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Phoenix 8.31.17 
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An Archaeology of the Political: Regimes of Power from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Institute of Latin American Studies invites you to its talk titled An Archaeology of the 

Regimes of Power from the Seventeenth Century to the Present about the book with the same title, authored by Elías José Palti .

The discussion will include Elías José Palti, Federico Finchelstein, and Martin Burke.
In the past few decades, much political-philosophical reflection has been dedicated to the realm of “the political.” Many of the key figures in contemporary political theory—Jacques Rancière, Alain Badiou, Reinhart Koselleck, Giorgio Agamben, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj Žižek, among others—have dedicated themselves to explaining power relations, but in many cases they take the concept of the political for granted, as if it were a given, an eternal essence.
In An Archaeology of the Political, Elías José Paltiargues that the dimension of reality known as the political is not a natural, transhistorical entity. Instead, he claims that the horizon of the political arose in the context of a series of changes that affirmed the power of absolute monarchies in seventeenth-century Europe and was successively reconfigured from this period up to the present. Palti traces this series of redefinitions accompanying alterations in regimes of power, thus describing a genealogy of the concept of the political. Perhaps most important, An Archaeology of the Political brings to theoretical discussions a sound historical perspective, illuminating the complex influences of both theology and secularization on our understanding of the political in the contemporary world.

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Join the Forum on Migration at Barnard College and the Greater Caribbean Studies Center at Columbia University for their next event titled What is Happening in Venezuela? A conversation with artist/activist Diana López and  poet/art curator Luis Pérez-Oramas.


Thursday May 4, 6 PM


304 Barnard Hall
Barnard College, Columbia University
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship is focused on supporting the training of leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean, working in political/social and academic fields. The Fellowship consists of an exchange of ideas and experiences between the Fellow and academics, politicians, and civil society agents in the city of New York selected based on the academic work presented by the Fellow.

The Fellowship covers a two-week stay in New York (during predetermined dates) and will be based at The New School. The Fellow will present his/her work to students and academics of The New School, will meet with political and civil society leaders, and will take part in various other activities such as visits to local government offices and multinational organizations, as well as tour museums, and public and university libraries, among other activities.

This call for applications will award four Fellowships. Fellowship 1 is a competition for Argentine citizens. Fellowship 2 is a competition for citizens of Latin American and the Caribbean countries, excluding Argentina. Fellowships 3 and 4 are competitions for citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean countries.

Call 2017-2018

President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship 2017-2018

Organized by:
Observatory on Latin America OLA / The New School, New York, United States
Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The PNK Fellowship has a unique and innovative profile in the region. The Fellowship focuses on training and supporting future political leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean who have demonstrated commitment to academia and public service.
This Fellowship is inspired by the legacy and achievements of former President Néstor Kirchner during his term as President of Argentina (2003-2007), and as the first Secretary General of UNASUR (2010).

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship provides academic and professional opportunities to advance the reporting skills of women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice. The Fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award (1998) winner Elizabeth Neuffer, who died while reporting in Iraq on May 9, 2003. In collaboration with Neuffer’s family and friends, the IWMF started this program to honor Neuffer’s legacy while advancing her work in the fields of human rights and social justice.
The Neuffer Fellowship is designed for affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media. All nationalities are welcome to apply but non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. The Fellow will complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and journalism internships at The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills. Past fellows have taken advantage of opportunities to publish work under their byline through various media outlets.
Linda Pizzuti Henry
“Elizabeth Neuffer was a courageous reporter for the Globe who was determined to shine a light on injustice wherever she found it, and we continue to be inspired by her example and her work. We’re grateful that the IWMF fellowship in her name has enabled courageous women journalists around the world to carry on that tradition.”
–Linda Pizzuti Henry, Boston Globe Managing Director
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Organizing for Action

OFA volunteers have been fighting hard for years to make progress on climate change, because we all deserve cleaner air, fewer extreme weather events, and the chance to build new renewable energy jobs -- both right now and for generations to come.

