What Remains? Liberalism and Racial Justice


Thursday, September 10, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm


Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice.

In this discussion, Charles Mills, a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, will examine how liberal thought in recent times has come up for critical assessment for its neglect of, and perhaps even harmful effects on, racial justice. 


  • Charles Mills | Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY

CWMCharles W. Mills is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. He works in the general area of social and political philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory as centered on class, gender, and race. He is the author of over a hundred journal articles, book chapters, comments and replies, and six books: The Racial Contract (Cornell University Press, 1997); Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race (Cornell University Press, 1998); From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); Contract and Domination (co-authored with Carole Pateman) (Polity, 2007); Radical Theory, Caribbean Reality (University of the West Indies Press, 2010); and Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 2017). He co-edited a special issue of the Du Bois Review on “Race in a ‘Postracial’ Epoch” (Spring 2014) with Robert Gooding-Williams, and also Simianization: Apes, Gender, Class and Race (LIT Verlag, 2015) with Wulf D. Hund and Silvia Sebastiani. Currently, he is at work on his seventh book, The White Leviathan: Nonwhite Bodies in the White Body Politic.

Virtual Event Details
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube Live. Attendees registered for this event (link below) will receive a reminder for the livestream fifteen minutes before the event along with a link to the YouTube page where you can participate in the live chat and ask questions during the event.

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