Events

12-4pm. To launch a series of events on ‘Critical Mobilities Theory’, Rodanthi Tzanelli introduces an afternoon of dialogues on the work of John Urry with other pioneers of the ‘new mobilities’ paradigm. With Mimi Sheller, Michael Haldrup, Jennie Germann Molz, Ole B.Jensen & James Faulconbridge.
4-5.30pm. ‘The Tourism Archive as Economic and Intellectual Infrastructure: Notes on Train Maya, Mexico’, presented by Matilde Córdoba Azcárate, UCSD, with M.E. Korstanje, Noel Salazar, Mimi Sheller, Manuel Ángel Santana Turégano, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas & Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo.
4-5.30pm. ‘Intimate Geopolitics of Mobility: Lauren Berlant and the Affects of Tourism’. Presented by Mary Mostafanezhad, UH Manoa & Roger Norum. Univ. of Oulu, with Graham Huggan, Ole B. Jensen, Jennie Germann Molz, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas, Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo & Michael Haldrup.
4-5.30pm. ‘Unlonely Planet: Entangling for Good in Tourism Nature Cultures’. Presented by Kellee Caton, Thompson Rivers University, with Ana Maria Munar, Graham Huggan, Dominic Lapointe, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas & Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo.

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Oxford University Chabad Society cordially invites you to a lecture by Professor Zygmunt Bauman. “Zygmunt Bauman, born in Poznan, Poland, is one of Europe’s most influential sociologists and is currently Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Leeds University.  Since 1971, he has resided in England after being driven out of Poland by an anti-Semitic campaign, engineered…
It was an honour to welcome Neal Lawson (Chair of Compass, and writer for The Guardian and New Statesman), Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, and Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics), Daniel Libeskind (Architect), and George Ritzer (Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland) as our plenary speakers, and giving our inspirational closing address, Zygmunt…
Click for the details of the event: http://www.resetdoc.org/story/00000021196
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…