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Video Preview: Inequality and Climate Change: Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern in Conversation (4/22)  

On Earth Day 2015, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two of the world’s leading experts on economics and the environment, join in conversation about the intersection of climate change and inequality. For additional information about the live stream, click here. Join the discussion on Twitter #CCINQ.

GC Events  


The Paradox of Liberation: Michael Walzer in Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter
On Monday, April 13, the political theorist discusses his new book with Slaughter, president and CEO of New America. Moderated by Distinguished Professor Richard Wolin (History).


Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit
On Thursday, April 16, Marlon M. Bailey (Indiana University) presents his performance ethnography of "ballroom" culture in Detroit’s black and Latino LGBTQ communities.


Risquer la Vulnérabilité: Risking Vulnerability
This workshop on Thursday, April 23, aims to identify what vulnerability means in contemporary social sciences and humanities.
GC Community News  

Academic Works, the GC’s Research Repository, Draws Global Interest
With papers like “Birthing, Blackness, and the Body” and “The Kids Are All Right Online,” Academic Works—the Graduate Center’s new open-access institutional repository—has been racking up hits from across the globe.


Climate Change May Draw Gray Whale Back to Atlantic
The effects of global warming are proving so severe that the gray whale, famous for its annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, could find its way back to the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at the Graduate Center.

David Harvey to Receive Honorary Doctorate from London School of Economics
Distinguished Professor David Harvey (Anthropology/History/Earth and Environmental Sciences) will receive an honorary doctorate in social science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Social Welfare Doctoral Candidate Receives NIMH Grant
Jagadisa-devasri Dacus (Social Welfare) has received a highly competitive grant for his dissertation on black MSM who maintain HIV-seronegativity.

Multiple Honors for Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty and Students
Several faculty and students in the GC’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Program recently received prestigious grants and other honors.
Featured Research Grant  


National Institutes of Health Grant
The Luxembourg Income Study Center, led by Professor Janet Gornick (Political Science/Sociology), has received its first National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. Awarded by NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), the grant will fund a project titled “Harmonizing Wealth Data for Cross-National Research on Wellbeing and Aging.”
Alumna/us Spotlight  


Donatella Galella (Ph.D. 2015, Theatre)
A scholar of capital, race, and nation in African American and Asian American theatre, Galella talks about how the GC has helped shape her work as a dramaturge and scholar.
Press Coverage Highlights  

Blame Research Design for Failed HIV Study
The flawed research design of a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine represents a step backward in HIV prevention methods, Ida Susser (GC/Hunter, Anthropology) asserts in a new Al Jazeera America op-ed.

The 1 Percent’s White Privilege Con: Elites Hold ‘Conversations’ About Race, While Resegregating Our Schools
An op-ed by Corey Robin (GC/Brooklyn, Political Science) on the subject of white privilege, conversations about race, and the increasing segregation in public schools was published on Salon.

Hedging Your Bets
Jenny Furlong, director of the GC’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, was recently featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education Q&A about searching for jobs outside of academia.
Featured Faculty/Alumni Books
Youth Street Gangs: A Critical Appraisal
This new and highly contentious book on street gangs moves away from the pathologization of the gang that has been seen in the last several decades. Drawing on a wealth of highly acclaimed original research, it explores the socially layered practices of street gangs from New York and Puerto Rico to Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. David Brotherton (GC/John Jay) is a professor of urban education.


We Are Strong: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations
The creation of the United Nations system during World War II is a largely unknown or forgotten story among contemporary decision makers, international relations specialists, and policy analysts. This book aims to recover the wartime history of the UN and explore how the forgotten past can shed light on a possible and more desirable future. Thomas G. Weiss (GC) is a professor of political science.


The Bohemian Ethos: Questioning Work and Making a Scene on the Lower East Side
From the 19th-century harbingers on Paris’s Left Bank to the more recent bohemian outcroppings on New York’s Lower East Side, The Bohemian Ethos traces the embodiment of a politically charged yet increasingly precarious form of cultural resistance. Judith Halasz (Ph.D. 2007, Sociology) is an associate professor of sociology at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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