Spring is here. Welcome Back.


Welcome to the Spring 2021 Term at the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE 

Exciting events are planned for the term. Save the Dates!


IAS-CWE Spring Town Halls


Welcome All New and Returning Students

Students Affairs @CWE welcomes you to the spring semester and wishes you great success!

To celebrate the new semester, Student Affairs will host a

Raffle on Monday, March 1st, 2021

Raffle prizes will include CCNY and CWE memorabilia including tee shirts, lanyards, and other items.

Students interested in entering the raffle must answer the following question:

What service(s) or program(s) would you like Student Affairs@CWE to offer, once we return to campus?

Please send responses to Sophia Demetriou at: sdemetriou@ccny.cuny.edu . Include your full name, address and phone number in the email.

Participation Deadline is Friday, February 28th.

IAS CWE Scholarship Application Period OPEN

Dear Students,

We invite you to apply for the 2020-2021 CWE Awards and Scholarships! Students who are in good standing can apply. DACA, refugee, undocumented and F1 Student Visa students can apply. Some awards are open to students graduating in Summer 2021 or who graduated in Fall 2020 and April 2021.

If you are wondering whether you should apply or have questions about the awards process, click here. If you have questions for the Awards Committee, please email us at cweawards@ccny.cuny.edu .

We look forward to celebrating with you in May 2021!


Professor Kathlene McDonald, IAS Department Chair

6th International Conference of the Historical Links between Spain and North America

APR 28-30 6th International Conference on the Historical Links between Spain and the Americas The City College of New York – Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Instituto Cervantes of New York, and the Instituto Franklin of the Universidad de Alcalá join for the sixth time in organizing this conference with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to the historical links between Spain and the Americas. Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, in this edition, the conference will use videoconference technologies. Six keynote speakers will present their approaches from April 28th to 30th, 2021. Click Here to Learn More

Global Narratives of Crime, War and Justice





MAY 3-7 Global Narratives of Crime, War and Justice Seminar CCNY-CUNY Virtual Seminar. May 3rd to 7th, 2021, from 12PM to 2PM (EST). How can we use social media, film, and TikTok to mobilize against injustice? How can we generate collective action to end impunity and transform legal frameworks that enable it? Registration deadline: March 15th, 2021 30 Scholarships Available City College of New York / CUNY Students Cost of attendance: $300 USD

Click Here to Apply for Admission

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference NY 2021

MAY 31 Call For Papers - Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference.

This Spring, the Patai program will host an event on the theme of forced migration while the Human Rights Forum is planning a panel centered on the threat to democracy posed by neo-fascist movements at home and abroad. The Human Rights Forum is also excited to announce the Second Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference on October 6-8, 2021. We encourage faculty and graduate students to apply: Click Here 

8th Annual The Americas Film Festival of New York

JUNE 8th TAFFNY | The Americas Film Festival of New York Following the success of its first virtual edition (2020), our Division of Interdisciplinary Studies joins forces once again with the Smithsonian National Museum of The American Indian (SNMAI) and Instituto Cervantes New York, to celebrate the 8th edition of The Americas Film Festival New York. Once again, the plan is a virtual edition to offer thousands of spectators Stay tuned for more events to come! the opportunity to watch this program curated by Diana Vargas. Next June, TAFFNY 2021 will showcase feature films from wellknown directors and a selection of shorts from independent filmmakers and top film schools on the continent to compete in its Americas Film Festival Short Films Competition. Click Here to Learn More