Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Understanding #OCCUPYWALLSTREET: Event at Columbia Tomorrow, 10/26


Wed, Oct 26th, 2011, 7:30 pm

501 Schermerhorn
1190 Amsterdam Ave

On September 17th, 2011, a group of protestors began their occupation of Zuccotti Park in the financial district of Manhattan. The #OCCUPYWALLSTREET movement has grown to include hundreds of people who live in the park and thousands more who occupy it during the day. Similar protests have begun in other cities around the United States and throughout the world. The leaderless movement has spread largely via the Internet and through the use of mobile technology and social media. How do we understand this movement? What is new about it, and how has it arisen? Where is it going, and how has it already changed? A roundtable of Columbia University professors will explore these questions and provide a platform for campus-wide discussion.

Participants include Saskia Sassen (Sociology), Nadia Urbinati (Political Science), Stathis Gourgouris (ICLS), andSuresh Naidu (Economics and SIPA).

Seating is limited, and registration is required. Please RSVP to jlb2210@columbia.edu.

Sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) and the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL).

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