, to reflections ten years later on his book The Karma of Brown Folk, to his new book Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today. Video of the event can be viewed below, and an audio podcast of the event can be downloaded as well.

This event was co-sponsored by
Asian Americanists at CUNY
The NYU A/P/A Institute
The Graduate Center Office of the President
The Graduate Center American Studies Certificate Program
The Center for Place, Culture and Politics
The Committee on Globalization and Social Change
Hunter College Asian American Studies
CUNY Asian American Research Institute