The Center for Place, Culture and Politics is an interdisciplinary center providing an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary topics at the CUNY Graduate Center. As the name suggests, most of the pressing political and economic issues of today occur at the nexus of place and culture. Since its inception, the Center has become an eminent intellectual and public nucleus for these kinds of issues. The Center runs a weekly seminar, hosts distinguished lecture series, and organizes conferences following a theme which changes each year. Recent themes have included “War, Patriotism, Resistance,” “Transformative Cities,” “Geopolitics and Insecurity,” "Labor, Crisis, Protest," "How to Fight," and this year, "Uprising."