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A 21st Century Problem: Lessons from the Armenian Genocide

Stephen Menendian, assistant director, Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley | April 20, 2015

On April 24th, Armenians worldwide will solemnly commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of the first modern genocides, the massacre of more than one million ethnic Armenians in eastern Turkey in 1915.  This occasion is an opportunity to consider not only the legacy of this specific event, but the larger questions of ethnic and religious … Continue reading »

Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the spirit

Jonathan Simon, professor of law | February 13, 2012

If you need a little of both this mid-February, Zoe Williams in the Guardian carries a lengthy interview with the great scholar Stuart Hall at 80 (read it here). Hall attributes the title’s mantra to the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, but as William’s notes, it helps define Hall’s tonic effect on his readers since the … Continue reading »