Spring 2011

April 4
“Unpredictable Yet Guided, Amoral Yet Normative: Arendt on Principled Action”
Wolfhart Totschnig, Northwestern University

April 11
“Historicism, Value Pluralism, and the Problem of Judgment: Rereading Leo Strauss”
Linda Zerilli, University of Chicago

April 18
“Foucault and Ontopolitics: Another Framework to Think about Race, Law, and Power”
Falguni Sheth, Hampshire College

April 25
“Autocracy and the Foreigner: The Political Thought of Ibn al-Muqaffa'”
Jennifer London, Tufts University

May 3
Co-Sponsored with the Gender Studies Workshop
“Taming the Shrew? Choice Feminism and the Fear of Politics”
Michaele Ferguson, University of Colorado at Boulder

NOTE: This Session will meet TUESDAY May 3rd from 4:30-6:00pm, in the Center for Gender Studies (5733 S University Ave).

May 9
“Selections fromĀ Democracy Remixed
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago

May 16
“Reparations: A Feminist Idea?”
Lawrie Balfour, University of Virginia

May 23
“Anti-Colonial Revisions: Identity, Political Community, and Exclusion”
Gabriel Mares, University of Chicago

May 30
NO SESSION — Memorial Day