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Africa~Diaspora Forum: Peter Hulme

In the 1920s in New York the jazz cabaret was seen as offering what the writer Eric Walrond called “Africa undraped”, and its sound was the tom-tom.  This talk will explore the period’s fascination with that instrument and with what it might signify, focusing on two texts entitled Tom-Tom, both of which offer to associate contemporary Harlem with “Africa”, in one or another of its manifestations.

Book Launch: Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities, By Alain Bertaud

Overview: Join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30pm for the launch of Alain Bertaud’s new book from MIT Press, Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities. In it, Bertaud argues that operational urban planning can be improved by the application of the tools of urban economics to the design of regulations and infrastructure. Drawing on five decades …

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Latin America’s 1968 – Marta Minuj´ín

As part of the Latin America’s 1968 Colloquium series, New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Hemisphiric Institute of Performance and Politics, and The Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), are proud to present a conversation with internationally acclaimed Argentine performance and conceptual artist Marta Minujín …

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Angus Deaton in Conversation with Amartya Sen, “Economics with a Moral Compass? Welfare Economics: Past, Present and Future”

Event Program: 1:30pm – 2:00pm  Doors Open, Guest Arrival 2:00pm – 2:05pm  Welcome Remarks on Behalf of New York University                                              By: Katherine E. Fleming, NYU Provost 2:05pm – 4:00pm  Angus Deaton in Conversation with Amartya Sen …

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INSULAR POSSESSIONS: IMPERIAL LEGACIES OF 1898 WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF CALL HER GANDA

Co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum, the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. The year 1898 has conventionally been regarded as the American “imperial moment,” when the United States acquired and occupied a number of island nations, both in the …

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THE THREE PATRIARCHS OF EMBATTLED LOVE: CASTE, RELIGION AND STATE

A talk by Meena Kandasamy In this talk, Meena Kandasamy, Gallatin’s Global Faculty-in-Residence and author of The Gypsy Goddess (Harper, 2014), discusses her site-responsive chronicle of the Dharmapuri atrocity which occurred in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On one day in October 2012, in response to the love affair between a caste-Hindu Vanniyar woman and a …

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Rising to the Populist Challenge: A New Playbook for Human Rights Actors

César Rodríguez-Garavito, co-editor of Rising to the Populist Challenge: A New Playbook for Human Rights, will speak on the new ideas and innovations that are emerging in response to populist regimes’ crackdown on civil society. Written by scholars and advocates in challenging political settings from around the world, this book offers ideas and inspiration to their peers …

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A CONVERSATION WITH AFRO COLOMBIAN ACTIVIST MIYELA RIASCOS

CLACS is proud to present a conversation with Miyela Riascos moderated by Roosbelinda Cardenas, CLACS Visiting Scholar 2018-19. This event is hosted in collaboration with Witness for Peace. About Miyela Riascos: This amazing woman is a Colombian ethno-educator and anthropologist who works with various social organizations and victims’ groups in the area of territorial and human …

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