Archive for February 2nd, 2009

Full Spring calendar for Heyman Center

February 2, 2009

Even more goodies…

THE HEYMAN CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
Schedule of Events, Spring 2009

Admission to all Heyman Center events is free and open to the public.
No registration or tickets necessary.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, please visit www.heymancenter.org.

BRUNO LATOUR
‘Globalization: Which Globe? Which Politics?’
Thursday, 5 February   6:15pm
Rennert Hall, the Kraft Center
(Basement level, 606 W. 115th St., between Broadway and Riverside Drive)
Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program

PAUL MULDOON
Poetry Reading followed by Interview conducted by Cóilín Parsons
Monday, 9 February   8:00pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall

PETER SLOTERDIJK
‘You Must Change Your Life’
Thursday, 19 February   6:15pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

JOSEPH STIGLITZ and PRABHAT PATNAIK
‘How to Think About the Financial Crisis’
Wednesday, 2 March   12:15pm
301 Uris Hall
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought

CARLO GINZBURG
MATTHEW JONES, discussant
‘Letter Kills: On Some Implications of 2 Corinthians 3:6’
Thursday, 5 March   6:15
Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center
Co-sponsored by the Columbia University History Department

DAVID HARVEY, PRABHAT PATNAIK, and DUNCAN FOLEY
‘Is Marxism Relevant Today?’
Wednesday, 11 March   6:15pm
Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought

MANNING MARABLE
FARAH GRIFFIN, discussant
‘Barack Obama and the New Racial Politics’
Tuesday, 24 March   6:15pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

DONALD KEENE with SHIRLEY HAZZARD, chair
The Wm. Theodore de Bary Lecture:
‘Japanese Authors Today’
Wednesday, 25 March   6:15pm
Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

VARIOUS SPEAKERS
‘Wisdom in Ancient Thought’
– a two-day conference
Friday and Saturday, 3 and 4 April
Location TBA
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
and the University Seminar on Classical Civilization

CHARLES TAYLOR and others
‘Secularism’
– a day-long workshop
Monday, 6 April   10:00-4:00pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy, Tolerance, and Religion,
the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life,
and the Committee on Global Thought

CHARLES TAYLOR
‘The Politics of Recognition’
– a public lecture
Monday, 6 April   6:15pm
the Kellogg Center, 1501 International Affairs Building
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy, Tolerance, and Religion,
the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life,
and the Committee on Global Thought

MARK STRAND
RICHARD HOWARD, discussant
Poetry Reading by Mark Strand followed by Conversation with Richard Howard
Wednesday, 8 April   6:15pm
Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

PANKAJ MISHRA, HARI KUNZRU, and AKEEL BILGRAMI
‘Mumbai, Terror, and Islamism’
Thursday, 9 April   7:00pm
NB: OFF-CAMPUS LOCATION
South Court Auditorium, First Floor,
New York Public Library (42nd St. at 5th Ave.)
Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library

MARK MAZOWER and others
– a day-long workshop on politics and the social sciences
Friday, 10 April   9:00am-5:00pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

DANIELLE ALLEN
KATJA VOGT and NADIA URBINATI, discussants
The Lionel Trilling Seminar:
‘Plato’s Cunning: Philosophy as Political Strategy’
Tuesday, 21 April   6:15pm
Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

WILLIAM GASS
‘Baroque Prose’
Wednesday, 22 April   6:15pm
Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

VARIOUS SPEAKERS
‘The Cinema of Satyajit Ray’
– a two-day conference
Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 April
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

ADRIENNE RICH and ANTJIE KROG
Poetry Reading
Tuesday, 28 April   8:00pm
Altschul Auditorium, 417 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Arendt after ’68

February 2, 2009

Some amazing names at the below event. Thanks to Robert Wosnitzer for the email.

Arendt After ’68: A Symposium February 12-13, 2009 Participants include: Richard Bernstein, New School Jean Cohen, Columbia Stathis Gourgouris, Columbia Ayten Gündoğdu, Barnard Fred Moten, Duke Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia Linda Zerilli, University of Chicago This symposium is devoted to a consideration of Hannah Arendt’s theorization of violence in America in the aftermath of 1968, especially as articulated in the short volume On Violence (1969). It is intended to follow the end of a cycle of reflective and sometimes nostalgic events marking the 40th anniversary of ‘68 at Columbia, and its title, Arendt after ‘68 reflects the symposium organizers’ sense that a full accounting for the events of that year (in the US and elsewhere) must include an analysis of the kinds of theoretical work produced in its aftermath. Schedule Thursday, February 12 Deutsches Haus 4:10pm Welcome: Elizabeth Povinelli (Columbia), Director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender 4:15pm Introductory Remarks: Rosalind Morris (Columbia), Conference Organizer 4:30pm Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia), ‘An Honorary Male.’ Respondent: Kendall Thomas (Columbia) 5:30pm Richard Bernstein (New School), ‘The Enduring Legacy of Hannah Arendt: Power, Public Freedom, and Violence.’ Respondent: Andreas Kalyvas (New School) Friday, February 13 Room 501 Schermerhorn 10:30am Jean Cohen (Columbia), ‘Banishing the Sovereign? Arendt on Sovereignty and Freedom in America and Beyond.’ Respondent: Andreas Huyssen (Columbia) 11:30am Ayten Gündoğdu (Barnard), ‘Arendt on the Stateless: Rethinking the Violence of Rightlessness in an Age of Rights.’ Respondent: Lisa Wedeen (University of Chicago) 12:30–2:00pm Lunch Break 2:00pm Fred Moten (Duke), ‘Student Studies.’ Respondent: Brent Hayes Edwards (Columbia) 3:00pm Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia), “Anarchy’s Democracy.” Respondent: Nadia Urbinati (Columbia) 4:00pm Linda Zerilli (University of Chicago), ‘From Willing to Judging: Hannah Arendt’s Copernican Revolution.’ Respondent: Samuel Moyn (Columbia) 5:00pm Reception – 754 Schermerhorn Ext. Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, with generous support from the Office of the Provost. For more information, please visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/irwag/events/main/arendt/