September 25, 2009
Cities and the New Wars
|Time||Friday, 1:00 pm|
|Location||Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium / Google Map|
|Registration||Registration is / Sign Up|
The The conference addresses two major subjects:
The multiple meanings of the new urban wars: asymmetric armed conflict, US Army training for the "urban enemy," forms of economic violence that kill, cities and urban space as a technology for war, reapropriating the city of fear, civil war refugees and their flight from and to cities, measuring human rights violations during war.
The limits of power and of war: the role of the civic, war and law, the growing global web of interdependencies -- all can contest the most powerful states and all can undermine the idea of victory in war. Conditions under which powerlessness becomes complex and transcends mere victimhood.
Friday: 1pm-630pm, reception 630-730pm Saturday: 11am-630pm. A detailed conference program can be found under the related papers tab on the right side of this page.
Dictionary of War Videos are now available:
Urban Warfare - Gar Smith
Re-appropriating the City of Fear - Fiona Jeffries
Wounded Cities - Ida Susser and Jan Schneider
When a Riot Becomes a War - Suketu Mehta
Explosion Implosion: War in our Time - Susan Crile
War Games - Ashley Dawson
Virtuous War - James Der Derian
The Wall - Richard Sennett
Annexpression - Tony Conrad
Marketing War - Danny Kaplan
Pigeon - Gediminas Urbonas
Not-Not-War - Rosalnd C. Morris
Information - Ted Byfield
Cold War Planning - Jennifer S. Light
Arjun Appadurai, The New School; Elazar Barkan, Columbia University; Ted Byfield, Parsons the New School of Design; Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University; video artist Tony Conrad; artist Susan Crile; Claire Cutler, University of Victoria; Ashley Dawson, College of Staten Island/CUNY; James Der Derian, Brown University; Environmentalists Against War (Gar Smith); Yasmine Ergas, SIPA Columbia University; Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University; Fiona Jeffries, CUNY Grad Center; Danny Kaplan, Bar Ilan University; Jennifer S. Light, Northwestern University; Peter Marcuse, Columbia University; writer Suketu Mehta; Rosalind C. Morris, Columbia University; Les Roberts, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University; Saskia Sassen, Columbia University; Jane Schneider, CUNY Grad Center; Richard Sennett, NYU and LSE; Jessica Stern, Harvard University; Ida Susser, CUNY Grad Center; Gediminas Urbonas, MIT Visual Arts Program; Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia University; Stephen Graham, University of Durham; Architect Eyal Weizman; and the Dictionary of War Project (Florian Schneider and Susanne Lang) in their first US presentation.
Speaker bios are availible under the related papers tab, on the right side of this page.
|Co-Sponsor(s)||Center for the Study of Human Rights / Website|
|Committee on Global Thought / Website|
|Department of Sociology|
|Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation / Website|
|Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life / Website|
|ISERP / Website|
|Mailman School of Public Health / Website|
|New York Theological Seminary / Website|