Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
4:00-8:00 PM - CUNY Advanced Science Research Center – Auditorium
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
Many of us are looking for new frameworks through which to analyze and assess the current political moment in the United States. To think together about where we are, how we got here, and where we could be going, join us for a day of short talks and exchanges with (by order of appearance):
Dr. Judith Stein (City College & the CUNY Graduate Center), Emerita Distinguished Professor of American History.
Dr. Hidetaka Hirota (City College), Visiting Assistant Professor of American History and specialist on American immigration policy.
Dr. Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union), Professor of Modern European and German History.
Dr. Charles Vörösmarty (City College & the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center), Distinguished Scientist and Director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center Environmental Sciences Initiative.
Dr. Jessica Benjamin (NYU), Psychoanalyst & leading expert on intersubjective relations in the therapeutic, social and political world.
Dr. Judith Stein (City College & the CUNY Graduate Center), Emerita Distinguished Professor of American History, Professor Stein works on African American history, social movements, labor and business history, and political economy. Her major works are World of Marcus Garvey: Race and Class in Modern Society (1986), Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economy and the Decline of Liberalism (1998) and Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance (2011). She has also written for the New York Times, Dissent, Village Voice, and The Nation.
Dr. Hidetaka Hirota (City College), Visiting Assistant Professor of American History, Prof. Hirota’s fresh off the press Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (2017) is the first sustained study of immigration control conducted by states prior to the introduction of federal immigration law in the late nineteenth century.
Dr. Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union), Professor of Modern European and German History. Professor Grossmann is author and editor of four books, among them Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century (co-edited; 2002) and Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany 1945–1949 (2007), winner of the George L. Mosse Prize. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, German Marshall Fund, American Council of Learned Societies, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the American Academy in Berlin.
Dr. Charles Vörösmarty (City College & the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center), Distinguished Scientist and Director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center Environmental Sciences Initiative, Dr. Vörösmarty is also co-Chair of the Global Water System Project, which represents the input of several hundred international scientists under the International Council for Science’s Global Environmental Change Programs. Dr. Vörösmarty advises a variety of U.S. and international water consortia and is currently spearheading efforts to develop global-scale indicators of water stress alongside chief United Nations delegates who are negotiating the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr. Jessica Benjamin (NYU), Psychoanalyst and co-founder of the field of Relational Psychoanalysis, Dr. Benjamin’s latest article is “Facing Reality Together: Discussion with Culture in Mind.” She is the author of three books, among them The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem of Domination (1988) and Shadow of the Other: Intersubjectivity and Gender in Psychoanalysis (1997), which extends her work on intersubjectivity, love and aggression. She is the 2015 recipient of the Hans-Killian Award for her achievements in the fields of psychoanalysis, feminist psychology and the theory of intersubjective recognition.
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