Uprising 13/13: 13 Forms of Uprising/13 Seminars at Columbia

The Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought Announces Uprising 13/13: 13 Forms of Uprising/13 Seminars at Columbia. Launched in 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year, the purpose of this seminar series is to explore various modalities of uprising, disobedience, inservitude, revolt, or other forms of political contestation. Instead of including them all under the name of “revolution”—a term that has become conceptually and historically fraught—the seminar considers how specific experiences and discourses articulate new forms of upheaval or reformulate well-known ones. By focusing on this conceptual, historical and political problematic, we intend to shine a light on experiences and manifestations that take place at the local and at the global level, as well as at the subjective and the collective level. The idea is to articulate how critical political practice is expressed and understood today.

At each session, two or three guests, from different disciplines, will be invited to present on the themes of the seminar. Each seminar will host specialists from across the disciplines, from Columbia University and from outside campus. Visit the series website for details on the readings, guests, and themes of each seminar and the series as a whole.

The following is the series lineup for 2018:

Disobedience (Jan. 9, 2018)
Columbia Global Center–Paris
4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris 75006
Daylong Conference

Frédéric Gros (University of Paris XII)
Sandra Laugier (Université Paris I)
Aurelie Vialette (Stony Brook University)
Jean Cohen (Columbia University)
Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia University)
Reinhold Martin (Columbia University)
Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt, Daniele Lorenzini, and Jesús R. Velasco

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Breaking Silence (Jan. 18, 2018)
Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Seyla Benhabib (Yale University)
Robert Gooding-Williams (Columbia University)
Bryan Stevenson (Equal Justice Initiative) (invited)
Brandon Terry (Harvard University)
Moderated by Jelani Cobb (invited) and Bernard E. Harcourt

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Trouble (Feb. 1, 2018)
Common Room of the Heyman Center
Columbia University
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Zethu Matebeni (Institute for Humanities in Africa) (invited)
Sanford Biggers (Columbia University) (invited)
Katherine Franke (Columbia University)
Jack Halberstam (Columbia University)
Moderated by Patricia Dailey and Bernard E. Harcourt

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Anti-imperialism (March 1, 2018)
Jerome Greene Annex
Columbia University
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Andrew Arato (New School)
Ivonne Del Valle (University of California Berkeley)
Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia University)
Juan Obarrio (Johns Hopkins University)
Mary Louise Pratt (New York University)
Moderated by Macarena Gómez-Barris and Bruno Bosteels

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Hacktivism (March 22, 2018)
Common Room of the Heyman Center
Columbia University
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Gabriella Coleman (McGill University)
Emmanuel Goldstein, publisher of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly (invited)
Simona Levi (XNET)
Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Denis Tennen

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Standing Ground (April 12, 2018)
Jerome Greene Annex
Columbia University
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Toni Negri, philosopher
Julian Brave NoiseCat, author
Audra Simpson (Columbia University) (invited)
Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt and Nadia Urbinati

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Counterrevolution (April 26, 2018)
Maison Française
Columbia University
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Malcolm Gladwell, author (invited)
Bernard E. Harcourt, Columbia University
Laleh Khalili, SOAS, University of London (invited)
Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University
Massimiliano Tomba, University of California Santa Cruz
Moderated by Adam Tooze and Jeremy Kessler

To register for any and all of the seminars, email Anna Krauthamer at ak4035@columbia.edu.