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Gershom Gorenberg: The Secret War Against the Nazis for the Middle East

Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Ranch View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA

At the midpoint of World War II, an Axis army under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was on the brink of conquering the Middle East. Drawing on his latest book, War of Shadows, historian and alumnus Gershom Gorenberg (Kresge '76, Religious Studies) will reveal the espionage affair that led to the British victory against Rommel at […]

2023 Helene Moglen Lecture in Feminism and Humanities with Wendy Brown – After Humanism and the Nation State: More Democracy, Democracy that is More, or Democracy No More?

Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Ranch View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA

In most accounts of dangers to democracy today, the value of the object is assumed. At the same time, we know that the “demos” of Western democracy violently excludes all nonhuman life and much of humanity too. Democracy is no form apart from this content, no principle floating freely above these histories. Democracy also requires […]

Indigenous Borderlands Symposium

Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Ranch View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA

This event will feature keynotes by migrant justice activist Harsha Walia and Theresa Gregor, assistant professor of American Indian Studies at CSU-Long Beach. Harsha Walia is the author of Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism, which addresses how current migrant and refugee crises are the inevitable outcomes of conquest, […]