Author: Creston Davis

Oct
20

The US Presidential Campaign, Duke Prof. Kenneth Surin

By Prof. Dr. Kenneth Surin, Duke University So far my blogs have only made glancing references to the current US presidential campaign. It may be time to say something more about what’s going on. Granted, so much has already been said about it, a lot of it utter nonsense, but some of it has been […]

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Oct
16

Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit, Shambolic Brexit, Prof. Kenneth Surin–Duke University

By Professor Dr. Kenneth Surin–Duke University  I was in London in June, and return in a few weeks for the first time since this summer’s EU referendum. It will be interesting to speak to friends and acquaintances, in order to get a sense of what has been transpiring since the vote for Brexit. For now, […]

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Oct
07

No Gov, by Duke Professor, Kenneth Surin

Last week, on my commute from Blacksburg, Virginia, to Durham, North Carolina (where I teach my seminars at Duke), I found myself behind a car with a personalized licence plate that said “NO GOV”. I assumed immediately that this was one of the “no government” individuals fairly common in the US, who range from gung-ho […]

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Sep
28

China, Again by Duke University Professor, Kenneth Surin

By Professor Dr. Kenneth Surin, Duke University CHINA, AGAIN I am now in Hangzhou to take part in an international forum on Marxist aesthetics at Zhejiang university. In the last decade I’ve spent more time in China than in any other country apart from the US (which of course is where I have my job). […]

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Sep
21

AMEU/GCAS Seminar in Paris with Luce Irigaray

Last week Alma Mater Europaea-ECM with The Global Center for Advanced Studies hosted an MA and PhD seminar at Centre Sevres in Paris, France. It focused on the world famous philosopher, Luce Irigaray and, on Friday afternoon, we had the honor of engaging with the Pulitzer Prize nominated author, Carla Power. More than 20 students from […]

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Sep
17

The Neoliberal Stranglehold on the American Public University (Part 2) Prof. Kenneth Surin

By Duke University Professor, Kenneth Surin In my previous GCAS blog I described how the University of Virginia (UVA), a world-renowned state university, has been turned into a de facto private institution as a result of decades of budget cuts imposed by its state legislature. Maladroit and clueless oversight, “meddling” would be the more accurate […]

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Sep
10

GCAS Announces our 2017 Visiting Fellows

The Global Center for Advanced Studies is proud to announce our 2017 Visiting Fellows. These fellows represent the values we hold dear to our organization and mission: social justice, critique, and optimism about creating a new and hopeful world. Boris Franklin works closely with Chris Hedges and is a Public advocate and educator who is […]

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Sep
10

Virginian Politicians and the Slow Strangulation of its Famous Public University, Prof. Ken Surin

Numerous American states, especially those with legislatures dominated by the Republican party, are causing havoc, and in some cases chaos, for their state universities. Take the case of Virginia (where I happen to reside). Helen Dragas, a property developer and alumna of the University of Virginia, is also a former member and rector of the […]

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