Teach-Out on the Prospects of War


Teach-Out on the Prospects of War

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002 Noon to 9 P.M.

The City University of New York Graduate Center
34th Street and Fifth Avenue, Proshansky Auditorium

NOON         Welcome – Frances Fox Piven, Graduate Center Setting the Context – Beth Baron, Graduate Center

12:30         Blanche Wiesen Cook, Graduate Center

12:45         Playback Theater performance

1:00            Labor Against War Steve Brier, Graduate Center (moderator) Barbara Bowen, Professional Staff Congress Michael Letwin, Legal Aid Attorneys union Bill Henning, Communication Workers of America Local 1180

2:00            Open microphone

2:15            Poems Aoibheann Sweeney, Graduate Center (moderator) Read by Ammiel Alcalay, Donna Masini, Leila Ortiz, and Anne Waldman

2:40            Playback Theater performance

3:00            Destabilizing a Region I Tom Weiss, Graduate Center (moderator) Beth Baron, Graduate Center – Setting the Regional Context Magnus Bernhardsson, Hofstra University – Whither Iraq? Ervand Abrahamian, Graduate Center – What Next for Iran? Aviam (Avi) Bornstein, John Jay College – Different Historical Lenses, Arab and Jewish Views Ghassan Shabaneh, Graduate Center – Impact on the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process

Leith Mullings, Graduate Center (introduction) Councilman Bill Perkins

4:00            Music: Chris Rael, Church of Betty

4:15            Destabilizing a Region II Talal Asad, Graduate Center (moderator) Zachary Lockman, New York University Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University David Harvey, Graduate Center Saskia Sassen, London School of Economics

5:30            Civil Liberties Under Attack Michelle Fine, Graduate Center (moderator) Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights Claudia Slovinsky, immigration and nationality lawyer Rachel Coen, FAIR Amit Rai, New School University Eric Foner, Columbia University Richard Sennett, London School of Economics

6:45            New Imperialism Cindi Katz, Graduate Center (moderator) Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University Robert Jay Lifton – America’s Military Fundamentalism Susan Woodward, Graduate Center Omar Dahbour, Hunter College

7:45             David Harvey, Graduate Center (introduction) C. Clark Kissinger

8:00             Leith Mullings, Graduate Center (introduction) Robin Kelley, New York University

8:15             Going to Iraq (reading) – Karen Malpede

8:30             David Savran, Graduate Center (introduction) Tony Kushner

9:00             Conclusion – Blanche Wiesen Cook, Graduate Center

Screenings of 30-minute documentary Iraq: Sanctions and the Politics of Weapons Inspections, produced by John Miglietta – Room C205 (adjacent to auditorium) – 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00.


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