19th Apr, 2017
Global Civil War: Solidarity by Proxy
Tuesday 25 April 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Hosted by the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity Research Group at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Speaker: Professor Susan Buck-Morss
Chair: Dr Ayça Çubukçu
In the twenty-first century any world war is a civil war, and any civil war affects the world. Does this mean the end of the Age of Revolutions, or a whole new understanding of what revolution entails?
Susan Buck-Morss is Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, NYC, where she is a core faculty member of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change. She is Professor Emeritus in the Government Department of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Her training is in Continental Theory, specifically, German Critical Philosophy and the Frankfurt School. Her work crosses disciplines, including Art History, Architecture, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, History, and Visual Culture. She is currently writing on the philosophy of history: History as the Cosmology of Modernity
Ayça Çubukçu (@ayca_cu) is Assistant Professor in Human Rights in the Department of Sociology and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the LSE.
Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity (ICPS) is constituted as an interdisciplinary research group. It aims to explore the politics of transnational solidarity by addressing the complications that arise in attempts to define, critique, and practice various strands of internationalism and cosmopolitanism.
The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on human rights.
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