And we've made huge strides. But on a day like today, we're reminded of how much further we have to go. The administration just signed an executive order designed to "free up" hundreds of national monuments and thousands of acres of federal lands that President Obama protected.

It's their latest attempt to drag our climate and environmental progress backwards -- and endanger us all by denying the threats that the overwhelming consensus shows us to be imminent.

We can't let them roll back the progress we've worked so hard to achieve.OFA is building a team that's ready to fight back -- will you be a part of it?

Last Saturday, we made a big stand at the March for Science. OFA volunteers raised their voices across more than 500 cities to say that denying climate change is dangerous, and we're proudly doubling down on our message this Saturday, 4/29, at the People's Climate March.

This administration may be bent on dismantling the progress we've made in recent years, but together we can protect it -- and continue to fight for policies that will improve the lives of ourselves, our families, and those in our communities.

The work to protect our climate isn't close to done -- say you'll refuse to let this administration roll back our progress:

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May 11, 2017 // 9AM - 5PM 
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center // Hall 1B
You are cordially invited to attend our
Premium VIP Breakfast
Before Small Business Expo
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Enjoy plenty of refreshments and a hot continental breakfast just before your busy day at the Expo.
The Small Business Expo Premium VIP Breakfast is a great opportunity to start networking early with exhibitors, sponsors, local press, chambers of commerce and other business owners that will be in attendance.
Mike Bohner, Business Credit Expert with Dun & Bradstreet, will be speaking on how to grow your business with accelerated sales and strategic targeting.
When: Thursday, May 11th, 8:00-9:00am
Where: Javits Convention Center | C Wing
There is a $20 Entrance Fee for the VIP Breakfast.

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New York City 5.11.17
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Chicago 6.01.17
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San Francisco 8.17.17
Phoenix 8.31.17
Los Angeles 9.14.17
San Diego 9.21.17
Austin 10.3.17 
Houston 10.19.17
Tampa 10.26.17
Atlanta 11.9.17 
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Leadership in a Challenging Century

Students at Columbia University
July 10, 2017 - 9:30am to July 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Columbia University
Leadership in a Challenging Century

Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro in partnership with the Picker Center for Executive Education and Training of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is offering Leadership in a Challenging Century - a program designed for mid-career management professionals as a platform for those looking for an opportunity to learn new pertinent skills, to acquire specific knowledge about different topics, and to reflect about their daily practices along with colleagues from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Building skills to strengthen one’s professional profile

Competent and experienced professionals, managers from different fields will contribute as well as gain and exchange ideas in this dynamic, short, eight-day intensive program. The course focuses on acquiring critical tools and knowledge to analyze, problem solve and make better informed decisions for your employer and your own professional career. Columbia’s renowned faculty and successful practitioners will help equip the management professional with confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to engage peers and subordinates, in order to maximize team productivity and enhance results.

Curriculum and methodology

The Leadership in a Challenging Century program consists of a total of nine lectures and eight site visits complementing the face to face lectures on the Columbia University campus in New York City. A combination of multiple learning methodologies – lectures, site visits, case studies, online lectures and workshops – lends itself to the most effective way of imparting knowledge to the busy manager, who is looking for professional development, but does not have the time to invest in a longer term degree. Columbia University professors as well as invited practitioners, will address the following topics: Leadership and Public Private Partnerships, Public Ethics, Communication in Organizations, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, among others.

The students will have access to online readings through CourseWorks – a platform used by regular Columbia students. Moreover, informal gatherings will take place in New York during the two-week course to promote valuable networking among professionals of the Leadership in a Challenging Century program and other SIPA programs, such as the Master’s Program in Economic Policy Management, GEMPA (Global Executive Master’s in Public Administration) and EMPA (Executive Master’s in Public Administration). 

To learn more about the program, click here

To apply, click here

Together we can protect the progress we've made -- and create pathways for the next generation of leaders.