Discussion

Social Movements in the Trump Era

12/07 Wednesday | 6:30pm

*Live video broadcast will be available here starting at 6:30PM (EST)*

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a roundtable discussion with leading thinkers and activists on the implications of the 2016 election for social movements. What do the realities of the next administration portend for community organizations, grassroots activists, liberal non-profits, and public institutions? What of  protest and civil disobedience in an age of surveillance, deportation, and a president-elect who has worked to delegitimize the press and failed to condemn aggressive policing? And what of the administration itself? Join us and be part of the conversation.

Paula Chakravartty is Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. Her research interests focus on global media and politics, post-colonial and critical race theory, as well as the relations between social movements and global governance.

Kouross Esmaeli is a PhD candidate in NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication where he is studying the social effects of digital technologies on teachers and students in the NYC public schools. Kouross is a community activist in Northern Manhattan and involved in grassroots organizing around immigration, healthcare and housing rights.

Josh Fattal is a doctoral candidate in the history department at NYU focusing on social movements and the political imagination in the second half of the twentieth century United States. He is also co-author of a memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Detained in Iran detailing his two years in Evin prison, a place that guards repeatedly described as “better than Guantanamo.”

Asli Iğsız is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU. Her research focuses on cultural policy, cultural history and representation, narratives of war and displacement, and dynamics of alterity in the late Ottoman and contemporary Turkish contexts.

Christian Parenti is Professor in the Global Liberal Studies at NYU. Christian’s current research focuses on the environmental history of state involvement in American economic development, from the earliest days of the republic onward.

Nikhil Singh is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. His areas of research include race, empire and culture in 20th-century U.S and, more specifically, black radicalism and US liberalism. He is also the director of NYU’s Prison Education Program.

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