Presented by Greenlight Book Store. In a global moment that seems both precarious and ripe with potential for enormous change, thinkers from a variety of fields illuminate emerging trends – both positive and negative – in activism, economics, and public life. Journalist Anand Giridharadas (Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World) Sociologist Eric Klinenberg (Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society) and gender and communism scholar Kristen Ghodsee, (Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence) and activist Blair Imani (Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History).
"Sex and Superpower Rivalry: Women's Rights and Cold War Competition at the United Nations, 1968 - 1989"
Knowledge by the Slice. University of Pennsylvania. March 14, 2018.
The Left Side of History: World War II and Re-emergent Nationalisms in Contemporary Eastern Europe
AMIAS Public Lecture. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. October 14, 2016.
The Left Side of History: Remembering the Victims of Communism After the Crises of Capitalism
Belgrade, Serbia. June 23, 2015.
The Red Riviera: Interview with George Liston Seay
Kristen Ghodsee discusses her book, The Red Riviera in 2006.
The Left Side of History by Kristen Ghodsee
Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism, by Kristen Ghodsee