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THE NETANYAHUS : A READING AND TALK WITH JOSHUA COHEN

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The Netanyahus : A Reading and Talk with Joshua Cohen
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 19:30
10, rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris
Please RSVP for in-person attendance (limited) or to obtain the Zoom link here.
AUP’s Center for Writers and Translators is delighted to present a conversation with Joshua Cohen about The Netanyahus in collaboration with the Center for Critical Democracy Studies and the American Library in Paris.

Set at Corbin College in a fictional, sleepy college town in upstate New York over the winter of 1959 to 1960, The Netanyahus follows Ruben Blum, a Jewish historian, as he reviews the job application of an exiled Israeli scholar whose speciality is the Spanish Inquisition. When

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LECTURE: MEDIATING SUSTAINABLE CITIES

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What is the relation between digital and environmental sustainability? How can data contribute to a more sustainable smart city? The series of audio papers “Mediating Sustainable Cities” focuses on digital and environmental sustainability in the context of the smart city. Each audio paper of the series presents a different aspect of the sustainability theme: media and public space, communities, urban sustainability, the importance of care, while the last three papers deal with research methodology, a crucial aspect of digital sustainability. The audio paper is an innovative medium, based on published scientific papers, that aims at making results more easily available to the academic community. The aim is to

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CCDS Events: Fall 2021 in Review

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The CCDS events program commenced with a lecture entitled, “How Should Republicans Conceive of Transnational Solidarity?” given by Dr. Miriam Ronzoni in conjunction with the Contemporary European Democratic Theory lecture series. In her paper of the same title, Ronzoni suggests that, while solidarity has historically been understood in either too simple or too complex a fashion, it is possible to conceive of solidarity beyond borders without conceding to a cosmopolitan political project. 

The following lecture, ​​“The Democratic Boundary Problem—A Function Sensitive View” given by Dr. Eva Erman, asked the question of how to delineate the demos: who, in other words, should take part in decision-making? 

Dr. Jamila

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Listen to: Tocqueville 21 Director Prof. Stephen Sawyer on France Culture

December 8, 2021

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Listen to Tocqueville 21’s Director Prof. Stephen Sawyer on France Culture’s Les Chemins de la Philosophie as he discusses Tocqueville, public opinion, and democracy.

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REMINDER: The End of the War on Terror? Lecture (8/12)

November 29, 2021

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December 8, 17h30 (CET)
Marc Hecker (IFRI) and Élie Tenenbaum (IFRI)
The End of the War on Terror? 
Hybrid: Remote/American University of Paris
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It has already been twenty years since the World Trade Center towers came crashing down. Who would have believed that, two decades later, the global war on terrorism continues without an end in sight? From the sands of the Sahara to the jungles of southeast Asia and from the Iraqi plains to the Afghani mountains, the West and its allies are still chasing down the jihadist movement with faultless determination. The threat is not limited to far-off countries; Europe, and especially France, have paid a high price for this long conflict.
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Undesirable: Passionate Mobility and Women’s Defiance of French Colonial Policing 1919-1952—Lecture (7/12)

November 26, 2021

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December 7, 18h30 (CET)
Jennifer Anne Boittin (Penn State University) Undesirable: Passionate Mobility and Women’s Defiance of French Colonial Policing 1919-1952
Hybrid: Remote/American University of Paris
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This presentation will share elements of Jennifer Anne Boittin’s forthcoming book, Undesirable: Passionate Mobility and Women’s Defiance of French Colonial Policing, 1919-1952 (2022, University of Chicago Press, in production). The focus will be a central feature of the book, namely the role played by emotions in the migrations and circulations, policing of, and most importantly defiance of policing, surveillance, and legal

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The End of the War on Terror? Lecture (8/12)

November 24, 2021

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December 8, 17h30 (CET)
Marc Hecker (IFRI) and Élie Tenenbaum (IFRI)
The End of the War on Terror? 
Hybrid: Remote/American University of Paris
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It has already been twenty years since the World Trade Center towers came crashing down. Who would have believed that, two decades later, the global war on terrorism continues without an end in sight? From the sands of the Sahara to the jungles of southeast Asia and from the Iraqi plains to the Afghani mountains, the West and its allies are still chasing down the jihadist movement with faultless determination. The threat is not limited to far-off countries; Europe, and especially France, have paid a high price for this long conflict.
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Democracy in Selection—Lecture (1/12)

November 24, 2021

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The aim of the lecture series is to both explore the current state of the start of contemporary European democratic theory and explore its future. Rather than starting from a neat definition of European democratic theory, however, the basic presupposition of this project is that neither the existence nor the central characteristics of European democratic theory can be taken for granted. Instead, the lecture series interrogates two fundamental questions about European democratic theory: Does Europe and its political theoretical tradition have a specific contribution to make for theorizing democracy in the 21st century? If so, what are the central characteristics of that approach?
December 1, 1700 (CET)
Annabelle

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The Privatized State—Lecture (30/11)

November 24, 2021

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The Center for Critical Democracy Studies is hosting Chiara Cordelli for a talk entitled “The Privatized State.” Prof. Cordelli will be discussing a chapter of her recent book with the same title.
NOVEMBER 30, 1700 (CET)
Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago)
The Privatized State
Hybrid: Remote/American University of Paris
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ABOUT THE BOOKMany governmental functions today—from the management of prisons and welfare offices to warfare and financial regulation—are outsourced to private entities. Education and health care are funded in part through private philanthropy rather than taxation. Can a privatized government rule legitimately? The Privatized State argues that it cannot.
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SHOULD THE PEOPLE CONTROL PUBLIC SPENDING? A NORMATIVE ASSESSMENT OF BALANCED BUDGET CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

November 8, 2021

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The aim of the lecture series is to both explore the current state of the start of contemporary European democratic theory and explore its future. Rather than starting from a neat definition of European democratic theory, however, the basic presupposition of this project is that neither the existence nor the central characteristics of European democratic theory can be taken for granted. Instead, the lecture series interrogates two fundamental questions about European democratic theory: Does Europe and its political theoretical tradition have a specific contribution to make for theorizing democracy in the 21st century? If so, what are the

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Should the People Control Public Spending? (Lecture 22/11)

November 8, 2021

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The aim of the lecture series is to both explore the current state of the start of contemporary European democratic theory and explore its future. Rather than starting from a neat definition of European democratic theory, however, the basic presupposition of this project is that neither the existence nor the central characteristics of European democratic theory can be taken for granted. Instead, the lecture series interrogates two fundamental questions about European democratic theory: Does Europe and its political theoretical tradition have a specific contribution to make for theorizing democracy in the 21st century? If so, what are the central characteristics of that approach?
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CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN DEMOCRATIC THEORY: Towards A Postcolonial Theory of Justice

November 1, 2021

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The aim of the lecture series is to both explore the current state of the start of contemporary European democratic theory and explore its future. Rather than starting from a neat definition of European democratic theory, however, the basic presupposition of this project is that neither the existence nor the central characteristics of European democratic theory can be taken for granted. Instead, the lecture series interrogates two fundamental questions about European democratic theory: Does Europe and its political theoretical tradition have a specific contribution to make for theorizing democracy in the 21st century? If so, what are the central characteristics of that

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