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Fall 2001 Colloquia - Special Events and Lectures

Special Events and Lectures

Fall 2001


  • Tuesday 25 September
    Ashraf Ghani
    Anthropologist and Program Officer, World Bank

    "Afghanistan and the Present Crisis"

    2:30-4pm Brockway Room, 6402, CUNY Graduate Center


  • Friday 28 September
    Suzanne Scheld
    Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center

    "La SapŽ: Youth, Fashion, and the Obligation to Consume in Dakar, Senegal"

    1-4pm Room 9204-9205, CUNY Graduate Center

    Cosponsored with Women's Studies and Continuing Education and Public Programs


  • Monday 1 October
    "Margaret Mead, New York, the World"
    Margaret Mead Centenary

    Introduction: Mary Catherine Bateson
    Speaker: Nancy Lutkehaus, University of Southern California

    5:15-7:30pm New York Academy of Sciences
    Co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center


  • Friday 19 October
    Emily Martin
    Department of Anthropology and Institute for the History of Production of Knowledge, New York University

    "The Gender of Mania"
    2-4pm Room 9204-9205, CUNY Graduate Center

    Cosponsored with the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology and Continuing Education and Public Programs


  • Friday 26 October
    Sippi Azerbaijani-Moghadam from the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children will be speaking with us this Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:15pm in the Segal Theatre, 1st floor. She will be talking about women in Afghanistan/Pakistan - reform movements and refugees. See below for a brief description of her experience in the region.

    Please join us after for wine and cheese in the Brockway Room (6402)!

    Sippi Azerbaijani-Moghadam has been based in central Asia for five years and speaks several regional languages. She travels frequently into Afghanistan to investigate conditions for women and to report abuses. Sippi is an expert on the history of the region, especially refugee issues, and can speak knowledgeably on the concerns and fears of Afghan women. Sippi was based in Peshawar, Pakistan until the events of September 11 prompted her evacuation to the UK, but she is in constant contact with women's groups in Pakistan who continue to monitor the situation inside Afghanistan.


  • Friday 26 October
    Tony O'Brien, English, Queens College, and The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Kate Crehan, Department of Anthropology, College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, CUNY

    "Terrorism, Feminism, Communism, War: South African Narratives of Witness and Complicity"
    1-3pm Room 9207, CUNY Graduate Center
    Cosponsored with Continuing Education and Public Programs


  • November 16-17
    "Globalization and Resistance"

    Confirmed speakers: Stanley Aronowitz, Susan George, Manning Marable, Mike Davis, L.A. Kauffman, Kim Moody, Barbara Garson, Robert Naiman, Bill Tabb, Jeremy Brecher, Alex Callincos and Michael Hardt

    CUNY Graduate Center
    Room TBA

    Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work Continuing Education
    For more information: 212-817-2000

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The Center for the Humanities

CUNY Graduate Center- November 2001

For further information contact Stephen Motika, Assistant Director, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, Room 4412, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016, 212-817-2006


  • 6 November, Tuesday
    Ideas & Policy: A Conversation with Robert McNamara and James Blight

    6:30pm Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center

    Authors of Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century. Robert S. McNamara was president of the Ford Motor Company, Secretary of Defense to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and president of the World Bank. James G. Blight is professor of international relations at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.


  • 13 November, Tuesday
    Heidegger's Children: A Discussion with Jurgen Habermas

    6pm Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center

    An event coinciding with the publication of Richard Wolin's Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Lowith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse.
    Discussion and book signing.


  • 15 November, Thursday
    Sixth Annual Howe Lecuture
    "Undermining the Constitution" by George Kateb

    6pm Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
    William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton


  • 19 November, Monday
    Family Ties: Revisiting the Fifties

    In Association with The New York Times
    Martin Duberman, Distinguished Professor of History, Lehman College;
    Margo Jefferson, Cultural critic, The New York Times;
    Katha Pollitt, columnist and essayist (The Nation, The New Yorker);
    Frank Rich, columnist, The New York Times, author of Ghost Light

    6:3Opm Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center


  • 27 November, Tuesday
    Ideas & Policy: A Conversation with Shashi Tharoor

    6:30pm Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center

    Author of Riot: A Love Story, Show Business, The Great Indian Novel, and India: From Midnight to the Millennium. He is a senior United Nations official.