New Developments in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Democratic Politics after COVID

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Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics
School of Humanities and Social Science
University of Brighton

Wednesday 5th of May 13.30 – 19.30 UK Time
With Oliver Marchart, Clare Woodford, Luciana Cadahia, German Primera,
Paula Biglieri, and Mark Devenney

If you would like to participate please email Ian Sinclair: i.a.sinclair@brighton.ac.uk well in advance of Wednesday 5th to be set up on the Microsoft Team used for the event.

This workshop brings together colleagues from around the world to debate their recent contributions to post-foundational political thought…

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ICCTP Statement Opposing the Attack on Critical Theories by French Government Officials

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The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) condemns the recent efforts of the French minister of higher education, Frédérique Vidal, to discredit critical theories under the spurious rubric of “Islamo-gauchisme.” Her inflammatory caricature was presented before the National Assembly on February 16, 2021 when she called for a persecutory investigation into research areas such as postcolonial, decolonial, and gender and critical race studies. We find this proposal to be a dangerous and unacceptable violation of academic freedom. Disparaging entire academic fields as “divisive” and “gangrenous” falsifies these diverse fields and impedes the free circulation of knowledge. The term “Islamo-leftism” …

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Panel: Universities at Risk

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Please join Zeynep Gambetti, Andrea Petö from the CEU, Athena Athanasiou from Panteion University, Gazela Pudar Drasko from the University of Belgrade, Fernanda Martins from the PUCRS, Brazil, and the Bogazici University student platform Kelepçesiz Akademi Saturday, March 27 @ 18:00 (GMT+3) for the panel Universities at Risk.
Registration Form:  https://forms.gle/t6nHeqQVhUKFXhMC8
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1364837110539171/
The event will also be live streamed via Youtube.

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The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs Condemns the Violation of Democratic Norms of Governance and Academic Freedom at Boğaziçi University in Turkey

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The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) notes with great concern the ongoing coercion of universities in Turkey and condemns the recent appointment by midnight decree of a rector to Boğaziçi University against the will of the faculty and in violation of the university’s democratic practices. There is little doubt that the appointment on January 1, 2021 of Professor Melih Bulu is politically motivated. The new rector is affiliated with the ruling party, AKP, and neither the university administration nor faculty members were consulted concerning the nomination. Boğaziçi is a world-renowned university with a long history of autonomy. It …

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Call for Applications—International Critical Theory Summer School 2021, “Foundations of Solidarity”

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The call for applications for the Summer School on “Foundations of Solidarity” (July 5–9) is now open. Application deadline: March 8, 2021 Since 2017, the Critical Theory Summer School at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin takes place every year in collaboration with the New School for Social Research in New York and the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. Each summer school takes up a topic that is central to Critical Theory, politically relevant and systematically promising. In addressing its themes, the summer school confronts the approaches specific to a Critical Theory of society in the Frankfurt School tradition with conceptually and …

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Chiasma: A Site for Thought Eighth Issue Call for Papers: Non/Non-being/Negativity

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Chiasma: A Site for Thought is pleased to invite submissions for its eighth issue, on theoretical and philosophical investigations on the ‘non.’ Considerations of the ‘non’ arise as a parados in Western philosophical inquiry as early as Plato’s Sophist, with the Eleatic Stranger’s account of non-being as the capacity for change in Being. Here, ‘non-being’ instigates a position as both negative and positive: both lack of being or nothing and the productive motor of being via becoming. More recent theoretical investigation has charged the ‘non’ as a fundamental and paradoxical attribute of being: seen in Gilles Deleuze’s non-being or ?being and Theodor Adorno’s …

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“Critique(s) of Violence” Online Event Series

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The Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, the Philosophy & Public Affairs Group, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA), and the Goethe-Institute Amsterdam invite you to three events of the series “Critique(s of Violence“: two evening lectures and one afternoon workshop. “For with mere life, the rule of law over the living ceases” – sacrificial partisanship Banu Bargu, Santa Cruz February 4th, 2021, 18.00 h Online, to receive the Zoom link, send an email to Daniel Loick, d.loick@uva.nl. Banu Bargu is Associate Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of …

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