Global Uprising // A year-long series 2020-2021:
Global Uprising is a year-long series that revolves around one question: how do we rethink collective action from our present? Taking the current anti-racist uprising in America and the tenth anniversary of the Arab revolts as launching points for a set of workshops this series delves into the global coordinates of uprising today. Read more about the series here.
GLOBAL UPRISING: POLICING AS POLITICS, POLICING AS WAR
Jan 26, 2021 / 12:30-2PM (NYC/EST Time) / Zoom signup
Uprising everywhere seems to take the excessive power of police as a clarion call. From the Middle East to the US, "police" appears as a name for the broad systemic injustice of modes of rule. And though the militarization of police is a given, some questions remain unclear. How has policing blurred the line between itself and war? In turn, how has the policing-war complex become a modality inseparable from wider politics? Or, from the predatory and dispossessive mechanisms of global capitalism? What is the place of counter-insurgency and national liberation movements in this history? How has the Middle East played a role in this wider global assemblage? How do we conceptualize this space of indistinction? And counter it? How have insurrectionist moments both pegged back and come unstuck against police power?
Join the Kevorkian Center with w/ Nadia Abu El-Haj, Paul Amar, Stuart Schrader & discussant Nikhil Pal Singh on January 26, 2021, at 12:30 pm (EST) to think through these questions and discuss these issues together. To register please follow the link here or copy and paste the link to your browser: bit.ly/NYUKevoGU126