CRITICAL STUDIES: presents guest speaker Professor James L. Gelvin, .he will
"The Arab Uprisings: What we
have learned after Two Years"
November 7, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
CalArts, Langley Hall
This event is open to the Institute.
for class discussion, bring your written questions and responses
(No more than 2 pages.)
- What is Satyagrah?
- What was Gandhi's strategy of non-cooperation?
The strength of
nonviolence lies in its ability to
dramatically reduce the moral legitimacy of those who persist in using
violent strategies against non-violent opposition, discuss.
"Nonviolent action tends to
turn the opponent's violence and
repression against his own power position, weakening it and at the same
time strengthening the nonviolent group.
Sept. 19, 2012
Come prepared to
Please read: .
- Does war have a place in civil society? Support your
views based on the above readings and citing examples from
the Iraq and Afghanistan War.
- "War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon
another group by armed violence," Scott Nearing observed. Make your
argument using the two wars above.
- "War drags human beings from their tasks of building and
improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and
- Wars transform the societies that wage them. How has the war
in Afghanistan changed the US domestically?