Power | Culture: Fields of Vision, Fields of Practice

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Power | Culture: Fields of Vision, Fields of Practice

Join the Undergraduate Committee of Global Thought for a conference on the interplay of power and culture in a global context.

By UCGT (Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought)

When and where

Date and time

Friday, March 31 · 7 - 9am PDT



About this event

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Columbia University Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought presents:

Power | Culture: Fields of Vision, Fields of Practice

Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Open to current undergraduates and recent graduates.

Global social and political movements illustrate the complex relationship between power and culture. These forces can both reify and oppose each other, and the interaction between power and culture holds concrete ramifications for the experiences of people worldwide. This conference probes contemporary implications of the power-culture dynamic by exploring notions of mobilization, dissent, and justice in workshops on Disability Justice in the Corporate Sector, the Symbology of Dissent, and Language and Arts in Politics.

10:00 a.m.: Keynote Address: Professor Vishakha Desai, “Power of Culture/Culture of Power: Symbols and Stories”

10:15 a.m.: Q&A with Professor Desai

10:30 a.m.: Design Session

11:00 a.m.: Workshop session: Mobilizing Language and Arts in Politics: Theater of the Oppressed

11:50 a.m.: Closing Plenary: Conclusions and Takeaways

About the organizer

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) connects undergraduate students to the rich resources on global issues available at Columbia University. Students from Columbia College, the School of General Studies, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Barnard College join the interdisciplinary work of the CGT, becoming involved in events and initiatives of particular significance to the undergraduate community.