news & notes We are proud to announce the release of our inaugural TAFTtalk. Henry Giroux speaks with Ronald Jackson on issues of neoliberalism, the war on youth, and required cultural changes for a better future. Are there aspects of contemporary global society that make it possible to think and act in ways that render specific populations “disposable”? How might we commemorate tragic events of the past in ways that will cultivate a deeper understanding of the conditions that give rise to extreme violence? The Disposable Life project tackles these questions. Recent articles on the project have been published in Al Jazeera news (link here), the World Financial Review (link here), and in The Independent, a UK morning paper published in London (link here). Click on the image below to have a look at our Taft December 2013 Newsletter: Center Director Adrian Parr sat down with WVXU's Mark Heyne to talk about the future cities livable futures event held this fall at the CAC in Cincinnati. To hear the interview, follow the link here. For more on futures cities, visit the website at http://www.futurecitieslf.com/.