Incitement is defined as the act of "moving to action or urging on."
As individuals researching and working during a period of strident anti-intellectual and anti-scientific sentiment, INCITE strives to stimulate conversation among university community members and the broader public surrounding issues requiring the resources and expertise of citizens, academics and activists. This public series invites individuals who can envision a way forward, can speak to the opportunities both seized and missed in our society, and can guide us toward the most effective and actionable means of addressing the complex social and political issues of our time.
Those with questions regarding the INCITEment Series can contact Julius Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INCITE accepts applications from Columbia affiliates for INCITEment Series programs on a rolling basis.
Read the full request for applicants and apply below.
Upcoming INCITEment Events
To be announced!
Past INCITEment Events
A discussion panel between New York immigration activist Ravi Ragbir and Columbia Law Professor Katherine Franke, on the evolving role of activism in response to the threat of government retaliation, and the ways in which legal professionals can help shield community leaders from unjust legal persecution.
NY Caring Majority presents a 30-minute version of their powerful documentary, Care. The screening is followed by an interactive workshop that makes evident the connections between care work and all of our lives.
Worker leaders from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers visit Columbia to speak about their work spotlighting the problem of sexual violence in agricultural work. They are joined by Jennifer Hirsch, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, and Kathleen Griesbach, doctoral student in sociology, to discuss the connections between sexual violence in agricultural work and in other institutional contexts. See Jennifer Hirsch’s related article in Huffpost.
Andrew Revkin, one of America’s leading writers on environmental sustainability, reflects on the role of media and the scientific community in the current moment, and the challenges and opportunities of sustaining a public dialogue on climate change. Dr. Peter DeMenocal moderates. Watch the event video.
Responding to the 2016 election, leading community organizers describe policy advocacy work in New York, focusing on specific legislative targets that could buffer the impact of the Trump administration’s agenda.
A public interview with John D’Emilio, Professor Emeritus of History, conducted by Terrell Frazier, followed by a panel discussion with Professors Mary Marshall Clark and Mignon Moore.