Ethics and Practice of Dissent Symposium


Thu - Fri, Dec 10 to Dec 11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm


Zoom webinar

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The Ethics and Practice of Dissent Symposium will bring together activists, professors, and graduate students in three boundary-crossing panels to discuss pressing questions about contemporary protest and to bring together the insights of both practitioners and academics. The panels will address the legacy of the civil rights movement, social movements and policy change, and strategies of contemporary protest from both theoretical and practical perspectives. 

Thursday: 2:30-4pm EST
Social Movements and the State: From Voice to Influence

Dr. Deva Woodly, The New School
Lisa Owens, Executive Director of City Life
Rebecca Marwege, Columbia University

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Friday: 10-11:30am EST
Practice as Theory: Strategies of Contemporary Protest

Dr. Candice Delmas, Northeastern University
Charlene Carruthers, Organizer, Northwestern University
Mie Inouye, Yale University

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Friday: 2:30-4pm EST
Martin Luther King Jr. and his Legacy

Dr. Brandon Terry, Harvard University
Funmilola Fagbamila, Activist and Professor at Cal State LA 
Darren Nah, Yale University

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The symposium is hosted by graduate students in political theory at Harvard, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Government and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.