At the height of the standing rock demonstrations in October 2016, North Dakota state and local law enforcement indefinitely closed the primary road connecting the standing rock reservation to the main public sites in contention. The nine-mile road closure, which lasted five months, prevented access to these sites limiting residents' right to assemble, pray, express themselves, and freely travel.
In October 2018, a lawsuit was filed by affected residents.
Join plaintiffs, activists, and lawyers on November 19 to discuss this important and current case.
October 11, 2018 Save the Date: Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism
On October 11 from 4-6pm join the Alliance Program, the European Institute, ICLS, the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, and Columbia University Press for a book launch and discussion of the 2018 publication Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalismwith co-editor Jean Louise Cohen (Columbia, Political Science), Fred Cooper (NYU History), Katharine Pistor (Columbia Law), Emmanuelle Saada (Columbia, French and History), Joshua Simon (Columbia, Political Science), and Gary Wilder (CUNY Grad Center, Anthropology).
Join us for a day of roundtables and discussion. Find the full program here.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PLEASE REGISTER .
How can we imagine justice, practice solidarity and create change across barriers of social difference in today’s political landscape? As the acceptance of inequality has become the new norm to a degree we might have deemed unthinkable, and as public dialogue has reached an impasse, protest and resistance continue.
This conference brings together scholars, artists, and activists from around the globe whose work can inspire new ways of thinking, seeing and listening, and productive strategies of intervention for our time.
Ayse Gül Altinay
Farah Jasmine Griffin
María José Contreras
Juan Carlos Ruiz
CSSD Anniversary Planning Committee:
Marianne Hirsch, CSSD Director
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Ana Paulina Lee
Presented by the Center for the Study of Social Difference,
with thanks to our co-sponsors:
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought; Columbia Global Centers; Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion; School of the Arts; Dean of Humanities; Dean of Social Sciences; Department of Anthropology; Department of English and Comparative Literature; Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures; Division of Arts and Sciences; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; Institute for Research on African-American Studies; Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Middle East Institute; Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities; Barnard Center for Research on Women; and Barnard College Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.