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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 artists from...

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 dollars, to design, implement,...

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