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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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Sep
05

Mecklenburg: for whom the bell tolls, Lorenzo Marsili

By Lorenzo Marsili The far-right party Alternative für Deutschland yesterday mobilised 21% of the vote in the regional elections in Mecklenburg, surpassing Angela Merkel’s own party. Europe’s core is proving to be vulnerable to the xenophobic and nationalist symptoms that are on the rise across the continent. Mainstream commentators say we shouldn’t worry, as the […]

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Sep
04

Bonita McBride’s Reflection on Studying in Maribor, Slovenia

By Bonita McBride (to read more about Bonita’s research interests check-out her GCAS webpage). If you’re interested in joining our intellectual community in Maribor, New York City or on-line check out our degree programs in partnership with Alma Mater Europaea-ECM.  [hover category=”MA & PhD Program” style=”circle” effect=”effect2″ animation=”left_to_right” width=”216″ height=”216″ letf_right=”28″ position=”center” heading_font=”16″ desc_font=”12″] Today […]

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Sep
04

My Passport in the Era of Postmodern Citizenship, Prof. Kenneth Surin

By Duke Professor, Kenneth Surin A couple of week ago, returning from Australia, I had an interesting experience with an immigration officer at Los Angeles airport. Looking at my details on his computer, he said: “You’ve lived here a long time, why haven’t you become a US citizen?”. He was right of course about my […]

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Aug
27

The American Situation, Glimpsed after Being in Australia: Prof. Kenneth Surin

by Professor Kenneth Surin–Duke University On my visit to Australia last week I was asked over and over again how Americans could vote for Donald Trump. After saying that as a non-citizen I had no vote, I gave the usual answers in no particular order: the Republicans’ decades-old Southern Strategy, America’s endemic racism, a media […]

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Aug
21

Brief Impressions of the Australian Conjuncture–Prof. Kenneth Surin

by Prof. Dr. Kenneth Surin–Duke University  I’m in Newcastle, Australia, for the China Road international conference organized by my old friend and comrade Roland Boer. The gods conspired against my attendance, so I was delighted to arrive in time for the concluding sessions, thereby concluding a five-day saga.   On Wednesday last week I went to […]

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Aug
11

Brief Observations on Hate as a Rational Political Category–Prof. Kenneth Surin

By Professor Kenneth Surin, Duke University  Hate, and its ramified and sometimes incompatible modalities, is characteristically and conventionally viewed as the province of those belonging to the perceived extremes of the so-called political spectrum: the typically media-designated “hate groups” tend invariably to be located at these left or right extremes of this spectrum. Thus Hitler […]

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