Beyond Biopolitics: The Governance of Life and Death

May 4, 2012, 5:00pm | The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center

Under the auspices of neoliberalism, technical systems of compliance and efficiency have come to underwrite a biopolitics of war, terror, and surveillance. On the occasion of the publication of Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death, join an international panel of distinguished critical theorists, first convened at the Graduate Center in 2006, to discuss the value of the concept of biopolitics in addressing issues of governance and economy from the latter decades of the twentieth century to current geopolitical conditions of life and death.

5:00pm Lecture: Luciana Parisi, (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London).

6:30pm Roundtable: Patricia T. Clough (Sociology and Women’s Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY); Craig Willse (Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster); Jasbir Puar (Women’s & Gender Studies, Rutgers University); Una Chung (Global Studies, Sarah Lawrence); Randy Martin (Art and Public Policy, NYU); Eugene Thacker (Media Studies, The New School); and Luciana Parisi (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London).

Co-sponsored by the POLICED Seminar, The Life of Things Seminar, PhD program in Sociology, and Certificate Program in Women’s Studies.

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