The Invasive Others Conference – April 21 and 22 – Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

837f8c_b1c5511657734852a72a36bf9e102c2bThe Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility and The Center for Public Scholarship at The New School are pleased to present the 34th Social Research conference, “The Invasive Other,” on Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday April 21, at The New School in New York City.

This conference is grounded in the premise that while seemingly of different orders, invasive others — whether people, plants, ideas, or pathogens — are described in similar ways and are patrolled and controlled through similar technologies, logics, and policies. The conference explores the way the language and technologies intersect and play off one another. By placing these different “invasives” alongside one another, we will learn more about the nature of Otherness in our world and how it is managed, governed, or eliminated. If we are to protect the rights of others, this knowledge is invaluable.

Co-organized by Arien Mack, Director of the Center for Public Scholarship at The New School, and Miriam Ticktin, Co-Director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility at The New School.

Speakers included Bridget Anderson, Jean Comaroff, Juanita Sundberg, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, David Napier, Nathaniel Hupert, Jacob Silverman, Agnes Callamard, Marc Rotenberg, Hugh Raffles, Fabio Parasecoli, Eleana Kim,and keynote speaker Michael Ignatieff

This conference has been made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Sponsored by the Center for Public Scholarship and the Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility at The New School.

All tickets are now free. Register now at Eventbrite.


April 21st and 22th 2016

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

55 West 13th Street, New York NY


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