THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND THE CRITIQUE OF HUMANITARIAN REASON
A lecture presented by the Zolberg Center on Global Migration at The New School
Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Wolff Conference Room (Room 1103)
Albert and Vera List Academic Center
6 East 16th Street, New York, NY
Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University since 2001 and was Director of its Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics from 2002 to 2008. She has previously taught at the New School for Social Research and Harvard University. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient (2011-12), she has been research affiliate and senior scholar in many institutions in the US and in Europe.
Benhabib is the author of 8 books, nearly all of which have won major awards; and she has edited and coedited 10 volumes on topics ranging from democracy and difference to feminism as critique; the communicative ethics controversy and identities, allegiances and affinities. Her most recent books include The Rights of Others. Aliens, Citizens and Residents (2004); Another Cosmopolitanism: Hospitality, Sovereignty and Democratic Iterations, with responses by Jeremy Waldron, Bonnie Honig and Will Kymlicka (Oxford University Press, 2006); and Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times (UK and USA: Polity Press, 2011). She has also recently edited, together with Judith Resnik, Migrations and Mobilities: Gender, Borders and Citizenship (NYU Press, 2009; named by Choice one of the outstanding academic books of the year), and Politics in Dark Times. Encounters with Hannah Arendt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).