An Undergraduate Committee Discussion

Breakfast with Homi K. Bhabha on Culture and Security

April 30, 2013 · 8:00-9:30AM

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, Room 918

  • Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University

Homi Bhabha met with the Undergraduate Committee the morning after his Global Thought Lecture to delve more deeply into globalization and post-colonial identity. Participants used the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, Toni Morrison and Walter Benjamin to discuss notions of agency, sovereignty and representation in an interconnected world, as well as the practical applications of Bhabha’s theories.

The conversation held at this breakfast was included in the forthcoming first volume of the Global Thought Lecture Series.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Committee.

The Committee believes that it is essential that the next generation of scholars be exposed to cutting edge work on global issues. The Undergraduate Committee of the Committee on Global Thought will meet with the lecturer for a student-driven round-table discussion of major themes and practical applications of theory. This new initiative enhances the Columbia University’s commitment to undergraduate education by linking it to President Lee C. Bollinger’s focus on global linkages and scholarship.