Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a Public Seminar on
Global Politics: A Critical Engagement
30 June, 2009
Sophia University Bldg.10, Room 301
Over the last decade or so politics appears to have shifted from the national or international level to the global. This panel critically engages with the discusive nature of this shift and the presentations of what it means to live and politically engage in a 'global' world. The speakers will raise fundamental questions about the political frameworks which are held to operate, to be immanent or to be excluded through this global framing, including reconsiderations of the nature of territorial and post-territorial politics, cosmopolitan alternatives and the framings of biopolitics at the global level. This promises to be a lively and theoretically-driven discussion between leading thinkers in this area, each with their own distinctive perspective on the implications of the 'global'.
David Chandler is Professor of International Relations at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London. He is the editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding and author of a number of books including Empire in Denial: The Politics of Statebuilding and Hollow Hegemony: Rethinking Global Politics, Power and Resistance.
Gideon Baker is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Griffith University, Australia. He has published books and journal articles on the idea of global civil society and, more recently, a book on the future of political community. He is currently working on hospitality in international political thought, on which he has a book and articles in Alternatives and International Relations forthcoming.
Julian Reid is Lecturer in International Relations at King's College London UK, and Visiting Professor of International Relations at the University of Lapland, Finland. He is the author of The Liberal Way of War (with Michael Dillon) (2009) and The Biopolitics of the War on Terror (2006). His current interests include the biopolitics of sustainable development and the political thought of Gilles Deleuze.
Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary
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