Upcoming and Past Events at The Center for Global Ethics and Politics
*all events open to the public and held at The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.)* | for video of past events please see here)
- Tom Parr, University of Essex (UK) and Princeton University Center for Human Values, “Automation, Unemployment, and Taxation,” Tuesday, September 25 @ 6:30 pm, room 9205.
- Fiona Robinson, Carleton University (Canada), “A Feminist Foreign Policy: The Case of Canada,” Tuesday, October 16 @ 6:30 pm, room 9206.
- Robin Celikates, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), “Civil Disobedience, Democracy, and Collective Action,” Tuesday, November 27 @ 6:30, room 9204.
- Luis Cabrera, Griffith University (Australia), “The Humble Cosmopolitan,” Monday, March 25 @ 6:30, room C205.
- Raffaele Marchetti, LUISS University (Rome), “Global Democracy in Undemocratic Times,” Monday, April 1 @ 6:30, room C205.
- Linda Bosniak, Rutgers University, “‘Here To Stay’ and The Contested Ethics of Presence” Monday, February 5 @ 6:30 pm, room 9204-05.
- Co-sponsored by the Social and Political Theory Student Association
- Daniele Archibugi, Birkbeck University of London, “Do we Need a Global Criminal Justice?”, Monday April 9 @ 6.30 pm, room 9204.
- Seyla Benhabib, Yale University, “Isaiah Berlin. A Judaism between Decisionism and Pluralism,” Monday, April 23 @ 6.30 pm, room 9204.
- Chaim Gans, University of Tel Aviv, “Jews, Palestinians & Israel: Three Moralities, Three Historiographies, and Three Roadmaps,” Tuesday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm, room 9207.
- Michael Howard, The University of Maine, “Basic Income, Climate Change, and Degrowth,” Tuesday, October 10 @6.30, room 5409.
- Joseph Carens, University of Toronto, “Economic Duties and Economic Justice: Why Philosophers Need to Think About How Things Work in the World,” Thursday, November 9th @ 4.30, room 5200
- Co-sponsored by the Political Theory Workshop and Social and Political Theory Student Association
- Charles Beitz, Princeton University, “Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Is There a Difference?,” Tuesday, February 21 @ 4:30 pm, room 9207.
- Co-sponsored by the Social and Political Theory Student Association
- Kristin Surak, SOAS, the University of London (UK), “Elite Mobility in an Unequal World: The Commodification of Citizenship,” Tuesday, April 4 @ 5:00 pm, Skylight Room, 9th floor.
- Co-sponsored by Ralph Bunche Institute, and the Program in Sociology and Immigration Seminar Series.
- Thom Brooks, Durham University (UK), “Rethinking Just War,” Monday, April 24 @ 4:30 pm, room 5409.
- Co-sponsored by the Social and Political Philosophy Working Group.
- Patricia Mindus, University of Uppsala, “European Citizenship after Brexit,” Tuesday, April 25 @ 4:30 pm, room 9204-05.
- Co-sponsored by the European Union Studies Center.
- Alan Patten, Princeton University, “Self-Determination for National Minorities,” Tuesday, September 20, @ 4:30pm, Room 9204
- Co-sponsored by SPTSA: Social and Political Theory Student Association
- Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study,“Global Government and the Politics of Pretending,” Tuesday, October 18 @ 4:30pm, Room 9204-05.
- Co-sponsored by the Ralph Bunche Forum
- David Ciepley, University of Denver and the University of Notre Dame, “Member Corporations, Property Corporations, and Constitutional Rights,” Thursday, November 3 @ 4:30, Room 5200
- Co-sponsored by the Political Theory Workshop
- Melissa Schwartzberg, New York University, “Civil Juries and Democratic Legitimacy,” Thursday, February 25 @ 4:30pm, Room 5409 (Abstract)
- Jamie Mayerfeld, University of Washington, “Why Constitutional Government Requires International Human Rights Law”; Thursday, March 17 @ 4:30pm, Room C197 (Abstract)
- Jennifer C. Rubenstein, University of Virginia, “Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs”; Thursday, April 14 @ 4:30 pm, Room 9205 (Abstract)
- Axel Honneth, Columbia University and University of Frankfurt, “Three, not Two, Concepts of Liberty: A Proposal to Enlarge our Moral Self-Understanding”; Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 5pm, Room 5409
- Mathias Risse, Harvard University, “An Ongoing Challenge: Global Political Philosophy and Carl Schmitt’s Friend-Enemy Distinction”; Thursday October 15 @ 4:45pm, Room 9205 (Abstract)
- Charles W. Mills, Northwestern University, “Race and Global Justice”; Thursday, November 5 @ 4:30pm, Room C203
- Diana Meyers, University of Connecticut, “Victims of Trafficking, Reproductive Rights, and Asylum”; Thursday September 18, 2014 (Abstract and bio)
- Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh, “Containing Global Politics: The Limits of Global Law”; Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Abstract and bio)
co-sponsored by SPTSA: Social and Political Theory Student Association
- John Dryzek, University of Canberra, “Democratic Agents of Justice,”; Thursday November 13, 2014 (Abstract and bio)
- Robert Talisse, Vanderbilt University, “Epistemic democracy for the real world”; Tuesday, March 3 @ 2pm, Room 5318.05 (Abstract)
- Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University, “On the Meaning of the ‘Crisis of Democracy'”; Thursday March 12 @ 4:30 pm, Room C202 (Abstract)
- Brooke Ackerly, Vanderbilt University, “The Intersection of Global Economic, Environmental, and Gender Justice”; Tuesday April 28 @ 4:30 pm, Room 5409 (Abstract)
- co-sponsored by SPTSA: Social and Political Theory Student Associatio
- Pablo Gilabert, Concordia University, “Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Power,” August 28, 2013
- Fiona Robinson, Carleton University, “Rethinking Human Security through the Lens of Care”; October 29, 2013
- Eric Cavallero, Southern Connecticut State University, “Secession and Territorial Right”; November 19, 2013
- Panel on Participatory Democracy, December 5, 2013
- Kyle Pows Whyte (Michigan State): “Climate Justice, Indigenous Peoples, and Participatory Democracy”
- Michael Menser (Brooklyn College): “Agency, Inequality, and Participation: NYC after Hurricane Sandy”
- Ken Estey (Brooklyn College): “Solidarity and Equality in the Democratic Workplace: The Case of BeyondCare”
- Thomas Weiss, The Graduate Center, “Humanitarian Business”; Thursday, February 20, 2014 (co-sponsored with the Ralph Bunche Forum)
- Daniel Weinstock, McGill University, “The Moral Limits of Compromise”; Monday, March 10, 2014
- Amy Allen, Dartmouth College, “Adorno, Foucault, and the End of Progress: De-Colonizing Critical Theory”; Thursday, March 20, 2014 (co-sponsored with the Social and Political Theory Student Association)
- Ian Shapiro, Yale University, “Democracy Against Republicanism”; April 10, 2014 (co-sponsored with the Social and Political Theory Student Association)
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the 2012-2013 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, “Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences,” in co-sponsoring the following events.
- Azizah al-Hibri, University of Richmond
Mucahit Bilici, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Discussant)
“Developing Islamic Jurisprudence in the Diaspora: Balancing Authenticity, Diversity and Modernity”
September 13, 2012
- Rainer Forst, University of Frankfurt
Adam Etinson, The Graduate Center, CUNY (Discussant)
“Toleration and Democracy”
November 8, 2012
- Abdullahi an-Na’im, Emory University School of Law
Andrew March, Yale University (Discussant)
“Beyond Minority Politics: American Muslims and Citizenship”
November 15, 2012
- Seyla Benhabib, Yale University
“Transnational Legal Spheres and the Construction(s) of ‘Cultural’ Difference”
Ayelet Shachar, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
“Entangled: Gender, Religion, and Human Rights”
November 29, 2012
- Philippe Schmitter, European University Institute
Michael Menser, Brooklyn College (Discussant)
“The Future of ‘Real-Existing’ Democracy”
December 6, 2012
- Carol Gilligan, New York University School of Law
Virginia Held, The Graduate Center, CUNY (Discussant)
Reframing the Conversation around Difference: The Contribution of Care Ethics
February 28, 2013
- Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University
Uday Mehta, The Graduate Center, CUNY (Discussant)
March 14, 2013
- Raphael Gross, Leo Baeck Institute, London
April 4, 2013
- Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University
Animal Rights, Multiculturalism, and the Left
April 25, 2013
- Maeve Cooke, University College Dublin, “Violating Neutrality? Religious Validity Claims and Democratic Legitimacy”; October 25, 2011
- Christian Barry, Australian National University, “Benefiting from the Wrong-doing of Others: The Case of International Trade”; November 15, 2011
- Thomas Pogge, Yale University, “Gender and the Measurement of Poverty”; February 2, 2012
- Rosalind Petchesky, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, “Biopolitics at the Crossroads of Sexuality and Disaster”; March 13, 2012
- Joan Tronto, University of Minnesota, “Relational Responsibilities, Partiality, and an Ethics of Care: Thinking about Democratic Global Ethics”; November 4, 2010
- Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh, “Taking Responsibility for Human Rights”; December 9, 2010
- Seyla Benhabib, Yale University, “The Emergence of New Sites of Justice and Rights: Changing Configurations”; February 10, 2011
- Hauke Brunkhorst, University of Flensburg, “Revolution and Evolution of Cosmopolitan Constitutionalism”; March 1, 2011
- Mini-Conference on Global Justice and Democracy; April 5, 2011
- Thomas Weiss and Martin Burke, The Graduate Center, CUNY, “Legitimacy, Identity, and the Climate Change Crisis: Moving from International to World Society?”; April 12, 2011
- Pablo Gilabert, Concordia University, “Humanist and Political Perspectives on Human Rights”; April 27, 2011
- Joseph Raz, Columbia University, “Human Rights in the New World Order”; November 11, 2010
- Mark Haugaard, University of Galway, “Is the Concept of ‘False Consciousness’ Inherently Ethnocentric?”; February 24, 2010
- Robert Goodin, Australian National University, “Global Democracy: In the Beginning”; March 4, 2010
- Julie Mostov, Drexel University, “Challenging the Sacred Space of the Nation (State): Soft Borders”; April 8, 2010