In response to current events & popular demand: join us for a Superdeeplegal primer session on “Ukraine, Russia, & the Use of Force in International Law”. We will discuss firstly legal rather than political or philosophical aspects of the use of force concerning the current conflict in Ukraine.
As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or law) is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.
Duke University’s Franklin Humanities Institute will convene a roundtable discussion on the Ukraine Crisis on Wednesday March 9, 2022 at 9pm China time. The discussion will be held on Zoom, and advance registration is required.
The roundtable aims to discuss the causes of and future prospects for the Ukraine crisis, the impact on the world geopolitical situation, and perceptions of the crisis in Chinese official and social media.
Freedom Lab is excited to announce the W.E.B. and Shirley Graham Du Bois Award to DKU juniors whose Signature Work projects examine themes related to Freedom Lab. The Lab will fund up to ten projects, 5000rmb each, in order for students to explore their work in the spirit of WEB Du Bois and his wife, Shirley Graham Du Bois—two of the most consequential figures of US history who had left behind a legacy of human freedom and justice across the globe.
Both real & virtual worlds are Superdeep, as we are continuing to learn: Wei Yi (Data Science, ’22) is going to discuss with us his work on “Discrimination & the Metaverse“, which is the subject of his signature work project.
As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.
Speaker Bio: Professor of politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University. His areas of research are history of political thought, especially Machiavelli; biopolitics and neoliberalism; political theology. His most recent books are: Divine Democracy. Political Theology After Carl Schmitt (Oxford UP 2020) and Living Law. Jewish Political Theology from Hermann Cohen to Hannah Arendt (Oxford UP 2021)
This event is co-hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Cultures and Movements Major, and the HRC Citizenship Lab.
_ao_ao_ing（老妖精）is a performance ensemble that is continuously morphing and finding its shape. Founded in 2018 and based in Shanghai, it has six core members from different disciplines and backgrounds. It is a non-hierarchical group that believes in art through collaboration. _ao_ao_ing makes performances that flirt with the line between theatre and everyday life; and create real-life happenings that cannot be replicated. They have been making works in and out of theatre – on public bus, in open streets, rural villages, sex shops, cafes, art museums, online and so on.
The Humanities Research Center is pleased to announce the launch of research project: “Statelessness in Asia, Australia and the Pacific during the Global Second World War,” led by Kolleen Guy and Jay Winter.
In this research project, we interrogate the category of statelessness, in the hope of adding a new dimension to the history of refugees in the Second World War. Statelessness is a form of social and political exclusion inflicted on German Jews after 1935 and on Austrian Jews after Anschluss in 1938. It entailed loss of citizenship, or loss of standing with respect to the state and its power to protect its inhabitants. In 1941, German and formerly Austrian Jews lost their right to nationality. That is, on racial grounds, they were cast out from the German nation. Having neither citizenship nor nationality, German Jews were stateless. By the time approximately 20,000 German and Austrian Jews sought a safe haven in Shanghai in the early 1940s, they were no longer refugees; they were stateless people.
For the publishers, translators, and general readers of kokujin bungaku [black literature] in post-WWII Japan, African American struggle for freedom and autonomy and their resilient cultural production have served as a provocative mirror, a self-reflexive textual space through which they have explored the interrelated questions of race and national identity. This talk will examine the historical and cultural significance of the formation of the Association of Negro Studies [the A. N. S., now renamed as Japan Black Studies Association] in the Western port city of Kobe in 1954 and the compilation and publication of the 13-volume Kokujin bungaku zenshu [The Complete Anthology of Black Literature] in Tokyo from 1961 to 63.
In February 2022, DKU’s Humanities Research Center launched two new research labs: Anthropocene XR Lab and The Citizenship Lab. The labs will enhance the research capacity and profile of Duke Kunshan University, and provide opportunities for research training for students.