Events

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When we owe allegiance to nothing, and no-one, and everything is expendable in the pursuit of an ill-defined notion of happiness, is our “freedom” doing us more harm than good? Standing in for Professor Bauman, I will be giving a paper entitled “The Tyranny of Freedom” at this year’s Hay Philosophy and Music Festival “How…
At the University of Leeds on Wednesday 13th May 2009 the ICPS and the AHRC-sponsored ‘Postcolonial Europe’ network co-hosted a spectacularly well-attended public dialogue between Etienne Balibar (Emeritus Professor at Paris X Nanterre and the University of California, Irvine) and Zygmunt Bauman (Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds). The lively dialogue, between two of…
What is the current status of Europe in a globalized world, and who gets to be or call themselves ‘European’? For those of you able to make it along, you may be interested in this event next week organised by Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies here at Leeds. Mark Davis: What struck me most…
The School of Sociology and Social Policy Alumni event at Leeds University on May 6th 2006 was a great success. Approximately 65 ex-students, undergraduates and postgraduates, and a number of past staff were able to attend. The highlight was the talk given by Prof. Zygmunt Bauman, “Liquid Modern Challenges to Education”. As usual his talk…