Tom Campbell and Adrian Favell discuss different readings of Foucault’s work and whether a “militant epistemology” can be found in it
A talk by BI associate Nicolas Salazar Sutil, co-sponsored by Performance and Creative Industries at Leeds, on the legal and moral standing of trees, in relation to earth justice and environmental activism
An interdisciplinary roundtable on arts-based collaborative methods and practices as forms of activism which address inequality and exclusion today. With invited artist Eirini Kaptani.
Film viewing and discussion of the Bauman Institute film on the life and work of Zygmunt Bauman, The Trouble With Being Human These Days
Albena Azmanova, from our International Advisory Network, presents her recent book Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia.
Invited commentators Tom Kemple, Elizabeth Goodstein and Nicola Marcucci discuss a new collection of Georg Simmel’s essays edited by Austin Harrington
Ruth Holliday and Adrian Favell discuss Lauren Berlant’s Cruel Optimism – What has driven the rise of affect theory, and is it a “militant epistemology”?
Invited discussants Dominic Lapointe, Ole B. Jensen, and Noel Salazar discuss Rodanthi Tzanelli’s recent and forthcoming new works.

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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…