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In this talk, Jacqueline Stevens will draw on information and experiences at Northwestern University and elsewhere to document how military corporations, finance firms, banks, and other corporations are shaping our universities, as well as the impact of these networks on U.S. states and cities.

She will also describe the secret role U.S. universities play in the instigation of ongoing wars and civil wars—through arrangements called “defense trade offsets”—and the importance of using scholarly intelligence to expose and challenge this.

Friday, October 28
An EmergentC21 event
3:30 pm, Curtin 175

Suggested Background Reading: Jacqueline Stevens, States without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals (Columbia University Press); and "Forensic Intelligence and the Deportation Research Clinic: Toward a New Paradigm," Perspective on Politics 13, no. 3 (September 2015): 722-38 (PDF).

Book cover for Bartleby the Scrivener
In this talk, Thomas Dumm discusses the confrontation taking place between the forces of neoliberal capital and the refusals by those who are excluded from its benefits.

He will discuss this in the context of the American case: Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump voters are engaging in a great refusal against the pure abstractions and concrete deprivations entailed in the execution of the neoliberal agenda.

This current confrontation is anticipated in Herman Melville’s allegory, Bartleby, the Scrivener. Using that tale as a template, Dumm will explore the current impasse in American political culture.

Friday, December 2
3:30 pm, Curtin 118

Brown bag lunch discussion
Friday, December 2
12 noon Curtin 939
Reading: Thomas L. Dumm, "Resignation," Critical Inquiry 25, no. 1 (Autumn 1998): 56-76.

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Did you miss our Landbody conference last year? Or any of our public lectures on the theme of Indigeneities?

Even if you didn’t miss any of our events, you can revisit them in our 2015-16 annual report (PDF).

You’ll also find an update on our groundbreaking initiative with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to foster new forms of collaborative research and partnerships in a global context; a report on the annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), convened in London during Brexit fervor; and some items of note from our many distinguished fellows from years past.

We also give a special shout out to all who supported us during a tumultuous year.

Printed copies of the report are available in our offices, Curtin 929. We look forward to seeing you at some of our events this academic year!

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