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Kadish Workshop in Law, Philosophy, & Political Theory: Jeanne Morefield

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Jeanne Morefield, Professor of Politics—Whitman College, as of April 1, 2019 is an incoming Senior Lecturer—the University of Birmingham’s (UK) Political Science and International Studies. Her scholarship sits at the intersection of political theory, history, and international relations. She is the author of Empires Without Imperialism: Anglo American Decline and the Politic of Deflection and Covenants Without Swords: Idealist Liberalism and the Spirit of Empire. Professor Morefield is currently completing a book entitled Empire as Method: Reading Edward Said Against Deflection (Rowman and Littlefield, “Modernity and Political Thought” Series) that examines Said’s work in the context of contemporary discourses of international crises and humanitarian intervention. Her next project, Immigration and Imperial Anxieties: The Political Language of Human Trafficking, engages the historical development and contemporary relevance of human trafficking as an international discourse. Professor Morefield is also the author of multiple chapters in edited volumes concerned with political theory, international relations, and the history of international thought and she has given invited talks and lectures on these topics at universities around the  country and the world.

Workshop description:

This course is a workshop for discussing work-in-progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The workshop creates a space for students to engage directly with philosophers, political theorists, and legal scholars working on normative questions toward the goal of fostering critical thinking about concepts of value and developing analytical thinking and writing skills. Another aim is to bring together people from different disciplines and perspectives who have strong normative interests or who speak to issues philosophers and theorists should know something about. The complete list of invited speakers is available on the workshop web site. https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/kadish-center-for-morality-law-public-affairs/workshop-law-philosophy-political-theory/

The format of the workshop is as follows. For the sessions with guest presenters, lunch will be served starting at 12:00. We’ll begin at 12:15. A designated commentator will lead off with a 15-minute comment on the paper. The presenter will have 5-10 minutes to respond and then we will open up the discussion to the group. The first part of the workshop will be open to non-enrolled students, faculty, and visitors who wish to participate in the workshop discussion. We’ll stop for a break at 2 and those not enrolled in the course will leave. Enrolled students will continue the discussion with the guest from 2:10 to 3:00. Papers are circulated in advance of the workshop and participants are expected to have read the papers before the session.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop session will convene in the Political Science Department in 202 Barrows Hall Friday from 12:00pm-3:00pm. To request a copy of papers not posted to the web site contact: amatullahas@berkeley.edu.



Friday, April 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs
amatullah alaji-sabrie


Political Science Department
202 Barrows Hall
BERKELEY CAMPUS, CA 94720 United States
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(510) 642-6323

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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