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Remapping: Eurocentrisms

“Remapping: Eurocentrisms – Challenges for 21st Century Universities” is the second of a series of symposia re-thinking the conventional categories of ways of knowing. The symposium will examine Eurocentrism through diverse European and Euro-American traditions and modes of inquiry, while acknowledging the legacy of limits and problems of only operating within such frameworks. We will address the problems of knowledge formations such as “The Renaissance” and what counts as “history;” the foundational issues of “occidentalism” and “globalcentrism” as unwittingly assumed in our curricula and epistemologies; and questions of the changing nature of U.S. universities’ relations to global communities on the 21st century “campus.”

Sponsors:
Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU
Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Co-sponsors:
American Studies Program at Rutgers-Newark
Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, NYU
Department of Art and Public Policy, NYU
Native People’s Forum, NYU
Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Schedule:

8:30am – Registration

9:00am – Welcome:
John Kuo Wei Tchen, A/P/A Institute
Ron Robin, Senior Vice Provost

9:30am – On Influences & Renaissances
Sir Jack Goody, Cambridge University
Introduced & chaired by Renato Rosaldo, NYU

10:15am – Roundtable
Juan Flores, NYU
Michael Gilsenan, NYU
Scott Richard Lyons, Syracuse University
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, NYU
Robert J. C. Young, NYU

12:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – On Globalcentrism
Fernando Coronil, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Introduced & chaired by Awam Amkpa, NYU

1:45pm – Roundtable
Myles Jackson, NYU
Kyoo Lee, John Jay College & The Graduate Center, CUNY
Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Rutgers-New Brunswick
Vasuki Nesiah, NYU

3:15pm – What Universities Can Do Now
A discussion with Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University and John Kuo Wei Tchen, NYU

4:00pm – Roundtable
Awam Amkpa, NYU
Richard Chavolla, Educational Consultant
Jan Cohen-Cruz, Syracuse University
Sandy Grande, Connecticut College
Eng-Beng Lim, Brown University
Joel Spring, Queens College, CUNY

5:15pm Reception

Co-sponsored by: Institute for Public Knowledge, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: 19 West 4th Street
Address:
19 West 4th Street
New York , NY 10003 United States
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