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Global 1919 Lecture Series

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm more dates through December 3, 2019

Room UL104, University Center, L104 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

1919, the year of the New School’s founding, was a year of rolling revolutions. The Great War devoured lives, landscapes, and imperial institutions. When the old power brokers of Europe gathered to divide the spoils of war, they encountered questions they had not anticipated. What forms of government would succeed the vast empire-states that the war had destroyed? Who would bear the momentous costs of rebuilding all that had been lost? What kinds of art, music, and literature would express mourning for so much human suffering and give shape to more promising futures? Would advances in technology rip the globe apart or knit it back together?

 In conjunction with the New School’s Centennial Celebration, this special ULEC will offer a panorama of this world in flux. Topics will include: the post-war peace negotiations; political uprisings in Egypt, Iraq, India, Ireland, Korea, and China; economic thought after empire; transatlantic feminisms; anti-racist solidarity movements; the international struggle for oil; the globalization of communism; urban design for the post-war city; and transnational modernisms.


Lecture Dates:

October 3rd- A Century of AntiRacism, 1919-2019 w/ Ibram X. Kendi

October 10th- Transatlantic Fascism w/ Frederico Finchelstein

October 24th- Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement w/ Katherine Marino

October 31st- Insurgent Comparisons: The 1920 "Colonial and National Thesis" w/ Manu Goswami

November 7th- The Shadow of Democracy: May Fourth and Global History w/ Rebecca Karl

November 21st- “The Most Frightened Victors the World Ever Saw:” American Capitalism and American Democracy, 1919-2019 w/ Julia Ott

December 3rd- From Red Vienna to a Green New Deal w/ Daniel Aldana Cohen


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