Winter 2013

January 10
“Citizens Sacrificed: Austerity Politics and the Inversion of the Neoliberal Social Contract”
Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley

Co-sponsored with the Social Theory Workshop and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory

6pm, Wilder House
This event has limited space — if you’d like to attend, please RSVP to

January 14
“The Exemplum and the Roman Constitution”
Michèle Lowrie, University of Chicago

February 4
“Denizens or Citizens? Jewish National Thought Revisited”
Eyal Chowers, Tel Aviv University

Co-sponsored with the Center for Jewish Studies

February 11
“The Problematic Character of the City-Soul Analogy in Plato’s Republic: A Political Interpretation”
Sungwoo Park, Chung-Ang University, Seoul

February 18

February 25
“The Politics of Participation at Walpole Prison”
Christopher Berk, University of Chicago

Suggested viewing: Three Thousand Years and Life

March 4
“Max Weber, Democratic Theory, and Political Economy”
Steven Klein, University of Chicago