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The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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

Publication date: Nov 3, 2011 10:29:00 AM

Start: Mar 22, 2013 9:00:00 AM
End: Mar 22, 2013 9:00:00 PM

22 March 2013


When
22 March 2013, 9.30-6.00pm

Where
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


Programme:

10.00-11.00
Seyla Benhabib
Dignity in Diversity - An Overview
11.00-11.15
Tea & Coffee
 

11.15-12.15
Laura Valentini (UCL)
Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights
12.15-13.15
Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL
Is there a Human Right to Democracy?
13.15-14.15
Lunch
 
14.15-15.15
Richard Bellamy (UCL)
Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms. Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times
15.15-16.15
Cecile Laborde (UCL)
The Return of Political Theology, The Scarf Affair in Comparative Constitutional Perspective: Turkey, France and Germany
16.15-16.30
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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