Request for Applications: INCITEment Series, 2019/2010

 
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INCITE is requesting applications for the next installments in our INCITEment Series. Designed to convert knowledge into action, this series provides financial and administrative support to public programs that incite opportunities for change and pathways for mobilization. By gathering together citizens, scholars, activists, and community organizations, the series aims to bring their collective knowledge to bear on the prevalent issues of our time.
 
We welcome proposals from Columbia affiliates (faculty, students, staff, or otherwise) who can speak to and are interested in key social problems and innovative means of addressing them. While open to a diversity of topics, we are especially interested in proposals that reflect the salient themes of INCITE's work, such as migration, low-wage work, social movements, health, race, the present political climate, and education.
 
We encourage creativity and originality, and welcome ideas that experiment with various formats. Past programs include panels, workshops, poetry readings, and documentary screenings. Most important is that the projects produce clear paths for action, and leverage the expertise and capabilities of the scholars, citizens, and institutional resources in the room toward practical work in alignment with INCITE’s mission.

Proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year are due on June 1st. Decisions will be made quickly and announced on June 15th. Click below to access the full RFA and apply.

Watch Anand Gopal's INCITEment Series Talk | The Uncounted: Inside America's War Against ISIS

America’s war against ISIS has been touted as the most precise in military history. But an on-the-ground investigation of civilian deaths tells a different story. On November 15th, 2018, the INCITEment Series was proud to host Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and sociologist Anand Gopal, who presented on the moral and legal implications of the war on terror. Following his presentation, Gopal spoke about his work with INCITE’s director, Peter Bearman, and took questions from the audience. We thank everyone for braving the snowy weather to join us!

History Reconsidered: Writing to complicate the narrative, with Clint Smith

History Reconsidered: Writing to complicate the narrative, with Clint Smith

As part of our INCITEment series, Clint Smith presented in a workshop entitled “History Reconsidered: Writing to complicate the narrative." Clint Smith is a writer, teacher and Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review and The New Republic. During the presentation he read from several of his poems that covered everything from mass incarceration to the use of drones to warm memories of growing up with his parents. The conversation, held at Buell Hall, attracted more than 100 attendees.

This event is part of our INCITEment series which aims to promote conversation between the university community and the broader public. The goal of this public series is to improve public discourse surrounding the most pressing political and social issues which we currently face. This event was also co-sponsored by the Columbia University Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS).

INCITE event officially launches with Andrew Revkin

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Surviving the New Climate Communication Climate: A conversation with Andrew Revkin

As part of INCITE’s INCITEment series, on November 1st Andrew Revkin, one of America’s leading writers on environmental sustainability, reflected on the role of the media and the scientific community in the current moment. As part of the discussion, Revkin also touched on the challenges and opportunities of sustaining dialogue on climate change and related issues.

The INCITEment series aims to stimulate conversation between the university community and the broader public. The goal of this public series is to improve public discourse surrounding the most pressing political and social issues which we currently face.