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Lectures, Seminars and Workshops

CRITIQUE – CeSeR Virtual Author Meets Critics: Human Shields with Nicola Perugini – 22 October 2020, 11 am

Event co-sponsored with CeSeR, Edinburgh. From Syrian civilians locked in iron cages to veterans joining peaceful indigenous water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, from Sri Lanka to Iraq and from Yemen to the United States, human beings have been used as shields for protection, coercion, or deterrence. Over […]

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CRITIQUE – Centre for International and Global Law Seminar Kelsen’s Philosophy of International Law, with David Dyzenhaus – 22 October 2020, 2 pm

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In this paper presentation, Professor David Dyzenhaus (University of Toronto) will argue that Kelsen’s account of the nature of international law and of the logical and normative necessity of monism is not refuted by Hart, and that Hart distorted Kelsen in order to refute him. Dyzenhaus claims that, properly understood, […]

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CRITIQUE Lecture From Complaint to Ideology Critique: Making the Demand for Justice with Sally Haslanger (MIT) – 10 November, 2020, 6 pm

Sally Haslanger is Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s & Gender Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique (2012), Critical Theory and Practice (2017) and co-author of ​What is Race? Four Philosophical Views (2019). Her most recent work focuses on social practices, social […]

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CRITIQUE Lecture Citizenship, Borders and Biopolitics in the age of Surveillance Capitalism with Nisha Kapoor (Warwick) – 26 November, 2020, 6 pm

Nisha Kapoor teaches sociology at Warwick University. Her research interests are broadly concerned with racism and the security state covering topics relating to immigration, citizenship, criminalization, Islamophobia, segregation and authoritarianism. Theoretically, she draws on critical race, postcolonial, political and cultural theory to assist in the undertaking of this work. She […]

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IASH-CRITIQUE Virtual International Workshop: Disappointed Hopes: Reclaiming the Promise of Resistance – 7–9 December 2020

How can we respond to the pervasive sense of disappointment and left melancholia lingering in the wake of the failed projects of revolutionary societal transformation? Among theorists and activists alike, twentieth-century narratives of inevitable progress and universal human emancipation have been replaced by a sober reckoning with past disappointments, failures […]

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