The Free Press
The Free Press

March 18, 2019
Featuring Jeff Jarvis, Anne Applebaum, and Graciela Mochkofsky. Moderated by Peter Beinart.
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Fareed Zakaria
Is Democracy in Crisis?

April 18, 2019
Fareed Zakaria discusses the problems facing democracy in our tumultuous times.


Role of the Judiciary
The Role of the Judiciary

May 7, 2019
Judges Robert A. Katzmann, Jenny Rivera, and Shira A. Scheindlin and others address the role of the judiciary in safeguarding democracy. Moderated by Julie C. Suk.


Richard Reeves, Vanessa Williamson, Andrew Yang, Leslie McCall
Capitalism and Democracy: Can They Coexist?

May 15, 2019
Featuring Leslie McCall, Vanessa Williamson, and Andrew Yang. Moderated by Richard Reeves.


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2407, 2019

The Struggle for Inclusion: Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

July 24, 2019|News, Podcasts|

"Like all of New York City, the CUNY Graduate Center (GC CUNY) recently celebrated Pride Month, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. For the occasion, The Thought Project, the GC CUNY's spirited podcast project led by Tanya Domi, resident Media Relations Director and veteran, activist and a leading advocate for the repeal of policies that banned openly gay people from serving in the armed forces, invited LGBTQ members of the CUNY community to talk about history, careers, progress and struggle."

1107, 2019

Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa: Democracy Is…

July 11, 2019|Democracy Is ...|

We asked Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa, What is democracy?

“Democracy Is…
the inclusion of diversity and heterogeneity on public affairs, a process in which power is shared by people with multiple socio-cultural and ethno-racial backgrounds in order to promote well-being across any […]

207, 2019

Michael Kaplan: What Is Democracy?

July 2, 2019|Scholarship|

What is the role of „the People“ in democratic decision making? According to populist criticism leveled against liberal representative democracy, the popular will is frequently disregarded in contemporary democratic procedures of decision making. CUNY scholar Michael Kaplan (Baruch College), in a recent article in Constellations, counters that the procedural aspects of democracy are in fact constitutive of “the People”, at least insofar as the procedures of democracy keep promising the achievement of a rule of the popular will at the same time that they preclude its realization.