Building Education for the Commons
One of the foremost public intellectuals, Tariq Ali will speak at The Global Center for Advanced Studies‘ World Conference, “Democracy Rising: From Insurrections to ‘Event’?” This conference is free and open to the public.
Tariq Ali (/ˈtɑːrɪk ˈɑːli/; Punjabi, Urdu: طارق علی; born 21 October 1943) is an English Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books.
He is the author of several books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People’s Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1991), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Axis Of Hope (2006), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Bush in Babylon (2003), and Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), A Banker for All Seasons (2007), The Duel (2008) and his most recent book, The Obama Syndrome (2010). via Wikipedia.
Tariq Ali has been a public intellectual for more than 50 years, and even had a song written about him by the famous rock band, The Rolling Stones entitled, “Street Fighting Man” which was ranked the song #301 on the Rolling Stones Magazine list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.