This one-day participatory event co-organized by faculty fellows at 3CT and University of Chicago students provides an opportunity to think through the phenomenon of Trumpism, reactions to it, and its reverberations upon the institution of the university.
On the occasion of 3CT’s 10th anniversary, we reflect once more on the contemporary as an imaginative projection and a site of struggle, where the question of what can be shared matters to so many. How do we create concrete and conceptual infrastructures of the present that are at once vital and textured, given different foci and disciplinary divides? Exploring histories, gesturing toward virtual and actual political and economic frameworks, this conference aims to prompt comparison and theoretical innovation.
New urbanism is a movement devoted to growing the world’s supply of pedestrian-based, socially diverse human settlements. In scientific terms this is framed as the “sustainable city,” a perspective that aligns closely with New Urbanism’s built environment focus. This talk reviews the state of the pursuit of walkable diversity, including research debates, implementation hurdles, and entrenched conflicts over strategies and priorities, many of which are rooted in the 19th century.
Bill Sewell, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History, will speak on "The History of the Future (and Its Implications for Politics Now)," with a response from Andreas Glaeser, Professor of Sociology.
For assistance attending this discussion, contact the bookstore at info[at]semcoop[.]com.
The Free University of Chicago provides a series of public presentations in which faculty explore social, political, and cultural issues of crucial importance. Held at 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue.
This annual lecture honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, MD, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the University of Chicago Human Rights Program. A reception will follow the lecture.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Her research and teaching focus on public policy, particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice, and equality in the United States.
Gregory Valdespino, graduate student in history, will discuss aspects of his research.
September 22, 2017 - Darryl Li (University of Chicago)
"The Foreign Fighter as Diasporic Partisan: Jihad Through the Half-Lives of Decolonization"
October 6, 2017 - Beth Baron (City University of New York)
"Middle East Studies in the Time of Trump"
October 27, 2017 - Houchang Chehabi (Boston University)
January 12, 2018 - Paul Cobb (University of Pennsylvania)
January 26, 2018 - Huda J. Fakhreddine (University of Pennsylvania)
February 16, 2018 - Mona Hassan (Duke University)
Poster session and reception for honors students to present their research projects and celebrate their accomplishments with department members as well as friends, and family. All department members—majors, grad students, post-docs, and faculty are invited to attend.
Melissa Dell, MIT
Harris School Room 140B