1. Afiya Zia in Conversation with Gayatri C. Spivak
    Moderated by Sadia Abbas

    February 25, 2013
    The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Under the canvas of the “War on Terror”, the postcolonial themes of violent and hotly contested religio-nationalism have been revisited in Pakistan over the last decade. These have had direct and specific implications for women and minorities. This discussion by Afiya Shehrbano Zia traces the backlash against the liberal and/or secular women’s movement as betrayers of the Muslim (male) cause. It will also discuss the misguided prescription of those academic and developmental projects that advocate the instrumentalisation of Islam as an appropriate and ‘authentic’ approach in Muslim contexts.

    Full event details: pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/faith-and-feminism-in-pakistan-postcolonial-challenges-and-secular-resistance/

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  2. The Center for Place, Culture and Politics and Revolutionizing American Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center
    Present:
    Moon-Ho Jung
    Subversive Histories: Race, National Security, and Empire Across the Pacific

    Moon-Ho Jung traces the historical origins of the national security state – the heart and soul of the U.S. empire – to a series of U.S. “foreign” and “domestic” policies targeting Asians on both sides of the Pacific. By exploring how Asians came to be racialized and radicalized subjects of the U.S. empire before World War II, he will seek to reframe notions of movements across the Pacific.

    February 19, 2013
    The Graduate Center, CUNY

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  3. The Center for Place, Culture and Politics and n+1 Present:
    Pankaj Mishra
    In a Discussion about his book "From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia"

    With discussants
    Moustafa Bayoumi
    Susan Jakes
    and moderator Nikil Saval

    January 31, 2013
    The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Event details: pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/from-the-ruins-of-empire-book-talk-with-author-pankaj-mishra/

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  4. Global Urban Uprisings

    Chair: Peter Marcuse, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Columbia University
    Hiba Bou Akar, Professor, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College
    Mavuso Dignani - with Abahlali baseMjondolo, South African miners and Democratic Left Front
    Deen Sharp, Journalist, PhD student Graduate Center
    Éva Tessza Udvarhelyi, Co-founder, The City is for All, Budapest, PhD student Graduate Center

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  5. Securitization and the City

    Chair: John Whitlow, CUNY School of Law, former attorney w/ Make the Road New York
    Mizue Aizeki, Organizer with Immigrant Defense Project and documentary photographer
    Christina Heatherton, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, postdoctoral fellow
    Pete White, Founder and Co-director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network
    Helena Wong, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence

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