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 [...]

1 10, 2019

Pushback against populists

2019-10-01T12:05:40+00:00October 1, 2019|News, Podcasts|

Recently, populists around the world did not have a good run. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom was delivered a blow by the highest court of the country, deciding that Johnson’s move to suspend parliament was illegal. During the Tory’s annual four-day conference that began on Monday, party [...]

24 07, 2019

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

2019-07-24T19:25:19+00:00July 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."

31 03, 2019

Anne Applebaum on the Future of Democracy

2019-04-18T22:37:02+00:00March 31, 2019|Podcasts|

What is happening to the democratic project, as the democracies established in the post-communist 1990s and elsewhere are under siege? What are the implications of the rise of illiberalism and authoritarianism for the future of democracy? Anne Applebaum, Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, stopped by the Graduate Center's Thought Project to discuss.

6 02, 2019

Lynn Chancer on Why Feminism Is Important for Democracy

2019-04-23T13:15:44+00:00February 6, 2019|Podcasts, Scholarship|

Why is feminism important for democracy? In its latest episode, The Graduate Center, CUNY podcast “The Thought Project” discusses this and other questions with sociologist Lynn Chancer, professor at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. In her new book, After the Rise and Stall of American Feminism - Taking [...]

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