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 [...]
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 [...]
"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."
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.
On the Thought Project, Professor Manu Bhagavan - a human rights, modern South Asian history and post-colonial studies scholar at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Hunter College - summarizes one of his essays on the international rise of authoritarian populism, a development driven by a set of overarching factors, Bhagavan says.
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 [...]