• Expulsions: Complexity and Brutality in the Global Economy

    In Expulsions: Complexity and Brutality in the Global Economy, Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) updates our understanding of economics for the twenty-first century, exposing a system with devastating consequences even for those who think they are not vulnerable. Soaring income inequality and unemployment, expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned, accelerating destruction of land and water bodies: today’s socioeconomic […]

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  • Tyhoon Haiyan, One Year Later: Remembrance and Reconstruction

    2:30 PM — RECEPTION Gallery of images of the storm and original artwork 3:30−5 PM — PANEL Book launch of Verses: Typhoon Yolanda “We Are Here for You” (original music); Interpretive dance by Level Dance Co. Panel (letter from Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, UNICEF 1-year report, Mark Lycett, ILPRO medical mission,Gawad Kalinga) This event is co-sponsored by the International […]

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  • India Votes: Making Free and Fair Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy

    India is not only the world’s largest democracy.  It is also enormous in population and area and diverse in language, religion, and class, with a spirited press, concentrations of great wealth, a large number of poor and illiterate voters, and a long history of political violence.  The Election Commission is charged with the daunting task […]

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  • How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate

    How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate dismantles all the most pernicious misunderstandings using the strongest explanations science has to offer. Armed with airtight arguments, you’ll never be at a loss for words again—no matter how convincing or unexpected the misconception you’re faced with. And with our planet’s future in our hands, the time to […]

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  • Protesting Inequality: Occupy & Beyond

    A conversation with Marina Sitrin, co-author of They Can’t Represent US! Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy,  and UChicago professor W.J.T. Mitchell, co-author of Occupy: Three Essay in Disobedience, on the many protest movements that have arisen in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. Marina Sitrin is a writer, lawyer, teacher, organizer, militant and dreamer.  An active participant in and reporter […]

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