Friday, May 5, 2017 - 09:00

The Center for Critical Democratic Studies is hosting a two-day conference on May 5-6 titled, Democracy and the Political: Raymond Aron Beyond the Hexagon. Aron – the sociologist and Cold War liberal – is most well known for being a critic of the post-War French Marxist intellectual scene of the 1950s, and the leading French intellectual to oppose the May 1968 student protest movements. Resisting the totalitarian temptations of his day, Aron has been memorialized as both a model of political...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 18:30

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies invites you to a talk by Professor George Shulman of New York University entitled "Impasse & Genre in American Politics and Literature".

In his talk, George Shulman proposes that the most fruitful resources for understanding the historical impasse, national division, and political rhetoric of this moment can be found, not in texts formally canonized as "American political thought," but rather in the fictions of literary...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 18:30

AUP welcomes British columnist, author, commentator, and political activist to speak to the AUP community. Columnist for The Guardian and author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, and ...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 18:30

Dror Ladin, a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union and one of the leading civil liberties lawyers in the United States, will give a talk and lead a discussion at AUP. Most recently, Dror's work was instrumental to the release of Mohamedou Slahi, who was held without charge or trial at Guantanamo Bay for 13 years and endured psychological and physical torture. 

Currently, Dror is suing two psychologists contracted by the CIA, and paid 81 million...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 19:00

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies is pleased to announce that Justice Stephen Breyer will be returning to AUP on May 3 to speak about his new book on international law, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.

The timing of his visit could not be more opportune. The recent death of Justice Scalia and the current battle between the US Senate and the President over the...

Friday, March 25, 2016 (All day)

For many admirers Foucault's thought provides recourses for resisting neoliberalism incursions that have dismantled or attacked the welfare state since the 1980s. Some of Foucault's critics, however, suggest just this opposite: Foucault's thinking on governmentality and anti-humanism led him by the late 1970s to political views eerily similar to those held by neoliberals. This conference brings together a number of leading Foucault scholars to discuss the debate over Foucault's...

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 18:30

Professor Jeannie Whayne of the University of Arkansas will give a talk entitled, "Forging a New South Empire: The Consequences of the Plantation Model of Development."

This lecture will examine the implications of the plantation model of development by focusing on one planter in the environmentally challenging Lower Mississippi River Valley in the post-Civil War era.  Wilson’s plantation empire began under the auspices of his father in 1848 and remained in the hands of the...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 18:30

This February AUP is celebrating Black History Month with an excellent line-up of guest speakers and events! Join us for the fifth event of this incredible program for "An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates," author of Between the World and Me, a #1 New York Times Bestseller & Winner of the National Book Award. This event is sponsored by AUP's Centre For Critical Democracy Studies and professors Stephen Sawyer and Michelle Kuo will be conducting the Q & A session.

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 18:30

This February AUP is celebrating Black History Month with an excellent line-up of guest speakers and events! Join us for the fourth event of this incredible program for "An Evening with Thomas Chatterton Williams." This event is sponsored by AUP's Centre For Critical Democracy Studies and professors Stephen Sawyer and Michelle Kuo will be conducting the Q & A session.

Biography:

Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author of a memoir, Losing My Cool: Love, Literature and a...

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