We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2012-13 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, “Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences,” at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

 

FALL 2012

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; Skylight Room (Room 9100); 4:15-6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Ethics and Politics

Anne Norton, University of Pennsylvania
Joan Wallach Scott, Institute for Advanced Study (Discussant)
“Postcolonialism, Islam, and the West”

October 11, 2012; Room 9206-7; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
RSVP required.

Rogers M. Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Danielle S. Allen, Institute for Advanced Study (Discussant)
“Liberalism: Private/Public Spheres, Critical Race Theory, and Immigration in the United States”

October 25, 2012; Room C-198; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
RSVP required.

Rainer Forst, University of Frankfurt
Adam Etinson, The Graduate Center, CUNY (Discussant)
“Toleration and Democracy”
November 8, 2012; Room 9206-7; 4:15-6:30 p.m.
RSVP required
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Ethics and Politics

Abdullahi an-Na’im, Emory University School of Law
Andrew March, Yale University (Discussant)
“Beyond Minority Politics: American Muslims and Citizenship”
November 15, 2012; Room C-198; 4:15-6:30 p.m.
RSVP required
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Ethics and Politics

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; Skylight Room (Room 9100); 4:15-6:30 p.m.
RSVP required
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Ethics and Politics

Philippe Schmitter, European University Institute
Michael Menser, Brooklyn College (Discussant)
“The Future of ‘Real-Existing’ Democracy”
December 6, 2012; Room 9206-7; 4:15-6:30 p.m.
RSVP required
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Ethics and Politics

SPRING 2013

Joan Wallach Scott, Institute for Advanced Study
Anne Norton, University of Pennsylvania (Discussant)
“Sexularism, again
February 7, 2013; Room 9206-7; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
RSVP requested

Carol Gilligan, New York University
Virginia Held, The Graduate Center, CUNY (Discussant)
“Reframing the Conversation about Difference: The Contribution of Care Ethics”
February 28, 2013; Skylight Room (Room 9100); 4:15-6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Ethics and Politics and the Social and Political Theory Student Association
RSVP requested

Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University
Uday Mehta, The Graduate Center, CUNY (Discussant)
“Liberal Politics and the Moral Psychology of Identity”
March 14, 2013; Room 9206-7; 4:15-6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Ethics and Politics
RSVP requested

Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
Carol Nackenoff, Swarthmore College (Discussant)
“The Liberal State in a Southern Cage: Reflections on the New Deal
March 21, 2013; Room 9206-7; 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Raphael Gross, Leo Baeck Institute, London
“Kristallnacht: 1938 and Herschel Grynszpan”
April 4, 2013; Skylight Room (Room 9100); 4:15-6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Global Ethics and Politics

Martha Fineman, Emory University School of Law
Elizabeth Emens, Columbia University School of Law (Discussant)
“Feminism, Masculinities, and Multiple Identities
April 11, 2013; Skylight Room (Room 9100); 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University
“Animal Rights, Multiculturalism, and the Left
April 25, 2013; Skylight Room (Room 9100); 4:15-6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Ethics and Politics

Concluding Workshops, Spring-Summer 2013

Workshop on Global Justice, Cultural Differences, and International Law
Nicole Hassoun, Binghamton University: “Democratic Legitimacy and Global Justice: Obligations across Borders, Cultures, and Generations”
Jeffrey Flynn, Fordham University: “Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights: Compatibility Debates, Colonial Subtexts, and Global Inequality”
May 29, 2013

Workshop on Human Rights Across Cultures
Pablo Gilabert, Concordia University
“Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Power”
August 28, 2013