Past Appearances & Events

Event • New York, NY

McCarthyism in the Age of Trump

The Center for the United States and the Cold War will host “The Early Cold War and How it Led to Today: Connecting the McCarthy Era to the Age of Trump” a fall symposium at New York University on September 15-16. The two-day conference will bring together renowned scholars, writers and journalists who have shaped […]

Event • New York, NY

Labor Solidarity in Divided Times: Perspectives from U.S. & European Labor Leaders

From Brexit to Trump’s election to the rise of the radical right across Europe, the political context across Europe and the U.S. has shifted significantly in the past year. The divisive nature of the current political moment is particularly important to the labor movement and its allies – racism, xenophobia and misogyny, in particular, are […]

Event • Chicago, IL

Socialism 2017: Rust Belt Reactionaries?

I’ll be at the Socialism 2017 conference all weekend, Thursday July 6-Sunday July 9. On Friday at 2pm I am paired with the excellent Sharon Smith to talk about today’s working class, what the myths and media blitzes get wrong, and what we know about organizing. Necessary Trouble will be on sale from the good folks […]

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Podcast: Off-Kilter

TalkPoverty Radio is now Off-Kilter. To kick off the inaugural episode, host Rebecca Vallas is joined by Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, which examines resistance movements in the U.S. and how they have the power to reshape American politics. Next, Ezra Levin of Indivisible talks about what’s next for the movement […]

Event • Newburgh, NY

Troubling the Future

It’s a new world out there, one in which we’re hearing terms like “resistance” and “rebellion” a lot more often–and not just when seeing Star Wars. Come spend the evening with local Newburgh authors Sarah Jaffe and Peter Frase, whose new nonfiction books illuminate the fights we’re in and the futures we’re facing.

Event • Washington, DC

Ideas @ Work at the AFL-CIO: Necessary Trouble

Talking labor and trouble and the future with the AFL-CIO as part of their excellent Ideas @ Work author series.

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TV: Barack Obama’s legacy, at Al Jazeera’s The Stream

I was a guest on Al Jazeera’s The Stream to talk about Barack Obama’s legacy with some excellent comrades, including Mychal Denzel Smith and Vijay Prashad. Part one, on domestic policy, above (and here), part two on foreign policy (and immigration) here.