Thursday, May 18, 2017
In the Ruins of the Present: Trump, Joblessness, and Anger
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture's Annual Public Lecture features distinguished public intellectuals whose work promotes engaged thought and scholarship around the topics of race and ethnicity within the public sphere. This year, we are pleased to present Vijay Prashad with support from the International House Global Voices Program, the Center for Asian Health Equity, the PanAsia Solidarity Coalition, and Students for Justice in Palestine at UChicago.
Prashad will be in conversation with Adom Getachew, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago.
Vijay Prashad (PhD'94) is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. He is the author of sixteen books, most recently, The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (California, 2016), and the editor of eighteen books, most recently, Will The Flower Slip Through the Asphalt: Writers Respond to Capitalist Climate Change (LeftWord, 2017), which has contributions from Naomi Klein, Amitav Ghosh, Rafia Zakaria, Susan Abulhawa and others. Two of his books - Karma of Brown Folk and Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting - were chosen by the Village Voice as books of the year. He writes regularly for Frontline (India), The Hindu (India), BirGün (Turkey) and Alternet (USA). In addition, he is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (New Delhi).
Free and open to the public with registration.
This event is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.
Presented by the CSRPC with support from the International House Global Voices Program, the Center for Asian Health Equity, the PanAsia Solidarity Coalition, and Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Chicago.