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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Dignity in Adversity - a Workshop with Seyla Benhabib (UCL-Yale Collaboration)

Publication date: Nov 03, 2011 10:29 AM

Start: Mar 22, 2013 09:00 AM
End: Mar 22, 2013 09:00 PM

22 March 2013

22 March 2013, 9.30-6.00pm

Senate House
Woburn Suite
Malet Street
London WC1E

Seyla Benhabib
Eventbrite - Dignity in Adversity: A Workshop with Prof. Seyla Benhabib (UCL-Yale)

Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading theorists of citizenship, democracy and rights, and the challenges and opportunities posed to their traditional configuration within sovereign nation states by multiculturalism and globalisation. This workshop discusses her latest collection of essays on the topic - Dignity in Diversity- Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press, 2011. Those interested in attending must commit to reading the relevant chapters and playing an active part in the discussion.

This workshop has been organised under the Yale-UCL partnership programme


Seyla Benhabib
Dignity in Diversity - An Overview
Tea & Coffee

Laura Valentini (UCL)
Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights
Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL
Is there a Human Right to Democracy?
Richard Bellamy (UCL)
Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms. Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times
Cecile Laborde (UCL)
The Return of Political Theology, The Scarf Affair in Comparative Constitutional Perspective: Turkey, France and Germany
Tea & Coffee
16.30-17.30 Andrew Sabl (UCLA, Princeton) Claiming Rights Across Borders: International Human Rights and Democratic Sovereignty

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University. She is the author of Critique, Norm and Utopia. A Study of the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (1986); Situating the Self. Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics (1992; winner of the National Educational Association’s best book of the year award) ; together with Drucilla Cornell, Feminism as Critique (1986); then with, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser, Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (1994); The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (1996; reissued in 2002); The Claims of Culture. Equality and Diversity in the Global Era, (2002) and The Rights of Others. Aliens, Citizens and Residents (2004), which won the Ralph Bunche award of the American Political Science Association (2205) and the North American Society for Social Philosophy award (2004). Another Cosmopolitanism. Hospitality, Sovereignty and Democratic Iterations, based on Professor Benhabib’s 2004 Tanner Lectures delivered at Berkeley, with responses by Jeremy Waldron, Bonnie Honig and Will Kymlicka  appeared with Oxford University Press in 2006. Her latest book is Dignity in Diversity- Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press, 2011.

She has also edited 8 volumes, ranging from discussions of communicative ethics, to democracy and difference, to identities, allegiances and affinities, and gender, citizenship and immigration. The latest is a volume coedited with Judith Resnik of the Yale Law School and called, Mobility and Immobility. Gender, Borders and Citizenship (2009).

She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science since 1995 and has held the Gauss Lectures (Princeton, 1998); the Spinoza Chair for distinguished visitors (Amsterdam, 2001); the John Seeley Memorial Lectures (Cambridge, 2002), the Tanner Lectures (Berkeley, 2004) and was the Catedra Ferrater Mora Distinguished Professor in Girona, Spain (Summer 2005). She received an Honorary degree from the Humanistic University in Utrecht in 2004 and the Ernest Bloch Prize in 2009.

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