21 10, 2020

CHANGE: Spurring Democratic Change Through Coalitions

2020-10-24T17:15:26+00:00October 21, 2020|Events|

This is an exceptionally tumultuous year. As the pandemic has made injustices more visible and brought important issues to the surface, activists, politicians, and other segments of the public have responded broadly and created a new momentum for change. To support this momentum, the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at [...]

13 10, 2020

CHANGE: Climate Action After COVID-19

2020-10-24T16:59:54+00:00October 13, 2020|Events|

The Graduate Center’s CHANGE series last week addressed “Climate Action After COVID-19.” The pandemic has provided us with a glimpse into a cleaner future because of changed, mainly reduced, transportation and consumption modes. But will these patterns last? Are they enough? Is simply going back to some status quo ante [...]

1 10, 2020

CHANGE: Making Education More Equitable

2020-10-24T16:50:12+00:00October 1, 2020|Events|

Last night’s conversation in The Graduate Center’s CHANGE series focused on how to make education more equitable. It’s an issue of particular urgency for the United States, as our democracy depends on informed, socially mobile citizens. Graduate Center Professor Carla Shedd (Sociology and Urban Education), author of Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice, [...]

24 09, 2020

CHANGE: Work in 2020 and Beyond

2020-10-24T17:12:32+00:00September 24, 2020|Events|

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. workforce with layoffs, reduced hours, diminished earnings, and loss of health insurances. It has also it exposed deep inequalities around race and gender lines. Last night, as part of its CHANGE series, The Graduate Center gathered leading scholars and writers for [...]

28 01, 2020

Spring 2020: Visions of Democracy

2020-01-29T14:38:36+00:00January 28, 2020|Events, News|

What is the future of democratic societies? How do we become more democratic, establish fairer systems, equal access to education, culture, standards of living? How do we achieve participation in democracy itself? What does democracy cost? Over the course of the Spring 2020 semester, "The Promise and Perils of Democracy" [...]

29 12, 2019

The Promise and Perils of Democracy: 2019 and 2020

2020-01-06T10:57:21+00:00December 29, 2019|Events, Podcasts, Scholarship|

In 2019, a turbulent last year of the decade, complete with major implications for democracy such as climate change and increasing inequality, the "The Promise and Perils of Democracy" project was in full swing. Our events highlighted issues as the role of justice in democracies and  the judiciary in the [...]

11 12, 2019

Highlights of “The Future of Global Capitalism” with Branko Milanovic

2019-12-13T11:40:21+00:00December 11, 2019|Events|

On December 10, 2019, Branko Milanovic, visiting presidential professor and senior scholar at the Stone Center for Socio-Economic Inequality at The Graduate Center, discussed his new book, Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World, which explores the prospects for creating a fairer society in a world dominated [...]

10 12, 2019

Tonight: The Future of Global Capitalism!

2019-12-11T00:23:05+00:00December 10, 2019|Events|

Join us for Branko Milanovic's theses on The Future of Global Capitalism on December 10 at 6:30pm at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Milanovic, author of Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World, is a visiting presidential professor and senior scholar at the [...]

4 12, 2019

Recap: Race and American Democracy

2019-12-04T15:22:06+00:00December 4, 2019|Events|

On October 24, 2019 a powerful group of speakers came to the Graduate Center for a panel on  "Racism and Democracy". They spoke about the influence of ethnic bias and racism on US democracy. We heard how the social construct of race has shaped the geopolitics of the United States [...]