Arendt after ’68

Some amazing names at the below event. Thanks to Robert Wosnitzer for the email.

Arendt After ’68: A Symposium February 12-13, 2009 Participants include: Richard Bernstein, New School Jean Cohen, Columbia Stathis Gourgouris, Columbia Ayten Gündoğdu, Barnard Fred Moten, Duke Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia Linda Zerilli, University of Chicago This symposium is devoted to a consideration of Hannah Arendt’s theorization of violence in America in the aftermath of 1968, especially as articulated in the short volume On Violence (1969). It is intended to follow the end of a cycle of reflective and sometimes nostalgic events marking the 40th anniversary of ‘68 at Columbia, and its title, Arendt after ‘68 reflects the symposium organizers’ sense that a full accounting for the events of that year (in the US and elsewhere) must include an analysis of the kinds of theoretical work produced in its aftermath. Schedule Thursday, February 12 Deutsches Haus 4:10pm Welcome: Elizabeth Povinelli (Columbia), Director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender 4:15pm Introductory Remarks: Rosalind Morris (Columbia), Conference Organizer 4:30pm Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia), ‘An Honorary Male.’ Respondent: Kendall Thomas (Columbia) 5:30pm Richard Bernstein (New School), ‘The Enduring Legacy of Hannah Arendt: Power, Public Freedom, and Violence.’ Respondent: Andreas Kalyvas (New School) Friday, February 13 Room 501 Schermerhorn 10:30am Jean Cohen (Columbia), ‘Banishing the Sovereign? Arendt on Sovereignty and Freedom in America and Beyond.’ Respondent: Andreas Huyssen (Columbia) 11:30am Ayten Gündoğdu (Barnard), ‘Arendt on the Stateless: Rethinking the Violence of Rightlessness in an Age of Rights.’ Respondent: Lisa Wedeen (University of Chicago) 12:30–2:00pm Lunch Break 2:00pm Fred Moten (Duke), ‘Student Studies.’ Respondent: Brent Hayes Edwards (Columbia) 3:00pm Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia), “Anarchy’s Democracy.” Respondent: Nadia Urbinati (Columbia) 4:00pm Linda Zerilli (University of Chicago), ‘From Willing to Judging: Hannah Arendt’s Copernican Revolution.’ Respondent: Samuel Moyn (Columbia) 5:00pm Reception – 754 Schermerhorn Ext. Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, with generous support from the Office of the Provost. For more information, please visit

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