Date(s) - 25 Sep 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Human movement is older than the borders of the modern state that are always inscribed on the body of the “foreigner/stranger,” “refugee,” “migrant,” or the “illegal immigrant.” The borders that mark the Earth as unsealing scars are embodied in soil, blood, culture, citizenship and the rhetoric of identity. Whether it is older than the current political system of “truth” about belonging, borders are now embodied in acts of seeing, hearing, and institutional exclusion and discrimination, and the technoscience of control. In this Virtual Symposium we turn to the violence of modernity, the politics of body, blood and border, and the human quest for living beyond borders.
Fazil Moradi, Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, LOST, Sci-Tech Asia
Behrouz Boochani, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of New South Wales & University of Oxford
Amal H. Fadlalla, Professor, University of Michigan
Monika Halkort, Research Fellow, Orient Institute Beirut
Shahram Khosravi, Professor, Stockholm University
Arjun Appadurai, Professor, New York University & Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.