Occupy Movement the Subject of Nov. 29 Lecture
- By University Communications
"Can There Be an Occupy 2.0?" That's the question Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, will address in his Burack President's Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Davis Center's Sugar Maple Ballroom.
The event, free and open to all, will be immediately followed by a reception in the Livak Fireplace Lounge.
Gitlin, chair of Columbia's doctorate program in communications, is known worldwide as an expert thinker on the relations between social movements, media and social change. His 2012 book Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street, was just published by HarperCollins.
With degrees from Harvard, University of Michigan, and Berkeley, he has authored fifteen books and numerous articles. He also has been a prolific public intellectual, publishing regularly in outlets like The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Chronicle for Higher Education.
His experience as an activist began with Students for a Democratic Society, becoming president in 1963-64, and helping to organize the first national demonstration against the Vietnam War. Since then he has been a proponent of sober, reflective activism. His research and reflections on culture, the media, and politics have been highly influential in several disciplines.
Visit his website, toddgitlin.net, to learn more.