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Kadish Workshop in Law, Philosophy, & Political Theory: Adom Getachew
Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Adom Getachew’s, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Politics and the College, research and teaching interests include modern political thought with a focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of international law, theories of empire and race, black political thought and post-colonial political theory. She holds a joint PhD in Political Science and African-American Studies from Yale University. Her current book project Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination illustrates that anti-colonial visions of self-determination were projects of worldmaking that sought to overcome racial hierarchy and institutionalize autonomy and equality within the international order.
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.
All classes meet in 141 Boalt Hall (unless otherwise noted*), Fridays from 12:00pm-3:15pm. To request a copy of papers not posted to the web site contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.
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