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Fall 2003

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September 25

Some Problems with the Harm Principle
David Johnston
Chair and Director, Society of Fellows and Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

October 2

The Persistence of the Palestinian Question
Joseph Massad
Associate Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History, Columbia University

October 9

The Treatment State and Structural Addiction: on the Phenomenology of Intervention
Allen Feldman
Principal Investigator, Services for the Underserved.

October 16

The Stateless Nation in Exile: Palestinian Refugees and the Debate of the Dream-Right of Return
Randa Farah
Anthropology, University of Western Ontario

October 23

Biological Claims and Immigrant Bodies: Citizenship Reconsidered
Miriam Ticktin
Society of Fellows

October 30

Defining Refugees: Humanitarian Practice and the Problem of Gaza (1948–1959)
Ilana Feldman
Society of Fellows

November 6

Biological Citizenship: Science and Politics in Postsocialism
Adriana Petryna
Anthropology, New School University

November 7

This day-long conference will explore why postcolonial studies has played such a minor role in France and how this marginality relates to the near-invisibility of most approaches to the histories of colonialism and immigration among French scholars. The papers will focus on the relevance of imperialism's role in the history of the Metropole and the Republic and reevaluate the role played by diverse French thinkers in building postcolonial understandings.

November 13

Demography as Destiny: Authoritarian Science and the Making of Nations
Sandrine Bertaux
Society of Fellows

November 18

US Premiere of a documentary film Road 181: The Line of Parition by Eyal Sivan and Michel Khleifi, followed by panel discussion with directors.

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