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Reversing Roles? [EVENT]

Reversing Roles?: Environmental Politics and Policy in China and the US in the Trump and Xi Jinping Era Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 65 West 11th Street, Room 500 (Wollman Hall) Has there been a role reversal between the US and China on the environment? This talk with Robert Gottlieb, Emeritus […]

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Sustainable Urbanization in India [EVENT]

Preparing the World to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): What Would A UN-Country-City Partnership Look Like? Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 55 West 13th Street Dorothy Hirshon Suite (Room 205) Aromar Revi is the founding director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. He is a global expert on sustainable […]

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Playing with Fire [EVENT]

Playing with Fire: Iran, Ethnography, and the Question of Genre Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2 West 13th Street, Room M101 (The Bark Room) Join us for a talk with writer, artist, filmmaker and anthropologist Roxanne Varzi, connecting fieldwork under conditions of political censorship to the self-censorship that academia sometimes seems to […]

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Urban Studies faculty member Lauren Walsh at the Photoville festival

Urban Studies professor Lauren Walsh has two exhibitions opening at the Photoville festival in Brooklyn, Sept 13-17 and 21-24. Lauren is the Project Editor on both shows. Lauren teaches our “Urban Journalism” course and next semester’s new course on “Photojournalism & Urban Crisis.” Check out her work!

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Welcome from Environmental Studies Chair Rafi Youatt

Message from the Chair Rafi Youatt Chair, Environmental Studies September 8, 2017 Welcome, everyone, to the 2017-18 year in Environmental Studies! I hope everyone is settling into the semester. I wanted to take this chance to introduce myself as the new chair of Environmental Studies. I’m coming from NSSR and Lang College, where my teaching […]

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Welcome from Global Studies Chair Alexandra Délano

Message from the Chair Alexandra Délano Chair, Global Studies September 7, 2017 As we come back from the summer break, in the wake of Charlottesville, Hurricane Harvey and the end of DACA, it is difficult to know where to put our energies and how to respond. As nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise, more […]

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What Remains

What Remains – A New Book by Jonathan Bach

What happens when an entire modern state’s material culture becomes abruptly obsolete? How do ordinary people encounter what remains? In this ethnography, Jonathan Bach examines the afterlife of East Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall, as things and places from that vanished socialist past continue to circulate and shape the politics of memory. […]

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