Date/Time: 09/03/2009 12:00 am
* Panel Discussion
The Rogue State
Monday, March 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The New School, Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College Building
55 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street), 5th floor
“Rogue state” is a term for a state that threatens world peace. Usually a rogue state meets specific criteria: it is ruled by an authoritarian regime that severely restricts human rights, sponsors terrorism, and seeks or utilizes weapons of mass destruction. This panel examines the concept of popular sovereignty, the rogue as the new image of the enemy, and the suspension of law in a state of emergency—branded “the war on terror.” Panelists discuss the fundamental (in)divisibility of sovereignty.
Speakers include Ayreen Anastas, artist and one of the organizers of the open platform 16 Beaver; Michael Naas, philosopher, translator, and Professor of Philosophy, DePaul University; and Jason Smith, philosopher, writer and MFA faculty member, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.
Moderated by historian and Eugene Lang College faculty member Faisal Devji.
* Presented on occasion of the Vera List Center’s 2008-2009 annual theme “Branding Democracy.”
Admission: $8, free for all students as well as New School faculty, staff and alumni with ID
If you would like to attend, please let us know so we can ask Vera List to put you on the guest list, this way you do not have to pay admission. email to the following address.