THINKING, DOING, AND BEING
Last year (2016-2017) was the inaugural year of the GSC. Through our work and programming, we focused on topics of repression and resistance in the Middle and Far East, transmigration across Southern Europe and the Américas, the rise of the global right, post- democracy and critical human rights, and environmental and social injustices in New York City. This year (2017-2018) our interdisciplinary conversation continues to study and address the cultural, economic and historical roots of the most complex issues facing our planet. Each semester we have a thematic focus that so far includes: decolonizing water, beyond nationalisms, and democratizing culture. We cluster our activities and research projects to focus upon GSC themes through reading groups, collective writing, symposia, research projects, as well as collaborative learning and teaching.
By bringing together faculty from a variety of disciplines across the social sciences and humanities the Global South Center seeks to:
1) Address social inequality;
2) Examine and develop solutions to environmental and planetary distress and;
3) Become a local, national, and international hub of intellectual and artistic activity that emphasizes creativity and innovation that provides critical solutions to the planet’s most pressing issues.