Spend a Day with the Colin Powell School Feb. 27

Since its inauguration last May, the Colin Powell School’s programming—including public lectures, service-learning courses, partnerships between faculty and community organizations, and more—is driven by our desire to blend the intellectual resources of a public university with the diverse energy of the city: its leaders, its communities, its global network.

Since its inauguration last May, the Colin Powell School’s programming—including public lectures, service-learning courses, partnerships between faculty and community organizations, and more—is driven by our desire to blend the intellectual resources of a public university with the diverse energy of the city: its leaders, its communities, its global network.

On February 27, we invite you to “Spend a Day with City College,” where you’ll get an insider’s view of our plans for the future. Continue reading “Spend a Day with the Colin Powell School Feb. 27”

What do we mean by ‘Human Rights’?

There were a couple points of resonance that emerged in discussions as we began to organize the Human Rights forum. First, we agreed that regardless of whether our disciplines were more “humanistic” or “scientific,” so much of our engagement as administrators, advisors, faculty, staff, and professionals involves human rights. Second, we realized we must first raise an elementary question: “What do we mean by human rights?”

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Updated 11/15: View a webcast of the first Human Right forum event here.

By Alessandra Benedicty, assistant professor of literature; director of Masters program in the Study of the Americas at the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, Center for Worker Education, City College of New York

The “Human Rights: A Yearlong Forum at City College of New York” series is, first and foremost, an invitation, and then, as most invitations are, a gesture. The invitation is to all those who are in our City College community—faculty, students, advisors, staff, alumni, community member, or just a visitor passing through—to partake in this yearlong forum. The gesture is offering a space for all to listen, learn, and exchange within the CUNY system, but also with and alongside specialists and friends of our larger extended community. Continue reading “What do we mean by ‘Human Rights’?”