[URBANTH-L]NYC forum: Obama's America: Imperialism, Crisis and
jmaskovsky at gc.cuny.edu
Mon Apr 27 14:56:46 EDT 2009
It would be great see everyone at this forum.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The Anthropology Section
of the New York Academy of Sciences and
the Wenner-Gren Foundation invite you to a
Obama's America: Imperialism, Crisis and Democracy
A forum celebrating the publication of the new volume,
Rethinking America: The Imperial Homeland in the 21st Century,
Edited by Jeff Maskovsky and Ida Susser
Peter Kwong, Jeff Maskovsky, Sally Merry, Don Robotham,
Ida Susser, Jane Schneider, Peter Schneider
Setha Low and Frances Fox Piven
Location: Wenner-Gren Foundation, 470 Park Avenue South, 8th floor,
(Nearest subways #6 at 33rd St., #s 4,5,7 at 42nd St-Grand Central.)
Tickets: Open to all, no admission charge.
Attendees MUST register ahead of time by e-mailing: hlessinger at gmail.com
How best might we characterize the changes that are underway in the
United States today? What is the imperial legacy of the Bush
administration, and to what extent does the presidency of Barak Obama
represent a break with the past? How has the economic crisis changed
US politics and policies? What, if any, new democratic possibilities
are on the horizon? Join us for a forum where we will explore the
current state of imperialism, crisis and democracy in the United States.
The forum celebrates the publication of the new volume, Rethinking
America: The Imperial Homeland in the 21st Century, Edited by Jeff
Maskovsky and Ida Susser. This new collection highlights the
connection of U.S. imperial strategies to the production of
insecurity, uncertainty, and deepening inequality “at home,” and
provides a vital baseline for assessing the complexity of economic,
cultural and political shifts that are currently underway in 'Obama's
1:30-1:45 - Welcome and Introduction - Jeff Maskovsky and Ida Susser
1:45-3:00 - Panel # 1 - Difference, Inequality and the New America
Jane Schneider (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Peter Schneider
(Fordham), "The United States and the Underworld System: Predatory
Crime, Illegal Trafï¬™cking, and Sponsored
Peter Kwong (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), "What's
Wrong with the US Immigration Debate"
Sally Merry (NYU), "Human Rights in the Imperial Heartland"
Discussant: Setha Low (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
3:15-4:30 - Panel # 2 - The Death of Neoliberalism?
Jeff Maskovsky (Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), "Main
Street vs. Wall Street? Security and Securitization in Obama's
Don Robotham (The Graduate Center, CUNY), "Liberal Social Democracy,
Neoliberalism, and Neoconservatism: Some Genealogies"
Ida Susser (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), "Imperial
Discussant: Frances Fox Piven (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Reception to follow.
Ph.D. Program in Anthropology
The CUNY Graduate Center, Rm. 6402.10
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309
E-mail: jmaskovsky at gc.cuny.edu
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