Author: Creston Davis

Jul
16

GCAS-AMEU Theology Summit: “Insurrectionist Politics & Theology” A Report

Several leading scholars and activists descended on Maribor, Slovenia where we held a Summit (July 13-14) to discuss key concepts in the fields of philosophy, political theology, religion, and culture. In all, a dozen scholars presented on topics from ecology, democracy, queer studies, immigration, Latin American theology, intersectionality, the trinity, social activism and more. It […]

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Jul
04

Review of Bordering/debordering International Conference

This weekend, GCAS and the University of Primorska hosted the bordering/debordering International Conference, an event we were proud to help organize. The conference took place at Hotel Spik in Gozd Martuljek on the border of Slovenia, Italy and Austria. The conference’s theme was more concrete than, perhaps, its name would suggest: Speakers at the conference […]

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Jul
03

LABOUR’S “CRISIS OF ANTISEMITISM”? A RED HERRING? by Kenneth Surin Duke University

For a few weeks the UK rightwing press was in a froth over “antisemitism” in the Labour Party. Even papers not supposedly trapped in the right’s ideological maws, such as the Guardian and Independent, succumbed, nearly all treating this purported “crisis” as if its basis was a matter of solid and incontrovertible fact. While it […]

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Jun
27

BREXIT– HOWL OF FRUSTRATION AGAINST THE RULING CLASS? Prof. Kenneth Surin, Duke University

The Brexit decision in last week’s UK referendum was never the outcome of anything resembling a debate– the ensuing fallout, full of twists and zig-zags, reversals and retractions, recriminations and finger-pointing, indicates this more clearly with each passing hour. Brexit was of course a loose configuration spearheaded by the right, lacking even a moderately thought-out […]

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Jun
26

Community: Relocating Desire for a Better World

One of my favorite activists and writers in the 20th century was Dorothy Day who once said, “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?” A revolution of the heart is not for Day a simple form […]

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Jun
16

Where we are: Some thoughts on Maribor

By Ben Zitsman Photo Credit: Tyler Robertson: http://www.twowheeltravelblog.com/2012/09/05/so-you-want-to-bike-tour-slovenia/   Of course Maribor isn’t Europe’s best-kept secret. Whatever secrets Europe may have, I’m pretty confident none of them are cities of 80,000. For years, people in Maribor have been drinking coffee, stubbing their toes, arguing with their friends, buying condoms, feeding pigeons– in short, living–and, were you […]

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Jun
04

What Kind of Student Makes GCAS?

At the end of the day the students compose the life of a school or a university. The student drives the classroom in the present and mold the shape of the evolving discussion in the future. But first things, first: at GCAS we don’t refer to our students as “students” but rather recognize that everyone […]

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May
09

GCAS Blazing a New Trail

According to Forbes Magazine 90% of new start-ups fail most within the first year. The Global Center for Advanced Studies will soon be celebrating our third year anniversary in August and not only have we not failed, we’ve managed to cracked open a new horizon within education that continues to grow. Of course it wasn’t […]

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