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Panel Discussion | Is 2024 a Repeat of 1968?

10/01 Tuesday | 5:30pm

Is 2024 a Repeat of 1968?

Join IPK on Tuesday, October 1 (5:30-7:00 PM), for a discussion on the historical parallels between the late 1960s and today. Panelists will examine the links between the Vietnam era and present-day Gaza war protests and contextualize the unique presidential campaigns of 1968 and 2024.

Chenjerai Kumanyika is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at New York University. Alongside his scholarship and teaching, disciplinary service on the intersections of social justice and media, Kumanyika specializes in using narrative non-fiction audio journalism to critique the ideology of American historical myths about issues such as race, the Civil War, and policing. He has written in scholarly venues such as Popular Music & Society, Popular Communication, The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture, as well as public venues such as The Intercept, Transom, NPR Codeswitch, All Things Considered, Invisibilia, and VICE. Kumanyika is also the co-creator, co-executive producer and co-host of Uncivil, Gimlet Media’s podcast on the Civil War and he is the collaborator for Scene on Radio’s influential Season 2 “Seeing White,” and Season 4 on the history of American democracy.

Kim Phillips-Fein is Robert Gardiner-Kenneth T. Jackson Professor of History at Columbia University. She is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, and Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, The New York Times, The New Republic and The Nation. She has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the NYPL’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Thomas J. Sugrue is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History, the founding Director of the Collaborative on Global Urbanism, and the Director of the Program in American Studies at New York University. The author of four books and editor of two others, he contributes to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the London Review of Books, The Nation, and Salon. He is a frequent commentator on modern American history, politics, civil rights, and urban policy. Sugrue has given over 350 public lectures throughout the United States and in Argentina, Canada, England, France, Germany, and Japan.

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