Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

50 Years Since 68: The Global and the Local

Thursday, November 1 –
Friday, November 2, 2018

Churchill House, 155 Angell Street, George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space

The Global and the Local is a symposium hosted by The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre and The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, aimed to reflect on the global significance of 1968 and explore the impact that it has had on events and the world we live in today.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

8:30AM-9:00AM     Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:05AM-9:35AM     Opening Remarks by Brian Meeks and Edward Steinfeld

9:45AM-11:20AM   Panel Session 1: BLACK POWER and CIVIL RESISTANCE at HOME and ABROAD with Robyn Spencer, Françoise Hamlin and Rupert Lewis, moderated by Paget Henry

11:45AM-1:00PM   Panel Session 2: THE LATIN AMERICAN '68 with James Green and Elaine Carey, moderated by Keisha-Khan Perry

1:50PM-3:10PM     Panel Session 3: FILM SCREENING, followed by a discussion with creator Matthew J. Smith, moderated by Rupert Lewis

3:15PM-4:30PM     Guided Tour: Unfinished Business: The Long Civil Rights Movement, located at John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, 357 Benefit Street


 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

8:30AM-9:00AM       Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00AM-9:10AM      Opening Remarks by Brian Meeks

9:15AM-10:50AM    Panel Session 4: ROOTS OF RADICAL SOLIDARITIES with David Farber, Corey Robin, and Jeremy Varon, moderated Robert Self

11:15AM-12:50PM   Panel Session 5: RISINGS IN THE WEST: RISINGS IN THE EAST with Matthew Guterl, Edward Steinfeld, and Kostis Kornetis, moderated by Tricia Rose

1:45PM-3:00PM      Panel Session 6: THINKING ABOUT the THINKING of ‘68 with Lewis Gordon and Ronald R.A. Judy, moderated by Brian Meeks

3:00PM-3:50PM      Plenary Conversation: BEYOND the CONJUNCTURE: YESTERDAY, TODAY and TOMORROW, moderated by Brian Meeks


For more information, call (401) 863-3137, email africana_studies@brown.edu, or visit the Africana Studies Facebook page.

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